Pete Seeger

  1. New York 'Seeger Fest' to Honor Pete Seeger

    April 30, 2014 7:59 PM EDT A five-day festival honoring the late folk singer Pete Seeger is set to feature music, film and remembrances in New York City and the state's Hudson Valley region. Related Articles Pete Seeger to be Celebrated at Hudson River's Clearwate ...

  2. Pete Seeger to be Celebrated at Hudson River's Clearwater Festival

    April 16, 2014 8:11 PM EDT Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer. Related Articles A Petition For a Pete Seeger Memorial on the National Mall: Guest Post by Dan Efram In Memoriam: Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete See ...

  3. Pete Seeger Tribute in NYC to Go Ahead

    January 29, 2014 7:33 PM EST The GRAMMY Museum and Woody Guthrie Center’s celebration of folk singer Pete Seeger on Feb. 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City will continue as planned. Seeger was scheduled to accept the first-ever Woody Guthrie Prize award an ...

  4. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Musician, Activist, Dies at 94

    January 28, 2014 2:26 AM EST Pete Seeger, who used his voice as a musician, folk song curator, environmentalist and humanitarian to demand justice for less-privileged, died Jan. 27 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He touched lives by singing for unions, children and pres ...

  5. Bob Dylan's Fender Strat From Famed Newport Show Fetches Nearly $1 Million

    December 07, 2013 8:08 AM EST Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Fol ...

  6. Backbeat: Farm Aid 2013 -- Pete Seeger Sings Out, Neil Young Speaks Up and Jack Johnson Cows Around

    September 24, 2013 5:47 AM EDT "Oh, but ain't that America, for you and me!" sang John Mellencamp on "Pink Houses" at Farm Aid 2013, the annual benefit for America's family farmers, staged Sept. 21 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, in Sarat ...

  7. Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, Wife of Pete Seeger, Dies at 91

    July 11, 2013 3:01 AM EDT Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger, the wife of folk music legend Pete Seeger, has died at the age of 91. An activist, a skilled organizer and a creator in her own right, Ohta Seeger was a bedrock in her husband’s long and successful career. “There’s (si ...

  8. SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen Speaks to the Young Musicians and the Old Guard

    March 15, 2012 5:11 PM EDT Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep - or they will be by the time I finish this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 50 minutes early Thursday afternoon encouraging his musical colleagues and offering insigh ...

  9. Bruce Springsteen Records New Song For Pete Seeger Album: Exclusive

    June 15, 2011 4:40 PM EDT Bruce Springsteen has recorded a new Pete Seeger song for a Seeger album that is penciled in for release this holiday season. Springsteen sings two verses and a chorus on "God is Counting on Us," a song Seeger wrote in response to the oi ...

  10. Obama Raises Hopes For Revived Interest In Cuban Music

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As the annual Cuban music trade fair Cubadisco kicks off May 16 in Havana, promoters in the United States are hoping that a thaw in relations with Cuba could revive interest in the island's music. Encouraged by President Barack Obama's r ...

  11. Cuba's Rodríguez Claims Seeger Birthday Ban

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Leading Cuban singer songwriter Silvio Rodríguez has criticised the U.S. government for not granting him a visa to perform at the Madison Square Garden concert in New York to mark Pete Seeger's 90th birthday. Dozens of stars and musician frie ...

  12. Top Stars Celebrate Obama At Lincoln Memorial

    January 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng today (Jan. 18) at a roaring, rollicking pre-inauguration celebration staged before marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," decl ...

  13. '60s Songwriter Erik Darling Dies At 74

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Erik Darling, the reedy-voiced guitarist and banjo player who deftly stepped in when Pete Seeger left the pioneering folk music group The Weavers, has died after battling lymphoma. He was 74. He died Sunday in Chapel Hill, not far from Raleigh. Da ...

  14. Montreal Concert Producer Sam Gesser Dies

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Montreal concert producer Sam Gesser, best known for bringing names like Janis Joplin, Joan Baez and Pete Seeger to the city, died yesterday of cancer. He was 78. Harry Belafonte once described Gesser as the best impresario in North America, his c ...

  15. Billboard Q&A: Roger McGuinn

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Folk-rock mainstay Roger McGuinn, who co-founded the Byrds in 1964, has long been not only writing music about the environment, he's also been an activist. Now in his fifth decade in the business, McGuinn has seen the seed of environmentally ...

  16. Appleseed Recordings Preps 10th Anniversary Releases

    August 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Indie label Appleseed Recordings is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a string of civic-minded compilation releases featuring new songs from such artists as Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger and Jon Bon Jovi. Former consumer advocate lawyer Jim M ...

  17. Vanguard Opens Vault

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Vanguard Records is making a host of out-of-print and previously unreleased tracks available to Apple Computer's iTunes digital music service. In all, 73 tracks from such artists as Mike Seeger, Peter Walker and Al Anderson will be available ...

  18. Q&A: PETE SEEGER

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete Seeger just can't stop. Activist and pacifist, preacher and congregant, teacher and student, Seeger, 87, still believes that a song can change the course of Like a train in a Woody Guthrie song, Pete ...

  19. Springsteen & Seeger Sessions Band to Debut at JazzFest

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Acts including Etta James have also been added. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, taking place April 28-30 and May 5-7 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, will feature the first ever performance from Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessi ...

  20. Folk Music Promoter Harold Leventhal Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Introduced Bob Dylan in his first major show. Harold Leventhal, a renowned folk music promoter who worked with Woody Guthrie and introduced Bob Dylan in his first major concert hall show, has died. He was 86. Leventhal died Tuesday at New York Uni ...

  21. MSN Music Nabs Smithsonian Deal

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings has inked an exclusive digital distribution deal with MSN Music. Under the agreement, Smithsonian Folkways' catal ...

  22. Ryko To Distribute Smithsonian Label

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Catalog features classic folk music. (The Hollywood Reporter) New York-based Ryko Distribution will handle Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit record label of the Smithsonian Institution, the national museum. The ...

  23. Key Folk Music Figure Sis Cunningham Dies

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agnes "Sis" Cunningham, a key figure in the American folk music movement as a performer, documentarian and magazine publisher, died Sunday (June 27) in New Paltz, N.Y. She was 95. Agnes "Sis" Cunningham, a key figure in the Ame ...

  24. Smithsonian Label To Sell Folk Catalog As Downloads

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33,000 folk and world music songs available as downloads for 99 cents apiece. Nonprofit label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings is making its entire collection of 33, ...