My man Bob Snodgrass from the Ben's Friends crew left a comment a comment about Arlo Guthrie on my Eddie Vedder post yesterday. It reminded me of Wilco's Mermaid Avenue where they took a bunch of Woody Guthrie poems and set them to music. The poems had been lost to the world but his daughter found them and dialed up Wilco & Billy Bragg to see if they were interested. Jeff Tweedy writes terrific lyrics but many of these songs are my favorite Wilco lyrics. I guess they share the byline with Woody.
This song, Remember the Mountain Bed, is one of my favorites, and it's on the second Mermaid Avenue album.