Roots Music Project

Jeremy Baldwin Remembers Folk Icon, Pete Seeger

Jan 28, 2014
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Folk music icon Pete Seeger died Monday at the age of 94. 89.1 WEMU's Roots Music Project host, Jeremy Baldwin says Seeger's influence was huge. 

 

He adds that Seeger touched musicians no matter what their genre. Baldwin says nobody - except maybe for Kermit the Frog - played a bigger role in popularizing the banjo in the northern U.S. than Pete Seeger. Seeger's grandson, Kitama Cahill Jackson told the Associated Press and New York Times that Seeger died of natural causes.      

 

 

SEE ALSO:  Pete Seeger, Folk Music Icon And Activist, Dies At 94    

 

Seeger's songwriting credits include "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Where have All the Flowers Gone?"

 

Local favorites, Corndaddy appears on The Roots Music Project ahead of their performance at the Ark in Ann Arbor

Listen to the full interview & performance here: 

Ann Arbor Folk Festival performers, The Steel Wheels are scheduled to stop by the WEMU studios on Saturday (1/26)  to play live on The Roots Music Project with Jeremy Baldwin.