Women of WoodyFest concert series raising funds for Okemah’s Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
MAR 5, 2018 – OKEMAH – The Woody Guthrie Coalition will resume its Women of Woodyfest roadshow concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hen House, 613 W Broadway. The Okemah show will be the first of five fundraisers planned for spring and summer to benefit the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah.
Woody Guthrie Center will be among Women of WoodyFest concert venues
The Woody Guthrie Coalition is continuing production of Women of WoodyFest (WOW) roadshow concerts with a 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, show at the Hen House in Okemah. It will be the first of five fundraisers this spring and summer benefiting the annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
Interviews, photos and video: 20th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival opens with tribute to Jimmy LaFave
JUL 14, 2017 – In 1990, Danny Click met Oklahoma-Texas music mainstay Jimmy LaFave for the first time at a battle of the bands at the Hole in the Wall in Austin. “My band I was playing with was on the bill, and he proceeded to kill us all and beat us – as he should have.
“Woodyfest” gang holds musical tribute for late Red Dirt musician Jimmy LaFave
OKEMAH, Okla. – Although he recently passed away, on Wednesday night, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival – also known as “Woodyfest” – hosted a tribute to Red Dirt musician and pioneer Jimmy LaFave.As previously reported, LaFave, one of the founders of the Red Dirt Sound, along with Steve Ripley, Bob Childers, and Tom Skinner, died of cancer last May at 61.
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WoodyFest celebrates 20 years in Woody Guthrie’s hometown
JUN 30, 2017 – For two decades, hundreds of musicians and music fans have made the yearly trek to Okemah to pay homage to the late, legendary folk singer-songwriter in his hometown on the week closest to his July 14, 1912, birthday.
Woody Fest Celebrates 20 years of great music
The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival is this weekend in Okemah, about 80 miles east of OKC on I-40. This will be the 20th incarnation of the festival, which began in 1998. This year’s festival is especially noteworthy because of the participation of the Guthri
20th annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival kicking off tonight in Okemah with Jimmy LaFave tribute
JUL 12, 2017 – OKEMAH – Jimmy LaFave’s band Night Tribe will honor late red dirt legend and honorary Oklahoma native during the opening performance of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival tonight at Okemah’s historic Crystal Theatre. Night Tribe members Bobby Kallus, John Inmon, Glenn Schuetz, and Radoslav Lorkovic…
Woody Fest: Is this land made for you and me?
OKEMAH, Oklahoma – On a hot humid night in Oklahoma, feral cats were fighting in the alley; one could hear their screams. Two loose dogs sauntered over the hot asphalt road where hundreds of cars were parked. There was a two-block-long line of 40-80 year olds standing under the humid heat of an Okemah July night.
Woody Guthrie, ahead of his time
Puffs of white clouds mercifully blotted out the sun as I configured our tent. My 7-year-old daughter tagged along with me to find out more about Woody Guthrie, Oklahoma’s native son, at the annual festival that bears his name. The prolific folk icon who penned “This Land is Your Land” died 1967; he would have been 105 this July.
A day at WoodyFest 2017
OKEMAH – WoodyFest has always felt like a family reunion. Okemah is Woody Guthrie’s hometown after all, and Saturday featured no shortage of Guthrie family, fans and bands full of stories that continue the late, legendary folk singer-songwriter’s legacy. Here’s a few of my favorite moments from the 20th rendition of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival.
Woody Guthrie family members to perform at WoodyFest in Okemah
The Woody Guthrie Coalition will welcome relatives of Woody Guthrie to Okemah for a 20th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival on July 12-16. The festival, held in Guthrie’s hometown, will be a musical celebration of what would have been the folk singer’s 105th birthday.
Jimmy LaFave tribute will launch Woodyfest
A tribute to Jimmy LaFave will kick off the 20th annual Woodyfest, a Woody Guthrie folk festival scheduled for July 12-16 in Okemah. LaFave died May 21. His band, Night Tribe, will honor the Red Dirt legend at the opening of Woodyfest. Bobby Kallus, John Inmon, Glenn Schuetz and Radoslav Lorkovic will take the stage at 8 p.m.
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival reveals 2017 lineup, including Jimmy LaFave tribute, Arlo Guthrie, John Fullbright, Turnpike Troubadours and more
JUN 12, 2017 – OKEMAH – The Woody Guthrie Coalition will host more than 100 acts at the 2017 celebration of the late musician’s birthday in July. Now in its 20th year, the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival will welcome musicians, songwriters, poets, and authors July 12-16 at various venues around the legendary folk…
Arlo Guthrie returning to Okemah for 20th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
APR 12, 2017 – OKEMAH – The Woody Guthrie Coalition will welcome relatives of Woody Guthrie back to Okemah for the 20th Annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival July 12-16. Headlining musical acts set to perform during the festival’s landmark 20th year will include Arlo Guthrie (the late Guthrie’s son); Cole Quest…
WoodyFest 2016 endures weather, welcomes new stage and more
OKEMAH – I have to admire the geography of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. A majority of the festival takes place on the main drag of downtown Okemah, and you’re only ever a few steps away from either a reminder of the Oklahoma-born folk troubadour or an ambitious songwriter blazing his or her own trail.
Woody Guthrie Folk Festival marks returns and homecomings for Oklahoma singer-songwriters
JUL 8, 2016 – The 19th annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival will run Wednesday through July 17 at several locations in Okemah, Guthrie’s Oklahoma birthplace. This year’s festival includes many WoodyFest newcomers, such as Dar Williams, the Honey Dewdrops, the Turnpike Troubadours, Jaimee Harris and Caroline Doctorow, along with festival staples Joel Rafael, Ellis Paul, the Red Dirt Rangers, Don Conoscenti, John Fullbright, David Amram, Butch Hancock and Michael Fracasso.
Woodyfest continues through Sunday in Okemah
OKEMAH – The 19th-annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival began Wednesday and will continue through Sunday at several sites in Guthrie’s hometown. Wristbands to enter all performances are $30 for one day, $50 for Friday and Saturday. There also are entertainment options that do not require a wristband.
Despite stormy weather, musicians play on at Okemah’s Woody Guthrie Folk Festival
JUL 10, 2015 – A version of this story appears in Friday’s The Oklahoman. Despite stormy weather, musicians play on at Okemah’s Woody Guthrie Folk Festival OKEMAH — With the pounding rain keeping time, the sound of Lauren Lee’s fiddle rose over the rumbles of thunder during her plaintive cover of Woody Guthrie’s “Minor Key.”