APPLESEED RECORDINGS RELEASE TWO NEW ALBUMS FROM LEGENDARY PETE SEEGER VIA AIRPLAY DIRECT
Posted on September 19, 2012
AirPlay Direct is proud to partner with Appleseed Recordings to bring two brand new releases from the legendary singer/songwriter/activist Pete Seeger to our over 7,700 radio station members globally.
FOLK/ACTIVIST ICON PETE SEEGER, 93, SURVEYS PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE ON TWO NEW CDS - A More Perfect Union, which includes guest appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Tom Morello, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, and Dar Williams, contains 14 fresh songs that present Pete's and longtime friend and fellow songwriter Lorre Wyatt's responses to recent political, economic and environmental issues alongside gentler appreciations of life’s good moments, meditations on the future, and exhortations to individual action. Pete Remembers Woody, a two-CD set, celebrates the centennial birth year of Pete’s friend, quasi-mentor and sometime musical partner, the late Woody Guthrie, through Pete’s spoken, firsthand reminiscences as one of the last contemporaries of our country’s first great topical songwriter. Interspersed are renditions of Woody’s songs by Pete with Woody’s son Arlo, other Guthrie-influenced performers, and Woody himself (from a vintage recording).
‘We are very pleased to be working with AirPlay Direct. With all of the illegal downloading going on in the music industry, it's nice to see downloading used to a label's advantage, instead of its destruction. AirPlay Direct has been wonderful in helping us make the transition.” Jim Musselman, Founder Appleseed Recordings
“This is a highlight of 2012 for AirPlay Direct to be able to work with such a monumental artist and activist, Pete Seeger and Appleseed Recordings and make these two exceptional CDs of music available to our radio station members. Pete continues to contribute to society through his actions and music and sets an example that all of us should strive to emulate.” Michael Harnett, President AirPlay Direct