90th Birthday, Pete Seeger!
Seeger is possessed of
that rarest of human qualities - the inquiring mind. This gentle and
at the same time fiery and
unbeatable spirit pervades his music, his friendships, his beanpole
body and his thought. His performances are true to our folk
musicians faithfully and sensitively. - Alan
Born May 3, 1919, Pete Seeger is arguably the greatest living
"folk singer", and that description doesn't do him justice. From his
performances with Woody Guthrie in the Almanac Singers in the early
1940's, the Weavers in the late 40's and 50's, to the present day,
Pete Seeger embodies the spirit of folk music with every
His 90th birthday bash, at Madison Square Garden on May 3rd,
is a fitting tribute to the man and his
music, with a huge list of guest artists including Bruce
Springsteen, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Taj
Mahal and many more.
Also, just released: American
Favorite Ballads from Pete Seeger >>
The 139 songs in this 5-CD
Smithsonian Folkways set show Pete at the crossroads of the past
and the future, putting his own stamp on America’s folk song
heritage while bequeathing it to generations to come.
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Azul is a showcase of the virtuosity from San
Blatt. His unique sound stems in part from
his "fusion of classical and modern performance techniques",
with piercing, original compositions played on acoustic
Talk Like a Pirate Day >>>
Smith is the only recording artist to be featured
on both NPR's Sound and Spirit and The Dr. Demento Show, and writer of
the official chantey for Talk Like A Pirate Day, Tom has been praised
by such diverse folk as singer-songwriter Christine Lavin, author Larry Niven, and web
cartoonist Randy Milholland.
Home >>> From Scott
C Brooks, here's a blues track with a most
authentic sound. Scott is a solo singer/songwriter who plays
folk and blues music in the style common to the early 1900's.
Influenced by Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton and Son House,
his music is a wide screen tribute to artists that poured
their hearts and souls into the music they created and will
never be forgotten.
brings us a beautiful but sad tale about a young lass
betrayed by faithless young lads. The band consists of
Mary Dennis and Bob Midden, from Bowling Green, Ohio, and
Martin Koop from Tiffin, Ohio. Toraigh (pronounced like
"Tory") is a Gaelic word that means "seek" or
Too Late To Go Home was co-written by Thomas
Hendley with Clark Hoyle and Anje Seufert. This
is nice ballad with a wistful steel guitar. Thomas has a new
album out, Road
Tunes and Regrets.|
||A Distant Track >>> A
lovely song from singer, songwriter and guitar player Robert
Wiersma from Groningen in the north of The
Netherlands. Robert plays acoustic and electric guitar, as
well as the mandolin and harp. As a solo artist, Robert is
playing country and folk-flavored semi-acoustic music, in a
tradition set by people such as Gene Clark, Gram Parsons and
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