Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons. (Courtesy Photo)

Woody Gutherie songs at VCA

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017 11:11am
  • Arts

Seattle-based acoustic blues masters Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons will explore the legacy of Woody Guthrie’s songs in the show “Woody Gutherie’s Northwest Songs” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kay White Hall.

Guthrie traveled through the Pacific Northwest in 1941, writing his famous songs like “Roll On, Columbia” and “Pastures of Plenty.” Yet, the majority of his songs from that period were never recorded. Those tunes are now being produced as an album by multiple generations of Northwest roots artists, including Hunter and Seamons. The duo will perform new arrangements of Gutherie’s work and tell stories about his trip through the region.

Winners of the 2016 International Blues Challenge, Hunter and Seamons have performed at the Port Townsend Blues Festival, and recorded and toured with Dom Flemons.

Tickets are sold at VCA, Heron’s Nest Gallery and vashoncenterforthearts.org.

More in Arts

What’s Happening June 20 to 27

VCA GARDEN TOUR Vashon Center for the Arts’ 28th annual Garden Tour… Continue reading

Theater company celebrates Tennessee Williams in new season

Civic Rep, a new theater company in residence at Open Space for… Continue reading

David Erue sculpture goes up for auction

Gather Vashon, a new gallery featuring the work of island artists, is… Continue reading

It’s time to stop and smell the roses at Vashon’s annual garden tour

Vashon Center for the Arts will present its 28th Annual Garden Tour… Continue reading

With new book, island chef chronicles farm life and food

Kurt Timmermeister has never been afraid of trying new things, but when… Continue reading

What’s Happening June 13 – 20

POETRY READING AT VALISE There will be a poetry reading by islander… Continue reading

What’s Happening: May 30 – June 6

BIG O WONDERLAND AT OPEN SPACE Islanders can come as Alice or… Continue reading

Shows by island artists dominate June’s First Friday Art Walk

Take an art walk to celebrate the First Friday of June. VIVA… Continue reading

Award-winning Canadian writers to hold readings at bookshop

A reading by two award-winning Canadian writers will take place at 5… Continue reading

`Pinocchio’ brought to life through dance

The famous Italian fairy tale about an untruthful puppet will be brought… Continue reading

Theater: Big questions for a small island

What would happen if a talented child of Vashon grew up, moved… Continue reading

Arts briefs for May 23 – 30

BACH AND MORE AT BETHEL The Salish Sea Early Music Festival will… Continue reading