Tulsa concert to help rebuild Woody Guthrie home

American artist Kris Kristofferson plays at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, Saturday afternoon, July 6, 2013. Roskilde Festival is the largest North European culture and music festival and has existed since 1971. (AP Photo/Anthon Unger, Polfoto ) DENMARK OUT Photo: Image by AP

Tulsa concert to help rebuild Woody Guthrie home

CREATED Oct 10, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Singer Kris Kristofferson is scheduled to play a benefit concert in Tulsa to help a project to rebuild folk legend Woody Guthrie's boyhood home.

The concert is Sunday night at the Mabee Center.
Organizers want to raise about $500,000 to rebuild Guthrie's home in Okemah. The rebuild of the property will use original planks of wood salvaged from the site decades ago.
Guthrie, best known for the song "This Land is Your Land," wrote hundreds of folk songs and ballads. His lyrics celebrated American workers, lamented the woes of the poor and advocated for civil rights.
Although revered as one of the best songwriters in American history, he was rarely acknowledged by his home state for decades after his death in 1967.
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