Folk legend Pete Seeger reunites with his younger sister Peggy for a rare concert, in honor of their older brother John and celebrating Pete's 94th birthday!
"FOR DECADES, PEGGY SEEGER HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST AUTHORITATIVE VOICES IN AMERICAN AND ENGLISH FOLK" - Billboard
Folksinger and multi-instrumentalist, Peggy Seeger is regarded as one of the foremost interpreters of US and UK traditional folk songs; she is the face of the song The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face written by British folksinger-activist Ewan MacColl. The MacColl/Seeger duo was at the forefront of the British folksong revival for three decades.
A pioneering feminist songwriter and prolific recording artist, she has performed internationally, released 22 solo albums, and written for film, television and radio, earning a SONY Silver award. A festive 70th Birthday concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London featured her brothers Pete & Mike, Billy Bragg and more.
"THIS MACHINE SURROUNDS HATE AND FORCES IT TO SURRENDER" - Pete Seeger
For nearly 80 years as a performer, Pete Seeger has embodied the ideals of folk music - communication, entertainment, social comment, historical continuity, inclusiveness. His own songs and those he has discovered and shared, have imprinted adults and children with the sounds, traditions and values of our global past and present. His fearless contributions- including his resistance against the McCarthy blacklist of the '50s - have earned him a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Harvard Arts Medal, Kennedy Center Award, Presidential Medal of the arts and membership in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He and his wife Toshi launched sloop Clearwater, flagship of the environmental movement worldwide, and led the cleanup of our beautiful Hudson River.
Peggy & Pete's father Charles Louis Seeger was a pioneer of ethnomusicology at the University of California (Los Angeles). Their brother Mike was a virtuoso on dozens of instruments. The Seeger family has helped shape folk music in America and Britain for many decades and were honored by the U.S. Library of Congress at How Can I Keep From Singing: A Seeger Family Tribute presented by the Library of Congress.
In honor of their late brother John Seeger, Peggy & Pete dedicate concert proceeds to Camp Killooleet, a traditional summer camp for children ages 9-14 in the Green Mountain National Forest, Hancock, Vermont. Camp Killooleet was run and nourished for over 50 years by John & his late wife Eleanor.
|8th Step - Peggy & Pete Seeger in concert||Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:00 pm|