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Pete Seeger artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Pete Seeger in New York City. 2009.

February 1, 2014 Hear a 2005 concert with performances and interviews by Pete Seeger and a cast of gifted artists.

Pete Seeger leads the crowd at Newport Folk.

August 2, 2009 Steady rainfall couldn't stop the crowd from singing along at the festival-closing hootenanny.

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July 30, 2009 Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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Interviews & Profiles

Pete Seeger in New York City. 2009.

February 1, 2014 Hear a 2005 concert with performances and interviews by Pete Seeger and a cast of gifted artists.

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January 28, 2014 Seeger believed songs were a way of binding people to a cause. Hear an archival interview from 1985.

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Pete Seeger released two albums this year: Pete Remembers Woody (a Woody Guthrie tribute) and A More Perfect Union, a collaboration with guitarist Lorre Wyatt.

October 27, 2012 The folk singer, environmentalist and activist remains active and busy with new projects.

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August 12, 2010 For his new album Tomorrow's Children, Pete Seeger plays and sings along with a chorus of kids.

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May 3, 2009 He sang for workers, civil rights and peace. And when he performs, it's hard not to sing along.

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April 26, 2006 Bruce Springsteen talks about reinterpreting the music of folk legend Pete Seeger on his new album.

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July 2, 2005 Pete Seeger reflects on a career that has endeard him to generations of American music fans.

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Discover Songs

Pete Seeger Sq

July 30, 2009 Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's 50th-anniversary event.

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News

Pete Seeger was an environmentalist, an activist and the most prominent folk musician of his generation.

January 28, 2014 He wielded instruments and catchy choruses in campaigning for his vision of peace and togetherness.

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Toshi Seeger with her husband, folk singer Pete Seeger, in 2009.

July 11, 2013 The artist and activist organized her husband's festivals and handled his travel and correspondence.

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More Stories

Pete Singer performs at a convention of The Public Citizen in Washington, DC in 1981.

January 28, 2014 How did Pete Seeger become an American folk icon? These five songs help tell the story.

Pete Seeger performs during a concert marking his 90th birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 3, 2009.

January 28, 2014 Pete Seeger advocated for many things, and passionate public singing was one of them.

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January 12, 2011 Pete Seeger, one of the great figures of American folksong, reflects on the music of his career.

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We Shall Overcome

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  • Album: We Shall Overcome
  • Artist: Bruce Springsteen
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2006
 

Tomorrow's Children

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  • Album: Tomorrow's Children
  • Artist: Pete Seeger and the Rivertown Kids
  • Label: Appleseed Records
  • Released: 2010