1. Gaga Meets Guthrie: Why 'This Land Is Your Land' Still Skirts the Line Between Patriotic Anthem & Political Broadside

    February 06, 2017 10:18 PM EST 0 0 4 When Lady Gaga  opened her Super Bowl halftime show Sunday singing a snippet of Woody Guthrie 's iconic folk song "This Land is Your Land" was she appealing to America’s national spirit by performing one of its favorite patriotic anth ...

  2. Songwriters Behind Miranda Lambert Hit Address Cultural Chaos During Election Cycle

    July 22, 2016 11:17 AM EDT 0 0 0 When  Miranda Lambert  brought the award-winning “The House That Built Me” to the public, plenty of people connected with the internal heartache and loss of self that the song represented. To the men who wrote it,  Tom Douglas  and  Allen Shamblin , ...

  3. Ships Linked To Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger Being Repaired

    December 21, 2015 11:21 PM EST 0 0 0 Folk music icons Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger are having a reunion of a nautical nature. The Daily Freeman of Kingston reports that two Hudson River replica sloops are being restored at the same upstate New York boatyard. One was named after Guthri ...

  4. Military Questioned Woody Guthrie About Pete Seeger's Wartime Loyalty During WWII

    December 19, 2015 11:15 AM EST 0 0 0 As Army Pvt. Pete Seeger eagerly waited for a chance to fight for his country during World War II, military investigators quietly built a case that the young folk singer was "potentially subversive." Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete Seeger: � ...

  5. Newport Folk Festival Marks 50 Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

    July 19, 2015 11:16 PM EDT On the night of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan strode onto a stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar and gave the music world a shock. Wearing a black leather jacket, the darling of the folk movement and singer of protest so ...

  6. Late Night Music Roundup: Watch James Corden & Katharine McPhee, Iron & Wine with Ben Bridwell, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors

    April 16, 2015 5:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tax Day is never a laughing matter. Though James Corden can turn it into a giggle. The British talk show host teamed with singer and actress Katharine McPhee for a medley of “Tax Day Carols” on his Late Late Show . Forget Christmas in July, this was ...

  7. Artists To Celebrate Legacy of Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival

    March 02, 2015 4:03 PM EST The legacy of the late Pete Seeger -- as a musician, social activist and environmentalist -- will be celebrated June 20-21 at the Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival by just-announced artists including the Mavericks , Neko Case , Guster, ...

  8. Questlove: 'Fear of Being Blackballed' Prevents Artists From Releasing Protest Music

    December 23, 2014 8:03 PM EST Neil Young was so shaken by photos of the four unarmed students killed by military gunfire at Kent State that he wrote "Ohio" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young right away. By the end of the week, it was playing on the radio. That was ...

  9. 2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

    July 28, 2014 11:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples  her 75th. "Thank you to [fes ...

  10. Newport Folk Festival Celebrates 55th Anniversary

    July 26, 2014 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival has kicked off three days of music to a sold-out crowd. The festival began Friday with a lineup that includes Ryan Adams, Jimmy Cliff and Band of Horses, along with some lesser-known acts including Rhode Island-based Death ...

  11. Pete Seeger Tribute at Newport Honors Traditional Folk

    July 20, 2014 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 There are few musicians as inextricably linked to the Newport Folk Festival as the late Pete Seeger. Newport, known as the place where Bob Dylan cast aside his acoustic guitar and went electric in 1965, has made its mark on the festival scene more r ...

  12. Pete Seeger Honored at First Clearwater Festival Since His Death

    June 21, 2014 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Music luminaries honored Pete Seeger on the shore of the Hudson River at Saturday's Clearwater Festival, the first of the annual music and environmental program he started to be held after his death. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, Dies at ...

  13. How Best to Honor Pete Seeger, the Man Who Put the Masses in the Spotlight?

    May 02, 2014 10:57 AM EDT Someday, it might be possible to take the Pete Seeger Bridge to Pete Seeger Park and listen to Pete Seeger music by the Pete Seeger statue. Plans abound to honor the recently deceased folk icon, with a few early events planned for Saturday, what w ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. New York Festival to Honor Pete Seeger

    April 30, 2014 6:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. Seeger's grandson Kitama Cahill-Jackson said Wednesday the free Seeger Fest ...

  16. John Mellencamp Unhappy With Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Over Song Use

    April 16, 2014 11:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail. Politicians for years have been using rock songs at ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Record Labels Seek to Punish SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

    February 06, 2014 8:09 PM EST A lawsuit brought by record labels -- Sony, Universal, Warner and ABKCO* -- against SiriusXM has barely begun, and yet the case is skipping ahead to the issue of jury instruction. This is a dispute that is four decades in the making, ever since s ...

  19. Pete Seeger's Friends, Fans Attend Unplanned Memorial Service

    February 03, 2014 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Hundreds of friends and fans joined in song Sunday to honor Pete Seeger, doing what the folk singer loved best. More Seeger Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete Seeger: 'He Brought Humanity Together With His Actions' Pete Seeger Tribute in NYC to G ...

  20. Arlo Guthrie Remembers Pete Seeger: 'He Brought Humanity Together With His Actions'

    January 31, 2014 11:50 AM EST The first time I ever got involved in anything that could be called controversial was when my class in the fifth or sixth grade took a trip to hear a Pete Seeger concert. I was going to school in Brooklyn, and the class went to the venue in a litt ...

  21. From The Billboard Archives: Pete Seeger, 'Tall, Slim Sinatra of the Folklore Clan'

    January 30, 2014 6:45 PM EST In rememberance of Pete Seeger, renowned folk musician, activist and humanitarian, who passed away this week, we searched the Billboard archives for clips of some of his defining moments. "Seeger is a clean-cut lad, instantly appealing with a ...

