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Spreading the WGC message

The Woody Guthrie Center staff has been quite busy spreading our message about the power of music! Our first stop was in Kansas City for Folk Alliance International. In addition to setting up a booth in the exhibit hall, we sponsored a showcase room of Oklahoma artists. The Center and these talented artists were a definite hit […]

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The Woody Guthrie Prize Event- Feeling the Joy!

Last night most of the Woody Guthrie Center staff was in New York celebrating the first Woody Guthrie Prize event honoring Pete Seeger. Here in Tulsa we streamed the celebration in the Center’s theater, which became alive with joy and laughter as each story of Pete was recounted by those who love him so much. […]

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Celebrating Pete Seeger

The Woody Guthrie Center will celebrate the life and music of Pete Seeger as we gather together and sing. “The Woody Guthrie Prize: How Can I Keep From Singing!” will be a night of singing in the tradition of Pete Seeger. In 2013 when Pete played at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, he noted, “What the […]

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Saying Goodbye to and Old Friend

In memory of Pete Seeger, May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014, we have placed a beautiful bronze bust in the Woody Guthrie Center from the archives. This sculpture was created by Natalie Leventhal, the wife of Harold Leventhal, Woody and Pete’s manager. Some people have a voice that echoes beyond a generation and into […]

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Woody Guthrie Prize

We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Woody Guthrie Prize and its first recipient, Pete Seeger, a champion of social justice and the environment as well as a political activist. The Woody Guthrie Prize will be given annually to the artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life work of Woody Guthrie by speaking […]

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