Listen to a Pete Seeger Interview Radio Special

Pete Seeger at Clearwater

In the fall of 2008, Matt Watroba (then the host) interviewed Pete for a special feature for The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. The interview, interwoven with lots of recordings of Pete’s songs, both by Pete himself and a wide range of covers by a sampling of other artists inspired by … → read more

Sing Out! Mourns the Passing of Pete Seeger

Last night, at around 9:30 pm, Pete Seeger passed on. He was 94, so it shouldn’t have been a huge shock or surprise … but Pete was always so engaged, inspiring, and such a curious amalgamation of sage wisdom with a flexibility and ability to evolve that is usually reserved … → read more

Pete Seeger Dies at 94

We’ve just received confirmation that Pete Seeger, our friend, mentor, founder and hero, passed a few hours ago of natural causes at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. We are working to gather details, and our thoughts, and will post a more comprehensive piece in the morning. Here’s a link to the NY Times … → read more

Lake Marie

Prine’s stuff is pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mindtrips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs. I remember when Kris Kristofferson first brought him on the scene. All that stuff about “Sam Stone” the soldier junky daddy and “Donald and Lydia,” where people make love from ten miles away. … → read more

JOHN COHEN: The High & Lonesome Sound: The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb

        JOHN COHEN The High & Lonesome Sound: The Legacy of Roscoe Holcomb Steidl       One day in 1959 in Daisy, KY, John Cohen got lucky. Cohen – musician, documentary photographer, fledgling filmmaker, and charter member of the newly founded New Lost City Ramblers – … → read more

DAVE THOMPSON: Fire and Wine: Armchair Guide to Steve Ashley

          DAVE THOMPSON Fire and Wine: An Armchair Guide to Steve Ashley Create Space‎   Although English singer-songwriter Steve Ashley was never a “household name,” he has produced high quality work since his career began in the early 1970s. This book presents a comprehensive career … → read more

What reason do you need to be shown? — I Don’t Like Mondays, pt. 2

Alternate UK album cover photo for Strange Little Girls (2001).This is the photo for “I Don’t Like Mondays” in the liner notes This is the second in a pair of posts about Bob Geldof’s song “I Don’t Like Mondays.” Read the first post here. “The streets of heaven are too crowded with … → read more