“Woody’s Legacy” concert in Hancock
Area performers will remember Woody Guthrie with a special “Woody’s Legacy” concert at the Hancock Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The free concert at Hancock Town Hall, sponsored by the Hancock Arts Council, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Guthrie, composer of “This Land Is Your Land,” “Oklahoma Hills” and countless other songs.
Born in Oklahoma on July 14, 1912, Guthrie was one of the “Okies” who migrated to California during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s Depression. He became a radio and recording personality and was a major influence on Bob Dylan and the Folk Music boom of the 1950s and 1960s.
The June 20 concert will feature Guthrie songs performed by Joe Herrmann, the Shifters, Jeannie Ward, Bob Wurster, Aidan McDaniel and Sam Silver, Sinclair Hamilton, Mike Kligerman, Ryland Swain, William Lotts and Leigh Horne, and the Hancock Arts Council Band, plus some surprises.
For more information, call Mike Kligerman at 717-294-3182.