Holiday Thoughts and Kids and Instruments and Singing in Tune

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Holidays can be the best of times, often with families close at hand. Gift-giving is on our minds, with the challenge: “enjoyable and useful” to the recipient.

Kids in the 8-18 zone but also adults of any age are prime candidates to receive a musical instrument. Notice I didn’t just say “banjo”…sometimes the best thing a banjo player (you, I presume) can give a relative is an instrument that goes well with a banjo!… Read More

Pickin’ Up The Pieces Flood Benefit

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Thanks everyone who joined Hot Rize and guests for a memorable night, raising ~ $40,000 for flood relief! Pete talks to Marquee Magazine about the benefit, the flood, and the next Hot Rize album:

Pete Seeger at 94

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You’re reading this not long after I’m writing it, September 8, just after a concert of one of my all-time heroes, the amazing Pete Seeger, who gives new meaning to the word “venerable.” Anyone might wonder, “can he still do this?” but as always, it was a damn good concert, and a testament in spades to Pete’s ideals of music and community reinforcing each other. … Read More

Pete Featured in Fretboard Journal

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This premium publication is noted for in-depth features on musicians and luthiers. Issue #29 devotes 21 pages to Pete, his instruments, and his practice cabin/getaway. David Hidalgo and John Fahey are also featured.… Read More

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