Americana Music

Pete Seeger Was a Rebel

Back in the 1940s, Pete Seeger and his wonderful group the Weavers brought many tunes from our wonderful heritage and from Europe and around the world. Pete was castigated by the “pure folk” musicians and critics for rearranging old songs for modern ears and just for fun. Today, few would question the impact, authenticity or motives of Pete and bandmates Ronnie Gilbert, Fred Hellerman or Lee Hays. Time has passed; they are Americana monuments.