Peter Seeger, on his Freedom Highway

This Land Was His Land

In the mid 1970s, I saw Pete Seeger in concert with Arlo Guthrie. I count it as one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. After more than 30 years I can still see him standing on stage, no props, no backup singers, no band. Just Pete Seeger. Even though it wasn’t a particularly intimate venue, you felt like he was singing for you, not at you. He drew the audience into the performance. I would guess he and Woody are singing it out loud.

Pete Seeger - Concert on the Mall

I was in DC the day of the Concert on the Mall for President Obama’s first inauguration. I watched this performance on the big screen monitors. It stirred me even then. Peter Seeger was 89 and still urging everyone to sing along.

Pete Seeger sang what he believed: justice, harmony, peace, freedom for all.

For my sister Cecilia

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