PETE SEEGER DOCUMENTARY TO PREMIERE AT TRIBECCA FILM FESTIVAL

“Pete Seeger: The Power of Song“, a new documentary directed by Jim Brown (“Wasn’t That A Time” and “Isn’t This a Time“) will have a World Premiere at this years Tribecca Film Festival. The documentary features archival footage, home movies and interviews with numerous artists and friends including Bob Dylan; … → read more

CD RECOMMENDATION- “PEGGY SEEGER: THREE SCORE AND TEN”

Folk music has always done a good job celebrating its visionaries and pioneers. Glancing at the CD and LP library, I can find a number of recordings of retrospectives and concerts that honor these individuals – the classic Woody Guthrie tribute concerts from 1968 & 1970, tribute concerts and recordings … → read more

KLEZMATICS & GUTHRIE, DYLAN & SEEGER WIN “FOLK” GRAMMYS!

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards recognized “folk” music in several categories. I was very happy to see the Klezmatics win the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album for their CD “Wonder Wheel – Lyrics by Woody Guthrie“. The Best Traditional Folk Album went to Bruce Springsteen‘s “We Shall Overcome … → read more

PETE SEEGER AWARDED CHILDRENS BOOK PRIZE BY THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

The American Library Association awarded their annual children’s book prizes on Monday, and among the winners was Pete Seeger and co-author Paul Dubois Jacobs. Seeger and Jacobs received the Schneider Family Book Award for “books that embody the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.” Their … → read more

ABC-TV’s historic “HOOTENANNY” TV Series to Be Honored with a DVD Boxed Set

This Tuesday January 16, Shout Factory! is releasing a three-disc DVD box set of performances from ABC Networks “Hootenanny” TV series. The original show ran for 18 months between 1963 and 1964. The DVD set captures 80 performances from the series with names such as Judy Collins, Theodore Bikel, Johnny … → read more