Tuesday, May 5, 2009

PHJB & All-Star Cast at MSG for Pete Seeger's 90th

There's a lot of articles out there covering this, but here are a couple of fun ones:

Pete Seeger's all-star 90th birthday concert:
Springsteen, Baez, Matthews, and many more salute an American Hero
May 4, 2009, 12:35 PM | by Simon Vozick-Levinson
"...if I had to pick one, I think the most powerful song last night was "We Shall Overcome," an old union organizing tune before Seeger taught it to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the early sixties. Nearly everyone came out on stage for that one -- Ruby Dee, Baez, Dar Williams, Ani DiFranco, Bragg, Toshi Reagon, Scarlett Lee Moore, Pete's grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. I'm still hoarse from crying out in unison with the thousands of audience members on those choruses..." READ FULL ARTICLE

From Billboard.com -

Springsteen Honors Pete Seeger
At Madison Square Garden

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