Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pete Seeger: "God's Counting on Me, God's Counting on You"

I've never met Pete Seeger, but I've been listening to his songs since before I could drive a car. You may recall Pete written a lot of protest songs over the years, teaming up with the likes of Woodie Guthrie and many others.

Pete was the guiding force in bringing the 1947 folksong "We Shall Overcome" to the forefront as the anthem of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Since then, Pete has played his banjo all over the world, and he played at an inaugural concert for President-elect Barack Obama at the Lincoln Memorial. He is now 91 years old.

But don't think for a moment the punch has gone out of Pete Seeger.

He recently co-wrote this song with Lorre Wyatt about the BP oil spill and our government's response to the lagging economy. And God's Kingdom is popping off his banjo strings:


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Mondo said...

Hey, Jim, how many hits do you get from Cyprus?!?

The Rev. James Richardson said...

Dear Mondo,
In the last 500 views, 5 came from Cyprus, tied with the Philippines.