Listen to The Woody Guthrie Centennial Show on The Roadhouse 9/12

by Greg Vandy

Five years ago, I produced a special program on Woody Guthrie’s brief, yet highly prolific month in our area, as a temporary employee of the Bonneville Power Administration assigned to write “a song a day” in order to promote the benefits of public power from the newly created public works project, The Grand Coulee Dam (“The Biggest Thing Man Has Ever Done”). I called the show 26 Songs In 30 Days (and even made a cover for it!)

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For this week’s show, and to celebrate Woody’s Centennial, I dusted off this old piece (it starts at the 6:45), wrapped it with more songs by Woody (and others!), played other bits and pieces, and added super cool archival audio in which even Woody himself can be heard. The end result is an original, super special Centennial show which will clearly demonstrate the greatness of our favorite dust bowlin’ Okie who shaped our American identity in the 1940′s with plain speakin’, old melodies, and a guitar fit for fightin’. It’s three hours of goodness that includes union songs, migrant songs, train songs, dust bowl songs, and of course the Columbia river songs (26 of ‘em... in 30 days!). Roll On Columbia!

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