Woody Gutherie's Recorded Output Represents A Mere 10% Of The Songs He Wrote. The rest he carried with him on his travels; words scribbled down in numerous notebooks and tunes humming in his head. When he died in 1967, those tunes were lost forever. Thirty years later his daughter, Nora, went looking for somebody to write new music for these "lost" lyrics. She found Billy Bragg, who in turn found Wilco. 'Man in the Sand' is the story of how together they brought Woody's words back to life and created the acclaimed albums 'Mermaid Avenue Volume I & II'