Will Kaufman's WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELIN' is a captivating "live documentary" that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" are brought into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful work. Will Kaufman is a consummate performer, with a passion for Guthrie's music and his message.
Much of Will’s work can be found on You Tube
Dr. Heidi Macpherson, President, State University of New York
"No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here." Tom Paxton
"I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to 'the other America'. It's a wonderful job he's doing." Pete Seeger
"Will does it all so well! You can taste the dust and hear the train whistle blow." Steve Tilston
“Will performs Woody’s songs with great skill and understanding, playing the guitar, banjo and fiddle with enviable panache and brio. His presentation is accomplished with great musicality, wit, honesty, and compassion. I was deeply moved by the whole show and grateful to Will for reminding me once again of the debt I owe to Woody and the admiration I have for his music.” Ralph McTell
"I so appreciate all of your efforts to take his legacy further. Who knows where he'll end up!" Nora Guthrie (daughter)