Tom Morello Set To Receive The 2024 Woody Guthrie Prize

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Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will be honored as the recipient of the 2024 Woody Guthrie Prize during a ceremony on September 25. Morello just turned 60-years-old on May 30, the day of the announcement. The ceremony is set to take place at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will feature a Question and Answer session with Morello, as well as an acoustic performance from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. Morello says: “Woody Guthrie was a fearless agitator, a six string instigator, a poetic truth teller and a harmonizing hell raiser. He was the original punk rocker whose life, music, art and lyrics were beacons of justice and liberation for the downtrodden and oppressed. Woody has been an inspiration to tell it like I see it without compromise or apology and to play my songs (and his songs) wherever people are taking a stand.” (Consequence of Sound)