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Art Works Podcast: Pete Seeger, Part Two

Last week, we heard from folk legend Pete Seeger as he shared his memories of fellow musician and good friend Woody Guthrie. In this week's podcast, we continue the conversation with Seeger. Born into a family of classical musicians, Seeger was encouraged to play music from the very start. By age five he could play tunes on the piano, closely followed by the ukelele, and then the banjo, which became his instrument of his choice. He went on to become a star on the folk circuit, where he regularly performed with Guthrie, Bess Lomax Hawes, Lee Hays, and others. Throughout the years, Seeger has also used his music as a means of social protest, writing songs or performing in support of the Civil Rights Movement, nuclear disarmament, and most recently, Occupy Wall Street.

"Where Have All The Flowers Gone" written and performed by Pete Seeger, from the album The Essential Pete Seeger used courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment.


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