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Ani joins Ryan Harvey and Tom Morello on Woody Guthrie cover "Old Man Trump"

Created: 06/24/16

Ani joined Ryan Harvey and Tom Morello to produce catchy as all hell cover of the 'lost' Woody Guthrie track, "Old Man Trump."

"Old Man Trump" was recently rediscovered by Will Kaufman, a professor at UK's University of Lancashire, on a visit to the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa, OK.  The song had sat, unrecorded, in his notebook for the next 66 years.  Now, as the new old man Trump is once again using hate to stir people up for all the wrong reasons, Ryan Harvey, joined by Ani DiFranco and Tom Morello, and with the approval of Woody Guthrie Publications, have recorded Woody's words from all those years ago, which unfortunately, could just as easily have been written yesterday:


"I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
He stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts"
(c)2016 Ryan Harvey/Woody Guthrie Publications

Check out the story in Rolling Stone where you can read the story and stream the track, or head on over to iTunes to purchase a download here: