Woody Guthrie was a singer-songwriter and folk musician who influenced many
musicians including Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen. His musical
legacy includes political, traditional and children’s songs. Guthrie’s best-known
song is “This Land is Your Land”. He is the father of musician Arlo Guthrie
Woody Guthrie wrote this song in 1940 and recorded it in 1944. It was
not published until 1945.