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Woody Guthrie Centre Revisited
Oct05

Woody Guthrie Centre Revisited

Read about our return to the Woody Guthrie Centre in Tulsa Ok   Woody Guthrie Centre, Tulsa Oklahoma 2 October 2018 Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   “I am an educator, not any entertainer” “If you play more than two chords, you’re showing off” – Woody Guthrie   To Woody Guthrie, words were more important than music.  This childlike, adventurous rebel had a big...

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Woody Guthrie Centre
Jul20

Woody Guthrie Centre

A look back to our visit to the Woody Guthrie Centre in 2016   The Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa Oklahoma 2016 By Rob Dickens The Woody Guthrie Centre in Downtown Tulsa Oklahoma preserves Guthrie’s body of work and the continuation of his legacy.  It opened in 2013, and is housed in a purpose-built facility of over 1,000 sq. meters in a former paper warehouse. The Centre also has live events in its 60-seat auditorium – a concert...

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At Last..The Essence Of Bob Dylan..To Be Found..In..Tulsa OK
Jul19

At Last..The Essence Of Bob Dylan..To Be Found..In..Tulsa OK

See the first images of the to-be-constructed Bob Dylan Centre   An ideal place, sharing the city where his spiritual folk musician mentor Woody Guthrie is honored. The Bob Dylan Centre will be built in Tulsa Oklahoma, construction to commence in 2019 with estimated completion in 2021.  To be permanently located on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Oklahoma’s vibrant and colourful Tulsa Arts District, close to the Woody...

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Tulsa OK to Fort Smith AR
Sep06

Tulsa OK to Fort Smith AR

Read our travels from Tulsa OK to Fort Smith Arkansas 1 September 2016 Fort Smith Arkansas It was time to leave Tulsa, my main aim being achieved – a rewarding visit to that city’s excellent Woody Guthrie Centre.  It was also nice to take a look at that city which has a good feel about it, seeming to be in a state of economic and cultural incline. I took full advantage of a late hotel check-out as I nursed my laptop to...

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Woody Guthrie and Computers
Sep04

Woody Guthrie and Computers

Read about my day in Tulsa Oklahoma Woody and Laptops   31 August 2016 Tulsa Oklahoma  A mixed bag of a day. That is to expected with the glorious uncertainty of travel . The high point was a visit to the Woody Guthrie Centre. I met the Executive Director of the facility Deana McCloud and she was good enough to show me some of the highlights of the Centre before leaving me to study the exhibits on my own. It was a fascinating...

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