Rolling Stone covers Woody Guthrie’s family’s retreat to Coney Island to honor Woody’s Centennial and My Name Is New York

Saturday July 14 marked Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, as well as the release of My Name Is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town by Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Archives. Rolling Stone followed Nora Guthrie, family and friends on their retreat to Woody’s final New York residence on Mermaid Ave in Coney Island. Nora explained “I thought, before it gets too late, we ought to do something for the books and say, ‘This is where his ashes are…They’re there. This was Woody’s favorite place.’” Steve Earle reflects on Woody’s career adding “When he showed up in New York City, he was naturally greeted as the real thing…All the other folkies in town were academics, and they thought, ‘Well this guy is the real deal, he’s a real hillbilly.’ The actual fact is, he probably read more than all of them.”

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My Name Is New York: Ramblin’ Around Woody Guthrie’s Town
By Nora Guthrie and the Woody Guthrie Archives
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