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Album Guests Include Ani DiFranco, Julie Holter And Sara Watkins

Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Darryl Holter’s new studio album, Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles 1937-1939 is out this month and features guest vocals by Ani DiFranco, Julie Holter and Sara Watkins. Radio Songs offers new arrangements of some of Woody Guthrie’s oldest songs, written primarily during Guthrie’s years in Los Angeles between 1937 and 1939. Holter and co-producer, twice Grammy-nominated Ben Wendel, brought together a talented cadre of musicians for the project including Greg Leisz (guitar), Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Dave Kemper (drums), Tim Young (guitar), and Billy Mohler (bass). With three critically acclaimed albums under his belt, Holter is also a historian and co-author of a forthcoming book on Guthrie’s years in Los Angeles.

Radio Songs also includes a DVD with footage of a street performance at Woody Guthrie Square in Downtown Los Angeles. Drawing upon his research, Holter explains how the songs reflect the concerns of ordinary people during the years of the Great Depression—unemployment, homelessness, and poverty. But other songs reveal Guthrie’s subtle humor and optimism for the future.

Darryl Holter Tour Dates:
6/14 – Maybeck Studio For The Performing Arts – Berkeley, CA

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