Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Pete Seeger is the real deal, period. He's always been about connecting with people, and not just about making a buck. He's super humble, and usually avoids all showbiz type stuff. My first few concerts were performances by Pete in parks, and it made a huge impression on me. He turns 90 on May 3, and there's going to be a huge concert at Madison Square Garden to celebrate. According to Backstreests, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp will all perform. It's hard to imagine that Pete would be into this - it seems kind of more high profile than he is comfortable with. On the other hand, he just performed with Bruce Springsteen at Barack Obama's inauguaration, that was pretty grand. He performed right before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his "I Had A Dream" speech. I bet Pete never thought he'd perform for the first African-American president's inauguration. I definitely want to catch this concert. Also, the concert will benefit the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, which is close to Pete's heart.

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