Here’s a quote from Val Haller, in his article, Protest Songs, From Seeger to Sting to Springsteen
“I didn’t set out this past weekend to write a tribute to Pete Seeger. But in light of his passing, keeping protest music alive is more important than ever. Young artists: carry on.”
After reading his piece, and then listening to the various clips, including of Springsteen, Dylan, and Mumford & Sons with Elvis Costello, I thought: Would so many of us taken to the streets during those turbulent times--to march against the war, against racism--without this music to inspire us? To give us common purpose and even courage?
Fellow Boomers & Beyonders, listen and see what you think: