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Pete Seeger at Clearwater Festival 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Pete Seeger

Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger was supposed to receive the Woody Guthrie Prize from the GRAMMY Museum on February 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in NYC, though as you may know, he sadly passed away this week. However, Billboard reports that the ceremony will go on as planned as a Pete Seeger tribute concert, now titled "How Can I Keep from Singing!" Artists are currently being booked and have not yet been announced, but stay tuned.

In related news, NY radio station WFUV will be honoring Pete Seeger with on-air tributes this weekend:

This weekend at least three of WFUV's hosts will honor Pete Seeger, each in his own way. Don McGee , host ofMixed Bag (Saturday 4-8 p.m.), promises "a lot of Pete in all shapes and forms, including folks he influenced, such as Don McLean, The Byrds, and Peter, Paul & Mary."

On Sunday Breakfast (8-11 a.m.), John Platt will feature Pete Seeger the live performer, some favorite Seegercovers, and tribute songs written by the likes of Harry Chapin and Steve Earle.

On Sunday between 4-5 p.m., Bob Sherman will dedicate Woody's Children to Pete, who coined the phrase that became the name of the show. Bob will play songs from a half-dozen admirers and read a poem about Pete, titled "Because You Were There," by Charlie Cody, interspersed with Seeger's songs. (Pete was scheduled to headline the recent Woody's Children 45th Anniversary Concert at Symphony Space, but was unable to attend because of his illness.)

Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy has also been posting about Pete on his Twitter. He tweeted, "Busted up. Woke early to the news that Pete Seeger has died. Brilliant, brave, patriotic, generous man. Thanks for all you did, Pete," has also posted some related links, and more.



Comments (8)

Not a single person of color will be in attendance

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2014 3:49 PM

blacks out of folk, amirite?

Posted by 3:49 is a jackass | January 30, 2014 11:52 PM

the only good commie pinko folksinger is a, you know...

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 12:40 AM

Kill a commie for mommie!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 6:49 AM

ha Colin Meloy is still around? who'da thunk?!?

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2014 8:28 AM

This guy is terrible!!!!!

Posted by Logue | February 17, 2014 3:58 AM

Pete Seeger did more for immigration, the civil rights movement including changes in "we shall overcome" than you will ever do in your life time. Give the guy a break.. when you are still a standard at 94, you can condemn

Posted by hey there | March 5, 2014 12:13 PM

My dad showed me Pete Seeger when I was about 6 or 7. I remember it was funny because I didn't like john Denver back then but my sister did (I don't have anything against him now) but when I heard Pete Seeger I thought it was john Denver but wondered why I liked it so much. The day he died i was actually giving a report on the 1960 folk music revival and about my favorite folk singers for English class. I had told my class that he was still alive but when I got home my mom told me he died.

Posted by Floyd | November 3, 2014 5:27 PM

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