Will Kaufman's Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' is a captivating ‘live documentary’ that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as ‘Vigilante Man’, ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ and ‘I Ain't Got No home’, are brought into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe hill's ‘The Preacher and the Slave’ to ‘Brother, Can you Spare a Dime?’. Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful work.
“No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here.”
“I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to 'the other America'. It's a wonderful job he's doing.”
Saturday 18 February 8pm
Tickets £14 (£12 concs, £6 unwaged/students)