Tag Archives: Pete Seeger

Big Bill Broonzy at Circle Pines Summer Camp

Video: Big Bill Broonzy – Live at Circle Pines in 1957 Big Bill Broonzy was a legend of the blues from the 1920s, through the folk revival of the fifties. He was the mentor of Muddy Waters and an advocate for the younger generation of blues musicians including John Lee Hooker. He toured Europe throughout … Continue reading Big Bill Broonzy at Circle Pines Summer Camp

The Ballad Of October 16th is still relevant and controversial

I’ve been watching the Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History and I’m astonished by how much I didn’t know about that era of American history. One example: a Gallup Poll from early 1939 revealed that 84-85% of American protestants and Catholics “opposed offering sanctuary to European refugees. So did more than one-quarter of … Continue reading The Ballad Of October 16th is still relevant and controversial