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Tribute to Woody

I went to Nazareth today...and entered the factory of the Great "Martin Guitar"...one of the stops I made was the museum...in there you can see the History behind the making of the Guitar...how it surged during economic Highs and its Mear survival during downturns...it also showed how the Dreadnaught came about and took control as the top instrument during the Depression and since...how folk music was the vehicle...protest songs became its reality....as I came upon the Great Woody Guthrie...I caught a caption...that Woody Had engraved on His Guitar "this machine Kills the Fascist"...and yes...this machine was the vehicle for social issues...and those who followed...Pete Seeger...Bob Dylan...Joan Baez...Neil Young and many more...spoke the truth about social Discontent while using this Machine...we must continue to write for truth and far less for popularity...it is our Duty....and the fascist are Back!....this ones for "Woody".

Mike Phelan & Los Bonobos
Mike Phelan & Los Bonobos  (over 6 years ago)

I am with you. Woody is my hero as well. " More for truth and less for popularity" to quote your blog. Keep up the good work.
Love & Peace,
Mike Phelan

Bob Bunce
Bob Bunce  (about 6 years ago)

YES ! the Great American guitar..MARTIN ! and..the very special Woody Guthrie . I am playing a Woody tribute gig in July and it's getting me up close and personal with the original protest artist .
Be well my friend.