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Volume 2 of gems from the life of one of the most influential figures in American music! Listen to intimate, never-before-heard recordings of the beloved civil rights icon and environmentalist’s stories wrapped in music from around the world.
Pete Seeger: Storm King audio collection presents Pete Seeger’s spoken words as he captivatingly recounts his most engaging stories, narratives, and poems. Set to new music produced and created by world renowned percussionist/producer Jeff Haynes and over 40 musicians reflecting traditions as diverse as Bluegrass, New Age, Blues, Funk, Klezmer, Folk, African, Indian, and Gospel, bringing Pete’s wisdom and stories out to new audiences and into a new technological age.
“Seeger’s latest collection of songs and stories is a treasure. He talks about life; friends, such as Woody Guthrie and Paul Robeson; and his tireless environmental work, which he started in the 1950s–before the word even existed. The history of the song “Danny Boy” alone is worth buying the audiobook.”—Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
“The mix of musical styles, singing, storytelling, and reminiscences makes for a totally unique audio experience for audiences familiar with the earlier title and new listeners alike.”—Booklist, Starred Review
RAVE REVIEWS for Pete Seeger: Storm King Volume 1
“Pete Seeger and percussionist/producer Haynes present one of the most original and inspired [productions] of the last decade . . .” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Be forewarned that listening will make you smile so much that your face will hurt. You’ll love every moment.”—A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
“VERDICT: An especially interesting and lovely experiment, this program deserves to be heard.”—Library Journal, Starred Review, Best Media 2013/Best Audio
Pete Seeger: Storm King – Touring Show
The Grammy nominated audiobook brought to life—set against a diverse backdrop of world music and video.
2016 Tour Dates
Overture Center, Madison, WI – January 23rd
Future Tour Dates: To Be Announced
Jeff Haynes presents a live performance of Pete Seeger: Storm King with Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill, a multi-media presentation of Pete Seeger’s spoken words—in his own recorded voice—set to live music and video. This performance is based on the Grammy® nominated audio project conceived and produced by world-renowned, Grammy award winning percussionist and producer, Jeff Haynes.
In this unique blend of spoken word, music, and video, Pete Seeger’s spoken words are piped in as Jeff Haynes and accompanying musicians perform a combination of new music and music written by or popularized by Pete Seeger—featuring traditions as diverse as African Music, Blues, Bluegrass, Classical Guitar, Folk, Jazz, and East Indian Music—and performances of some of Pete’s songs that were inspired from his travels around the world.
Multi-genre music and video accompany and interact with Pete Seeger’s voice—painting an evocative aural and visual backdrop for Seeger’s most engaging stories, narratives, and poems reflecting his lifelong dedication to human rights, environmental issues, and his boundless hope for humanity.
The experience is moving, intimate, and truly an extraordinary celebration of one of our nation’s greatest performers and activists.
RAVE REVIEWS for Pete Seeger: Storm King – Touring Show
“Pete Seeger: Storm King was one of those very rare evenings in the theatre when the audience and musicians truly share and celebrate a remarkable artist’s life. Remembering and learning anew about Pete Seeger’s music and his abiding belief in each individual’s potential was more than refreshing – it was an antidote to everything in the daily news. One gentleman in our audience told me, “I only cried six or seven times during the show.””—Michele Roberge, Executive Director, Carpenter Performing Arts Center
“When these passionate and talented artists perform together, they create a chemistry that is as wonderful to see as it is to hear . . .”—The Palladium-Times
“The onstage performance . . . is hauntingly moving and strikes a deep chord.”—Kathryn Ross, Wellsville Daily Reporter
This project brings Pete’s wisdom and stories to new audiences and into a new technological age.
Grammy® Award nominee: BEST SPOKEN WORD category
“Pete Seeger and percussionist/producer Haynes present one of the most original and inspired audiobooks of the last decade with this collection of stories, songs, music, and musings, straight from the mouth and mind of the legendary folk musician himself. Seeger’s words are blended with a variety of world music in what amounts to an unforgettable and groundbreaking listen. As a narrator, Seeger’s tone is raw, edgy, and, at times, visceral, as he recounts his life and times. Seeger captures listener attention from the very beginning and never lets go. A must-listen for fans.”―Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Producer Jeff Haynes has combined the elements with care, incorporating interesting music–from bluegrass to Celtic to African–that enhances without getting in the way of Seeger’s marvelous reminiscences . . . Be forewarned that listening will make you smile so much that your face will hurt. Listen anyway. You’ll love every moment.”— A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award
“People are combining traditions like never before and finding somehow a fundamental unity for this human race of ours. I think working with each other as Jeff Haynes has done here—we may be surprised to find what deeper unity all human beings have.”—Pete Seeger