Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson release Woody Guthrie tribute album


    woody guthrie tribute Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson release Woody Guthrie tribute album

    To coincide with the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames, Son Volt’s Jay Farrar, Centro-matic’s Will Johnson, and Varnaline’s Anders Parker have recorded an album featuring previously unrecorded Guthrie lyrics. Entitled New Multitudes, the LP comprises interpretations on 12 Guthrie compositions, most of which were written during his time in Los Angeles.

    Says Guthrie’s daughter Nora, who sanctioned the project: “Lyric wise, it’s a part of the story that is still mostly unknown. From Woody’s experiences on LA’s skid row to his later years in Topanga Canyon, they are uniquely intimate, and relate two distinctly emotional periods in his life.” As an early taste, check out the track titled “Old LA”, which is streaming below (via The Line of Best Fit).

    New Multitudes will be released on February 28th via Rounder Records as a 12-track LP and a 24-track limited edition. The limited edition features original Guthrie lyric sheets, the 12 track release, and 12 additional compositions recorded by Farrar and Parker. The album will also be available on vinyl.


    In support of the release, the four musicians will tour together in March. Those tour dates are also below.

    New Multitudes Tracklist:
    01. Hoping Machine
    02. Fly High
    03. My Revolutionary Mind
    04. VD City
    05. Old L.A.
    06. Talking Empty Bed Blues
    07. Chorine
    08. Careless Reckless Love
    09. Angel’s Blues
    10. No Fear
    11. Changing World
    12. New Multitudes

    New Multitudes 2012 Tour Dates:
    03/06 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    03/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Music Box
    03/09 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
    03/10 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox
    03/12 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
    03/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    03/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    03/16 – Boston, MA @ Paradise


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