2017 Songwriting Contest


We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. The first, second, and third place winners will perform at the festival as noted. Congratulations to all!


1st place:
Beau Jennings, Norman, Oklahoma
"No One Can Destroy A Song"
Beau will perform Saturday at 7:30pm at the Pastures of Plenty.

2nd place:
Joel Mosman, Guthrie, Oklahoma
"Letter to Woody"
Joel will perform Friday at 7:30pm at the Pastures of Plenty.

3rd place:
Dave Richardson, Windsor, Vermont
"We Got A Boat"
Dave will perform Thursday at 7:30pm at the Pastures of Plenty.

Honorable Mention (in no particular order):
Peter Ericson - "Oklahoma Sunrise"
Riley Curnutt - "Pretty"
Don Altman - "Broken Man"
Rob McHale - "Woody's Shoes"
Brad Lauretti - "Fossil Fuel Fascists"
Thomas Garlow - "Calico Jack"
Robyn Landis - "Rosa"
Ira Wolf - "Fickle Heart"
Hank Woji - "Chasin My Headlights Again"
Mike Glick - "Fellow Travelers"
Meadows Brothers - "Lonesome Pine Company"
Bailey Gilbert - "Save Me From Myself"
Nadia Thomas - "Lost and Found"
Travis Chaney - "Young"
Rachelle Myra - Nina DeVitry - "The Wrong Thing"
Tom Brown - Robert Thatcher - "Would I be Welcome"