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Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land In The PNW
Greg Vandy

February 15, 7pm
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As a commissioned songwriter for the Portland’s Bonneville Power Administration in 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs – including classics like “Roll On, Columbia”, “Hard Travelin’”, and “Pastures of Plenty” extolling the benefits of public power, hydroelectricity, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. On the 75th anniversary of this amazingly productive song cycle, join Gorge Owned as they welcome KEXP DJ Greg Vandy, author of 26 Songs In 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land In The Pacific Northwest to reveal the unusual partnership between America’s greatest folk artist and the federal government in a never told before story of how the first American folk revival of the 1930’s was a response to hard times, and how Guthrie championed a new Social Democracy in Portland, Oregon.

Greg Vandy is host of “The Roadhouse”, a weekly radio show on KEXP- Seattle and the publisher of American Standard Time, a blog dedicated to American music and vintage lifestyle. He also curates for the Pickathon music festival and his first book is titled 26 Songs In 30 Days: Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River Songs & The Planned Promised Land In The Pacific Northwest published by Sasquatch Books in Seattle.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. Come early to enjoy a glass of wine or beer and meet others in the community. Gorge Owned’s (GO!) Sense of Place is an annual lecture series that seeks to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to our landscape and to one another. Tickets available here or at the door (note: this event will sell out).

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  • February 15, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • February 15, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 541-387-8877

Venue Website:

Address:
215 Cascade Ave, Hood River, Oregon, 97031, United States

Description:

Columbia Center for the Arts (CCA) is located in downtown Hood River, Oregon in the heart of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge. This thriving art center increases and enhances the opportunities for artists and residents of the greater Columbia River Gorge community to participate in arts education and the literary, performing, and visual arts.

  • February 15, 2017
    7:00pm - 9:00pm