FSSGB is pleased to present “Bound for Glory”, our annual Woody Guthrie Tribute show. This is a free concert performed outdoors on the lovely grounds of Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. It features many FSSGB members, many of whom have performed in past Woody shows going way back to the 60’s, along with newer FSSGB members.
“Bound for Glory” is a performance of songs and stories about the life of Woodrow Wilson (“Woody”) Guthrie, considered by many to be the founder of modern American folk music. Many wonderful songs written by Woody and performed by members of FSSGB are interspersed with short recitations from his autobiography. It is a funny, cynical, earthy and tragic account of his life in an Oklahoma oil-boom town, of the Depression that followed, and of his subsequent travels in, on, and under trains, in stolen cars and on his feet, round an America going rotten from the top downwards.
Chorus sheets are made available and the audience is encouraged to sing along.