Country Joe

Country Joe McDonald – that hairy dude in the Woodstock documentary who leads the infamous F-U-C-K chant – was one of psychedelia’s most outrageous satirists. But like a lot of wily hippies, his roots lie in the folk revival (i.e. strapping on a guitar and imitating the great Woody Guthrie). For the last several years, McDonald has been paying tribute to Woody with a series of tribute performances, the spirit of which was captured on the recently released two-disc set A Tribute to Woody Guthrie. However, this isn’t Country Joe’s first Guthrie-themed record. Way back in 1969, the year of Woodstock, he recorded Thinking of Woody Guthrie. If you’re a fan of vintage cosmic Americana, then you really need to hear this masterful country-rock album. All ages. JUSTIN F. FARRAR

Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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