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R.I.P. Pete Seeger: Legendary folk singer, activist + troubadour

January 28, 2014

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Legendary folk singer-songwriter Pete Seeger, singer of such mid-20th century activist anthems as If I Had A Hammer, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season), and We Shall Overcome, passed away Monday night at the age of 94.

Leading a folk music revival in the ’50s and ’60s, Seeger was perhaps best known for popularizing the five-string banjo, consistently asking the audience to sing along with him in concert, recording anthems with themes of love, peace, and brotherhood, and speaking out for the oppressed.

SiriusXM plans to honor and celebrate Seeger’s life on a range of channels:

The Village/The BridgeThe Village will air a special called Remembering Pete Seeger today (Jan. 28) at 1 pm ET. Rebroadcasts: 1/28, 8 pm, 1/29 at 12 pm, 1/30 at 4 pm, 1/31 at 10 am, and 2/1 at 2 pm ET,

Additionally, The Village Folk Show will run a special with Steep Canyon Rangers (1/29 at 12 pm ET), The Bridge will air The Village Folk Show on 2/2 from 6-10 am ET. Rebroacast: 2/ 3 from 6-10 pm ET, 2/4 from 12-4 pm ET, and 2/6 from 8-12 noon ET on The Village.

E Street Radio: Starting today (1/28), E Street will run an obituary every hour with music from The Seeger Sessions and concert audio from 2006′s Seeger Sessions Band Tour. The first show of the Seeger Sessions Tour will air at 12 pm today (1/28).

Additionally, the show Cover Me, airing today (1/28) at 6 pm, will pay tribute to Pete Seeger (rebroadcasts are 1/29 at 12 am, 1/30 at 3 pm, and 2/1 at 4 pm).

E Street will continue to play Seeger Sessions concerts throughout the week. E Street will also feature two live shows on Friday, Jan. 31, and Live From E Street Nation with Dave Marsh and The Wild & The Innocent with Jim Rotolo will both pay tribute to Pete Seeger.

Outlaw Country: The Steve Earle Show: Hardcore Troubadour Radio will air a special on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 9 pm ET.

Deep Tracks: Starting today (1/28) at 2 pm ET, Deep Tracks will play sets from Pete Seeger, The Weavers, and cover songs from the likes of Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, The Byrds, Bruce Springsteen, and Bruce Cockburn. They’ll also listen back to Pete’s spoken words from one of his visits to the SiriusXM Performance Theater.

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