American folk legend Woody Guthrie will be the subject of a new play with music Woody Sez – The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie at Buxton Opera House on Monday February 4 at 7.30pm.
Woody’s music continues to inspire today’s finest storytelling songwriters including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Bragg.
Part music, part words, Woody Sez weaves together Guthrie’s songs with excerpts from articles he wrote for the leftist newspaper The People’s World.
The story unfolds to create a portrait of a true American hero, a man who would ‘always be there whenever working folks fight for their rights’.
As author John Steinbeck wrote ‘There is nothing sweet about Woody, and there is nothing sweet about the songs he sings. But there is something more important for those willing to listen’.
Following a successful West End run in 2011, charismatic Broadway and recording artist David Lutken, who plays the title role, is joined by three multi-talented folk musicians to bring Guthrie’s music to life with twin fiddles, guitars, bass, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, dobro and beautiful folk harmonies – bringing the fascinating, and sometimes tragic essence of Woody Guthrie to stage.
Tickets for Woody Sez – The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie are priced at £14 and £16 and family tickets are available.