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Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’

Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’

Enjoy this exciting musical event, beginning with an exclusive pre-concert supper with Will Kaufman

24 November 2012

Will Kaufman

Time 19:00 - 20:00

Duration 60 minutes

Cost Concert, supper & drink with Will Kaufman £20 per person / Performance only £10 per person

Will Kaufman’ s Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’ is a captivating ‘live documentary’ that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s – the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself.

Such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as Vigilante Man, Pretty Boy Floyd and I Ain’ t Got No Home are brought into conversation with other relevant songs – from Joe Hill’ s The Preacher and the Slave to Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?  Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie’ s most powerful work.

Will Kaufman is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire.  He is the author of Woody Guthrie, American Radical (2011).  Find out more about the show and Will’s work.

  • “No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie.  Will Kaufman’ s doing important work here.” – Tom Paxton
  • ” I urge everyone to see Will’ s show and find out more about the man who inspired so many.” – Ralph McTell

The evening will begin with an exclusive pre-concert supper with Will Kaufman in the museum’s cafe bar (numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment).  There will also be time to ask Will questions at the end of the evening and purchase your copy of his book Woody Guthrie, American Radical in the museum shop for Will to sign.

This is a charity show by Will Kaufman with all proceeds going towards the People’s History Museum.

The museum will open from 6.00pm for ticket holders and a hot one-bowl supper and glass of house wine, beer or soft drink will be served between 6.00pm and 7.00pm.

Suitable for adults.

Booking required:

  • Online or by phone at Quay Tickets: www.quaytickets.com, 0843 208 0500
  • In person at the museum reception