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Larry to perform at Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday Celebration!

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Larry in Okemah 1979
July 11, 2012

Executive Director, Larry Long will be performing with Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott and Billy Peterson at WoodyFest in Okemah, Oklahoma for Woody Guthrie’s Centennial Celebration, July 11-15, 2012, in Woody’s hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Other performers include: Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Melanie, Billy Bragg, and more!

Larry helped organize the first hometown tribute for Woody Guthrie was recorded live at the Crystal Theatre in Okemah, Oklahoma, on December 1, 1988. This recording was released on Flying Fish Records, entitled It Takes a Lot of People, Larry Long and the Children of Oklahoma. Organized by Larry Long with the help and guidance of the people and children of Okemah, it was the culmination of a three-year residency.

Long spent those years working with the children to bring back the heart and soul of Woody Guthrie by introducing them to Guthrie's songs and the music that inspired him. The work that Long did with the Okemah community grew into the annual Woody Guthrie festival, still held every year on Woody's birthday.

Bringing Woody Home was the first Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song celebration and is now the primary program of Community Celebration of Place.

The schedule of events can be found at http://www.woodyguthrie.com/.

New Dominion 'Pastures of Plenty' stage
Okemah, OK
United States
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