Video - Digital tour of the Dropkick Murphy items on display at the Woody Guthrie Center, and the band's response to Scott Walker using their song.
Videography by Jeremy Lamberton.
Screenshots - Tweets from the Dropkick Murphys to Scott Walker and Last Week Tonight episode about unauthorized use of songs for campaigns.
Courtesy Dropkick Murphys.
Screenshot - Dropkick Murphys tweet to Scott Walker about using "Shipping Up To Boston" without permission. 2015
Courtesy of the Dropkick Murphys.
Banjo - Used by Jeff DaRosa of the Dropkick Murphys to record Woody Guthrie's lyrics "I'm Shipping Up To Boston."
Courtesy of Woody Guthrie Center Tulsa.
Photograph - Signed photo of The Dropkick Murphys performing at Tulsa's historic Cain's Ballroom, March 1, 2017.
Photo by Tim Bonea.
Photograph - Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys in front of the Woody Guthrie Center mural.
Photo by Tim Bonea
In 2015, The Dropkick Murphys turned to Twitter to publicly address copyright violation when Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's presidential campaign used "I'm Shipping Up to Boston," a Woody Guthrie lyric. The tweet was featured on an episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight and resulted in a special song from artists sharing their thoughts about the issue.
In Woody's own words, "I'm an educator, not any entertainer." Our contemporary artist-activists continue that mission as they unify our ideals in song and educate us. Their work makes us feel deeper, hope longer, and dream bigger. #folkthevote