How did Woody Guthrie get involved in a government film about public power? Here’s a book excerpt from 26 Songs In 30 Days. Please Donate NOW: “It was April 1941, and a man that Woody referred to as ‘some feller from the Dept. of Interior’ came by his Los Angeles home to chat with him […]

by Sean Jewell:: By nature farm work is cyclical. Morning becomes evening toiling in the soil. Days become weeks –then months, as seasons pass into one another. Seeds and soil eventually become the harvest, but you have to give it time. Nathaniel Talbot is busy with farm work all spring and summer, with no time to […]

Greg Vandy needs you! The final hurdle in the book project 26 Songs In 30 Days is raising money to pay associated publishing rights to Woody’s song manuscripts which are used as photos in the book. We believe “seeing” the original, hand-typed song lyrics from Woody’s hand will add a great amount of visual character […]

by Sean Jewell :: Drunken Prayer is a strange brew out of Portland, Oregon, a mixture of New Orleans boogie, Southern gothic, California country, and Northwestern noir. Roots in the South and branches in the Northwest make their sound a heady concoction of over-driven electric twang, Bakersfield vocals, and sardonic lyrics, and their latest effort The Devil & The […]

timberbound

Bonded To The Firmament: One story about Timberbound by Joe Seamons:: Joe Seamons is a folklorist, educator, and musician who more than any one person is responsible for continuing the legacy of Timberbound songs, and the group of 70’s “back to the landers” who set-up in the Oregon tall trees and lived a simple life. […]

WW5

The Wildwood Music Festival is just a few weeks away. This roots music festival takes place on a farm in the heart of rural Oregon every July. This will be the third year of this home grown event. We spoke with Kim Hamblin, the owner of Roshambo Art Farm, and one half of the team […]

pickathon Bus

When the initial Pickathon 2014 line-up was recently rolled out over the course of 16 days (16 days for 16 years!), could you have believed that it would only get stronger than it already was? Well believe it, baby. Pickathon is excited to announce the addition of The War on Drugs, Destroyer (solo), Black Lillies, and Those […]