My Dusty Road

  • Record Label: Rounder
  • Release Date: Aug 25, 2009
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5.7

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  1. Apr 14, 2017
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    To summarize Woody Guthrie in two words, witty and charming. Guthrie usually deals with themes such as communism, the working class, being on the road and assorted characters while still maintaining a light-hearted perspective and a healthy sense of humour. Guthrie's music is almost the closest you'll ever get to true authenticity and honesty. He is raw yet gentle, humourous yet sincere,To summarize Woody Guthrie in two words, witty and charming. Guthrie usually deals with themes such as communism, the working class, being on the road and assorted characters while still maintaining a light-hearted perspective and a healthy sense of humour. Guthrie's music is almost the closest you'll ever get to true authenticity and honesty. He is raw yet gentle, humourous yet sincere, innocent yet aware.
    One of the reasons why Woody Guthrie is regarded so highly is because he played a central role in the
    60's Folk Movement even before it was a thing. How? Well he was a the key inspiration for the big artist at the time, namely Bob Dylan, Joan Baez etc. If you ask most folk artist at the time who was their hero, Woody was the guy.
    He set a standard, that most folk artists used to evaluate their own work. This collection offers you an opportunity to peer in the past and at the fundamentals of folk. Woody is an important figure in music, so for goodness sake appreciate him and his often overlooked legacy.
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Metascore
93

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The set is both familiar and fresh-sounding at once.
  2. The overall presentation of My Dusty Road, however, falls far short of the standard achieved by The Asch Recordings.
  3. The sound quality is astonishing.