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Woody in the Woods Fest
August 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The 75th Anniversary of Woody Guthrie and the Columbia River Songs
All ages welcome.
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$15 public, $10 members, $5 youth
Presented by The Folk Sessions and The Highlands Center
3:00 pm Featured Concert in the Amphitheater w/ Brad Newman, Folka Polka, The Robertson Sisters, Garrick Rawlings, Greg LaCosse, Tom and Christa Agostino, the Columbia River Ramblers and special guests and music presentations in the Ramada
Set 1: Woody Guthrie – The Columbia River Songs
1pm: Brad Newman, Greg Lacosse, Garrick Rawlings
2:15pm: Brad Newman, Folka Polka
Set 2: Songs inspired by Woody Guthrie
1:40: Robertson Sisters, Tom and Christa Agostino
Arizona folk musicians and storytellers and will be on hand to talk and sing about Woody Guthrie, the Columbia River days and folk music.
- We will have a children’s program in the Play Area
- A Woody Guthrie “Ballad Tree” where we will share songs and stories w/ sing-alongs
- There will be a video presentation of Woody and the Columbia River Dam Project
The Columbia River Songs Story
In May 1941, folk singer Woody Guthrie spent one month working for the federal government. His job was to travel to the Pacific Northwest and write songs promoting huge hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River. The government faced powerful opposition from private utilities and hoped that folk songs would prompt more public support. Out of this month of work came some of Guthrie’s best-known songs including Roll on Columbia and Pastures of Plenty.
The Folk Sessions may well be one of the most eclectic radio shows in America. Broadcast throughout Central & Northern Arizona for over 15 years on the KJAZZ Radio Network and Prescott Public Radio, part of the Arizona Community Radio Network. The Folk Sessions has established a loyal following, producing quality radio programs and live concerts.