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034a - Mixed Up Confusion (Woody Onward)

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Our final MIXED UP CONFUSION for Woody Guthrie month looks at Woody's influence beyond Bob Dylan and onward toward the future, with projects like MERMAID AVENUE and others. Part 1 (3:00) looks at other artists interpretation of Woody, featuring: Donovan, Ani DiFranco, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Bruce Springsteen, Alison Krauss, Country Joe McDonald, Ry Cooder, Old Crow Medicine Show, U2, Jimmy LaFave and Odetta. Part 2 (14:00) concerns Billy Bragg and Wilco's 1998 MERMAID AVENUE and the utter brilliance of Woody as a tender hearted and quite romantic songwriter. Part. 3 (45:00) looks toward the future. We listen to songs by the Dropkick Murphy's and Anti-Flag and delve into the other album interpretations of Woody's words with the Klezmatics, Jonatha Brooke, and Jay Farrar and Company. Full Woody Guthrie Month posts (and playlists for every episode) will be available at our website - www.sotwpod.com - and updates @sotwpod everywhere. Tomorrow: Our last thoughts on Woody Guthrie.

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