August 7th, 2008
Episode 88 of 429 episodes
Right from the beginning, Steve Earle openly channeled the spirit of Woody Guthrie, noting that we need him now more than ever. Out of all the artists at the Newport Folk Festival, Earle's invocation is arguably the most appropriate — he would have fit in well at the festival's inception. Originally recorded from the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I. on August 2, 2008.