"All you can sing about is what you saw, and if you look hard enough, you can see plenty to sing about."
Woody Guthrie saw a lot in his relatively short life. He and his wife Mary lived through the dust storms of the 1930s. He watched as Dust Bowl refugees were driven out of their camps along California's highways by vigilantes and sheriff's deputies, watched them bury infants who'd succumbed to disease and malnutrition. Moved by these experiences, he took on the role of troubadour and spokesperson for the dispossessed.
Join folksinger Tim Holt as he presents a program on the life of Woody Guthrie in words and music.
The audience will be invited to sing along with Tim on songs that include "This Land is Your Land," "So Long," and "I Ain't Got No Home."
This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library.