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Woody Guthrie's American Song
Special EngagementFriday, July 18, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
the life of the rambling folk singer through his words and music
$28 advance / $32 doorPurchase tickets online
July 18 8:00 pm
“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie
The cast of musician/actors features Lisa Asher, Berwick Haynes, Sam Misner, Matt Mueller, and Megan Smith. The house band includes long-time Freight regulars Chuck Ervin, Robin Flower, Tony Marcus, and Harry Yaglijian, as well as Musical Director Jeff Waxman. A Denver Post review of 20th anniversary production of Woody Guthrie’s American Song at the 2008 Colorado Shakespeare Festival production says, “Sam Misner dons Woody's dusty hat first, singing with a bit of a rasp and a grittiness that resemble Guthrie's own. When Lisa Asher and Megan Pearl Smith join in...it is unerringly a thing of beauty.”
Woody Guthrie's American Song is supported in part
Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.