Music from the US – Woody

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter and folk musician whose musical legacy includes hundreds of political, traditional and children’s songs, ballads and improvised works. He frequently performed with the slogan This Machine Kills Fascists displayed on his guitar. His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land.” Yesterday was his 100st birthday . The song “this land is your land” became the secret second national anthem of the US and was played also at the inauguration of President Obama.