Famed Folk Singer Lends Voice to Farmers’ Benefit

Folk singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Pete Seeger has been scheduled to headline a September 13th New England Farm Relief Concert at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Vermont. The benefit concert is expected to draw fans and raise money for a program offering micro-loans to New England farmers.

Brattleboro’s annual Strolling of the Heifers, a festival that celebrates Vermont’s agriculture and the Somerville, Massachusetts-based nonprofit The Carrot Project are the sponsors of the benefit concert. The Carrot Project provides loans and assistance to small farmers who maintain environment-friendly farming practices.

The 89 year-old Pete Seeger, known for such songs as "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" and If I Had a Hammer," has selected the New England Farm Relief Concert as one of his few appearances this year to support the micro-loan program.
Both Strolling of the Heifers and The Carrot Project are looking to the legendary folk singer to draw attention and much needed funds in their quest to hand out $100,000 in loans and assistance to New England farmers.
More information at: http://www.strollingoftheheifers.com

Photo: Pete Seeger with his grandson Tao Rodríguez-Seeger and blues artist Guy Davis

Author: World Music Central News Department

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