It's Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday on the 14th of July this year and there are a number of significant releases lined up to celebrate his Centennial.
Billy Bragg and Wilco's Mermaid Avenue is set to be re-released as a 4 disc box set on the 21st of April, containing remastered editions of Volume 1 & 2, the previously unreleased Volume 3 featuring a further 17 tracks recorded during the same sessions, and the Man In The Sand DVD. Preorder here.
Due out on March 5 is New Multitudes, where My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Son Volt's Jay Farrar, Will Johnson and Anders Parker essentially do their own take on a Mermaid Avenue - previously unpublished Guthrie lyrics put to new music.
Preorder the deluxe edition here.
Preorder the standard edition here.
Out now is Note of Hope - a tribute to Woody's music featuring Van Dyke Parks, Madeleine Peyroux, Tom Morello, Lou Reed ( without Metallica ), Michael Franti & Spearhead, Kurt Elling, Ani Difranco, Studs Terkel, Nellie McKay, Chris Whitley, Pete Seeger and Jackson Browne.
You can buy it here.
There's also a stand alone website for Woody's Centennial - visit it here to find out more.