Best known for being a founding father of the American Folk Music Movement, Pete has always lead the way,-with Song! He sang with Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to help change the world, with music -and he has endeared himself to every true American!
Pete Seeger has been a tireless fighter for social and environmental causes every one of his 90 plus years! He has been a Champion for the rights of working people, minorities and Nature.
Few musicians have had the national and international impact of Pete Seeger! He has recorded over a thousand songs: like “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “If I Had a Hammer”, “Little Boxes” and “Turn, Turn, Turn”. He was also one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual “We Shall Overcome”, the acknowledged anthem of the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement.
And he still is making musical History, last fall he lead a group of thousands of people in New York downtown to support the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Movement in Zurcotti Park, after one of his benefit performances.” There he was, at age 92, using two canes Mr. Seeger lead the ‘Solidarity Marchers’ 15 blocks to the Park, -at such a stiff clip that ‘younger marchers even had a hard time keeping up with Pete!” And last year he also won another Grammy Award for a collaboration he did with a group of local schoolchildren called “Tomorrow’s Children.”
Artists4Action is immensely proud to be able to feature Pete’s haunting ‘The Water is Wide’ on this collaboration. In fact, in honor of all that he has accomplished on behalf of social and environmental causes throughout his life, our nonprofit has formally dedicated our whole ‘Save the Salmon’ Campaign to Pete Seeger. – You are a great inspiration, Mr. Seeger! Thanks!