Woody Guthrie and ‘Old Man Trump’
Will Kaufman – singer, multi-instrumentalist and Professor of American Studies – is recognised as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie.
In 2014, Will discovered Guthrie’s previously unpublished song lyrics and other writings condemning Donald Trump’s father Fred Trump’s racism. He has now turned these discoveries into a new music and spoken-word presentation.
Woody Guthrie and ‘Old Man Trump’ brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the colour of their skin – warning us about the dangers of ignoring and repeating history.