Woody Guthrie Annual

The Woody Guthrie Annual is an open-access peer-reviewed journal containing the most up-to-date scholarship on Woody Guthrie, his work and his cultural and political significance. The journal is published once a year, between June and December.

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In addition to peer-reviewed scholarly articles, The Woody Guthrie Annual contains book and record reviews, news, and notices of relevant events. The journal is comprehensively indexed and archived in the appropriate online repositories.

The editors invite articles not only on Guthrie himself, but also on the cultural and political movements in which he was involved, his associations, and his legacy - all we ask is that a firm connection with Guthrie be maintained throughout the article.

For more information on the life and legacy of Woody Guthrie, please visit www.WoodyGuthrie.org

Managing Editor

Will Kaufman, University of Central Lancashire


Editorial Board

Ray Allen, Brooklyn College

Martin Butler, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg

Ronald D. Cohen, Indiana University Northwest (Emeritus)

William Deverell, University of Southern California

Bucky Halker, Independent Scholar and Musician

Mark Allan Jackson, Middle Tennessee State University

Jonathan Kertzer, University of Alberta

Peter LaChapelle, Nevada State College

Brian Hosmer, University of Tulsa

Robbie Lieberman, Kennesaw State University

Jim Ronda, University of Tulsa (Emeritus)

Jerry Zolten, Penn State University

Jorge Arevalo Mateus, Association for Cultural Equity-Alan Lomax Archive, Hunter College (CUNY)

Advisory Board

Kate Blalack, Woody Guthrie Archives

Anna Canoni, Woody Guthrie Publications

Tiffany Colannino, Independent Archivist

Ed Cray, University of Southern California

Todd Harvey, Library of Congress

Darryl Holter, The Shammas Group

Michael Kleff, Editor and Broadcaster

Ken Levit, George Kaiser Foundation

Deana McCloud, Woody Guthrie Center

Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records

Barry Ollman, Independent Collector

Jeff Place, Smithsonian Institution

Joel Rafael, Musician

Bob Santelli, Grammy Museum

Vol 4 (2018)

Table of Contents


Introduction to Volume 4 PDF
Will Kaufman 1-2
Woody’s Songs Go to War on the BBC PDF
Christy J Miller 3-21
“With Electric Breath”: Bob Dylan and the Reimagining of Woody Guthrie (January 1968) PDF
Court Carney 22-39
“Ruination Day”: Gillian Welch, Woody Guthrie, and Disaster Balladry PDF
Mark F Fernandez 40-53
Woody Guthrie’s Songs Against Franco PDF
Will Kaufman 54-72
Report from the Woody Guthrie Center PDF
Deana McCloud 73-74


Notes on Contributors PDF

ISSN: 2053-8804