The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159280 Message #3774325
Posted By: Mark Ross
22-Feb-16 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger playing the recorder
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger playing the recorder
I have read somewhere that when Pete was working for Alan Lomax at the LoC. He would sometimes go out late at night and sit in a tree and play the recorder quietly so as not to disturb anyone trying to sleep. That would have been around 1939 or '40. As he grew up in a musical household, his mother would leave various instruments around trying to entice him into playing anything. He preferred the ukulele, but I would think that he probably managed to pick up the recorder at the same time.