All Souls Unitarian-Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London,
Friday Night Folk at All Souls will host the 4th annual Pete Seeger Tribute concert concert, this year benefiting START FRESH, Inc. New London, the New London-based refugee resettlement organization responding to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the regional conflict in Syria.
Many fine local acoustic musicians are donating their time and talents for this concert including Hugh Birdsall, The Carolans, Nick Evento, Kristen Graves, Golden Ratio, Geoff Kaufman, Ben & Nancy Parent, Ted Phillips, The Raging Grannies, and Baird Welch-Collins. The performers will gather to take turns sharing their versions of Pete’s songs, songs he loved, and songs about him. Geoff Kaufman, who spent time with Pete over many years aboard the Hudson River sloop Clearwater, will emcee the evening as well as perform.
For nearly 70 years, Pete Seeger embodied the ideals of folk music – communication, entertainment, social comment, historical continuity, inclusiveness. His songs have imprinted us with the sounds, traditions and values of our global past and present.