Radio Hour: Woody Guthrie’s Years in Los Angeles

January 21, 2016

(Portrait by Jon Stich)


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This week we discuss Woody Guthrie L.A.: 1937 to 1941, a chronicle of Guthrie’s formative years in Los Angeles, during which he not only experimented and refined his music but also found his calling as a political songwriter. Co-authors Darryl Holter and William Deverell join to talk about Guthrie’s legacy in Los Angeles, and Holter even plays a rare Guthrie tune about the city’s 1934 New Year’s Eve flood.


Featuring Tom Lutz, Laurie Winer, and Seth Greenland. Produced by Jerry Gorin.