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 Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for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.
Tuesday April 30, 2019
St John’s in the Village
224 Waverly Place
(between W 11th St and 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10014
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.
$35: Bound for Glory
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