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Central Vermont Celebrates Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday
An Upstreet Production
in Partnership with the Historic Barre Socialist Labor Hall

The crowd may have been bigger and the musicians more famous at the May 3 Madison Square Garden celebration of folk music icon Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday, but the enthusiasm of the 350 people who filled Barre, Vermont's historic Old Socialist Labor Hall was in a class by itself.
No urging was needed for the audience, in keeping with Seeger’s commitment to singing as a communal activity, to sing along with gusto, led by musicians Jon Gailmor, Ben Koenig, Carol Hausner, Tom Azarian, Jeremy Seeger, Donny Osman, Andy and Naomi Pitt, Jairo and Gabriel Segueira, Charlie Barasch, the Raging Grannies, and event organizer Mark Greenberg. Proceeds from concert will benefit the continuing restoration of the Labor Hall, a National Historic Landmark.
Jon Gailmor Charlie Barasch Andy & Naomi Pitt Tom "Banjo" Azarian
Raging Grannies Red Socks Card Signing Signed Card (click for larger copy)

The audience also joined the musicians in signing a 2 x 3 foot birthday card created by Montpelier artist Ed Epstein. Epstein also created many of the illustrations in Seeger's groundbreaking How to Play the 5-String Banjo. Greenberg & Koenig delivered the card to Seeger.

Mark Greenberg, Pete Seeger, Ben Koenig

Photos: B. Vanaver, B. Courtot, M. Greenberg

For video clips from the concert:
To sign the petition to have Pete nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize:

Pete Seeger CDs produced by Upstreet Productions
IF I HAD A HAMMER: SONGS OF HOPE & STRUGGLE including Where Have All the Flowers Gone, We Shall Overcome, Union Maid, If I Had a Hammer, Which Side Are You On   Smithsonian Folkways Recordings HEADLINES AND FOOTNOTES: A COLLECTION OF TOPICAL SONGS including Little Boxes, Waist Deep in the Big Muddy, Wasn't That a Time,
Guantanamera Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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