Saturday, October 04, 2008

"Blame it on Midnight and Shame on the Moon"

At 89, folk music legend Pete Seeger still has more to say. His latest release, aptly titled "At 89," is Seeger's first record of new material in five years and by Seeger's own account it will be his last. He doesn't expect to be playing many more concerts, either.

"My brain is definitely, definitely going," Seeger says at one point out of frustration during a phone interview from his Hudson Valley home in Beacon, N.Y. He often stops midway through a story, apologizing for not being able to remember the rest of it.

Even so, both over the phone and on the new record, Seeger sounds strong and full of life. He still manages to chop trees and shovel gravel at his home in the woods that he shares with his wife of 65 years, Toshi.

Shown above is Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, circa 1940.

No comments: