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Thread #93964 Message #1815252
Posted By: Dan Schatz
21-Aug-06 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: How can one meet (or write) Pete Seeger?
Subject: RE: How can one meet (or write) Pete Seeger?
As others have said, Pete at least was very good about writing back to those who write him - but it may take awhile. I don't know whether he's still able to keep up with all of his mail.
Recently Pete's performances have been limited to very special events - a few tribute concerts at which he does a song or two, or a banefit.
I've had the priviledge of seeing, hearing and talking with him twice in recent years - once in Rockport Maine, at a benefit concert for the Island Institute (I think it was), and once at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Fortworth, TX two years ago, where he was honored. His voice is quite scratchy but his charisma remains as powerful as ever - he is one of the best all around performers I have ever seen.
In private conversation, though, he seemed tired, which he has every right to be. I think he sees the tradition as already having passed from his hands - people like Pat Humphries and Sandy O, John McCutcheon, Sally Rogers, Geoff Kaufman and many others now carry the music forward. As he would emphasize, ALL OF US carry that tradition.
Good luck in contacting him!