Like so many who posted above, I was introduced to folk music first by Pete and the Weavers. I had the great good fortune to see him in person a few times during the '60's and '70's. His soaring voice, driving banjo were amazing. Pete used the energy of his audience to replenish what he was expending so that every set was full of life and each song seemed "new" again.
Pete lived his values and was a great teacher. We are all better because of him.
Pete's light may be out, but oh how many others he lit during his time among us.