Monday, August 10, 2009

Mike Seeger (1933-2009)

Mike Seeger, the folklorist, singer and multi-instrumentalist, died of cancer on Aug. 7, eight days shy of his 76th birthday. Stepbrother of Pete Seeger and a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers, one of the most influential groups in the folk revival of the 1950s and ’60s, Seeger in recent decades had lived in Lexington in the Virginia highlands.

His obituary in The New York Times: