Woody Guthrie’s Granddaughter and Family In a Musical Visit to Metro Libraries


The Woody Guthrie tradition of folk and blues music continues through Woody’s son Arlo Guthrie and into Arlo’s youngest daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie and her family.  Meet the latest generation of musical Guthrie’s at a Metropolitan Library System location in March.

Sarah Lee performs with her husband, Johnny Irion, at 10 libraries from March 19 through March 24.  The music is drawn from their first album for children, “Go Wagaloo,” released in 2009 and winner of a Parents’ Choice Foundation Gold Medallion.  The album contained eight songs written by Sarah Lee and family, and three songs with lyrics by Woody Guthrie that had never before been set to music.

“We are really looking forward to presenting Sarah Lee and Johnny to the people of central Oklahoma, who must feel to them like extended family,” said MLS Director of Outreach Services Dana Morrow.  “Not only does Sarah Lee have the Guthrie connection but Johnny is the grand-nephew of John Steinbeck.”

 “Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family present ‘Go Wagaloo’” is co-sponsored by Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

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The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.