Maguire, Wagner and Glover Celebrate Woody Guthrieby Dale Connelly, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Twin Cities blues legend Tony Glover says Woody Guthrie was "a force of nature." Many others have tabbed Guthrie as the father of American folk music.
Woody Guthrie would have been ninety-seven years old on Tuesday, July 14th. He passed away in a New York hospital in 1967 after a long battle with Huntington's Disease, a degenerative disease that was often misunderstood in that era as a mental illness and sometimes confused with alcoholism.
Guthrie had traveled across the United States playing music, writing songs, and inspiring countless lives. In his life, he had written lyrics for over 3000 songs, and authored many manuscripts, poems, and plays.
Tony Glover met with Guthrie and was touched by his influence. Glover, along with local musicians Charlie Maguire and Pop Wagner, are presenting a tribute concert to the music of Woody Guthrie.
They performed in the Radio Heartland studios.
Songs performed: "Take a Whiff On Me", "Goodbye To My Stepstone" and "High Floods And Low Waters"
- Charlie Maguire
- Pop Wagner
- Tony Glover