Seeger earned his stripes travelling with the likes of Woody Guthrie and later facing Congressional disapproval during the Red Scare Era of the late 40's and 50's. One doesn't have to agree with everything an artist sings or writes or says to admire him or her deeply. As he got older, his strength as both a performer and an activist who believed music could change minds and make us all a bit more human to one another has left a marvelous legacy I hope others in his field can continue to follow.
Listening to the album this morning, after hearing of his death last night, I had a sense of how much his presence will be missed as much as his legacy will live on and on.
As Arlo Guthrie put it this morning, "Of course he passed away, but he's still around".
RIP Pete Seeger