Monday, March 23, 2009

Pete Seeger's Turning 90... at Madison Square Garden!

And the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will be there!(Click the poster for a larger view of this amazing lineup!)

That's right! Friday, May 3rd in beautiful New York City, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band has signed onto an extensive all-star roster celebrating the Ninetieth Birthday of one of America's greatest. Born in 1919, Pete Seeger is one of the most influential singer-songwriters and political activists to emerge from the mid-twentieth century American folk music revival. Featuring performances from a gargantuan number of living legends, all proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, an organization founded by Seeger and his wife in 1966 to protect and preserve the environmental integrity of the Hudson River.

Here's a clip of Pete Seeger performing in 1965 with contemporaries Ramblin' Jack Elliot (who will be at the birthday party!) and Malvina Reynolds -

And a wonderful clip from the PBS American Masters Series, Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song -


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