Decemberists' own Colin Meloy has announced that he will continue his series of children's books with the next iteration to arrive in summer 2017. The next installation is entitled "The Golden Thread" and will be a picture biography about the late folk archetype, Pete Seeger.
It's no secret that the late-Pete Seeger was subject to Senator Joe McCarthy's red scare tactics. But it's been reported that the musician was listed earlier than he let on. In a publicly obtained FBI report, it appears the feds were spying on Seeger even when he was enlisted in the Army.
"This is not rock 'n' roll. It's not pop music. It's not folk music; it's this sort of transcendental guitar music," Steve Lowenthal emphatically tells me over the phone. And, indeed, his new book, Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, details the style (and story) of perhaps this country's most influential "American primitive" guitarist.
Mr. Bob Dylan may be elusive, yet he still finds a way into the public eye.
The grand-father of the folk movement, singing troubadour to Masters of the Universe and college youths alike, author of America's folk standard "If I Had a Hammer--Pete Seeger--passed away this Monday at New York's Presbyterian Hospital. He was a "mighty" 94 years old.