The Dust Bowl Balladeer

Radio 2 goes on the trail of Woody Guthrie, telling the amazing story of an artist who has influenced so many, and yet who lived so simply, riding hobo on the trains and hitching his way through the devastated heart of America after the passing of the Great Dust Storms of the 30s.

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20080208

3/4. Series telling the amazing tale of Woody Guthrie, an artist who has influenced so many and yet lived so simply, riding hobo on trains and hitching through America in the 1930s.

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Pete Seeger, Donovan and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, remember the life and work of American folk legend and musical inspiration, Woody Guthrie.
4/4. The story moves forward in time to look at the postwar years, when political extremism found a voice in folk music, and Woodie's stardom began to rise.

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Radio 2 goes on the trail of Woody Guthrie, telling the amazing story of an artist who has influenced so many, and yet who lived so simply, riding hobo on the trains and hitching his way through the devastated heart of America after the passing of the Great Dust Storms of the 30s.
Including contributions from Bruce Springsteen, Donovan and Bob Geldof.

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Ralph McTell, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie remember the singer's life and music.

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