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American folk icon Woody Guthrie was born on July 14, 1912. On Saturday, July 14, the Jefferson County Historical Society honors Guthrie's legacy with a performance by Mark Dvorak.

Dvorak, of Chicago, will present "The American Folk Song," a musical journey through the roots of American music, with special emphasis on Guthrie's music.

The concert starts at 2 p.m. at the Jefferson County Historical Museum and Village, 1411 N. 27th St.

Dvorak has performed around the country and in Europe and Canada. In 2008 he received the Woodstock Folk Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2013 he won the Lantern Bearer Award from Folk Alliance International. He is a member of the faculty at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music.

"Guthrie's influence changed the face of American music," Dvorak said in a news release. "Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and thousands of others have felt the impact of his music."

For more information, call the Historical Society at 618-246-0033 or visit historicjeffersoncountyil.com.

— The Southern

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