Earlier this year we lost a great progressive, musical activist, and one of the most famous folk artists of all time — Pete Seeger. For more than seven decades Pete lent his voice to every great social movement of the 20th and 21st centuries. He used folk song and story to entertain, educate, and engage. To celebrate the progressive movement and the causes that Pete gave so much to Institute for Policy Studies’ friend Joe Uehlein is hosting a musical tribute to Pete, donating concert proceeds to the CultureWorks Collective (CWC), an organization Pete help found.
Musical artists include: (all artists knew and worked with Pete Seeger)
Josh White, Jr. — One of the great charismatic performers of blues, folk, spirituals and jazz of our time, and the finest example of the pioneering blues guitar style that his father, Josh White, originated. This Grammy nominated artist is celebrating the 70th year of his storied career. Josh is an educator, humanitarian and social activist.
Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer – The two-time Grammy® Award-winning duo are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo and ukulele.
Emma’s Revolution – The duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O. have traveled the world playing song of peace and justice. Awards include Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Washington Area Music Association’s Fan Favorite. They are a motivating force at concerts and demonstrations everywhere!
Joe Uehlein & The U-Liners – The best in roots-rock music and songs of our time! They have played all of DC’s finest venues including the Hamilton, Birchmere, Strathmore, and more. John Kadlecik of Further and the John K Band had this to say about The U-Liners: “Sounds like an urban country band; feels like Jefferson Airplane!” Joe has played at hundreds of labor and environmental events around the country.