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

Drama Dock’s one-act plays impress

I drove home from Drama Dock’s production of “All In The Timing,”… Continue reading

Island photographer leads ‘Shoot to Show’ course for islanders of all skill levels

Prolific island photographer Ray Pfortner will present his annual photography class, Shoot… Continue reading

What’s Happening in Arts April 25 through May 2

Folk Choir Sings Free Range Folk Choir’s spring concert will take place… Continue reading

‘Blue Monster’ will play for its namesake

A band hopes to entice a monster with psychedelic tunes at 8… Continue reading

Chorale to peform ‘Legacy — Imprinting a Past for a Future.’

The Vashon Island Chorale, under the director of conductor Gary Cannon, will… Continue reading

Drama Dock brings short plays to life

All in the Timing brings original wit, thoughtful satire to the stage… Continue reading

Publish the Quest plays the Strawberry Festival in 2014. (File Photo)
Publish the Quest will play at the Red Bike

Publish the Quest, a band with deep Vashon roots that has made… Continue reading

Chris Ballew aka Caspar Babypants (Courtesy Photo)
Caspar Babypants will play at Chautauqua

Well-known musician Caspar Babypants will bring his raucous kids’ tunes to Vashon… Continue reading

Arts briefs for April 18-25

What’s Happening Mark Lanegan and guest Mark Pickerel will croon at The… Continue reading

Most Read