Photo: Alan KaslowskiJackson Browne, John Mellencamp and Donovan are part of the bill for the upcoming Washington, D.C., edition of the series of tribute concerts marking the centennial of folk legend Woody Guthrie's birth. This Land Is Your Land: A Woody Guthrie Centennial Celebration Concert is scheduled to take place October 14 at the Kennedy Center's Concert Hall. The show's lineup also includes Woody's son Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash, Ry Cooder, Tom Morello and Ramblin' Jack Elliott, among others.
Joel Rafael, a Guthrie historian and folk artist who also will perform at the Washington concert, recently revealed to ABC News Radio that the event will be taped for a forthcoming PBS special.
Similar Guthrie tribute shows have already been held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Los Angeles, while other events honoring the late singer/songwriter are scheduled for September 8 in University Park, Pennsylvania, and September 22 in Brooklyn, New York. The lineup for Pennsylvania gig includes The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Janis Ian, Melanie and Steve Forbert, while the New York concert will feature Arlo Guthrie, Collins, Billy Bragg and Steve Earle.
All of the Guthrie centennial concerts are being co-organized by the Grammy Museum and and Woody Guthrie Productions.
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