Spook Handy in concert: “Remembering Pete Seeger”
Spook Handy’s new CD “Pete, Woody and Me, Volume I – Keep the Flame Alive” charted at No. 3 on the International Folk Radio Charts in both June and July 2016 with three songs charting in the top 20. In July, “Keep the Flame Alive” charted just behind Joan Baez and just ahead of Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle.
Spook will perform at 2 p.m. July 9 at the Woody Guthrie Center Theater, a program including the music of Pete Seeger as well as stories about Pete and his songs. The concert coincides with the Woody Guthrie Center’s special exhibit, “How Can I Keep From Singing: The Work of Pete Seeger,” on display until Aug. 20. The program is included with admission to the Woody Guthrie Center.
Spook performed alongside Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts more than 50 times from 2003 – 2013. In that time, he learned firsthand many of Pete’s songs and the stories behind them. Now, Spook is on a three year “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour bringing these songs and stories and Pete’s message to all 50 U.S states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and many other countries (as well as all 21 New Jersey counties). He can be heard at theaters, arts centers, libraries, universities, churches and anywhere else people gather to celebrate Pete’s life and legacy.
Spook was named Best Folk Artist by Upstage Magazine, Gannett New Jersey, The Courier News, The Home News and About.com. He has written for theater and film and his original songs have charted as high as #2 on the International Folk Radio Charts.