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Saturday May 2, 2009: Pete Seeger - no tickets?
For Pete's Sake, Sing!

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Sat, May 2,  there are some great chances for local music.

1)  Narrowsburg's Tusten Theater presenting Robin and Linda Williams 8 pm

2)  Walton Theatre in  Walton, NY. 607-865-6688 / http://www.waltontheatre.org/wt/?cat=4 are presenting Jay & Molly     with Liz Carroll & John Doyle
[Jay and Molly host a radio show on WAMC the 2nd wednesday of each month] They will be at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night.

By now I'm sure you know what is happening at the Garden tomorrow night. Tomorrow is Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.   Friends and fans, on stage and off, will gather at Madison Square Garden to celebrate, listen and sing. Most likely you missed getting tickets. Having the first go to American Express Card holders seemed very un-Pete Seeger-like to me. Some who listen to Folk Plus wrote or called to ask if I knew of a way to get in. I didn't although I did manage to get to a buy tickets site, but I was on the screen for tickets and could only press two, my husband and his son, unable to be in crowds like that - with potential exposures.

But do not despair if you are not going either. I will be playing two hours of songs for Pete.

There is an idea that began with some Austrailian fans called "For Pete's Sake, Sing!" http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/clay-eals-on-pete-seeger-tribute-at-the-admiral-theater/17202378

In keeping with the message Pete has sent out his whole life, they are encouraging people all over the world to simply gather and sing!  He was a touring kerokee machine of his day.

So for those of us not going, while you are doing your bills, your housework, your homework, driving or gardening, here are some songs to sing along to, and some by aritsts playing at Madison Square Garden tomorrow.     Welcome to Folk Plus, this the last day that Pete Seeger will be 89. Lets celebrate the whole idea of singing out loud.

1 Pete Seeger - How Can I Keep From Singing
Precious Friend - Rhino/Warner Bros.   http://www.rhapsody.com/arlo-guthrie/precious-friend/how-can-i-keep-from-singing/lyrics.html

2. Smothers Brothers sing along - Michael Row Your Boat Ashore - Golden Hits of the Smothers Bros. Vol 2.

Spoken, Pete: "Nobody can prove a darn thing... all I can say is that in my seventy some years of singing  I felt that music helps keep you going. And  I do know that the civil rights movement would not have succeeded if it hadn't been a singing movement. They were making up new songs every day of the week, putting new verses to old gospel songs

3. Joan Baez - Oh Freedom - Live at Newport - Vanguard

4. Pete Seeger on Letterman - Take it From Dr. King

5. Tao Rodriquez-Seeger & Bruce Springstein w/Pete at the inaguration for President Borak Obama.

Tomorrow at Madison Square Garden here are some of the artists that will be appearing on stage:   Steve Earle, Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Kris Kirstofferson, Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris , Taj Mahal, Ani DeFranco, Dar Williams, Rambling Jack Elliiott, Guy Davis, Jay Unger and Molly Mason, Tommy Sands, Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Tom Chapin, Tom Paxton, Bernice Johnson Reagan, Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Cockburn....and more.

6. Steve Earle- Steve's Hammer - Washington Square Serenade - newwestrecords.com

7.  Larry Long and Pete Seeger - Well May the World Go - Songs of Pete Seeger - Vol 2. Appleseed

Spoken: Oh sacred world now wounded we pledge to make you free of hate, war and hunger and selfish cruelty. And here in our small corner and plant a tiny seed and it will grow to beauty  to shame the face of greed. Oh Sacred World - Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol 3 - Appleseed

8.  Billy Bragg, Ani DiFranco and Steve Earle, Anne Hills and Tom Pacheco - Bring Them Home (If You Love Your Uncle Sam) - Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol 3 - Appleseed

9. Tao Rodriquez-Seeger & Arlo Guthrie - Trouble at the Bottom - Songs of Pete Seeger, Vol 3- Appleseed

Asked last year by Billboard what his legacy will be, Seeger replied,
"My family will remember me, and a few others. I'm one of a lot of songwriters. There'll be more important things to think about."

10.  Tom Paxton - Marvelous Toy - Best of Tom Paxton - Elektra

11.  Tom Paxton - I Can't Help But Wonder  - Best of Tom Paxton - Elektra

12. Peter Paul and Mary - Where Have All the Flowers Gone (Seeger) - Best of - Warner Brothers, Rhino

Jim Mussleman of Appleseed recordings accepted the award for Pete Seeger when he won the grammy for his latest release Pete Seeger At 89.
Jim read a very short statement from Pete... including the words "Keep singing songs of hope and social justice. Music can change the world."

13. Pete Seeger - Turn Turn Turn - Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits - Columbia/Legacy

If you are missing the show at Madison Square Garden tomorrow, you can catch Pete with  Arlo Guthrie  at the annual Clearwater Festival in Croton, N.Y., on June 20-21. 
Seeger will be performing numerous times during the two-day festival, and his grandson (and frequent collaborator) Tao Rodriguez-Seeger will also play a set with his band.
All of the money raised at the events support Clearwater's environmental research, education and advocacy efforts to help preserve and protect the Hudson River.

Hour Two of Folk Plus: Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions One-Hour Radio Special
14. One Hour Special hosted by David Dye with rock critic Dave March, quotes from Pete and Bruce and band members Larry Eagle, Charlie Giordano.

WJFF with be broadcasting an interview with Pete and John Gordon from our Thursday program Ramble Tamble later today at 3pm.
You can hear that interview and this show at http://www.wjffradio.org/wjff/index.php?section=38

Folk Plus is a  mostly lyrically and theme based show of contemporary singer-songwriters, some older cuts and perhaps a spoken word or broadway entry, all based on a theme. It has been hosted since 1993 by Angela Page and 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.  following Car Talk. Check a decade of playlists for Folk Plus at http://www.wjffradio.org/FolkPlus .

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