I am an internationally touring folk artist and I am currently on a 3 year "Remembering Pete Seeger" World Tour.
I had the fortune of performing over 50 concerts and festivals alongside Pete Seeger between 2003 and his passing in 2014. As a result, I have learned many of his songs and the stories behind them – and not only songs he wrote, but those of Woody Guthrie and many others. Pete became my mentor not only of music but of how to be a decent human being.
After Pete passed in January 2014, I played a bunch of tribute concerts with the likes of Pete Yarrow, David Amram, Tom Chapin and many others. Soon, I put together my own concert called "Remembering Pete Seeger." And shortly after that I realized that the songs and stories of Pete Seeger need to be heard by as many people in as many places as possible. That is when the “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour was born.
The concert (or workshop, church service or keynote concert a.k.a lecture/concert) is being presented in concert halls, theaters, arts centers, libraries, festivals, summer concert series, churches and college classrooms all over the US and Canada and soon all over the world. Usually, I present the concert solo, but when feasible I present it with The Spook Handy Trio or with the The Spook Handy Band.
The idea is simple - Share songs and stories that are nostalgic for those who knew and loved Pete but that also are fresh and pertinent to young people and new fans of Pete because they demonstrate that his tradition is alive and well today. These are songs that whether they are 60 years old or 30 or are brand new are about the world we live in today and reflect and promote important values. And they are songs everyone can sing along to. Some are songs written by or made famous by Pete and some are songs I wrote that in one way or another have Pete’s stamp on them.
One of my goals is to share Pete’s songs and stories with people of all ages and backgrounds in all 50 U.S. states, all 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and at least 8 other countries. Why not help bring the tour to your area? There are plenty of open dates over the coming 18 months.
Upcoming tours with open dates include the Southeast (May 2015), New England (July 2015), Midwest and Upper Prairie (Fall 2015), The Gulf States (January 2016) Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma (Feb 2016), Australia and New Zealand (April 2016) and Ontario and Maritime Canada (June 2016).