Saturday, July 14, 2012

Last night's Woody Guthrie birthday bash at historic Union Hall in Missoula was a success! Close to one hundred folks showed up to celebrate America's Great Folk Troubadour on the eve of his centennial birthday.

Organizing the show took a lot of work, and I've been feeling exhausted for the last three days. Yesterday's near 100-degree temperature didn't help.  Fortunately, union angels came out of the woodwork and volunteered in multiple ways.  Some brought water and ice.  Some brought floor fans.  Some helped take money at the door.  Some ran sound and lights.

It pleased me that the gritty and fun-loving crowd embraced the heat and sweated it out.  Some lasted the full four hours!

The hootenanny got great press from both the Missoulian and the Missoula Independent.

Thanks to all the bands, dancers, actors, artists, organizers, journalists, and everyone who showed up who helped make this event so memorable and inspiring!

Happy Birthday, Woody Guthrie.

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