Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Woody @ 100: Free Festival + Skid Row Fundraiser /Echo Park, This Saturday July 14

Hi.  Woody Guthrie's centennial is being commemorated throughout the country, including here in Los Angeles.
Today's LA Times has a top-notch, headlined article on Page 1 of the Calendar section, which includes lots on
Woody's life, prodigious writings and transformation here in LA's and Hollywood's skid rows (Yes, even then.)   
Please check it out and consider making the pretty easy trip to a couple of places on Sunset Blvd. I'll be at both
and will be adding a bit to the 10am discussion.  I never met Woody, but do know several of his greatest students,
was born here and actually worked in the pawn shop on 5th and Main and was a bike messenger on San Julian -
both in my teens.  Hope to see you there.  -Ed  
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From: Lydia Breen []
Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:41 PM
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Subject: please help get the word out: Woody @ 100: Free Festival + Skid Row Fundraiser /Echo Park

We need a BIG turnout : Saturday July 14: Skid Row Fundraiser (6 pm -9 pm)
Earlier: Free Picnic, Concert, Art (10 am + 6 pm)

Skid Row Fundraiser: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie
with Olmeca and special guests

A concert to raise funds for our brothers and sisters fighting the good fight on Skid Row, hosted by The Trailer Trash Project with Occupy Fights Foreclosures
6 pm - 9pm - Suggested donation $10
@ The Echo
1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Downtown Echo Park, L.A. 90026 map
Press release:  Woody@100: Skid Row Then and Now

Before the fundraiser, check out the free community picnic in honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday:

A Better World’s A-Comin’: Happy Birthday Woody!
Free Picnic, Concert and Art Activities for Kids
- Bring Food to Share and Lawn Chairs for Afternoon Concert -
Guest Appearances by Michelle Shocked, Olmeca and Leroy Moore of Krip Hop Nation
10 a.m. - 6 pm.
El Centro del Pueblo 
1157 Lemoyne Street, downtown Echo Park, L.A. 90026  map
Our theme revolves around the  "No Trespassing" Woody wrote about in “This Land Is Your Land.”  Join up with artists and musicians of all genres to imagine a better world.  

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