The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26150   Message #314176
Posted By: Frankham
07-Oct-00 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Tribute to Woody
Subject: RE: Tribute to Woody
One of the things that should be said here is that both Alan Lomax and Pete Seeger had a whole lot to do with the popularity of Woody. Alan employed him to write songs for the TVA Grand Coulee Dam Project subsidized by the Library of Congress (Federal Money). It might have been one of Woody's first high profile gigs. Pete Seeger has been a one-man PR firm for Leadbelly, Woody, Sonny Terry, and many others. Woody benefitted tremendously by Pete's untiring efforts in his behalf.