NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H314
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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Description/Abstract of your Event: 

Over a span of three-quarters of a century, Pete Seeger, as musician, performer, social and political activist, and revolutionary thinker, had a profound effect in all these areas on many people. Our panel, (four) people who knew and performed with him, will discuss Pete’s influence by presenting his songs, both famous and lesser known, some personal anecdotes, and his influence on the social and political movements and activism of today. In a brief workshop period, the panelists will encourage the attendees to relate any of their own memories and stories of first-hand encounters and how they were influenced by Pete.

Participants

David Bernz is a veteran of the Hudson Valley folk music scene. Over the years, he has shared the stage with luminaries such as Arlo Guthrie, Noel Paul Stookey, Peter Yarrow, Tom Chapin and Pete Seeger, and has been a member of the folk groups Stone Soup and Work o' the Weavers. As a...

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A performer and songwriter raised in the Hudson Valley. Laurie and her brother Peter began singing together at festivals, rallies, and events in their early teens. True to her Hudson Valley folk and activist roots, Laurie is a long time member of the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus. She was a...

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Dave Tarlo has been in the Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, founded by Pete Seeger, for about 30 years. He also sang with Dave Bernz in the group Stone Soup, which formed after some of it's members sang with Pete in support of strikers at the Daily News. David is currently a member of the...

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Steve is a retired public school teacher and principal and co-founder of two NYC public schools. A life-long activist and original member of Walkabout Clearwater, he has written dozens of songs in the folk-protest idiom, many of which have been performed at rallies and festivals throughout the...

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