Silver City Museum presents Woody Guthrie Centennial Music Celebration with the Rising River String Band

The Silver City Museum presents a Woody Guthrie Centennial Music Celebration with the Rising River String Band at 2pm on Saturday, July 14, 2012. The musical performance will take place in the museum’s shaded courtyard, and light refreshments will be available. July 14th would have been American folk musician Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday.

Woody Guthrie is best known as an American singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.” Many of his recorded songs are archived in the Library of Congress. Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned traditional folk and blues songs. Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression, earning him the nickname the “Dust Bowl Troubadour.” Guthrie was born in Okemah, a small town in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma.

The Rising River String Band consists of Tom Naples on guitar and banjo, Jean Eisenhower singing vocal parts, and Greg Renfro signing and playing guitar and harmonica

The Silver City Museum creates opportunities for residents and visitors to explore, understand and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, researching and interpreting the region’s unique history.

For more information about the Museum and its programs, please contact Museum staff at (575) 538-5921 or [email protected], and visit the Museum’s website www.silvercitymuseum.org.

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