Pete Seeger, R.I.P.

Peter “Pete” Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

As recounted by Stewart Hendrickson of the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society, Pete (traveling with Woody Guthrie in 1941) first encountered the word hootenany as a term for rousing singalongs right here in Seattle.

Pete stood up to HUAC on August 18, 1955. He stood up for all of us, to this day and far into the future.