Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest on Youtube
September 22, 2009 10:40 AM   Subscribe

you can never get too much Pete!

I saw him perform in Ann Arbor last year, it is the most cherished concert memory I have!
posted by HuronBob at 10:43 AM on September 22, 2009

Oh, I remember..... yes, I survived the Great Folk Scare of the 60's. Still bear the scars. Still play a 1949 Martin 000-18 that I bought in a pawn shop in Little Rock, Arkansas for $65... learned to play it listening to these folks

it ain't fer sale.
posted by drhydro at 11:31 AM on September 22, 2009

And it was one of the great pleasures of my life to see him performing this last January in front of the Capitol. 90 years old- and still mesmerizing a crowd- and WHAT a crowd!! Finally, just exactly where he should have been welcomed many years ago.
posted by drhydro at 11:39 AM on September 22, 2009

My favorite Rainbow Quest performance: the Pennywhistlers doing Portland Town
posted by neroli at 11:44 AM on September 22, 2009

And Malvina Reynolds is such a hoot! If you've never seen her, check out her prescient, decades-before-Michael Pollan song The New Restaurant.
posted by neroli at 11:56 AM on September 22, 2009

Sorry, wrong link.
posted by neroli at 11:57 AM on September 22, 2009

I was JUST telling a friend today about the pilled-up Johnny Cash trying to not twitch his way RIGHT OFF THE SCREEN on Pete's show, with June, prior to their being publicly a couple. It's fantastic.
posted by Richat at 12:37 PM on September 22, 2009

I just saw Pete Seeger perform at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco two nights ago. I was bracing myself for a geriatric experience since the guy is 90. But Pete Seeger is still 19 at heart. What a show.

Thanks for this post!
posted by telstar at 4:03 PM on September 22, 2009

Richat: You mean like this (Cash was pretty much the first thing that sprung to mind when I saw "Rainbow Quest" on the Blue.)
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