Pete Seeger 100th Birthday Anniversary Celebration at MHP
Pete Seeger was born on May 3rd, 1919 and we will honor his memory with a community singalong and concert here in Hartford, as will people all around this country! Not just to remember Pete and all he gave to the world but also to rededicate ourselves to working tirelessly for the kind of world he & Toshi believed in so passionately.
One of the things Peter Blood and Annie Patterson are doing is creating a special little collection of lyrics and chords to 40 of the best songs Pete led audiences in during his concerts. Tentative title is If I Had a Hammer: A Pete Seeger Singalong Songbook. We hope this will be out in March so it can be used at singalong celebrating Petes 100th. More information here.
Annie and Peter will lead this commemorative singalong concert in collaboration with songleading musician-activists Charlie King and Sally Rogers.
You might know Sally Rogers from NPRs A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. Her repertoire includes traditional, contemporary and original ballads and song, interwoven with stories taken from her life as a performer, a wife and a mother. Throughout her concerts, she accompanies herself on guitar and Appalachian dulcimer, or performs without accompaniment in a voice that needs no further enhancement. Reviewers have described her voice in superlatives ranging from remarkable to mesmerizing. As one critic summarized, its really next to impossible to do justice to a voice of that quality. Much of the material performed by Sally includes compositions of her own, many of which are considered classics of the folk and popular genre.
Charlie King performed in 2019 here at the Unitarian Society of Hartford and we are happy to have him back. He is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Pete Seeger hailed him as One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.
Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for over half a century and has been writing songs for the past 45 years. With encouraging regularity, Charlie King emerges from his self-reflection to remind us of the happy resilience of the human spirit. His message songs vary between the funny and the frightening, but he pulls them off with unvarying taste, musical skill, and charm.
Meeting House Presents at the Unitarian Society of Hartford (View)
50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
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