Famous UU folk musicians featuring Malvina Reynolds and Pete Seeger. Listen to the music by our own Mark Farnham and the stories behind the music by Alex Hild. This folk music service was delivered on July 22, 2012.
Malvina Reynolds (August 23, 1900 – March 17, 1978) was an American folk/blues singer-songwriter and political activist, best known for her song-writing, particularly the folk music songs “Little Boxes” and “Morningtown Ride”.
Peter “Pete” Seeger (born May 3, 1919) is an American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-20th-century American folk music revival. A fixture on nationwide radio in the 1940s, he also had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member of The Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly’s “Goodnight, Irene”, which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of The Weavers were blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, he re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of protest music in support of international disarmament, civil rights, and environmental causes.