Announcing 'Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection'
We're proud to announce the upcoming release of Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, a career-spanning anthology of one of America’s most quintessential, celebrated, and influential musicians. Featuring classic recordings, 20 previously unreleased tracks, historic live performances, and special collaborations, this set encompasses over 60 years of Pete’s Folkways catalog, including 6 CDs and a 200-page extensively annotated and illustrated 12 x 12” hardbound book. The collection will be available May 3rd , on what would have been Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday. Smithsonian Folkways will be organizing and sponsoring Pete Seeger centennial events around the country throughout 2019, which will be announced soon.
He was a singer, a rebel, and a voice of the people. With a banjo and a selfless dedication to justice and the transformative power of music, he inspired all of humanity to question the status quo, to sing out and speak up against oppression wherever they witnessed it. His body of work reflects a deep reverence for the earth and all of those who walk on it; you can hear it in his voice and in the voices of the thousands of people who sang and continue to sing with him every day.
The anthology is now available for pre-order here.