For Pete's Sake

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Pete Seeger was my very first concert. I grew up in the Hudson Valley so I was extremely lucky. I fulfilled a lifelong dream of photographing him last year at the "Bring Leonard Peltier Home" concert last December at The Beacon Theatre. This is an artist I have looked up to my entire life and will continue to be inspired by for he always stood by the courage of his convictions. Seeing him perform live wasn't just amazing, it was an experience, educational, inspirational, uplifting and divine. Something you were most grateful to be part of. Just they way he could move an entire audience with his peaceful power to join him in song would leave a full room in loving awe. I sincerely hope, for all of our sakes, that there are more than a few young artists out there who will take a page out of his book and deliver us the same beautifully dynamic virtue that Pete Seeger gave his entire life. Along with my photos, I'd like to put up some of my favorite videos of him. And do yourselves a favor, buy the dvd's of his TV show "Pete Seeger's Rainbow Quest" and enjoy some of the most magical moments in music. 
"A good song reminds us what we're fighting for" Pete Seeger, an original and true inspiration. Thank you for all that you have done and for reminding us what we still have left to fight for.

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