Tag Archives: Woody Guthrie

Second Sunday at Stetson’s

A monthly concert program at Beluthahatchee “To stand on the ground that was trod by Stetson Kennedy and Woody Guthrie and to be blessed with the opportunity to perform songs of peace, struggle, and victory in this sacred place is  humbling, thrilling, and awesome all at once. The opportunity to stand on the shoulders of giants in the cause of justice and equality for all is a rare and precious gift. I am blessed beyond imagination,” said Paul Garfinkel at the end of the day of the first Sunday at Stetson’s. The National Literary Landmark of Beluthahatchee, the home and …

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Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” 50th Anniversary at Florida Theatre

You Can Recall Everything You Forgot at “Alice’s Restaurant” Litterbugs, protesters and folk fans, unite! Arlo Guthrie has launched his ambitious 18-month North American tour to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre.” The most prominent song that has long served as a Thanksgiving tradition will be performed in its entirety at each stop on the tour. The 50th anniversary tour rolls into Jacksonville on January 29 for a special performance at the . Guthrie is commemorating the 1965 events that inspired his famous storytelling song, ‘.’ He will also present material from throughout his career during the jaunt. …

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Songs of the St. Johns River

What: Songwriting Contest When: Entries due online on Sept. 6th Where: Show at 8pm, Sept. 20th at Jack Rabbits Inspiration for new artistic material can come from anywhere. For the first time, the Annual  Songwriting Contest will offer a songwriting category specific to the . The  and  are partnering with  to honor the legacy of  and the St. Johns River through original songs that have been inspired by the ecology and environmental issues associated with the river. If you don’t know who Gram Parsons is, you probably should. Parsons is often credited with helping to found both country rock and …

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scribble in stetson kennedy

“I ain’t the world’s best writer, ain’t the world’s best speller, but when I believe in somethin’ I’m the loudest yeller. If we fix it so we can’t make no money off war, well then we’ll all forget what we was killin’ folks for.. this made the man for me.” wrote these lyrics when Stetson Kennedy decided to run for public office in 1950 on a “Total Equality” ticket. You may remember Woody Guthrie from such classics as ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and myriad other folk songs from the 30s through the 50s. He wrote this particular lyric when …

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