Greg Vandy Book Signing W/ Tim Easton & Birger Olsen

Author Greg Vandy will read from his book 26 Songs In 30 Days: Woody Guthrie's Columbia River Songs and the Planned Promised Land in the Pacific Northwest and sign copies. Tim Easton & Birger Olsen will perform some of Woody's songs. In 1941, Woody Guthrie wrote 26 songs in 30 days--including classics like "Roll On Columbia" and "Pastures of Plenty"--when he was hired by the Bonneville Power Administration to promote the benefits of cheap hydroelectric power, irrigation, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Timed to celebrate the 75th anniversary of his employment by the federal government, KEXP DJ Greg Vandy takes readers inside the unusual partnership between one of America's great folk artists and the federal government, and shows how the first American folk revival of the 1930's was a response to hard times.