Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mike Seeger has died

Musician Mike Seeger has died at age 75. He was a leading figure in the 20th century resurgence of American traditional music and a noted field collector of rural southern music. He recorded hundreds of musicians in their homes and local performing venues.

Seeger died Friday night at his home in Lexington, Va., of cancer.

Seeger grew up in a renowned musical family, a brother of social activists and musicians Pete and Peggy Seeger.

Paul Brown has more at NPR's site at

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