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Shawn Phillips plays the sitar whilst perched on a table in the presence of Pete Seeger and Donovan


Positively surreal, eh? TV was so much more interesting back then… (I like how Pete Seeger calls it the see-tar too.)

This prompted me to rediscover Shawn Phillips. I liked him a lot back in the day but lost track of his career. Seems he became a volunteer fireman somewhere in there. Who knew?

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3 comments on “Shawn Phillips plays the sitar whilst perched on a table in the presence of Pete Seeger and Donovan

  1. Gretchen Getsinger
    September 28, 2013

    I never heard of Shawn Phillips until I saw this video on your blog. I was drawn in because Pete Seeger was mentioned. I went to a few Pete Seeger concerts when I was young and in later years I met him 5 or 6 times as I had a friend who knew him well. So I enjoyed this video for the nostalgia trip of Pete Seeger and past memories and I learned something new. I love see-tar music as well and am glad to have this new reference for sitar sounds.

    • Kevin Brennan
      September 28, 2013

      Pete has always been one of my heroes! I think I saw him four or five times back in the ’70s, when he was appearing with Arlo Guthrie, but I never had the opportunity to meet him. I’m jealous!

      By the way, check this out: http://www.nobelprize4pete.org/ Well-deserved, I think… 😉

      • Gretchen Getsinger
        September 28, 2013

        Thanks for the link. My few stories about Pete Seeger are mundane, prosaic– but maybe that’s what peace is about.

        I saw a You Tube video of Pete Seeger at the ’13 Farm Aid Festival. He’s frail but gutsy for a 94yr old. His voice is mostly gone but his spirit is as strong or stronger than ever.

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