This is the first of three episodes produced from the 2009 Woody Guthrie Birthday Bash, held at The Bowery Poetry Club in Greenwich Village, NYC, on Sunday, July 12.The program features Steve Suffet, producer of the annual series of Guthrie concerts, Oscar Brand, and Joel Landy. Oscar, who has had a radio show devoted to the folk music scene for almost sixty years, knew Woody personally. His stories and songs about America's best known troubadour make this show special.Enjoy it! peace, music and Faith,Joel Landywww.singfreedom.org
Songs of Freedom is an award-winning television program that celebrates the dignity of human struggle. It is a place where artists and activists are invited to share their work and their vision. The first Songs of Freedom cablecast was seen in Manhattan in July of 1996. Since that time more than 300 episodes have been seen in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn.The show is now seen on the internet too. Manhattan and Brooklyn both stream Songs of Freedom. To find out when Songs of Freedom can be seen where you live, go to the show's website, www.singfreedom.org.