Lauren Hoffman

Ben Arthur joins Lauren Hoffman and Matt Curreri for Songwriters in the Round Friday, November 3. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Songwriters in the Round

Ben Arthur is so taken by the creative process that it informs his art in a literal sense. Whether he’s responding to Kurt Andersen’s story of Puritan settler Anne Hutchinson with a modern answer in song, or co-writing with notable author George Saunders, Arthur stays busy crafting his own subgenre through collaborations. He hosts the Emmy-nominated […]

Woody Guthrie’s protest song “This Land Is Your Land” is “arguably more popular than our national anthem” according to American Songwriter magazine. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

They doth protest: Listen to Charlottesville’s protest songs

Everyone knows at least one protest song. There’s Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” which American Songwriter magazine says is “arguably more popular than our national anthem”; Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”; Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”; Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come”; Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”; Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind”; […]