Linden Tree Coffeehouse… SAT. April 14th
Remembering Pete Seeger and more with
Spook Handy and Alastair Moock
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse’s 33rd season is winding down with just one more show after April 14th.The April show will feature a night of some familiar songs as well as ones that you have never heard. This special show,“Remembering Pete Seeger,” will be presented by Spook Handy and Alastair Moock.
Welcoming to Wakefield for the first time is Spook Handy who performed alongside Pete Seeger at festivals and concerts more than 50 times from 2003 – 2013 learning firsthand many of Pete’s songs and the stories behind them. Even more, he learned who Pete Seeger was and what he stood for. Spook is now traveling throughout the U.S., Canada and soon Europe with his “Remembering Pete Seeger” World Tour, keeping alive Pete’s tradition by sharing a few songs by Woody Guthrie (Pete’s most notable mentor), plenty of songs by Pete Seeger and a healthy handful of new songs Spook wrote under Pete’s tutelage.
Spook’s 2016 album, “Pete Woody & Me – Keep the Flame Alive,” held the No. 3 position on the International Folk Radio Charts for two months with his original songs reaching as high as No. 2. Recorded with his backup band “The Seed Planters,” the CD is more than just a tribute to Pete. It is a work that, as John Weingart of WPRB Radio says, “certainly rests on the shoulders of the past but is unmistakably steeped in the present.” Spook’s songs have been used in theater and film and he is becoming a well-known speaker and workshop facilitator at festivals and conferences around the country. “The passion, purpose and spirit of American folk music are alive and well with Spook Handy.”… Gary Wien – Editor in Chief, New Jersey Stage
Welcoming back to the Linden Tree is Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Alastair Moock who began to make a name for himself on the folk and Americana circuit back in 1995, touring throughout the U.S. and Europe and playing major festivals including Newport and Norway’s Bergen Music Fest. When Moock’s twin daughters were born in 2006, he turned his focus to children’s music, releasing four award-winning albums for kids and families. This spring, he returned to his singer-songwriter roots with his first “grownup” album release in ten years. The Boston Globe calls him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post says “every song is a gem.”
The Linden Tree Coffeehouse is located in the social hall of the Unitarian-Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. Wakefield.
The show begins at 8pm, doors open at 7:30. Homemade baked goods and beverages are available. Tickets are $20 (those under 18 $10) thanks to support in part to the Mass Cultural Council, Wakefield Chapter. Reservations and Information: 781-246-2836 www.LindenTreeCoffeehouse.org