BENZONIA PUBLIC LIBRARY AND DARCY LIBRARY OF BEULAH HOST MICHIGAN NOTABLE BOOK AUTHOR
A multi-arts program with author Daniel Wolff and singer-songwriter Chris Buhalis will be presented on Wednesday, April 11, at 7pm at the Mills Community House. Wolff is author of Grown Up Anger: Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and the Calumet Massacre of 1913, which was selected as a 2018 Michigan Notable Book.
GROWN-UP ANGER weaves together biographies of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie with a labor strike in northern Michigan to create an alternative history of 20th century America’s labor struggles and politics. For his latest book, Wolff researched a wide range of materials including 19th-century copper mining in the Upper Peninsula, the origins of folk music, and the ’60s counterculture.
Wolff is the author of several nonfiction books including 4th of July/Asbury Park and You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke, which won the Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award. He’s been nominated for a Grammy, published three collections of poetry, and collaborated with songwriters, filmmakers, and photographers.
Detroit-born musician Chris Buhalis joins Wolff in demonstrating the musical connections of Guthrie and Dylan. A prominent figure in Michigan's folk scene, Buhalis performs an annual New Year’s Day tribute concert to Americana heroes Townes Van Zandt and Hank Williams Sr. His most recent album is Big Car Town, with songs about Michigan’s industrial past and his working class roots.
The program is hosted by Benzonia Public Library and Darcy Library of Beulah with assistance from the Library of Michigan. Admission is free, and doors open at 6:30 with hospitality and book-signing following the presentation. The presentation will be held in the Upper Level of the Mills Community House (accessible by elevator) at 891 Michigan Ave (US-31) in Benzonia.
For more information, call 231-882-4111 or visit www.benzonialibrary.org.