Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom at Brisbane Powerhouse

Celebrate one of the greatest folk singers of all time with this unique concert dedicated to his songs of freedom, social justice and equality.

In a world where bigotry, racism, violence and inequality are seemingly on the rise, this show, built around Woody’s songs, is a timely reminder of the universal power of great folk music to celebrate humanity and to give voice to the struggles of ordinary people for a better world.



Led by the musical prowess of Bruce Hearn (from Melbourne ska legends, Strange Tenants) & The Machinists, Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom features icons of Australia’s folk/roots music scene, including Mic Conway (Captain Matchbox), Margret RoadKnight, Jan “YARN” Wositzky (Bushwhackers), Kavisha Mazzella and the Brisbane Combined Unions Choir.

Help keep the flame alive and experience the power of Woody’s music, with his messages as relevant in today’s political climate as they were when he first wrote them back in the 30s and 40s.

Woody Guthrie: Songs of Freedom
16–17 August 2019
Brisbane Powerhouse