April 12, 2014
Cafe at Community Church of New York in Manhattan
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Steve Suffet welcomed everyone and introduced the evening.
Ray Korona provided the opening number, "Sing Like Pete", backed by Adele Rolider and Robin Greenstein.
Joel Landy kept the sing-along going with Pete's classic "If I Had A Hammer."
Another Pete classic followed, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?", led by the New York City Street Singers.
Adele Rolider then fronted the Street Singers with "Turn, Turn, Turn."
Lydia Admas Davis was next, sharing a story about Pete and then singing "Rainbow Race."
Anne Price began the political song portion of the evening with a rousing rendition of "Union Maid." That's Robin Greenstein on banjo.
Gil Turner's "Carry It On" was featured next with an energetic performance by David Laibman.
Rick Libert flew in from Indiana for this evening to sing with his old singing partner Andy Buck. The song was Malvina Reynold's "Little Boxes."
Sharlene Leahey concluded Act One with "Bring Them Home."
Following the intermission, traditional and international songs Pete often performed were featured. Steve Suffet started things off with "The Fox."
Leadbelly's "Good Night, Irene" was next, led by Mercy Van Vlack (playing autoharp), assisted by Adele Rolider.
Joanne Davis and Evy Mayer then sang "Down by the Riverside."
Laurie Ann Seigel and David Tarlo
Hope Johnson, Janice Marie Johnson, and Lliam Greguez sang one of Pete's reported favorites, a song from Jamaica called "Mi Caffi" (my coffee).
Bernardo Palombo followed the song from Jamaica with a song from Cuba, a song that Pete made famous -- "Guantanamera."
Robin Greenstein told the story of "Wimoweh" (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) and taught us all the harmonizing parts before we all sang it together.
The Finale began with "We Shall Overcome", with all of the evening's performers joining together on stage.
The evening concluded with a spirited rendition of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land." There were classic verses and new ones too.
He had plenty of help from the audience and from Jenny Hurwitz, Sami Rose, and his daughter Faith.
Anne Price and Mercy Van Vlack added harmonies to this children's song.
The international song segment began with David Tarlo and Laurie Ann Seigel teaching the words of "Die Moorsoldaten"/"Peat Bog Soldiers" to the audience both in German and in English.
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