The late Pete Seeger was the dean of American folksingers and a great American story of artistic courage. He was also a longtime Unitarian. Steve tells stories of Seeger’s career, his personal encounters with Seeger and, of course, plays his glorious songs. “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” were part of the soundtrack of the ‘Sixties, but they speak just as eloquently to the tragedies and struggles of our current decade. Come prepared to sing along.
Austin folksinger Steve Brooks’ songs have been recorded by more than a dozen folk and Americana artists, like Slaid Cleaves, Russell Crowe, and Albert & Gage. His most recent CD, “Chasing Grace”, has been played on more than 70 Folk and Americana stations coast-to-coast. In an earlier incarnation on radio, he was a humorist who wrote a song-a-week for Jim Hightower’s nationally-syndicated talk show.