Protest Singer Pete Seeger on the Evolution of Folk Music

Alec Wilkinson, author of The Protest Singer: An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger, visited Seeger at his home in Beacon, NY. Out of their conversation came a series of videos ranging from such topics as Bruce Springsteen to Thoreau. This week, Alec and Pete talk about the evolution of folk music through generations of musicians—including the Seeger family!

Each week, we will be revealing another video from Wilkinson’s visit, culminating in a special performance from Pete Seeger on his birthday, May 3rd.

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