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Woody and Marjorie

Tomorrow night at the Lincoln Center for the Perfoming Arts in NYC, a number of Squammies will be gathering to see Jonatha Brooke in concert for the celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday.

I have to say I didn't know much about Woody until Jonatha released the album The Works. Jonatha was given rare and generous access to his archives by his family and the result is an album that holds an entire world of previously unpublished lyrics. Jonatha is the first woman ever who has composed, produced, arranged, and performed an entire Woody Guthire album.

The result is a raw, sexy, beautiful, collection of incredible songs.

In the video below, you will see Jonatha playing a beautiful song from a poem Woody wrote to his wife Marjorie.

THIS SONG HAS NOT YET BEEN RELEASED and is a special treat just for you! 

*photo of Woody and Marjorie Courtesy of the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives (New York), Album 5 p. 1, 1999-9/1.

 

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Thea said:
So excited for the concert tomorrow. This song is beautiful, like the rest.
Karen d said:
Love this.
elke said:
that voice... so beautiful and soulful.
can't wait hear and watch her in the fall!
yay!!!
michelle gd said:
wow. treat indeed!
thank you for sharing this with us, jonatha. your voice, your sound just *do* something...
Brandi Marie said:
Oh how I adore this song. Reminds me of my first Squam (2010)!

Just beautiful.
scamp (aka Shirley) said:
I wonder how many times I'll hear you sing this before I don't have tears running down my face?
I wish wish wish I had been in my favorite city to see the SOLD OUT Jonatha Brooke at Lincoln Center!
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