Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Hootenanny

Musicians onstage play along with video of Pete

Sunday evening, an exuberant crowd packed West Seattle’s historic Admiral Theatre for a celebration of Seeger and his amazing life.

The inimitable Clay Eals (whose name must be followed by “Amen!”), writer of a monumental bio of Steve Goodman, journalist, historian, preservationist, hosted the event with his usual infectious joy and enthusiasm – think Garrison Keillor as a tenor – and led us on a musical tour of Pete’s life. His partner in this tower of song was Tom Colwell and his band The Southbound Odyssey, joined by the Clallam County band, the Seattle Labor Chorus, and many others.

Photos from an enchanted evening:

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