26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest

26 Songs in 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest

Greg Vandy


In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days--including classics like "Roll On Columbia" and "Pastures of Plenty"--when he used to be employed through the Bonneville strength management to advertise the advantages of affordable hydroelectric strength, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to rejoice the seventy fifth anniversary of his employment by way of the government, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy takes readers contained in the strange partnership among one in every of America's nice folks artists and the government, and indicates how the 1st American people revival of the 1930's used to be a reaction to demanding times.

The new book 26 Songs In 30 Days plunges deeply into the historic context of the time and the revolutionary politics that embraced Social Democracy during an period during which the U.S. seriously suffered from the nice melancholy. And notwithstanding it is a musical background of a colourful American musical icon and a particular a part of the rustic, it could not be a greater reminder of the way suitable such issues are in brand new political discourse.

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