HFVS Music Giveaway: Go Waggaloo by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family

New Music Giveaway: Go Waggaloo by Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family

Featuring Woody Guthrie drawings on the cover art and booklet, ‘Go Waggaloo’ will entertain every member of every family.

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings recently sent us a CD by local Western Massachusetts musician Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, her debut family album. The 13-track disc features her husband, Johnny Irion, their two daughters, and a host of other family and friends including her father Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Pete’s grandson Tao Rodriguez Seeger. An absolutely fantastic group of friends and family and an equally fantastic collection of both original and traditional folk music, including three songs featuring lyrics by Sarah’s grandfather Woody Guthrie from the Smithsonian Folkways archives never before put to music. The allurement of Sarah’s vocals, the originality of new songs and the familiarness of traditional folk music sung by folk music legends, make Go Waggaloo a “Grade A” family album! My daughter and I both love this new alum. We can’t stop playing it!

Arlo Guthrie writes in the introduction of this CD, “If you have enough kid left inside yourself somewhere for these songs to make sense, consider yourself lucky. They are building blocks of who you are and where you come from. I love songs that are inspired and/or written by kids themselves and not by the people who think they know what’s good for you.”

To find out more about Sarah Lee Guthrie and her husband, Johnny Irion, visit their web site at sarahleeandjohnny.com.


Your chance to win Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family debut family album, Go Waggaloo, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) You must include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 11/04/09 @ 7pm (EST).


To continue to spread the word about this album, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is offering listeners the opportunity to stream the entire album for free until November 3rd, 2009 HERE.

Additionally, SFR is running a contest on their Facebook page where they ask listeners to define what they think “Go Waggaloo” means. The first 200 people who comment each get a free download from Smithsonian Folkways.

  • HOLIDAY GIFT: This would make a great holiday gift! If you don’t win, you can find copies HERE for sale.
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