Yim Yames, Jay Farrar, Will Johnson, & Anders Parker Pay Tribute To Woody Guthrie With New Multitudes Track, “Old L.A.” [Free Download]
Photos: Yim Yames With Iron And Wine ACL… [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Woody Guthrie[/lastfm] would have been 100 this year. And to honor that, songwriters[mp3com-artist]Jay Farrar[/mp3com-artist] ([mp3com-artist]Son Volt[/mp3com-artist]),[mp3com-artist]Will Johnson[/mp3com-artist] ([mp3com-artist]Centro-matic[/mp3com-artist]),[mp3com-artist]Anders Parker[/mp3com-artist] ([mp3com-artist]Varnaline[/mp3com-artist]), and[mp3com-artist]Yim Yames[/mp3com-artist] ([lastfm link_type="artist_info"]My Morning Jacket[/lastfm]) have paid compliment with New Multitudes, an intimate interpretation of the American icon and musical legend.
Yim Yames posted that the album is “culled from Woody’s times in L.A. Lyric wise, it’s a part of the story that is still mostly unknown. From Woody’s experiences on L.A.’s skid row to his later years in Topanga Canyon, they are uniquely intimate, and relate two distinctly emotional periods in his life.”
New Multitudes, “Old L.A.” [DOWNLOAD]
Set to coincide with the centennial celebration of Woody Guthrie’s birth year, the New Multitudes CD will be released on February 28.
Fans are encouraged to like the New Multitudes Facebook page to receive updates including interview footage and live performance videos. The four songwriters will bring the music on the road in March for a short West Coast tour that begins March 6 at San Francisco’s The Fillmore.