Cranford Community Center Hosts Musical Tribute To Woody Guthrie

CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library are sponsoring a musical tribute to Woody Guthrie on Monday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue. The program will be presented by New Jersey based folk singer Spook Handy.

Wood Guthrie is widely regarded as the most important American folk music artist of the first half of the 20th century. His music has been a major influence on scores of major folk, pop, and rock musicians, including Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, Don McLean, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, Johnny Cash, the Band, and Bruce Springsteen.

Spook Handy has written for film and theatre and has performed more than 3,000 concerts in the U.S. and Canada. He has emceed more than 1,300 events, including open mics and festivals, has facilitated scores of workshops, and presented programs on “The Power of Song” at colleges and universities. He has performed dozens of times with Pete Seeger and has shared the stage with the likes of Peter Yarrow and Donovan.

Admission is free and all are welcome. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome. For information about other upcoming programs sponsored by the Friends of the Library, go to and click on the Events & Programs tab.

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