Bound for Glory: 100 Years of Woody Guthrie, a benefit concert for the Beacon Sloop Club Woody Restoration Project, will take place at the Hudson River Gallery on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.
Join roots scholar, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Eck in a one-man celebration of 100 years of America’s balladeer. Eck — who has performed alongside icons like Pete Seeger and Patti Smith — is debuting his new show on Guthrie’s actual centennial birthday.
Most frequently seen as a member of Ramblin Jug Stompers and Lost Radio Rounders, Eck will perform a solo selection of classic Guthrie songs, relate anecdotes from the singer’s life, and display how Guthrie’s influence still drives American folk music. A selection of vintage, Guthrie-related vinyl albums on Folkways will be on display, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives.
Eck, who produced and hosted the Caffe’s 52nd Anniversary tribute to Guthrie, will explore Guthrie’s music from its roots in classic American folk songs to his explosive creative streak in the 1940s with Dust Bowl Ballads and the Columbia River Collection, as well as the tunes he wrote for children and the many collaborations by contemporary musicians with unset lyrics housed in the Guthrie archives.