James Talley: Woody Guthrie and Songs of my Oklahoma Home

James Talley is a talented singer/songwriter who recently returned to recording and performing with a collection of songs he first heard growing up in Oklahoma—Woody Guthrie songs sung by his father. Talley’s renditions are as good as it gets. He draws on his memories, and his parents’ Dust Bowl struggles and migration West, to sing Guthrie with true passion and grace.
Woody Guthrie and Songs of my Oklahoma Home
Released: 1/25/2000
Genre: Americana
All James Talley profiles…
The CD
Oklahoma-born songwriter James Talley says he’s sung these songs all his life.
Deportee
The tragic story behind Guthrie’s famous song about migrant workers.
Influences
Talley talks about the roots that he and Woodie Guthrie share.
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