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"That season grand finale concert you did for our audience in 2013 was by far the most talked about concert of our 29 years."
“If I’m an expert in one thing, it’s in the Weavers’ music. When I heard (Work o’ the Weavers) I got blown away. Great! (They) have it exactly right! ”
“The modern age of folk music did not start in 1958 with The Kingston Trio, but a decade earlier with The Weavers. Unfortunately, their blacklisting and disbanding at the peak of their success in the McCarthy era made them both legendary and mostly unknown musically even to those who grew up during the early '60s folk revival. Although Pete Seeger and Ronnie Gilbert continued with solo careers, the music of the Weavers was left mostly to 'Goodnight Irene' and 'Tzena, Tzena.' Work o' the Weavers: Live in Concert, brings back the sound, style, the feel of a real Weavers' concert, and in narrative, the story behind the group. Nothing replaces the original, but if you want to understand the music, where it came from, and the debt the folk revival of the '60s and the subsequent folk-rock revolution owe them, this is the place to start.”
“Work o' the Weavers succeeds admirably in covering Weavers' tunes. The vocal harmonies are beautiful, and eerily reminiscent of the originals on nearly every track. The group wisely maintains political relevance by alluding to current issues that the Weavers would have sung about. If you...are a fan of The Weavers, and want to hear chestnuts and new songs that have been recorded beautifully, you will want to add 'We're Still Here' to the CD collection.”
“Four wonderful people who’ve…picked up where the Weavers left off. I put on the recording and had to listen to it twice. FANTASTIC! ”
“To say your show was great would be an understatement. The music and the commentary were such that anyone closing their eyes would have been, like I was, transported back in time to what was truly folk music’s golden age. As I said that night, thank you so much for keeping it alive.”
“Superb. Their harmonies and musicianship are first-rate, and more important, they have that elusive quality of gentle charisma and idealistic energy that made The Weavers so dynamic. Afterward, I got a flood of delighted comments and emails from audience members, saying ‘This was the best show yet’ and ‘You’ve raised the performance bar.'”
“A Tale of Musical Courage ”
“This faithfully arranged and sung tribute…rings with such rousing familiarity…that there are moments when you may find yourself thinking that the group’s original members are all within range of the microphones. ”