Hop a fast rattler through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America’s greatest poet-of-the-people and saint-of-the-working-man in Randy Noojin’s one- man hit Hard Travelin’ With Woody.”
His captivating solo play with music, tells of the life and travels of America’s legendary singer songwriter in a multi-media presentation, a masterful recreation of Woody Guthrie’s persona and musical style matched with a powerful narrative delivers a spot-on portrayal of the voice for the most influential songwriter in American folk music.
Based on Guthrie’s vast writings, Noojin creates an intimate visit with the spirit of Woody. His Guthrie is not just a folksy cardboard caricature: it’s ornery, pugnacious, sly, and driven by the twin forces of anger and love. Directed at the political and economic injustice he sees all around him, ”Hard Times” demonstrates the bottomless love Guthrie had for his country and its people.
Noojin invests his show with urgency, rescuing it from homage and transforming it into a call for united action against greed and selfishness, as he blows the dust off Guthrie’s standards, bringing back this great music to new audiences.Website