A Tribute to Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger & Dana

When I was a child growing up near the Hudson River in upstate New York, Pete Seeger and the crew of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater organized our entire region to clean up the Hudson. Thousands of classes of elementary school students sailed on the Clearwater and helped. By the time I was in high school you could swim in it. Pete Seeger was one of the great human beings, one of the great generous world citizens. To my knowledge, he answered all his mail, including letters from teenagers like myself. He listened to every cassette tape of music submitted to him, on his walkman while he ice-skated in winter. Pete Seeger changed the world. And he also changed me. Thanks Pete.

Enjoy Your Swim!

AU Enjoy your swim

One of Dana’s Australian tour photos from Gove, Northern Territory. (As an aside, when Katey first read the sign, she accidentally read it as “Crocodile and Singer Warning.”)

Dana Performing at the Palm Creek Folk Festival, June 2013

AU Dana at Palm Creek Festival

The Palm Creek Folk Festival is an annual event held in June in the lush tropical grounds of the Mountain View Lake Eco Park, 40km south of Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. It is hosted by the Townsville Folk and Acoustic Music Club.

The festival takes place over four days and three nights and involves more than 100 performers and events with music concerts, dances, workshops, acoustic jams, youth festival, art and craft workshops, and special events. The festival features the cream of local performers and selected national special guests.

http://www.palmcreek.com.au/