Lots of people don’t know that Woody Guthrie once worked for the BPA here in the Columbia River Gorge. BPA’s idea was to make music about the changes and advantages of electrification and get people excited about what was coming. At the time there was huge political resistance to spending money on the dams and the power lines. Politicians didn’t see the need for spending money and creating jobs. They thought that the investment would never pay for itself. That the demand for electricity would never be that great. The debate really hasn’t changed much.
Guthrie Film Debut & Musical Tribute
Saturday, October 22nd
@ The Discovery Center
The Discovery Center invites you to attend:
“Roll on Columbia” Woody Guthrie’s Film Debut & Musical Tribute
(Saturday, October 22nd, 2011) Join us as we host the Gorge debut of “Roll on Columbia,” the new film about folk musician Woody Guthrie, and the songs inspired by his work for theBonneville Power Administration.———————————-
Guthrie tribute groups “The Wanderers” and “The Renegade String Band” will perform LIVE between the 5PM and 7:15PM movie screenings. Cost of attendance is $7 (movie and music included).
An optional salmon buffet dinner will be served by the Basalt Rock Cafe, for $15. Dinner and music begin at 6:15PM in the Meyer Memorial Trust River Gallery. Beer/wine will be available for purchase. Advance RSVPs are required, and seating is limited.
For more tickets, call: 541.296.8600 x201