This Land Is Your Land is one of the most iconic and timeless American songs of all time. It has long been sung in countless settings, and while many know it as the rousing celebratory romp that its lyrics boast from the outside, its truest form as intended by Mr. Guthrie is indeed a protest song for the ages – one with perhaps more question marks than we might have thought.
For the band Nefresh Mountain, the words have always embodied the great beauty and struggle of our country, and in our rendition, because of the times and challenges we are all faced with today, we are leaning more on those questions throughout. Ultimately, this beautiful song speaks to the promise of the American dream, which most believe is still out there today.
In these incredibly difficult times, it feels like we don’t always have a say in the ways of the world, but through the ageless words and sentiment of Woody’s This Land Is Your Land,’ we can still choose to believe in hope, unity, and love – Nefresh Mountain.
About This Land is Your Land:
This Land is Your Land is one of the most iconic songs to emerge from the 1940’s. It was written by legendary American folk singer Woody Guthrie, based on an old Carter Family tune called When the World’s on Fire.
In 2002, This Land Is Your Land was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.
About NeFresh Mountain:
Nefesh Mountain is the place where Bluegrass, Old-Time, and American Roots music meet with Jewish heritage and tradition. Creators, band leaders and husband and wife team Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are the heart of this eclectic offering, pioneering a new world of American culture which seamlessly blends their deep love for American and Western musical forms with their own cultural backgrounds as Jewish Americans.