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Pete Seeger: The Storm King

When: Sat., May 13, 8 p.m. 2017

The poet Carl Sandburg called Pete Seeger "America's tuning fork"; Bob Dylan called him a saint. The champion of the folk revival was also a witness to and a tireless participant in social and environmental activism from the 1940s until his death in 2014, outliving a blacklist that banned him from radio and TV in the U.S. during the McCarthy era. Two years before his death, as Seeger shared stories of his life with musicians and friends, Jeff Haynes, a Grammy-winning percussionist and producer, convinced him to record some of them. The result was the audiobook The Storm King, a suite of autobiographical stories and poems set against the myriad world-music traditions that influenced Seeger, and which he influenced in return. In this live performance version, video and audio of Seeger's narratives are accompanied by Haynes's band as it delves into bluegrass, blues, African, and folk music. —Byron Woods

Price: $35

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