Various Artists/ ‘Roll Columbia: Woody Guthrie’s 26 Northwest Songs’/ Smithsonian Folkways
In the spring of 1941, Woody Guthrie traveled to Portland, OR, to write songs for the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Seventy-six years later, this little-known yet prolific period is commemorated on this two-disc cover album including all of Guthrie’s BPA songs, nine of which have never been released before. The collection features members of R.E.M., Black Prairie, The Decemberists and others.
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