We've gotten a really wonderful response from PRI listeners who've heard the radio program over the past 4 months. So many people who grew up listening to Pete Seeger's music. This is a three part audio series that mixes Pete's music with interviews of folks who new him.
Of the book, How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, the late Studs Turkel said, "This biography is a beauty. It captures not only the life of the bard but the world of which he sings."
For the real fan, you could also pick up Pete's newest CD, At 89, from our friends over at Appleseed Recordings
For the last thirty years, I've documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Random House, 2008.
Having written half a dozen volumes of history and biography, my specialty is the presentation of folklore, literature, and history via broadcasting. I've been active in radio since 1972, but over the last dozen years I've been Executive Producer of award-winning national radio series for Public Radio International, including “Writing the Southwest” (1995); “Aldous Huxley's Brave New Worlds” (1998); “Across the Tracks: A Route 66 Story” (2001); and Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing? (2008). I'm currently a DJ for KUNM-FM and a professor at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.