R. I. P. Mike Seeger


Mike Seeger has died at the age of 75. He was a man whose contributions to folk music, and through that music to the world at large, are impossible to measure. His impact as a human being was no less. The New York Times obituary is here.

I can’t imagine what my own folk music education would have been like without the work Mike Seeger did. The New Lost City Ramblers introduced me to the vast and unendingly beautiful world of old time music, and his work as a folklorist introduced me to Dock Boggs among many others.

Here’s a video of Mike Seeger performing Walking Boss at the Smithsonian Folkways studio in 2007. Mike, we’ll miss you.

Please enjoy the music and take a moment today to remember this great man.


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