Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Huntington's Disease Benefit Concert with Larry Long & Joe Savage, May 14

Doors at 6pm, show at 7:30pm. Includes silent auction. $30 online or at the door.  BUY TICKETS

Celebrating the inspiration of Woody Guthrie 

Join American Troubadour Larry Long and Joe Savage for an evening of songs, stories and music celebrating the inspiration of American folk artist Woody Guthrie, who lost his life to Huntington’s disease (HD). The evening benefits the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, started by Woody’s wife Marjorie in 1968. Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s – simultaneously.

Larry has been a longtime friend to the Guthrie family and inspired by Woody’s music. He met Marjorie Guthrie in 1981. Correspondence between them is included in the archives of the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Larry organized the first hometown tribute for Woody Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma in 1989 and the song Long wrote with youth in Okemah, entitled, “Okemah Waltz,” is now the ‘Official’ town song of Okemah, Oklahoma.”

It promises to be an evening of wonderful music, extraordinary talent and an opportunity to help find a cure for this devastating disease.