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THE SONGS OF WOODY'S CHILDREN:

PETE SEEGER AND BEYOND

T101




Tuesdays

9:30am - 11:00am

Online

4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 & 5/19

Six Sessions






This course will be offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.


Pete Seeger dubbed the folksingers who came after Woody Guthrie “Woody’s Children.”  Coming of age in the Sixties, their voices and songs became the conscience of a nation.  This course explores these songs and their singers: some well-known like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Peter Paul & Mary, and others less so, such as Catie Curtis, Aztec Two-Step, and Tom Chapin.  And how Yip Harburg, the songwriter for Wizard of Oz, Finian’s Rainbow, Brother Can You Spare a Dime and more, fit into this?)  The course features live music, recordings, discussions and lyric/chord sheets for highlighted songs.

SUGGESTED READING:

How Can I Keep From Singing: The Ballad of Pete Seeger, David King Dunaway.  [Villard Books, 2008]

The Incomplete Folksinger, Pete Seeger and Jo Metcalf Schwartz. [Simon and Schuster, 1972]

Doug Mishkin J.D. George Washington University Law School, is a lawyer and folksinger.  His albums include “Climbing That Ladder” and “Woody’s Children” available at www.woodyschildren.com. He is a regular participant in “Woody’s Children” radio show programs (WFUV-FM, host Robert Sherman), and has performed with Peter Yarrow, Tom Chapin, Christine Lavin and others.




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