I grew up hearing his voice on vinyl records. Yesterday, listening to the radio while driving, I heard Pete Seeger speaking in an interview. You know how you’ll start hearing a radio interview in the middle of a conversation, even mid-sentence.? Usually it can take a while before the interviewer mentions the name of the guest.
So how long did it take me to recognize the voice of Pet Seeger? Maybe three seconds. And, as always, hearing that voice, I recognized something else immediately, a friendly and buoyant and rippling with a contagious kind of joy.
Born in 1919, Pete Seeger was pushing 94 at the time of his death. Today’s face reading pays tribute to how he grew as a person.