Artists & Musicians

Maurice Baker (British singer-songwriter and author) (book and songs) & (children’s)

Sam Baker (American singer-songwriter)

Billy Bragg (British singer-songwriter)

Eddie Cochran (American guitarist and singer-songwriter – d. 1960)

Bobby Darin (American singer-songwriter – d. 1973)

Lonnie Donegan (British singer-songwriter – d. 2002)

Bob Dylan (American singer-songwriter and author)

The Ginger Jug Band (British musicians and songwriters)

Stefan Freedman (musician, writer and dance expert)

Woody Guthrie (American singer-songwriter ad author – d. 1967)

jiva (British singer-songwriting duo) &

John Martyn (British guitarist and singer-songwriter – d. 2009)

Ralph Mctell (British singer-songwriter)

Dave Minikin (traditional singer and folk club organiser) &

John Otway (British singer-songwriter)

Keith Richards (Rolling Stones guitarist and song writer)

Buffy Sainte Marie (American singer-songwriter) &

Pete Seeger (American singer-songwriter)

Paul Simon (American singer-songwriter)

Top Topham (British blues guitarist, Yardbirds founder member and songwriter)

Authors & Publications

Billy Bragg
‘Man in the Sand’ (1999 music documentary on Guthrie songs)

W. H. Davies
Brief selection from many works:
‘The Soul's Destroyer and Other Poems’, first published by the author 1905. Then Alston Rivers, 1907 and Jonathan Cape, 1921
‘The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp’ published by Fifield, 1908, Kessinger Publishing, 2003, and Amberley Publishing, 2010.
‘Collected Poems’, published by Fifield 1916.
‘The Poems of W. H. Davies: A Complete Collection’, published by Jonathan Cape, 1934.

Bob Dylan
‘Chronicles - Volume One’ (autobiography) published by Simon and Schuster, 2004.

Woody Guthrie
‘Bound For Glory’ (autobiography) Originally released in 1943, it was re-released with a foreword written by Studs Terkel following the 1976 film adaptation. Now published by Penguin Classics.
‘Born To Win’ (collection of articles, poems and other pieces)

Will Hodgkinson (author)
‘The Ballad Of Britain’ (Portico, UK)
‘Guitar Man’ (Bloomsbury, UK. Da Capo, US)
‘Song Man’ (Bloomsbury, UK. Da Capo, US)
Also: ‘Songbook’ on Sky Arts.

Jack Kerouac &
‘On The Road’ by was written in April 1951 and published by Viking Press in 1957.

Ralph Mctell
‘As Far As I Can Tell’ (autobiography) published by Leola Music Ltd, 2008, and first by Amber Waves (in two volumes) 2000 and 2002.

John Otway
‘Cor Baby That’s Really Me!’ (autobiography) published by KLG Press, 2009, and first by Omnibus Press in 1990
‘I Did It Otway’ (autobiography) published by KLG Press, 2010.

Keith Richards
‘Life’ (autobiography) published by Orion Books, 2010.

Chris Rodley (director)
‘Blues Britannia: Can Blue Men Sing The Whites?’ BBC TV documentary, 2009.

Cecil Sharp (also many links to mainly traditional music, etc)

Pete Seeger
‘Where Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir’, published by Sing Out! 2009 (most recent version).

Elijah Wald
‘Escaping The Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues’, published by Amistad (Harper Collins) 2004.

Venues & Organisations Etc

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

Changing Faces (Charity supporting people with disfigurements to the face)

Chess Records &

Folk Clubs (MB’s locals)
Bridge Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne – Mondays
Berkeley Tavern, Whitley Bay – Wednesdays (contact as above)
Monkseaton Arms, Whitley Bay – Sundays (contact as above)
The Hind, Cramlington – Tuesdays

Music Sites (folkie selection from many) (Mike Harding show)

Saltburn Festival (just one of many excellent festivals)

The Woody Guthrie Archives
125-131 East Main Street, Suite # 200, Mt Kisco, N.Y.10549, USA.

Woody Guthrie Folk Festival (WoodyFest)
Okemah, USA.

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