DARK MONDAY: „Pete Remembers Woody“
The Extraordinary Musical Friendship of Pete Seeger & Woody Guthrie
Location: Kulturzentrum Merlin, Augustenstraße 72, 70178 Stuttgart
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In the history of American music, few relationships are as legendary as that of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. The image of a young Pete and an almost as young Woody, rambling across the country together singing in union halls and work camps and saloons is forever emblazoned in the mind of every folksinger who would follow. There is no doubt that Woody Guthrie was a seminal influence on America’s most influential folk singer. Now, on the occasion of Woody’s 109th birthday, we are fortunate to hear Pete tell us about it.
This is a collection of material about Pete and Woody’s time together; a rich tapestry of stories and recollections. It is by no means a complete history but taken together, these words paint an engaging portrait of the relationship between these two very different individuals and placing it squarely in the context of the times they were living through.
NEAT is a non-profit organization that presents theatergoers with uncompromised presentations of Anglophone theatre and culture. This year, NEAT celebrates its 30th year presenting authentic English language entertainment in Stuttgart.