Saturday, February 1, 2014

35 minutes with the great Pete Seeger.

In 1971, my friend Keith Sullivan and I were in upstate New York. We decided to check out the sloop Clearwater on the banks of the Hudson River. A gangly fifty-two year old guy in a Greek sailor's cap shinnied down the mast, stuck his hand out, and said, "Hi, I'm Pete" -- as if we didn't know who he was.

This interview by WBUR's Tom Ashbrook from ten years ago, with an 83 year old Pete Seeger, is worth a listen. A gentle soul. A huge loss. 

This Land is Your Land...and always will be.