onsdag 14 mars 2012 på 20:00
125 East 11th Street, New York, 10003, United States
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
Original songs -- lyrics by Woody Guthrie.
Will Johnson (Centro-matic, South San Gabriel), Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Gob Iron, Uncle Tupelo), Yim Yames (My Morning Jacket, Monsters of Folk), and Anders Parker (Varnaline, Gob Iron) bring their collaborative Woody Guthrie tribute to Webster Hall in support of their new album, New Multitudes.
An intimate interpretation of American icon and musical legend Woody Guthrie's previously unrecorded lyrics, New Multitudes will be released on February 28 on Rounder Records and is set to coincide with the centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie's birth year. The album will see a 12 track release as well as a 23 track deluxe, limited edition. The limited edition features original Guthrie lyric sheets, the 12 track release, and 11 additional compositions recorded by Farrar and Parker. The album will also be available on vinyl.
Under the invitation of Nora Guthrie, Woody's daughter, to tour the Guthrie archives, each of the four songwriters were offered the chance to plumb and mine the plethora of notebooks, scratch pads, napkins, etc. for anything that might inspire them to lend their voices and give the words new life.
"These guys worked on an amazing group of lyrics", says Nora. "Much of it culled from Woody's times in LA. Lyric wise, it's a part of the story that is still mostly unknown. From Woody's experiences on LA's skid row to his later years in Topanga Canyon, they are uniquely intimate, and relate two distinctly emotional periods in his life."