“Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.” ― Pete Seeger
IF I HAD A SONG ~ A loving tribute to the life and music of Pete Seeger
Every corner of American life, it seems, has felt the influence of Pete Seeger. Be it cultural, environmental, labor, civil rights or international conflict, the ways of this devotedly simple folk singer have moved countless hearts and hands toward action and helped shape our modern world. If you’ve ever picked up a banjo or guitar or opened your throat to deliver a heartfelt message, then you are part of the multitude who shares in the Seeger heritage.
A diverse roster of L.A.’s finest folk musicians will gather in tribute to the spirit and songs Pete Seeger wrote, popularized and inspired. Artists representing country, Celtic, ranchera and other branches of the folk tree will honor his legacy and impact. During the gathering, we’ll encourage audience members to sing along and add their voices to this celebratory event. We believe Pete Seeger’s passion for justice – as a hard-working husband and parent, humble troubadour, engaged citizen, and co-conspirator with Nature – will continue to light the path for all who believe in the transcendent power of a simple song.
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