Joe's Pub Remembers Pete Seeger; Concert Set for 2/17 to Benefit Rocking the Boat
In light of Seeger's passing, Joe's Pub just sent out the following message:
"Joe's Pub was lucky to have had the late Pete Seeger grace our stage more than once but our lasting memory of him is as much about the power of his music, his gentle soul and the strength of his beliefs as of his stellar live performances. Seeger was a pioneer when being a pioneer meant risking physical and financial safety; a uniting force whose bold actions connected people of different races, cultures and beliefs in meaningful and lasting ways; an American original with dozens of albums and fifty years of activism and art to his credit. Joe's Pub celebrates his life, mourns his passing and strives to continue to keep the spirit of his legacy alive."
"Pete and Toshi Seeger were one of the greatest partnerships I ever had the good fortune to witness. They LIVED their lives with intention and focus and were never distracted from their path. Through Music they celebrated, educated, struggled, fought in the name of peace, Justice and equality. They were blessed to live good long lives and their collaborations with thousands of people crossed many generations, and era's. Kindness, Love, Generosity were the fuel. Toshi was the engine, and Pete was one of those great streaking forces of light passing through and increasing the size of the circle we all gather in." - Toshi Reagon