A note from Nora Guthrie, Co-Producer:
Putting together this project has been a powerful time for me, challenging my emory as well as those of the performers! Fifty years is a long time to try to recollect, or recreate, yet one memory leads to another and another.
That’s where we started from. Looking for clues, following the scent, we tried to dig as deep as we could to recreate and explain what I believe to be two historic events.
Even though it was a sad moment in our family with my father’s passing, these first tribute concerts celebrating his life with his songs was like getting a shot of joy, waking us up to remember how much power he left behind through his songs. Like a comet passing through a dark sky, he left behind a long and brilliant tail. They’re still brilliant today. And I’ve watched as over the years “Woody’s children” have all become today’s icons, the brilliant stars for their times.
For me, it’s more amazing to hear these songs and these performers today, to remind us how much light brilliant songs and brilliant singers can bring to a dark sky.
Exclusive 3-CD set accompanied by two beautifully illustrated books containing historic liner notes and Guthrie biography, original concert reviews and photographs, attendees interviews and artists bios, and concert ephemera.
* DeLuxe packaging, two hardcover books
* Total no. of pages: 240, format 27 x 27 cms, in carton slipcase
* Total playing time: 218:22 minutes
* Total number of tracks: 100
* Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Americana
• Two ”Tribute to Woody Guthrie” concerts were held after Woody Guthrie’s death on October 3, 1967: at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on January 20th, 1968, and at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 12, 1970
• Appearing at the January concert were Judy Collins, Bob Dylan with the members of The Band, Jack Elliott, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Odetta, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger.
3-CDs, DeLuxe packaging, two hardcover books (total no. of pages: 240), format 270x270x20, and 270x270x14 mms in carton slipcase