You are invited to a Centennial Celebration of singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie on July 15, 2012, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden, 328 Paddock Avenue CT. Bill Collins, an established local guitarist and singer-songwriter, will lead a joyful service focused on this groundbreaking musician one day after the centennial of his birth. Mr. Collins will lead songs of Woody Guthrie, the musician who inspired thousands of musicians and activists to stand up, sing, and protest injustice during the years of the Great Depression through the 1960’s.
Mr. Collins will also sing a few of his original protest songs. For 25 years, his rousing and inherently participatory music has led a spirited rally cry, providing a sturdy voice always choosing passion and possibility over profit and probability.
Come sing along and explore the messages of social justice that Woody Guthrie and his musical descendants still have for us today.