Pete Seeger at SPAC for Farm Aid in 2013

As you've probably heard, Pete Seeger died yesterday. The folk music icon was a Hudson Valley resident, and he spent much of his life as an activist for cleaning up and preserving the Hudson River. A lot of people in this area have memories of Seeger via his many appearances, either seeing him perform or meeting him in person (or both). And he was a frequent presence on WAMC, the regional public radio network.

In a comment earlier today, Tim pointed out this video of Seeger performing at Farm Aid at SPAC last year -- at the age of 94. It includes some nice moments, so we thought we'd post it. Part one, in which he performs "If I Had a Hammer," is above. Part two -- a performance of "This Land is Your Land" with John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young -- is after the jump. Also there: a clip of Seeger performing almost six decades ago.

(Thanks, Tim)

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Pete would have wanted us to save the 1614 Dutch ruins of Fort Nassau at Port of Albany.

"Historians: Albany port plan threatens Dutch site" Jan. 28, 2014

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP5dcba87741de476491643d2f0d56171a.html

I am honored to have seen the legendary Pete Seeger at Farm Aid last year as he played "This Land is Our Land" and protested fracking along with Willie, Neil Young, Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews. Godspeed.

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