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Songwriter, poet, writer, political activist . . . and, perhaps most fundamental to his work but least known about Woody Guthrie, artist. "Contrary to popular mythology, it was with paint brushes in hand, not a guitar, that Guthrie hit the road for California. He had hocked his guitar . . . and it was his artistic skills that he brokered for room and board." So begins Nora ...more
Hardcover, 344 pages
Published October 25th 2005 by Rizzoli
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Grady Ormsby
Jan 16, 2012 Grady Ormsby rated it it was amazing
A marvelous book! Jam-packed with Woody's illustrations. Who knew? We all thought of Woody as a musician, but he was also an absolutely brilliant artist.

On a hitchhiking trip Out West he was paying expenses painting signs. He left his brushes in the car he was traveling in to go to get something to eat. When he returned, the driver was gone. The brushes were gone. Woody got an old guitar and used that to make expenses. Though he drew, illustrated and painted, for the rest of his life, it was the
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Jun 02, 2014 Kate Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: library, journals
2.5 stars.

"The worst thing that can happen to you is to cut yourself loose from people. And the best thing is to sort of vaccinate yourself right into the ... big streams and blood of the people. To feel like you know the best and the worst of folks that you see everywhere and never to feel weak, or lost, or even lonesome anywhere. There is just one thing that can cut you to drifting from the people, and that's any brand or style of greed. There is just one way to save yourself, and that's to ge
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Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.
Jul 12, 2012 Travis rated it really liked it
Great book of drawings, water colors, writings, etc. from the notebooks of WG. Very cool.
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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie was an American songwriter and folk musician. Guthrie's musical legacy consists of hundreds of songs, ballads and improvised works covering topics from political themes to traditional songs to children's songs. Guthrie performed continually throughout his life with his guitar frequently displaying the slogan "This Machine Kills Fascists". Guthrie is perhaps best know ...more
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