When composer David Amram was commissioned by Woody Guthrie’s family to write a tribute to the folk legend, he experienced an intense bout of writer’s block. “I really believe in ecology, but I must’ve poured through a tree and a half of paper that hit the wastebasket without ever being used,” says the prolific musician, whose impressive resumé includes working with Bob Dylan, Jack Kerouac and Patti Smith as well as penning three books and numerous musical pieces. What finally inspired him was a suggestion from Guthrie’s daughter Nora to read Joe... More >>>