We're currently fixing and will soon be reposting video of another NFRPP Tribute Concert for Pete Seeger that I did with the fantastic Spook Handy and Geoffrey Kaufman. It was a wonderful night and an honor and the video will soon be back!
Pete Seeger gave music, hope, and joy to so many, and those sorts of gifts endure. Watching videos of his performances, singing his songs, performing in concerts in his honor, I've been amazed by the depth of his gifts as both musician and human being. He could turn a crowd into a choir. He never abandoned his values and they were all the best ones. He believed that we could be better (less violent, more open, less angry, less foolish) as individuals, a nation, a species, and that belief made us better. In Emily Dickinson's words, "We never know how high we are / Till we are asked to rise." Pete not only asked us to rise, he showed us how to do it.