• Tony Trischka on Pete Seeger

    Tony Trischka has also shared some thoughts on the passing of Pete Seeger. He writes from the perspective of someone who admired Pete greatly for his music, his political passions and activism, and as a fellow human traveler. I grew up

  • Jens Kruger on Pete Seeger

    Jens Kruger, banjoist, composer and the 2013 recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music, has shared his thoughts on the passing of Pete Seeger, and how Pete's music touched he and his brother as

  • Pete Seeger passes

    Pete Seeger, known to the world variously as a utopian idealist, a communist propagandist, a union agitator,  a passionate environmentalist, or a folksinger, died last night. He was 94 years old. To fans of the banjo, however, he will always be

  • Pete shouts out for Sing Out

    We talked not long ago about the demise of Bluegrass Now, a fine print monthly which closed the doors about this time last year after 18 years in publication. Now it appears that Sing Out!, the venerable folk music mag, is

  • Pete Seeger wins ALA book award

    Pete Seeger and co-author Paul DuBois Jacobs were awarded the Schneider Family Book Award this week for their 2005 book, The Deaf Musicians. It is a story about a young musician who loses his hearing, and forms a band of

  • Pete Seeger television show now DVD

    Pete Seeger's banjo recently ended up in the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Back in the mid 1960's Seeger had a television show that aired on WNJU-TV in New York. 38 episodes of Rainbow Quest were aired, during which Seeger interviewed

  • Pete Seeger’s banjo in IBMM

    Carl Pagter recently presented Pete Seeger's extended neck Vega banjo to the International Bluegrass Music Museum. He made the presentation during a recent trustees meeting in Owensboro, KY. This is the same banjo that Seeger donated to Sing Out! magazine during