Woody Sez
Woody Guthrie artwork
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March 6, 2019
WOODY GUTHRIE ALL- STAR TRIBUTE CONCERT 1970
Premieres March 2019 on PBS

An All-Star Tribute From 1970 Featuring Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Peter Fonda, Will Geer and More! See It For The First Time Ever On PBS! 
Hollywood Bowl poster
Original concert poster
The Woody Guthrie All Star Tribute at the Hollywood Bowl in 1970 celebrated the work of America's greatest folk singer. Woody's son, Arlo Guthrie, is joined by Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Country Joe McDonald, Odetta, Richie Havens, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and others in this historic tribute concert, which was hosted by Peter Fonda and Will Geer. House band includes members of Linda Ronstadt's band Swampwater and Ry Cooder

Although filmed in 1970, the footage was missing and un-edited until a few months ago when the Nora Guthrie was able to track down and acquire this long-lost, raw concert film footage. After transfering the unedited footage, Nora brought in producer 4-Time Emmy Award winner Jim Brown and multiple GRAMMY Award winner, producer Steve Rosenthal, to create this tremendous concert experience. 

The star-studded concert produced by Harold Leventhal and Woody's wife Marjorie Guthrie was a fundraiser for the California Chapter of The Committee to Combat Huntington's Disease (founded by Marjorie Guthrie and Milton Wexler) now known as the Hereditary Disease Foundation. Woody died of Huntington's disease in 1967. 

Producers discovered it was a treasure trove that captured the performers in their prime and features music as riveting and relevant as it was when Woody wrote it. Although the concert took place more than 50 years ago, the message in the music matched with archival film footage creates a powerful statement for today.

Executive producers: Nora Guthrie, Jim Brown, and Nancy Wexler. 
Producer: Jim Brown Productions
Underwriters: Public Television Viewers and PBS

PBS PRESS CONTACT:
Cara White | CaraMar, Inc.
843-881-1480 |cara.white@mac.com

NORA GUTHRIE PRESS CONTACT:
Anna Canoni | Woody Guthrie Publications
914-241-3844 | acanoni@woodyguthrie.org

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