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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pete Seeger Narrator: Pete Seeger Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781619698314
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Pete Seeger: The Storm King audio collection presents Pete Seeger’s spoken words as he recounts his most engaging stories, narratives, and poems through musical traditions as diverse as African music, the blues, bluegrass, Celtic music, classical guitar, folk, Israeli music, jazz, Native American music, and Tuvan throat singing—taking Pete’s wisdom and stories out to new audiences and into a new technological age.

Each piece is unique in how sound and emotion come together. Jeff Haynes, world-renowned percussionist and producer, has worked closely with Pete to create something spectacular, weaving Pete’s words into the music of artists from around the world. The result is astounding.

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  • “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 audio review)

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • “This marvelous presentation of Pete Seeger’s words and music is a gift to all lovers of folk music, as well as anyone interested in the history of civil protest in America. The program combines Seeger’s captivating stories about his life and times with some of his most famous songs and well-chosen music from other folk traditions. 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. Those deservedly hold center stage. Be forewarned that listening will make you smile so much that your face will hurt. Listen anyway. You’ll love every moment. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • An AudioFile Editors’ Pick in April 2013
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Best Original Work Narration
  • Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Distinguished Achievement in Production
  • A 2013 Grammy Award Nominee for Best Spoken Word Album
  • Winner of the 2013 Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award
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About the Author
Pete Seeger is a towering figure in American culture. His contributions can be counted in the millions of children who grew up singing his songs of peace and hope and in the numerous human rights, social and environmental issues his deeds and music have helped to advance. He has regularly been put forth as an obvious candidate for a Nobel Peace Prize, while he also spent 17 years in the shadows of the witch-hunting McCarthy era after being blacklisted. He is perhaps best known for his contributions to the American folk music revival and for writing the hits: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? and Turn, Turn, Turn!

A masterful musician and a commanding spokesman, what makes Pete most remarkable is that throughout his long life-and even still at age 92-he's remained true to his passions and principles. In fact, his dedication has only grown stronger and deeper relative to the challenges he and our country have faced-his personal stories bearing witness to some of our past century's most scaring and triumphant historic events.

Pete first began working with Jeff Haynes during the recording sessions for the 2009 Grammy award-winning CD, Tomorrow's Children. After 45 sessions, Pete and Jeff had an award winning CD and hearty friendship. During these sessions, Pete would come early to Jeff's studio and share his life stories. Jeff was inspired, turned on the mic, and began recording these amazing stories, narratives and poems.

Jeff Haynes is a Grammy award winning, world-renowned percussionist who has toured with everyone from the Pat Metheny Group, Al Jarreau and Boney James to Harry Belafonte and Peabo Bryson. His chops can be heard on over 100 CDs. His versatility and mastery, as a seasoned percussionist, were part of the rhythmic force supporting the legendary Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and the celebrated Cassandra Wilson, Chaka Khan, Aimee Mann, Brian Blade and Glen Hansard.

As a composer and producer Jeff has a gift for bringing just the right performing artist and instrumentation to production each composition. Jeff is the founder and President of Komunyaka Music, Inc, a multi-faceted music production company offering percussion based workshops featuring professional storytellers, spoken word artists, dancers, and musicians. Like Pete, Jeff spends time in the schools teaching children music. Jeff works with students across the tri-state area on a drumming and spoken word program. Jeff has spent the last three and a half years producing the music for this project.