UPDATE 2/5/14: A local television station sent a reporter to the singalong and his report is viewable below.
UPDATE: Join us for a singalong at the Waban Library, this Saturday February 1 at 3pm. details below.
Our co-founder, and resident songwriter for the Newton Family Singers (and the acoustic combo Waiting For Neil), Andrew Rogovin wrote a tribute to Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. The full chorus performed the song in our Spring 2012 concert celebrating the life and music of Seeger.
Rest In Peace, Pete. Thanks for all the great songs and for inspiring so many musical communities around the world.
Public Singalong to commemorate the life of Pete Seeger
Saturday, February 1st, 3pm
Waban Library Center
1608 Beacon Street, Waban
Pete Seeger, the banjo-picking troubadour who sang for migrant workers, college students and star-struck presidents in a career that introduced generations of Americans to their folk music heritage, died this week at the age of 94. Come celebrate his life through song at a community Sing-Along hosted by the Newton Family Singers on Saturday, February 1st, 3pm at the Waban Library Center. Songs will be chosen straight from Pete's songlist - songs about freedom, equality, justice, peace, the world we love and the strength of community. Sing together as a community. As Pete once said himself: "Participation - that's what's gonna save the human race."
All are welcome! Bring acoustic instruments!