05/03/2012 6:30 pm
05/03/2012 8:00 pm
May 3rd is Pete Seeger's 94th birthday!
Join us for a sing-along celebration with Tim Gorelangton and special guest David ("Woody") Fenimore (and as many of the Almanack Singers as happen to show up -- including you!) Come on by, this will be a hoot!
Pete Seeger is arguably the most influential folk artist in the United States. He was instrumental in popularizing the indigenous songs of this country, and his own songs, among them "If I Had a Hammer," "We Shall Overcome," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," have served as anthems for an entire generation of Americans.
Tim Gorelangton is a Reno-area folksinger and songwriter. Much of the inspiration for his music can be found in the people and places of the American West. The songs he writes have much the same background as the stories of old. Pete Seeger is one of his heroes and he shares Pete's vision of inclusion, community, justice, and the power of song. Tim accompanies himself on a vintage Guild 12-string guitar and an original Vega "Pete Seeger" model banjo. He encourages everyone to sing along!
David Fenimore is Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at the University of Nevada, Reno, where since 1989 he has taught undergraduate courses in literature, writing, and the humanities. He has served as University Distinguished Professorship of the Humanities, and received the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and the University Undergraduate Advisement Award. Besides Woody Guthrie, his Chautauqua characters include western writer Zane Grey, New York Tribune publisher Horace Greeley, California settler John A. Sutter, and Donner Party survivor Lewis Keseberg. He has published a memoir, Bicycling Across America (Pinedrop Press, 1989), a play about Zane Grey titled A Bad Boy Grown Up, and numerous reviews and articles on western literature. He lives with his wife Amy Horne in Truckee, California, where in his spare time he plays piano “about as well as Woody played the guitar.” He and Tim play together frequently to benefit worthy local causes like the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Meals on Wheels. As Woody put it, “If you think our music might be too left-handed for your lodge or club meeting, just send us $15 and we won’t come.”