We can end extreme poverty. In our lifetimes.
Learn how: http://thelifeyoucansave.org
JOSH OKEEFE performs the song "BALLAD OF YANA FARAGE" for BalconyTV.
Subscribe to us right now at http://bit.ly/15yj4oc
PRESENTED BY ALYSSA JACEY
How can I even begin to describe Josh Okeefe? Firstly, it can’t be done without a keen sense of history (which he clearly has) and, more importantly, his position along that continuum.
Woody’s Children is what Pete Seeger called the wave of early 1960’s Greenwich Village pilgrims (Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Peter Lafarge, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton).
A decade later, legendary Broadside Magazine co-founder, Sis Cunningham, sat in her upper west side New York apartment with Pete Seeger, and a handful of 1970’s singer-songwriters. Sis pointed to me and said “Peter, these guys must be Woody’s grandchildren.” She would know: Woody used to live in the apartment with her and Friesen.
If her pronouncement was accurate, then at very least, Josh Okeefe is the standard-bearer of “Woody’s great grandchildren”. But he is so much more than that; and you don’t need to understand history to appreciate his remarkable talent.
Tune in again to BalconyTV //