With dazzling, lyrical verse in the folk revival style, Colin Meloy pays tribute to Pete Seeger, a visionary who changed the world with song.
Pete Seeger once sang that if he had a golden thread, he would use it to weave people from all over the world to one another. That golden thread, for Pete, was music.
Born into a family of traveling musicians, Pete picked up his first instrument at age seven. From then on, music was his life, whether he was playing banjo for soldiers during World War II, rallying civil rights activists and war protesters with songs such as A??We Shall Overcome,A? A??Where Have All the Flowers Gone?,A? and A??If I Had a Hammer,A? or leading environmental efforts to clean up the Hudson River.
For decades, Pete SeegerA??s messages of universal understanding and social and environmental justice inspired generationsA??and have left a lasting legacy.
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"Author and narrator Colin Meloy reads his poem for folk singer and activist Pete Seeger with a welcoming rhythm and warmth. Children and their parents and grandparents listening along will delight in hearing Meloy recount details of Pete's family and childhood, music, dedication to civil rights, and legacy. Meloy's love for and appreciation of Seeger are apparent in his words and delivery, and the production's rhythms and pacing are reminiscent of the music that inspired millions. These words are meant to be read aloud, and Meloy does so with skill and emotion. Listen, pull out your favorite record, and consider the power of song. E.E.C. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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