Singing to Save Bodega Head--Then and Now

Nov 21, 2014

Barbara Dane

  Fifty years ago, when local citizens rose up to oppose plans for a nuclear power plant at Bodega Bay, music was an important part of the protests. Cotati resident and Trad Jazz trumpeter and bandleader Lu Waters composed and recorded “Blues over Bodega” to call attention to the issue, but it was singer Barbara Dane who gave voice to the song. She’s making a special return appearance to Santa Rosa tonight, in connection with the current exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum, which is titled Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement.

Barbara Dane will sing, and discuss the role of music in social causes with SSU sociology professor David Walls, at the Glaser Center tonight at 7 pm.  For details about the event, click here. Information about the Hole in the Head Exhibit is here.