FOOTMAD and Mountain Stage present Peggy Seeger, March 25
Mountain Stage is happy to announce that we’re partnering
with our friends at FOOTMAD to
present folk icon Peggy Seeger on her last American tour. It’s
happening Sunday, March 25 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston,
Tickets are on sale now. You can
purchase them at mountainstage.org,
by phone (800.594.TIXX) and in person at Ellen’s
Ice Cream in Charleston, and Fret-n-Fiddle in St. Albans.
Visit mountainstage.org for complete details.
This is a live
concert event that will not be broadcast or recorded for radio. The only
way you can experience it is live
and in person, so get your tickets now.
Born in 1935, Peggy Seeger’s family connections are
well-known in the folk and classical music world. She is Pete Seeger's
half-sister, Ruth Crawford Seeger's daughter; partner to Ewan
MacColl, who wrote “First Time
Ever I Saw Your Face” for her. Seeger herself is perhaps best known for
her proto-feminist anthem “Gonna Be an
Engineer,” along with the “The
Ballad of Springhill,” which has long been regarded as a folk standard; just to name a few.
Seeger’s work with MacColl was prodigious. From 1959 onward,
they encouraged and set standards for the burgeoning UK
folk revival; they trolled the USA
& UK field
recordings and anthologies for little-known traditional songs; they trained
other singers and involved them in political-musical documentary theatre; and they
instigated the revolutionary Radio Ballad form.
(And it’s worth noting that the
recent popularity of Public Radio staples like This American Life and Radio Lab
owe much to the Radio Ballad format.) Seeger has made 22 solo
recordings and taken part in over 100 more with other performers. A singer, multi-instrumentalist,
and writer, she is considered to be one America's
finest and most important folk musicians.
Still going strong at 77 years young, Peggy Seeger now makes
her home in the UK,
near her three children. Her current tour of the United
States is to be her last. Don’t
miss this opportunity to see a living legend of music. Learn more about Seeger at her website,
and learn more about FOOTMAD by visiting FOOTMAD.org. We look forward to
seeing you there.