Woody Guthrie and John Steinbeck: A Comparison

Songwriter Woody Guthrie and novelist John Steinbeck looked at America and Americans in a similar way. Guthrie said of Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath: “(The novel) shows the damn bankers men that broke us and the dust that choked us, and comes right out in plain old English and says what to do about it.” Join the GRAMMY Museum education staff as we look at both men through the lens of their most famous pieces of work, The Grapes of Wrath and “This Land is Your Land.”