David is on his way back from Albany, where he made a special appearance on the world premiere of the DVD of Pete Seeger: Live in Australia, 1963. Here David offered insight from his 30+ years of research Pete. The program was broadcast live in Albany, but was also taped for broadcast in other markets. Although it is not being released for rebroadcast, viewers in the Albany area will be able to see it again next weekend (Pete's Birthday weekend.)
Many stations around the country will be broadcasting Pete Seeger Live in Australia 1963 beginning in June 2009. If you'd like to see it broadcast, please check with the programming department at your local public television station.
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A portion of David's radio series, “Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?” has been translated into Danish and will be appearing on Danish Radio P1 on April 30th. (If you're in Denmark on Thursday, Check your schedule for times.)
He’ll be working on producing a longer version while he's in Denmark this summer.
Following the BEA Festival, I'll be flying to Albany, New York, to appear on an American Public Television showing of the 1963 Pete Seeger concert at Melbourne's Town Hall, "Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963," for which I wrote the liner notes.
The program is being broadcast from the studio's of WMHT-TV (channel 17 in Albany) from 7 to 8pm.
Vermont Public Radio has just picked up the series - right there in Pete Seeger Country! My three-part radio series, Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?, which ran nationwide last summer and fall on over 230 PRI stations, is being re-released and is now available to subscribers at www.PRX.org. You can listen to samples there, or at our series site, Peteseeger.org.
Public Radio Exchange (AKA PRX) is an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. This is a great resource for community stations who may not be affiliated with the large public radio networks, but still want quality third-party content. Even if you aren't a radio station, you can subscribe and listen to content online.
CD sets of the series are also being offered to Libraries and Sound Archives.
If you have any questions regarding the series, whether you are a PD, a librarian, sound archivist, or any other interested party, please contact us at email@example.com.
My newest book, Singing Out: An Oral History of America's Folk Music Revivals is off to my editors at Oxford. I'm writing this in collaboration with Molly Beer.
The book is a multi-voiced telling of the story of folk music from the early collectors through to today's online music communities. This book demonstrates the diversity behind the complex evolution of folk music in North America through contextualized oral history interview segments. These interviews tell a narrative in mosaic, layering anecdotes and often-contradictory opinions, to tell not only what happened during the folk revivals, but what it meant to those who were personally and passionately involved. Here the interviews themselves—the voices of musicians, musicologists, writers, activists, and aficionados—open an accessible, primary source introduction to folk music and its history.
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.