We’re finalizing our Spring 2011 catalog list and one of the titles that most excites me is Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie, American Radical. The book analyzes Guthrie’s political radicalism which has been downplayed as Woody has become more of a cultural icon.
The author knows his subject well. Will Kaufman’s Guthrie performances, including his live musical documentary Woody Guthrie: Hard Times And Hard Travellin’, have been endorsed by Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, and British folk music legend Ralph McTell.
Kaufman has an extended touring schedule leading up to the publication of Woody Guthrie, American Radical so check out his MySpace page for the U.S. and European dates in your area.