Tag Archives: Woody Guthrie

Live Review: A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Month of Song at Benaroya Hall 5/26/16

Review by Alan Lawrence Inspired by KEXP’s very own DJ Greg Vandy’s beautiful new book about Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River songs, Benaroya Hall was host to a sold out “Tribute to Woody Guthrie and His Moth of Songs”, featuring performances by some top artists including guitarists Bill Frisell and Luke Bergman, Gerald Collier, Dave AlvinRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Woody Guthrie’s Pacific Northwest Legacy at Town Hall 4/29

Loyal listeners of The Roadhouse on KEXP may have noticed host Greg Vandy was absent a bit last year… well, now you can hold in your hand the reason why: 26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest, out now via Sasquatch Books. ThisRead more…

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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, TheRead more…

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Friday Music News

British indie-rockers Alt-J released the video for the song “Tessellate” off their 2012 debut full-length album An Awesome Wave. Named after the Mac command to type the delta symbol (∆), the mysterious Alt-J have been compared to Radiohead, The Antlers, and early Patrick Wolf. On “Tesselate,” their intricate and complex songwriting, as well as theirRead more…

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Martin Luther King Day: Remembering Hope, Progress & Embracing the American Dream through Music

2010 was a year of many things: of economic hardship, of loss, of social progress, and of musical innovation. Going into 2011, and more specifically Martin Luther King day, we must focus not on what we have lost, but how we are embracing the rhetoric of “hope” and “progress” and the “American dream.”

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