Sing Out! A Tribute to Pete Seeger

The April 3rd Thursday Live! will share the music of folk legend Pete Seeger.
Seeger, who was an American folk singer and activist, passed away on January 27, 2014. The show starts at 7:30 PM and donations will go to a local charity.

For nearly 70 years he embodied the ideals of folk music – communication, entertainment, social comment, and inclusiveness. Mr. Seeger was a fearless warrior for social justice and the environment. During the 1950s he was a member of the Weavers who had a string of hits, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight Irene”. A prolific songwriter Pete’s most well-known songs included “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “If I Had a Hammer”, and “Turn, Turn, Turn”. Seeger was one of the folksingers most responsible for popularizing the spiritual, We Shall Overcome”, which became the acknowledged anthem of the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement.

To honor this great American, Thursday Live! will include many musical acts playing the music of the Weavers, songs from Seeger’s solo career, and other songs that he loved to sing and play. Words to a few of the songs will be provided so that the audience can sing along.

Bruce Barthol & Barry “The Fish” Melton have been playing together since high school. Bruce was the original bass player with Country Joe and the Fish. He was the musical director for the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe. More recently he toured with ex-Country Joe and the Fish members Joe McDonald, David Bennett Cohen and Chicken Hirsch for a number of short tours of the United States and the UK.
Barry Melton was the co-founder and lead guitarist of Country Joe and the Fish. He appeared in the films made at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock.
Barry continues to be active in music. Since 2001 he has performed in all over Europe. He often appears with his own band, mainly around Northern California.
Joe Craven, a remarkably intuitive musician, has made music with many folks ranging from multi-string instrumentalist David Lindley to Blues slide guitar master Roy Rogers to Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia and as a percussionist and fiddler for mandolinist David Grisman. “Virtuosic” says the Los Angeles Times and Jambands.com declares “The man recognizes no boundaries. He just won’t accept that no one is supposed to be that good at everything.”
Carol Holdstock and Dick Holdstock are bound to please any audience that has the good fortune to see and hear them! Their songbook includes traditional ballads, songs of the sea, old time tavern songs, songs of the California gold rush, and contemporary songs of social significance. Dick and Carol have performed at festivals and folk music venues in England, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, the east coast of the United States, Texas, and their home state of California.

Five Three Oh!, an acoustic trio, plays music from many genres and generations. From folk to blues to original tunes, their wide ranging mix of music is enhanced by original arrangements and unique three-part harmonies. The joy and energy they draw from each other will lift your spirits and leave you with a smile and a tune in your heart! Band members Eileen Jaffe, Michael Ann Pedone, and Chris Pilon, live and play in Davis, CA.

Steve Kahn is an award winning song writer who carries on the “Sonoma tradition,” giving a sense of place to songs of love, humor, and compassion for others. Steve’s songs reflect the lives, the solitary struggles, and the improbable triumphs of the people he has met in his work and his travels through the Western United States. He remains committed to peace, equality, and environmental and social justice. Steve currently lives in Davis and performs throughout the Western United States.

Biscuits and Honey, David Campos and several other local musicians will also perform.

 
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