The Front Porch Remembers Pete Seeger

Feb 1, 2014

Last Monday night, the world lost one of the most influential and iconic singer-songwriters of all time.  Pete Seeger died in his sleep at the age of 94.  Known as much for his activism as he was for penning some of America's most beloved folk songs, Pete Seeger inspired countless musicians through his life's work.  While Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Joan Baez are just a few of his more obvious proteges, it would likely be easier to come up with a list of American musicians who were not influenced by Seeger rather than those who were.  

We hope you'll take a few minutes to listen to this piece produced last week by NPR's Morning Edition, and please enjoy these videos we found of Pete performing his own music along with that of some other songwriters you might recognize.

Warning:  The following videos may cause shortness of breath.