Monday Night February 3rd at 8pm: PETE SEEGER - Live at Newport

Jan 31, 2014

It's no wonder Pete Seeger has been hailed as the father of American folk music.  From spreading his passion for the banjo and traditional mountain tunes (both of which he discovered at Asheville's Mountain Dance & Folk Festival at age 16), to providing much of the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement, to co-founding the Newport Folk Festival, Seeger led us all in a global sing-along for some 70+ years.  WNCW will honor his legacy with this collection of Newport recordings from 1963-65 on Monday night.  Foreign language lessons, children's stories, original songs, traditional banjo tunes, even an excerpt of one of his banjo demonstrations -- this 1993 release captures a good cross-section of a true renaissance man of the 20th Century.