Barry Ollman Collections

Woody Guthrie in LA

Here's a recent radio interview I did with Steve Chiotakis of KCRW in Los Angeles to talk about April 12, 2012 being officially proclaimed Woody Guthrie Day by the city of Los Angeles, the dedication of Woody Guthrie Square on the corner of 4th and Main, and to let people know about my talk that evening at the Grammy Museum. A great Woody week! By the way, if you didn't know it, Woody lived in Los Angeles from 1937 to 1940. You can read about that part of his life right here.

Woody Guthrie

Barry Ollman Outside the Grammy Museum
Photo courtesy of Angie Ollman.
Woody Guthrie Square
Positively... Woody Guthrie Square! The corner of Fourth and Main streets, Los Angeles, California, in the heart of the area once known as Skid Row, where Woody lived when he first came to LA in 1937. Photo by Barry Ollman.

Woody Guthrie
Nora Guthrie, Director of The Woody Guthrie Foundation, Bob Santelli, Director of the Grammy Museum and Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry dedicate the corner of 4th and Main St. as Woody Guthrie Square on April 12th, 2012. Photo by Barry Ollman.
Presenting Woody Guthrie at the Grammy Museum
Me giving my presentation, "Collecting Woody" at the Grammy Museum, April 12th, 2012 as part of Woody at 100 in Los Angeles, Photo courtesy of Jeff Gold.

Graham Nash, Noel Paul Stookey, Barry Ollman
Graham Nash, Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary and me, backstage at the Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert at Club Nokia, Los Angeles, April 14, 2012. Photo courtesy of Brandise Danesewich.
Barry Ollman and Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Me and Ramblin' Jack Elliott after the Woody Guthrie Tribute Concert, Club Nokia, Los Angeles, April 14th, 2012. Photo courtesy of Brandise Danesewich.