Toshi Seeger (1922-2013)


Toshi-Aline Ohta Seeger died Tuesday night at her home at Beacon, NY. She was 91. Here’s how her grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, summed up her marriage to America’s most famous folksinger:

“Without my grandmother, there would be no Pete Seeger the way people understand it,” Rodriguez-Seeger said. “That’s not an exaggeration. She kept everything working so that he could focus on the world-saving, civil rights, anti-nukes, Clearwater – all of the projects that my grandfather worked on.”

A few years ago, Pete recorded these thoughts about his wife of 70 years, and her extraordinary family background:

Mark Moss, editor of Sing Out! magazine has a detailed reminiscence on the magazine’s website: