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Posted on: April 18, 2017

GRAMMY-Winner Jeff Haynes Presents a Musical Tribute to Folk Icon Pete Seeger

The greatness of folk icon Pete Seeger comes to life as GRAMMY®-winner Jeff Haynes sets Seeger's stories, lyrics, and voice to live music and video on Friday, May 5 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. The performance will begin at 8:00pm.

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GRAMMY-Winner Jeff Haynes Presents a Musical Tribute to Folk Icon Pete Seeger 

 

FREDERICK, Md., Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — The greatness of folk icon Pete Seeger comes to life as GRAMMY®-winner Jeff Haynes sets Seeger's stories, lyrics, and voice to live music and video on Friday, May 5 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. The performance will begin at 8:00pm. Haynes and accompanying musicians will explore traditions as diverse as blues, bluegrass, folk, and jazz, set against the rich tapestry of Seeger’s most engaging stories, narratives, and poems.

Tickets begin at $20 and may be purchased online at WeinbergCenter.org, by calling the Box Office at 301.600.2828, or in person at 20 West Patrick St. Discounts are available for students, children, military, and seniors.

GRAMMY® award-winning percussionist and producer Jeff Haynes has toured with a number of acclaimed artists, including Glen Hansard, The Pat Metheny Group, Al Jarreau, Lizz Wright, Harry Belafonte, Peabo Bryson, and Cassandra Wilson, whom he toured and recorded with for nearly 20 years.

Sean Harkness (Baritone Acoustic Guitar w/pickup, Acoustic Guitar w/pickup, Fretless Electric Bass) is “a technical virtuoso whose Joe Pass/Tommy Emmanuel fingerstyle approach is always in service to telling a story or creating a feeling within the song; [Harkness] transcends many genres and can touch listeners of many backgrounds” (Jazz Inside New York).

Timothy Hill (vocals, piano, guitar) has performed with such diverse artists as John Cage, Bill Frisell, Jeff Buckley, Odetta and Pete Seeger.

Sara Milonovich (vocals, fiddle, guitar) is the front woman/founder of the indie roots-rock band Daisycutter and has also performed with Richard Shindell, Pete Seeger, The McKrells, Cathie Ryan, Eliza Gilkyson, Anne Hills, and Antje Duvekot.

Richie Stearns (banjo) has toured with Natalie Merchant, The Horse Flies, Tony Trischka, and Carrie Rodriguez.

A complete listing of artists and performers scheduled for the 2016-2017 season can be found at WeinbergCenter.org.

 

ABOUT THE WEINBERG CENTER FOR THE ARTS

The Weinberg Center for the Arts is one of the region’s premier performing arts presenters, offering film, music, dance, theater, and family-focused programming. Located in the historic Tivoli movie theater in downtown Frederick, Md., the Weinberg Center strives to ensure that the arts remain accessible and affordable to local and regional audiences alike. Weinberg Center events are made possible with major support from the City of Frederick, the Maryland State Arts Council, Plamondon Hospitality Partners, and other corporate and individual donors.

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