All Videos Tagged Seeger (Producers Workshop Online) - Producers Workshop Online 2021-11-30T21:31:32Z https://producersworkshop.pbs.org/video/video/listTagged?tag=Seeger&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Fifty Years of Folk tag:producersworkshop.pbs.org,2010-09-14:5817956:Video:2467 2010-09-14T22:21:03.000Z Beverly Penninger https://producersworkshop.pbs.org/profile/BeverlyPenninger <a href="https://producersworkshop.pbs.org/video/fifty-years-of-folk"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/331716634?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>In 1959, two visionaries - folk legend Pete Seeger and jazz impresario George Wein - cre- ated a musical phenomenon known as The Newport Folk Festival. It is the "grandfather" of contemporary music festivals and the legendary festival where Bob Dylan "plugged in," though its legacy reaches far beyond that mythical moment.<br></br> The Newport Folk festival brought to its audi- ences… <a href="https://producersworkshop.pbs.org/video/fifty-years-of-folk"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/331716634?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />In 1959, two visionaries - folk legend Pete Seeger and jazz impresario George Wein - cre- ated a musical phenomenon known as The Newport Folk Festival. It is the "grandfather" of contemporary music festivals and the legendary festival where Bob Dylan "plugged in," though its legacy reaches far beyond that mythical moment.<br /> The Newport Folk festival brought to its audi- ences roots music from around the world, res- urrected interest in the dying art of Cajun music and – on its New Folks stage - introduced the world to James Taylor, Arlo Guthrie and Joni Mitchell.