Most folks - even those categorically unfamiliar with the glory of American folk music - are familiar with Pete Seeger. He's one of those rare hard-core folkies who has managed to cross over into the mainstream consciousness through a lifetime of quite hard work. But, only those with a keen awareness of folk music history really appreciate the contributions made by the rest of the Seeger family (all equally as important as those of Pete, if not quite as far-reaching).
For example, take the incredible career of Pete's half-sister Peggy Seeger. Her musical prowess can span across six instruments and she's lent her talents to somewhere around 100 recordings (give or take) throughout the course of her nearly-60-year career. From feminist anthems to love songs, children's folk songs, and songs of empowerment and rebellion, Peggy Seeger has forged a remarkable legacy in both the U.S. and the UK (where she now lives). Learn more about the life and work of Peggy Seeger with this introductory biography and profile. Learn about the rest of the Seeger family here.
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