Woodie Guthrie

The Life of Woodie Guthrie

Woodie Guthrie was a brilliant songwriter. He is well known for writing “This Land Is Your Land”. Woodie Guthrie, also known as Woodrow Wilson Guthrie was born on July 14,1912. He was born in Okemah, Oklahoma. Woodie Guthrie was the second born of Charles and Nora Bell Guthrie.

Woodie Guthrie found a job at KFVD radio,singing "old-time"traditional songs and some original songs with his partner Maxine Crissman, A.K.A "Lefty Lou.”

Woodie is famous because he wrote over one thousand songs for example, “This Land is your Land “(1944). Woodie began to attract widespread attention. He provided live entertainment.

Woodie published a novel in 1943. Some of the details are based on living when the Dust Blow hit. Woodie Guthrie inspired me and others because he wrote songs that we still sing today.