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Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009, 5:00 p.m.

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY


Pete Seeger

Richie Havens

Bruce Springsteen

Roger McGuinn

Dave Matthews

Steve Earle

Eddie Vedder

Taj Mahal

John Mellencamp

Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine)


Warren Haynes

Ani DiFranco

Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet

Arlo Guthrie

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Bela Fleck

Dar Williams

Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses)

Guy Davis

Ben Harper

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Billy Bragg

Kate & Anna McGarrigle

Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incident)

Larry Long

Bruce Cockburn

Mike & Ruthy Merenda

Emmylou Harris

NYC Labor Chorus

Joan Baez

Scarlett Lee Moore

Keller Williams

Silvio Rodriguez

Kris Kristofferson

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tom Chapin

Michael Franti

Tom Paxton

Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

Tommy Sands

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Del McCoury

Tony Trischka

Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Toshi Reagon

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Nice. It's going to air on PBS this summer:



May 03, 2009

PETE SEEGER 90th Birthday Concert to Air on PBS Great Performances !

MUSIC NEWS - The historic Pete Seeger 90th Birthday Concert at NYC's Madison Square Garden (May 3, 2009), will be recorded live by THIRTEEN’s Great Performances (in HD) and aired in late summer on PBS. Seeger is, of coures, the legendary folk artist, political activist, and avid environmentalist who throughout his career has demonstrated that the power of music can inspire Pete-Seeger-90th-birthday-poster change, takes center stage at Madison Square Garden with an all-star roster of performers to benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. Founded by Seeger, the non-profit organization was created to protect and restore the Hudson River.

“Approaching 90, Pete Seeger's great deeds shine on and continue to remind us that nothing is beyond our reach,†said Jeff Rumpf, Executive Director for Clearwater. “Clearwater thanks the many gracious musicians gathering to celebrate Pete’s life and help create the next generation of environmental leaders.â€

Joining Seeger for the once-in-a-lifetime concert are Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Richie Havens, Roger McGuinn, Ani DiFranco, Taj Mahal, Ruby Dee, Ben Harper, Peggy Seeger, and Dave Matthews, among others who perform songs inspired by Seeger’s music and activism. Pete will perform one song (still secret) !

Back in February 2008, THIRTEEN co-produced and broadcast the first and only authorized biography of Seeger, American Masters: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (buy the dvd below). The film was awarded with a Primetime Emmy.

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