When Pete Seeger died early this year, his friend Larry Long promised to celebrate what would have been Pete’s 95th birthday with a cast of local musicians who had felt keenly Seeger’s influence.
On May 3rd, that group gathered at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.
The event celebrated the many phases of Seeger’s life and activism with an abundance of music from across the cultural spectrum.
And now that concert will be shared with KFAI listeners. Enjoy “For Pete’s Sake” on KFAI on Wednesday, August 13th, from 10 am to noon.
The concert featured a long list of local notables: Robert Robinson, Prudence Johnson, John Gorka, Estaire Godinez, Chastity Brown, Larry Long, Joyful Noize, Peter Ostroushko, Waubanewquay Day, Ann Reed, Dan Chouinard, Tonia Hughes, Cyril Paul, Kevin Fuhrman, Brian Barnes, Brittany Delaney, Mitch Walking Elk, Courtney Yasmineh, Aimee Bryant, Patty Kakac, Barb Tilsen, Pop Wagner, Tony Glover, Charlie Maguire, Marc Anderson, Joe Savage, Cameron Wright, Lorna Her Many Horses, and Timothy Frantzich.
Download the concert program here, and follow the celebration as it unfolds on Wednesday morning during Stone Soup. Thanks to Pam K. for offering this special broadcast during her time slot.