Celebrating the Inspiration of Woody Guthrie

Join Larry Long and Joe Savage for an evening of stories and songs benefiting the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA), started by Woody Guthrie’s wife Marjorie in 1967. May 14, 2016 • 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:15 Celtic Junction | 836 Prior Ave. N. | St. Paul, MN

Purchase tickets for $30 ($20 Tax-Deductable) at the door or online: www.hdsa.org/americanjourney

It promises to be an evening of wonderful music, extraordinary talent and an opportunity to help find a cure for this devastating disease.

Huntington’s disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure.

Every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene that causes HD. Today, there are 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

Larry has long been a friend to members of the Guthrie family and inspired by his music. Larry met Marjorie Guthrie, Woody’s wife, in 1981 at Harold Leventhal’s office. Correspondence between Marjorie and Larry are included in the archives of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Larry organized the first hometown tribute for Woody Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1989 and the song Larry Long wrote with youth in Okemah, entitled, “Okemah Waltz,” is now the ‘Official’ town song of Okemah, Oklahoma.”

Bringing Woody Guthrie Home - Jerry Baker - Low Res

“Telling the stories of hard working people in a way that highlights the courage, deep personal experiences, and heroism found in their lives is a tradition for which Woody Guthrie is famous and which Larry Long continues.” – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Larry Long - Okemah Water Towers - 1986 - Low Res

Please help us make this evening a success by becoming a sponsor. HDSA is the largest 501(c) (3) non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease.

Woody_Guthrie: This Machine Kills Fascists

To become a sponsor, please contact Clarissa Trujillo at ctrujillo@hdsa.org or 612-499-4829 or submit the Commitment Form included in this packet.