SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE
What: Sundance Books and Music will host a birthday sing-along celebration in honor of legendary folk artist Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday. Guthrie is the most famous and influential folk music composer and performer in the history of the United States. His most popular song, “This Land is Your Land,” has become the country’s unofficial national anthem, known to every school child since the 1960s. Local folksinger and songwriter David Fenimore will lead the sing-along with special guest Tim (“Pete Seeger”) Gorelangton (and as many of the Almanack Singers as happen to show up–including you!).
Where: Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave., Reno.
When: Saturday, July 14, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
About the Musicians:
Like Woody Guthrie, David Fenimore hopped a freight train once and has parlayed that experience into an entire career of impersonating a working-class folk singer. In his spare time he teaches in the English Department at UNR and spends his summers donning wigs, beards and nineteenth-century frock coats onstage for various Chautauqua venues around the country. At home in Truckee with his wife Amy Horne, he diddles away his days on his great aunt’s baby grand piano, which he plays about as well as Woody played the guitar.
Tim Gorelangton is a Reno-area folksinger and songwriter. Much of the inspiration for his music can be found in the people and places of the American West. The songs he writes have much the same background as the stories of old. Pete Seeger is one of his heroes, and he shares Pete’s vision of inclusion, community, justice and the power of song. Tim accompanies himself on a vintage Guild 12-string guitar and an original Vega “Pete Seeger” model banjo. He encourages everyone to sing along!