Pete Seeger Tribute: Cleveland Ohio
Subject: Pete Seeger Tribute: Cleveland Ohio|
Date: 16 Mar 14 - 06:48 PM
A Time for Pete: Celebrating the Life of Pete Seeger
Northeast Ohio musicians will honor the late Pete Seeger
at a concert presented by Folknet, the Northeast Ohio Folk Music and Dance Society.
On Sunday, March 30, 7:00 p.m.
12387 Cedar Road,
Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at
Howard and Ann Marie Micenmacher
Deborah Van Kleef
Watroba said, "Pete Seeger was a living testament to how much one person can make a difference in this world. Not only did he spread the music of ordinary people all over the globe, he worked for the environment, civil rights, women's issues - any cause that could be lifted up by the power of song. Pete told me that it was never his goal to put a song in the ears of his audience. It was his goal to put the song on their lips. That's what we intend to do at Nighttown on March 30."
Folknet President Bob Sammon said he hoped the program would show the reach of Seeger's influence across several generations. "We have a veteran like Gusti, who has been singing 'Which Side Are You On' and 'Banks of Marble' since 1961; and we have Tom Evanchuck, who is 25, plays a mean banjo, and draws inspiration from Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliot and Doc Watson." Also appearing is Deborah Van Kleef, whose song, "The Great Fast Food Strike," was performed by Seeger at a Carnegie Hall concert marking the fiftieth anniversary of Folkways Records. Van Kleef has spent the past 30 years singing for peace and justice organizations in northeast Ohio and beyond.
Representing the roots and branches of Seeger's music are Charlie Mosbrook, a nationally recognized interpreter of Woody Guthrie songs, and Howard and Ann Marie Micenmacher, who front Swamps of Jersey, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. (Springsteen issued his own tribute album, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions," in 2006.) Seeger's legacy is also carried on by Zach, who has dedicated himself equally to music and the cause of peace. Noah Budin brings the joy of group singing to his work with children and seniors. Tim Wallace, best known for his brilliant satirical songs, also writes stirring environmental anthems
Among many honors and awards, Seeger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influence in 1996. In 2010 he donated to the museum a head from his long-necked banjo, inscribed with the words, "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." A Time for Pete is a fundraiser for Folknet, a non-profit membership organization, which supports folk and traditional music, dance and arts in northeast Ohio. "We're very excited to present this concert, our first big event of the year, and part of our effort to expand the mission of Folknet," said Sammon
(sorry, I couldn't get the blickifier to work today)
Joanne in Cleveland
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger Tribute: Cleveland Ohio|
Date: 24 Mar 14 - 04:41 PM
I'm delighted that this first performance effort of the re-tooled Folknet is a successful venture, even before the actual concert.
Check the Folknet.org web page for other changes for the better in the Northern Ohio area
Joanne in Cleveland