Posted in music on September 28, 2007

Woody Guthrie

Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Tim Robbins, Brad (with Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam), and more. $75 tickets are now on sale. Details below...


Special concert in NYC celebrates Guthrie¹s life, music with Tim Robbins, Billy Bragg, Brad and more



New York City‹Woody and Marjorie Guthrie will be honored at a musical celebration featuring Billy Bragg and the band Brad on Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm at Webster Hall in New York City. STEVE EARLE has been added to the lineup. This very special event is hosted by actor/activist Tim Robbins and will benefit the Huntington¹s Disease Society of America (HDSA) as they commemorate their 40th Anniversary.

The evening is titled ³A Celebration of Woody and Marjorie Guthrie to benefit the Huntington¹s Disease Society of America, Featuring Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, and Brad (with Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam) --hosted by Tim Robbins with Special Guests². Tickets go on sale to the public THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 at 10AM Eastern Time at or by phone. Webster Hall is located at 125 E 11th Street.

Woody Guthrie was a songwriter, writer, singer and American Icon, who suffered and died from complications of Huntington¹s Disease. Marjorie was Woody¹s wife. She cared for him and founded an organization to help others suffering from and caring for those with this devastating neurodegenerative disease-- the Huntington¹s Disease Society of America (

Acclaimed activist and musician Billy Bragg, called a ³national treasure² by The Times newspapers, is a well-known fixture in the Guthrie world. Bragg recorded two Grammy-nominated albums (Mermaid Avenue and Mermaid Avenue II) with Wilco, setting new music to unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics. After 20+ years in the music business, Bragg has been called ³the leading figure of the anti-folk movement,² and his lyrics ³bitingly intelligent and cleverŠalso warm and humane, filled with detail and witŠstrong and memorable.²

Brad¹s debut album Shame (Epic) was listed in The MOJO Collection: The Greatest Albums of All Time. Band members Stone Gossard, Shawn Smith, Regan Hagar and Mike Berg are part of Seattle¹s musical legacy, with work in bands including Pearl Jam, Pigeonhed, Green River, Satchel and more.

Hosted by Guthrie enthusiast Tim Robbins, the musical celebration¹s honorary host committee includes Robbins, Gossard, Michele Anthony, Billy Aaron Brown (actor), Brendan C. Condon (AOL), Thomas Digaetano, Dana Erickson (230 Publicity), A. Ray Fuller (musician), Brian Hiatt (Rolling Stone), Marianna Palka (actor), Whitney Pastorek (Entertainment Weekly), Anita Pointer (musician), Jason Ritter (actor) and Michael Roth (BMC Communications).

HDSA¹s mission is to promote and support research to find a cure for HD and to help families and communities of the more than 200,000 people at risk for this little know disease, and their families. For more information, go to .



Comments (10)

thought i read a while back that wilco was doing this as well? no?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2007 12:45 PM

I checked Wilco's schedule. They have a show that night in Detroit. :-(

Posted by wilco fan | September 28, 2007 12:49 PM

it was originally in an article in the sunday times that wilco was going to be Billy's backing band, but indeed they do have another show that night. way to go NY Times! pfft.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2007 12:59 PM

I thought Billy B. was on the outs with Wilco from some hostility during the Mermaid sessions.

Posted by Despa | September 28, 2007 3:35 PM

The Boss is playing MSG that night. Any chance he makes a 'surprise' visit for the encore...?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2007 3:46 PM

woody looks like sarkozy in that picture

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2007 4:10 PM

i bet bob dylan will be a surprise guest at this show.

Posted by sara | September 29, 2007 11:35 PM

I bet Sara just pulled that prediction out of her (fat) ass.

Posted by Anonymous | September 30, 2007 9:53 AM

dear brooklyn vegan,
can you please give me tickets?

Posted by david | September 30, 2007 10:01 AM

I'd like to get tickets too :)

Posted by savings accounts | October 1, 2009 1:26 PM

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