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Posted on: September 10, 2019

Musical duo Hank & Claire pay homage to Pete Seeger

Pete_Seeger_1986Josef Schwarz

EVERETT, WA – Pacific Northwest musical duo Hank & Claire perform the songs and speak the story of legendary folksinger Pete Seeger, in a free performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. in Everett.

Hank and Claire will explore how Pete Seeger’s activism inspired his music, tell stories from his life, and sing songs he wrote or popularized.  You’ll see historic photos, and learn the backstories for songs like “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Turn, Turn, Turn.” A powerful blend of history, politics, and songs combine in tribute to this legendary activist.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014) is an iconic presence in the 20th Century American music landscape. He is revered by some and reviled by others for his activism on issues of labor, war, civil rights, and the environment.

Hank Payne and Claire Favro have performed together since 2008. Both flat-pick guitars, and Favro also plays bowed psaltery and mountain dulcimer. The duo’s combined repertoire includes original songs, traditional folk, and tunes from contemporary singer/songwriters. Their first album together, "Heart of the Matter," was released in late 2010, and their latest, "Home at Last," in 2014.

For further information, please visit www.epls.org or call 425-257-8000. 

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