Folk Legends: Isn’t This A Time!
June 9th at 6:30pm on ThinkTV14
Folk Legends: Isn’t This a Time is perhaps one of the greatest folk concerts of all time. The Weavers, Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie performed together at Carnegie Hall in 2003 and now that concert is being televised for the first time on PBS. The last gathering of these legendary folk artists was also the final in a series of annual concerts at Carnegie Hall produced by the late folk impresario Harold Leventhal.
Folks Legends: Isn’t this a Time is linked to the famous 1955 Carnegie Hall concert by the Weavers, which was masterminded by Harold Leventhal to defy the blacklist and to restore The Weavers’ right to perform publicly. Some music historians attribute the start of the modern folk revival to that historic performance. Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie continued the tradition of the 1955 concert by holding annual concerts at Carnegie Hall every Thanksgiving. Treasure this last and historic gathering of artists who defined folk music and enjoy strong and emotional performances that the artists themselves considered among their best.