I am honored to have been asked to contribute a cover version of one of Woody Guthrie’s songs for a compilation CD for the great American songwriter’s 100th anniversary. The producers of the album allowed the artists to pick their own songs with their only artistic direction being, “keep your performance natural and record them in as few takes as possible.” With the exception of an upright piano which I recorded in the studio in one take at the end of the Moona Luna album recording, I recorded everything else in my closet at home.
Coming from a family of immigrants, and more specifically, farm workers, I chose this song because I found its story very powerful and close to home.
100 percent of the net proceeds from sales will go toward the Woody Guthrie Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to the care and administration of the Woody Guthrie Archives.
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My track is #15.