A new concept album reimagining the classic Woody Guthrie album ‘Dust Bowl Blues‘ will be released on September 10th on Parlophone. The album includes tracks from a wide range of A list Americana artists such as Mark Lanegan, John Paul White, and Lee Ann Womack, and rising stars such as Colter Wall, Lillie Mae and Chris Thile. ‘Home in This World: Woody Guthrie’s Dust Bowl Ballads‘ is no covers album. Each track describes a current environmental or economic issue in the style of the dust bowl and depression of the 1930s, making it the first of its kind and a unique blend of old and new.
Curated by Randall Poster, a long-time collaborator of film-maker Wes Anderson says, “there is a growing sensitivity to the harsh farming practices that put our well-being at risk“, a crisis which Woody Guthrie described in ‘Dust Bowl Ballads‘. Poster goes on to say that the compilation will “push back on climate change” and has been produced in conjunction with environmental media group Kiss the Ground. ‘Home in this World‘ has the full endorsement of The Woody Guthrie Estate.
The album, which will be released on CD and streaming only, can be preordered here.