If you haven’t heard, Woody Guthrie was born 100 years ago this year, making 2012 a special marker in the state’s arts and social history. The hero songwriter who composed "This Land is Your Land" and other ballads during his days on the Dust Bowl road came from Okemah. The small town in Okfuskee County, naturally, hosts the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, also known as WoodyFest. The 15th annual festival, July 11-15, includes a long list of favorite singers, songwriters and musicians from near and far; Arlo Guthrie and Judy Collins are this year’s headliners. Other guests include familiar favorites Jimmy LaFave, the Red Dirt Rangers, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Butch Hancock, John Fullbright, Susan Herndon, Monica Taylor, Michael Fracasso and Billy Bragg. Also be on the watch for folk rock’s up-and-comers Samantha Crain and Jesse Aycock. Go online for a complete line-up, schedule and ticket information. www.woodyguthrie.com

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