Jim Scott Remembers Pete Seeger in Song at Fogartyville in Sarasota
Shake off the summer blues and join us for an evening of song & fond memories! Composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, will lead the audience singing many of his well-loved songs such as If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and many others. Jim will be joined by Carolyn Dunn on bass, with Robert Killian and other local musicians lending their voices on select songs. Along with some history from Jim, we’ll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life.
The Pete Seeger Songfest will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available at wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The event is a potluck, so come early and bring a dish to share. Doors open at 7pm.
A prolific composer in his own right, Jim Scott brings a warmth, and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. Known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort, and co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” Jim has created 9 albums of original music, many choral works, film and TV soundtracks, a guitar technique book, and a collection of short stories and poetry. He has also become a student of the movement for peace and justice in song, compiling and arranging the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of over 100 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers, including Pete Seeger. His lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises moved Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of a magician.”
Photo from WSLR / Fogartyville