The Gunslinger’s Ball and Border Radio presents!
SONG FOR WOODY
A Woody Guthrie Centennial Show
The Wine Cellar and Whammy Bar, 13 July 2012, 8pm
Tickets: $10 on the door
Woody Guthrie is the original folk hero. It was Guthrie who, in the Thirties and Forties, transformed the folk ballad into a vehicle for social protest.
‘Song for Woody’ is a celebration of Woody’s 100th birthday. Not only is it a celebration of Woody and his music but it’s a celebration of the idea that music can inspire social change. If you have something to say – say it!
Or better still – sing it!
The massive line up reflects this idea; that everyone should get a chance.
Five main acts, who all have a political element to their music, will play half hour sets.
The Vietnam War, Steve Abel, Adam McGrath (The Eastern), Bernie Griffen and the Grifters, and Heart Attack Alley.
This will be preceded by ‘Rogers Folk Club’ in which veteran folk musician Roger Giles will present an extensive lineup of artist paying brief tributes to Woody. These include The Bads, Tattletale Saints, Alan Meharry (The Broadsides), Will Saunders, Chris Thompson, Cathie Harrop, Rodney Fisher (Goodshirt), Chris Prestley and more.
On the night there will also be a soap box stage set up in the foyer on which anyone is welcome to stand up and say what they think. There will be some well-known speakers throughout the evening but its main purpose is just to get people talking. There will be a guitar there too and every one that walks in will be encouraged to get on the soap box if they like, have a rant, play a song, make an announcement, whatever they please.