We're getting ever closer and closer to Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, and the music world is buzzing in a number of different ways. If you happen to be in New York City on July 11, you can hit what's looking like one of the best music festivals of the summer, and it's in Woody's honor. Folks like Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Tim Robbins, and many more will be on hand to deliver his music at WoodyFest.
This comes one day after acclaimed children's folksinger Elizabeth Mitchell releases an album on Smithsonian Folkways titled Little Seed: Songs for Children by Woody Guthrie. It's not the first time Mitchell has recorded these songs, either. Learn more about her life and music with this introductory bio and profile. Check out other recommended folk music albums for kids, or just stay tuned for a full list of happenings in honor of Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday.
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