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My Name is New York: Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's Town Paperback – June 26, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books (June 26, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576875954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576875957
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,578,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Nora Guthrie, Woody Guthrie's daughter, is the Director of the Guthrie Archives, President of Woody Guthrie Foundation and Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. She develops projects that bring Woody Guthrie's vast cultural and, often unknown, creative legacy to life. Her ground-breaking pairing of Woody's unpublished lyrics with music by contemporary artists has expanded Woody's iconic image, forever changing how we know him. Nora's collaborative projects have resulted in the release of over 150 new lyrics and artwork publications in only the last 20 years, pioneering the revitalization of Woody Guthrie's expansive legacy.

In 1996, Nora Guthrie co-produced the first Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Guthrie tribute concert with performers Pete Seeger, Tim Robbins, Billy Bragg, Country Joe McDonald, Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, and Bruce Springsteen among others, and co-curated the first major exhibition on Guthrie for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Series which toured at major museums throughout the country for three years. Nora was executive producer of the Billy Bragg/Wilco Grammy-nominated Mermaid Avenue multi-disc sessions, which premiered the collaboration of Woody's unpublished lyrics with contemporary artists.

Since 1998, Nora has released many albums that use Woody's lyrics; Daddy O Daddy, Ticky Tock, Happy Joyous Hanuka, Grammy winner Wonder Wheel, Grammy winner The Live Wire, The Works, Note of Hope, and most recently, New Multitudes. She was a co-editor to the book Woody Guthrie Artworks (Rizzoli, 2005) and contributor to Kathy Jakobsen's This Land Is Your Land (Little, Brown & Co, 1998) and New Baby Train (2004).

In 2012, Nora is co-producing with the GRAMMY Museum a year-long tribute to her father, in his centennial year. Celebration events include educational conferences, a touring exhibit and star-studded concerts that follow Woody's road from Oklahoma to New York and will culminate at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. For more information visit http://www.woody100.com/

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vbergus on February 4, 2013
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Bought this for my husband who is a Woody Guthrie fan. He loved it- especially copies of original documents contained in the book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Craig A. Breighner on May 29, 2013
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Those of us who might have thought we'd seen and heard everything we needed to know about Woody Guthrie after reading his autobiography, BOUND FOR GLORY, or viewing the motion picture loosely based on it will be reminded that Woody still had 24 years of living left to do following its first printing. This beautiful little book, MY NAME IS NEW YORK: RAMBLIN' AROUND WOODY GUTHRIE'S TOWN, fills in many biographical gaps. Its use of color, texture, and facsimiles of original music, lyrics, letters, names, addresses, and personal notes also reminded me of those little booklets printed especially to accompany and commemorate special museum exhibits. In a way, the book really does seem to turn parts of New York City and environs into a quasi-Woody Guthrie Museum.

An especially nice additional feature of this book is the information on neighborhoods and buildings where specific tunes and/or lyrics were composed. I purchased one copy for my youngest son, who now lives and works there, and another for myself. The book gave my son considerable enjoyment each and every time he found himself saying "I know where that is!" and brought back memories of my own youthful wanderlust roaming the streets and parks of one of the world's greatest cities with guitar strumming friends and fellow fans of both Woody and Arlo Guthrie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lauro d'Avila on January 29, 2013
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For those that knew Woody Guthrie's movements to spread your concerns with the ordinary people this guide is essential to follow his steps through New York. City. I like it.
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By J. Koch on September 15, 2014
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Great Multimedea production with a lot of artefacts and info.
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