WOODY GUTHRIE AND OLD MAN TRUMP

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Saint John's in the Village

A fund-raiser for The Village Trip, our local arts festival in the last weekend of September.

Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump” is a song-and-spoken-word “live documentary” telling the story of Guthrie’s battles against his racist Brooklyn landlord, Fred C Trump, father of the US president. Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the colour of their skin.

Will Kaufman – singer and multi-instrumentalist – is widely regarded as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie. He has written three books on the legendary balladeer: Woody Guthrie, American Radical (2011), Woody Guthrie’s Modern World Blues (2017), and Mapping Woody Guthrie (2019). In his day job, Will is Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire in England.

Seating is unreserved: please pay what you can reasonably afford. Ticket admits one person to a complimentary (sponsored) drinks reception.

The evening is a benefit for The Village Trip, a new annual festival celebrating the history and heritage of Greenwich Village, September 26-29, 2019 

For information and booking click here.