Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pete Seeger Tribute: Jerry Gray and The Travellers

A CBC Concert on Demand

May 3, 2009 was Pete Seeger's 90th birthday, and Jerry Gray and The Travellers hosted a tribute concert in Toronto that evening to celebrate the great man's life and songs.

The Travellers formed in 1953 and were one of Canada's premier folk music acts for decades afterward. Jerry Gray - the group's lead singer, banjo player, and lone remaining founding member - has known Pete Seeger for 60 years. In fact, it was Seeger who suggested The Travellers do a Canadian version of Woody Guthrie's song, "This Land Is Your Land." It became their biggest hit.

Joining the current lineup of The Travellers for this event are Ken Whiteley, Paul Mills and Joanne Crabtree.

Visit this concert here.

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