Remembering Pete and Toshi Seeger

A Surprise Party for Pete

Below is a video of a surprise party I organized for Pete’s 91st birthday back in 2010, which was also a release party for my latest book Creative Community Organizing: A Guide for Rabble-Rousers, Activists and Quiet Lovers of Justice. It took place in New York City, hosted by Demos: A Center for Ideas and Action, where I’m a Distinguished Senior Fellow.

A Tribute to Toshi Seeger

Toshi Seeger and her critical role in Pete’s life and work, as well as in her own, should never be forgotten. Click here to read the tribute to Toshi I wrote shortly after her death at the request of Folker, the German folk and roots music magazine. They’ve given me permission to have it reprinted, posted and/or read over the air, as long as they’re properly credited. It appeared in their August 2013 issue, translated into German. Folker’s website, also in German, is

A Song for Pete and Toshi

I wrote “Sailing Down the Hudson” many years ago as a tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger It’s on my 1996 CD Companion, produced by my great friends, Grammy winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer. Here’s both an MP3 of the song and the lyrics. What a great honor and gift to have lived in the same space as these two extraordinary people!

Click to read lyrics

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