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“Endless Oklahoma sky” is a phrase John Moreland has never quite been able to shake. The Tulsa singer-songwriter first sang those words in 2008, when he released a song bearing those three words as its title. “It was just about my friends and local bands trying to make it,” Moreland told me last year about “Endless Oklahoma Sky,” one of the first times he ever tried writing about his home state. https://open.spotify.com/track/3PeJULnTh9ptrf5uWKDhZh John Moreland, born in...
On the bottom of the manuscript of "This Land Is Your Land," the anthem that would become his most famous song, Woody Guthrie signed his name and scribbled out a quick note: "All you can write is what you see." For 27 years, what Woody Guthrie saw—what inspired his prolific and influential career as a musician and folk rabble-rouser—was New York City. Guthrie wrote "This Land Is Your Land" while holed up in an...
Folk singer, activist, and Bob Dylan's icon Woody Guthrie lived in New York City from 1940 to 1967 and spent some of the most productive years of his life residing on Mermaid Avenue, in Coney Island.  Guthrie's daughter, Nora, has gathered stories from some of Guthrie's friends, followers, family, and collaborators into a book and accompanying audio tour of Guthrie's favorite haunts and hangouts in the city. And what's more: Now there's a map...

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