Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie Music Videos

Best known as an American singer-songwriter and folk musician, whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land”.

Guthrie traveled with migrant workers from Oklahoma to California and learned traditional folk and blues songs. Many of his songs are about his experiences in the Dust Bowl era during the Great Depression, earning him the nickname the “Dust Bowl Troubadour”. Throughout his life Guthrie was associated with United States communist groups, though he was seemingly not a member of any.

Guthrie was married three times and fathered eight children, including American folk musician Arlo Guthrie. He is the grandfather of musician Sarah Lee Guthrie. Guthrie died from complications of Huntington’s disease, a progressive genetic neurological disorder. During his later years, in spite of his illness, Guthrie served as a figurehead in the folk movement, providing inspiration to a generation of new folk musicians, including mentor relationships with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Bob Dylan.

Woodie Guthrie – This Land is Your Land


Woodie Guthrie – All You Fascists Bound to Lose


Woodie Guthrie – Talking Dustbowl Blues


Woodie Guthrie – Ain’t Got Nobody


Woodie Guthrie – Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Woodie Guthrie – Workin Hard Blues


Woodie Guthrie – Better World A Comin’

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