"As our new melody notes and chords began to take shape, we became even more affected by the beauty of Woody's words," says Ruthy. "It sounds like he wrote the words for a loved one, but now, as we sing them, it feels like a song to Woody himself. It's a huge honor to sing this song."
My Name is New York celebrates what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, this July 14. Other artists featured on the project include Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger and Woody's son, Arlo Guthrie.
Mike + Ruthy's "My New York City" is also included on the duo's new six-song collection, THE NYC EP. They shot the gorgeous video for the song earlier this year when Ruthy was pregnant with daughter Opal June, who was born June 5. Watch the world premiere of the proud new parents' "My New York City" video below.