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Folk Artist to Perform as Part of Woody Guthrie Celebration

September 24, 2012

As part of an ongoing celebration of the 100th anniversary of Woody Guthrie, Lasell College will host an interactive concert featuring award-winning folk musician Alastair Moock on September 25th at 12:30 pm in the Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center.

Moock, whose music echoes that of Guthrie's, plays for all ages and celebrates the roots of American music while knocking down the walls between different audiences, genres and musical traditions. In 2007 he was nominated for a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Singer/Songwriter of the Year. The Boston Globe has called him "one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters."

Moock's performance is associated with an exhibit at Lasell's Wedeman Galley marking the 100th anniversary of folk artist Woody Guthrie. The exhibit, "This Land Was Made for You and Me," features photographs and lyrics on loan from the Woody Guthrie Archives in New York.

The free exhibit, which is open to the public through October 6, also integrates works by Lasell College students that show what they believe is uniquely American.

The Wedeman Gallery, located at Lasell's Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, is open most Tuesdays - Saturdays from 1-4 pm. For more information and a gallery schedule call 617-243-2143.

 

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