For the Love of Pete
Pete Seeger passed away in January of 2014. His wife and life
partner, Toshi, passed not long before that. Tributes to their
legacy were amongst the most memorable and significant gatherings
and performances of the year. I was honored to be part
of a few of them. Beautiful moments, heartfelt music and a profound
sense of community are memories that will last a lifetime.
What was Seeger Fest?
Wasn't that a Time!
May 22nd at the Ethical Culture Society in New York City
What an amazing
lineup of love and music!
Saturday night, April
Enjoy it all, and keep
on singing! ~ joel
Friday night, February 21st
at the Judson Memorial Church in Greenwich Village, New York City
It was an warm, well attended and
intimate celebration of Pete and Toshi Seeger's lives. The worlds
they moved, the movements they shaped, the hearts they touched and
the songs they helped us sing...
There was music and stories, Pete pictures and videos, and lots of food, but mostly there were spirits gathering to share their humanity and the difference one person can make in one lifetime.
I had the honor of hosting the
music and story circle in this free to the public event,
including as many people as possible to voice their tribute
to Pete Seeger. There were many who volunteered to make this
evening possible, including the staff and ministers at the
Judson Church, and Donna Stein, Edie Kantrowitz and
other volunteers from the NYC Friends of Clearwater. If you
want to join the NYCFOC in continuing the work of protecting
and maintaining the Hudson River, connect with them at