  22. Pete Seeger Tribute to Go On as Planned

    January 29, 2014 7:33 PM EST 0 0 0 The folk singer is scheduled to receive the first Woody Guthrie Prize from the GRAMMY Museum next month 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 Cit ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Bruce Springsteen Honors ‘Great Friend’ Pete Seeger at South Africa Concert

    January 29, 2014 1:32 AM EST 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to the late Pete Seegerand Nelson Mandela with a reverent dedication of “We Shall Overcome” during the second night of his three-night stand in Cape Town, South Africa.  “I lost a great friend and a hero last night,” s ...

  25. 'Guantanamera': Pete Seeger's Latin Legacy

    January 28, 2014 8:58 PM EST 0 0 0 "There's no sense in me singing it all by myself. Let me teach it to you. Even if you never sang a note of Spanish, you can get those two words…" Pete Seeger's version of the Cuban song "Guantanamera" was released on hi ...

  26. Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Pete Seeger

    January 28, 2014 11:40 AM EST President Barack Obama released a statement Tuesday morning praising Pete Seeger as a force for music and social justice. The folk hero, one of America's most important figures of the 20th century, died yesterday in New York at 94. "Once ...

  27. Pete Seeger Taught Me We Only Move Forward When We All Pull Together

    January 28, 2014 9:48 AM EST A personal tribute to the legendary folk musician and social activist We stood in a line , our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the directions of the crew, we tugge ...

  28. Pete Seeger: A Personal Tribute

    January 28, 2014 8:07 AM EST This is how I first learned from Pete Seeger that we only move forward when we all pull together: We stood in a line, our feet braced against the gentle rocking of the boat, our young fingers grasping the thick, braided halyard. Then, at the di ...

  29. Pete Seeger, Legendary Folk Singer, 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 preside ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

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

    September 23, 2013 11:16 PM 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 Saratog ...

  34. Newport Folk Festival's Popularity Soars As it Celebrates 54th Edition

    July 21, 2013 11:54 PM EDT Tickets for the main two days of this year's Newport Folk Festival sold out five months early and before anyone knew who was playing -- another indication of how the 54-year-old event is staying fresh and relevant with a mix of musical icons ...

  35. 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 ...

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

    July 11, 2013 2:49 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 (sic ...

  37. SXSW Adds Films on Stevie Nicks, Flaming Lips, James Booker

    February 13, 2013 3:09 PM EST A compilation of iPhone videos shot by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, a chronicle of the recording of Stevie Nicks' last album and a documentary on New Orleans piano legend James Booker have been added to the SXSW Film Festival. All th ...

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  39. Watch Bruce Springsteen Impersonate Obama, Sing 'Campaign' Song

    October 24, 2012 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bruce Springsteen gave about 5,000 fans a treat at a free concert Tuesday in Virginia that doubled as rally for President Obama's re-election. During the event in Charlottesville, the Boss performed a jokey "campaign" song on behalf o ...

  40. Exclusive: Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle on New Album

    August 01, 2012 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Folk Icon Releasing Two Albums on Sept. 25: 'A More Perfect Union' and 'Pete Remembers Woody' Folk music legend Pete Seeger , 93, is releasing two albums on Appleseed Recordings. "A More Perfect Union" features 14 new s ...

  41. Exclusive: 'Weeds' Revives 'Little Boxes' Theme With Ben Folds, Steve Martin

    July 12, 2012 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Showtime's "Weeds" began its eighth and final season Sunday and has returned to using Malvina Reynolds ' "Little Boxes," a folk ditty written in 1962 about growing housing tracts in the San Francisco Bay area. As the sh ...

  42. A Song To Woody, And Others

    June 06, 2012 3:55 PM EDT 0 0 Here is a look at the honorees who will be recognized at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame gala on June 14 in New York.Woody Guthrie: Pioneer Award When two of America's greatest songwriters, Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen, gathered in ...

  43. Howie Richmond, Co-Founder of Songwriters Hall of Fame, Dies

    June 01, 2012 2:55 PM EDT Howie Richmond, a giant in music publishing since the 1940s, died May 20 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 94. Richmond began his career in the music industry in 1935, working in publicity, before founding publishing company Cromwell Music in 1949 a ...

  44. Bruce Springsteen's SXSW Keynote: 'Stay Hard, Stay Hungry'

    March 15, 2012 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Boss Was in a Giving Mood, Offering Wisdom & Recounting His Own Musical Journey Declaring that "every important musician in this town is asleep -- or they will be by the time I finished this thing," Bruce Springsteen spent nearly 5 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Crosby & Nash Latest to Sing for Occupy Wall Street

    November 08, 2011 7:59 PM EST 0 0 0 More than 40 years after "Ohio" took aim at the Kent State shootings, David Crosby and Graham Nash brought their iconic protest songs to the struggles of a new generation on Tuesday. The duo, half of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, perform ...

  47. Occupy Wall Street: When Music Stars Invade

    October 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kanye showed up and said not a single word (after all, his sheer presence speaks for itself). Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie and Tom Morello sang protest anthems with the people. Just this weekend, Katy Perry and husband Russell Brand swung by on their b ...

  48. Newport Folk Festival Highlighted by Pete Seeger, Decemberists

    August 01, 2011 6:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Newport Folk Festival careened into Fort Adams State Park this weekend, selling out for the first time in its 52-year run. The festival, one of the oldest in the United States and recently enjoying non-profit status, joined veterans and neophyte ...

  49. Tim Robbins Talks Debut Album, 'Real Experience' of Live Shows

    July 12, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 The first album from actor-director Tim Robbins grew out of an emotionally rough patch he was going through. Attempting to clear his head, Robbins retreated to his studio and penned 15 songs, which might have never seen the light of day had he not t ...

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