In its 54 years as a festival, Newport Folk Fest has been revered as one whose lineup pairs longstanding folk kings with indie up-and-comers, bluegrass masters, and folk-punkers to create an unforgettable folkie blowout.
Today is Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday. What's an appropriate gift for the most influential folk artist of the 20th century? A few years ago some of Pete's fans launched a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is time to resurrect that effort.
Even as one speculates on the group's future within the archetypes of the music machine, one gets the sense the David Wax Museum will hold onto the peculiar charm of their music and their simple love of sharing it, no matter how many people are listening.