The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Saturday April 19, 2008 : Happy 89th Birthday Pete,
and Sing Out's Spring 2008 Issue

Folk Plus is a lyrically-based, themed folk show. There could be bits of Broadway, spoken work or oldies included, and that is the "Plus" part. It airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on WJFF, at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y. in a chemical and fragrance-free space. WJFF is Hydro-Powered Public Radio and  streams online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG 
THANKS SO MUCH to the station management for accommodating  my health issues which allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday  mornings and bring you the music that 'moves and sustains me."  - [a phrase made famous by Maris Hearn]

Dan is an Adirondack folksinger who's also a producer.  He wrote me sayin: "I interviewed Pete in 1986 when he was on a book tour of Carry It On!  The interview originally ran in its entirety on my radio show Folk Almanac on WCVF-FM.  This tribute on his birthday uses segments from that conversation. He's given me much encouragement through the years and I wanted to do something to honor him. "

A portion of Dan Berggren's 1986 Interview with Pete Seeger

At a benefit concert held Sunday in Rosendale (about an hour west of the station) for folk singer and labor activist Utah Phillips Pete helped to raise $5,800.  On the bill for this concert were Pete Seeger, Dar Williams and others. Nearly 300 people packed the Rosendale Community Center on Route 32 in Rosendale. Many stood.


Pete Seeger - We Shall Not be Moved - Sing A Long: Demonstration Concert 1980 -

Onto the spring issue of Sing Out.

3 Genticorum- Les Cousinages 350 - Genitcorum

4 John Flynn - Two Wolves - Two Wolves - Metta Four records

5 Ani DeFranco - Your Next Bold Move - Canon - Ritcheous Babe

6 Ken Whiteley - One World Dance - One World Dance - Borealis

7 Soujourners - People Get read - 237 - Hold On -

8 Micheal Jermone Browne - country Breakdwon 249 - Double Michael Jermone Browne - Borealis

9 Levon Hrelm- (Earle) The Mountain - Dirt Farmer - Vanguard
The 2008 Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album goes to Levon Helm for Dirt Farmer!

10 Garnet Rogers - Get a Witness - Get a Witness - Snow Goose

11 Tom Paxton- What A Freind You Are 250 - Comedians and Angels - Appleseed

12 Bill Staines- Old dogs - Old Dogs - Red House

13 James Gordon and Songs - Inukshuk -  Nine Green Bottles - Borealis

14 The Kennedy's- Sago Mine 349 - Better dreams - Appleseed

15 Dave Massengill- Talkin Dave Van Ronk Blues 417 - Dave on Dave - Gadfly

16 Randall Williams - Spirit of Amelia 257 - Praying for Land-

17 Chrstoperh Smith- Bring It Home 234 - Gravedigger's Boy -

18 The Nields - Thats My Ship- Sister holler -  mercy house productions

19 Berryman's - Artiste interrupted 252 - The Universe: 14 Examples - Cornbelt

20 Christine Lavin- Smokers - Happydance of the Xenophobe - Yellow Tail

21 Kate Rusby - Awkward Annie - Awkward Annie - Pure Records

22 Le Vent Du Nord - La Veillee chez poirier 257 - Dans les Airs - Borealis

23 McDades- Cafe Hubertus 443 - Bloom-

24 Robin and Linda Williams - We Will Meet Again - Radio songs- Red House

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Thanks to all well wishers with my curret battle with neurotoxic poisoning and chemical sensitivities    (

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