Come early to enjoy our multiple art galleries featuring work by the likes of Edward Curtis, Dorthea Lange, Ansel Adams and more, our interactive live web stream, giant game of chess, full bar and gourmet food trucks.
In 1950, Ramblin' Jack Elliott met Woody Guthrie, moved in with the Guthrie family and traveled with Woody to California and Florida, from the redwood forests to the Gulf Stream waters. Jack became so enthralled with the life and composer of This Land Is Your Land, The Dust Bowl Ballads, and a wealth of children's songs that he completely absorbed the inflections and mannerisms, leading Guthrie to remark, "Jack sounds more like me than I do."
Country Joe McDonald has recorded 33 albums, including 1969's Thinking of Woody Guthrie, and has written hundreds of songs over a career spanning 40 years. In the early 1960s, he began busking on Berkeley, California's famous Telegraph Avenue, and later went on to co-found Country Joe & the Fish which became a pioneer psychedelic rock band with their eclectic performances at The Avalon Ballroom, The Fillmore, Monterey Pop Festival and both the original and the reunion Woodstock Festivals.
And, as Billy Bragg observed, "Like no one of his generation Country Joe McDonald carries on the mission of Woody Guthrie."
Join Open Borders as we celebrate the legacy of an American folk legend.
125 W. Thousand Oaks
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360