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"Some may find them merely diverting melodies. Others may find them incitements to Red revolution. And who will say if either or both is wrong? Not I."

— Pete Seeger in Rolling Stone - April 13, 1972





Click Here to listen to the original Seeger Sessions

Click to hear Bruce Springsteen sing "Bring Them Home" - Paris, May 10, 2006

Click to hear Pete Seeger sing "Bring Them Home" from "Seeds" a release of Appleseed Records


In addition to being America's best-loved folksinger and an untiring environmentalist, Pete Seeger is a national treasure. He has been at the forefront of the labor movement, the struggle for Civil Rights, the peace and anti-war movements, and the fight for a clean world. He has been a beacon for hope for millions of people all over the world. Once blacklisted from national television for being unafraid to voice his opinions, he was given the nation's highest artistic honors at the Kennedy Center in December 1994. In January 1996 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Although he left Harvard during his second year, in the spring of 1996 he was awarded the Harvard Arts Medal, presented annually to a Harvard graduate who has made an important contribution to the arts. He won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album of 1996 in February 1997 for his Living Music recording "Pete."  At the end of April 1999, he traveled to Cuba to accept the Felix Varela Medal, that nation's highest honor for "his humanistic and artistic work in defense of the environment and against racism."  In April 2000, he was named one of America's Living Legends by the Library of Congress.

This Web site has been put together by Jim Capaldi, a long-time admirer, as a tribute to Pete and his many accomplishments, and as a resource for the type of folk music that Pete Seeger has played for over seventy years.  It is by no means an "official" web site.  Pete Seeger does not read messages sent here, but he is aware of this website.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On Violence

"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiples violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. "

See Pete Seeger on a Postage Stamp


Toshi Seeger

This Pete Seeger Appreciation Page would be incomplete if it failed to pay tribute to Toshi Seeger, Pete's wife and partner for more than sixty years. Once Pete wrote: "Thanks to my wife Toshi, without whom the world would not turn nor the sun shine." She has remained by his side through it all, and they both have survived with their honesty, their integrity, and their love intact.

(This photo of Toshi Seeger was taken at the annual Strawberry Festival by Econosmith)



Newest Release on Appleseed

Read a great review of this CD.



Living legend Pete Seeger puts his own unique spin on the classic story of a soldier helping a village come together after the ravages of war. Set during the Thirty Years War, it’s the children of the village who add a little salt, some bones, and a few vegetables to the soup of stones and water, as their skeptical parents stand and watch. As they make the soup, the soldier sings: "Stone Soup is what you need/when you have some friends to feed." Before long there’s enough to feed the whole town— even the grown-ups!

A new version of a beloved story, Some Friends to Feed includes a brand new song and CD recording by Pete, featuring both the text and the music. 

Please feel free to send comments, suggestions, corrections, etc., here.


"It is better to have struggled and lost, than never to have struggled at all."
- Pete Seeger in the film "Seeing Red"

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