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Work o' the Weavers celebrates the timeless legacy of America's pioneering folk quartet, the Weavers (Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert & Fred Hellerman), who burst onto the musical stage in 1950 with their 2-sided hit record, Tzena Tzena/Goodnight Irene, changing American popular music forever. They had numerous subsequent hit songs like Kisses Sweeter Than Wine, On Top of Old Smoky, Wimoweh, This Land is Your Land and many more. The foundation they provided would inspire and influence virtually every folk musician who would follow.
Since 2003 Work o' the Weavers has shared their entertaining and educational tribute program with enthusiastically participatory audiences in 28 states across America, as well as in Canada and Israel. From July 14, 2011, throughout 2012 they've added a component honoring Woody Guthrie (1912-2012) in his centenary year for his inestimable contribution to the Weavers' repertoire as well as to our collective musical consciousness.
Adhering faithfully to the Weavers' original arrangements, Work o' the Weavers evokes the spirit of their forbears, interweaving an edifying narrative that places the beloved familiar songs in historical context. Additionally, at the behest of none other than Pete Seeger himself, Work o' the Weavers has picked up the standard and, imagining what the Weavers might be singing today, have contemporized the repertoire with a number of newer songs in the spirit of the Weavers that reflect an evolving trajectory. On the whole it's a program that is rousing, relevant and revelatory! More than just a tribute, it's an affectionate homáge.
2013 is Work o' the Weavers' 10th Anniversary season. It's also 65 years since the Weavers first public performance in 1948. Lots to celebrate! BOOK NOW for 2013 & beyond!
For much more, please visit www.WorkOTheWeavers.com