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26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs by Greg Vandy, Daniel Person

By Greg Vandy, Daniel Person

In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days—including classics like “Roll On Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty”—when he was once employed by way of the Bonneville energy management to advertise the advantages of affordable hydroelectric strength, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to rejoice the seventy fifth anniversary of this undertaking, KEXP DJ Greg Vandytakes readers contained in the strange partnership among one in every of America’s nice folks artists and the government, and exhibits how the yank folks revival was once a reaction to tough times.

26 Songs In 30 Days plunges deeply into the old context of the time and the revolutionary politics that embraced Social Democracy in the course of an period during which the U.S. have been seriously being affected by the nice melancholy. And although it is a musical heritage of a colourful American musical icon and a selected a part of the rustic, it couldn’t be a greater reminder of ways undying and expansive such themes are in today’s political discourse.

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