Holcombe Waller: Notes from the Riverkeepers
“Notes” features extemporaneous and through-composed storytelling and song, rooted in Waller’s folk, blues and soul-inspired music, focusing on one of the main issues Columbia Riverkeeper faces in their role as stewards of the Columbia River - the risks of crude oil-by-rail (“CBR”) transportation along both sides of the river. The lyrics incorporate the history of the federal railroad system, the nationwide corporate railroad duopoly represented by the northern and southern side Columbia River rail lines, and the phenomenon of train derailments/explosions/emergency response, focusing particularly on the oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, Oregon in June of 2016.
Featuring Dana J on drums, Justin Miller on bass and Joshua Thomas on keyboards and guitars.
This performance, presented by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, will take place in the University of Washington’s historic Penthouse Theater, the first theater in the round built in the United States.