R.I.P. Pete Seeger

(humble archives)

(1919-2014)

While his death has not received much traction in social media, the world has no idea how much it owes this guy. I cannot think of a single folk singer (or any singer, for that matter) who has been through as much, seen as much, and accomplished as much in their lifetime. What amazed me the most was how he until just recently, was still performing. In his nineties. If that’s not remarkable in itself, I don’t know what is. His brain was also a veritable encyclopedia of folk and protest music traditions, so with Seeger, entire disciplines studying American music have lost a lifeline to more than you can imagine.

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