“The Centennial and Legacy of Woody Guthrie”, by Singer-Songwriter Bill Collins”
Join us at UU Meriden for the Centennial Celebration of singer – songwriter Woody Guthrie. Bill Collins, an established local guitarist and singer-songwriter, will lead a joyful worship service focused on this groundbreaking musician one day after the centennial of his birth. Bill will lead songs of Woody Guthrie, the musician who inspired thousands of musicians and activists to stand up, sing, and protest injustice during the Great Depression through the 1960’s. He 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. Also participating is Verne McArthur, a long time song leader and member of the UU Society in Springfield, Massachusetts, who will share songs of peace and social justice.