Hootenanny! A Town Hall Tribute To Pete Seeger

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Hootenanny! A Town Hall Tribute To Pete Seeger
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Town Hall Seattle says
Anyone at last year’s Seeger tribute can attest to the powerful energy inside the room–so we’re bringing it back this year to celebrate this iconic American figure. Prolific singer/songwriter Pete Seeger popularized Hootenannies back on the east coast, but credits a trip through Seattle in the late 1930s with his first encounter of these good old-fashioned variety shows built around music and audience participation. Come to Town Hall’s own Hootenanny for an all-ages sing-along featuring local musicians Riz Rollins, Johnny Bregar, and The Onlies Duo. Seeger used the power of song to bring together communities and foster civic engagement–writing “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and “Turn! Turn! Turn!,” popularizing “We Shall Overcome” and “Good Night Irene”–and his contributions to the labor, anti-war, environmental, and civil rights movements won’t soon be forgotten. Seeger dedicated much of his life to cleaning up the Hudson River watershed; all proceeds from the event will benefit EarthCorps, which works to protect our own Puget Sound.
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By: Town Hall Seattle

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