Pete Seeger's death at 94 leaves a huge hole in America's moral conscience. The folk singer was a fixture in music, politics and American life for the latter half of the 20th century, and he continued performing and speaking in public -- including at President
The outpouring from fellow musicians, writers and activists was immediate.
Springsteen directed fans to a video of his introduction of the legend at the concert celebrating Seeger's 90th birthday. In 2006, Springsteen collaborated on an album of songs popularized by Seeger, and remains perhaps the most high-profile musical champion of Seeger's songs and political messaging.
Willie Nelson sent a link to Seeger's surprise set at Farm Aid in 2013.
Jay Sweet, a producer at the Newport Folk Festival (where, according to apocryphal tales, Seeger once wanted to cut the cable to
Michael Moore, the filmmaker and left-leaning activist who worked with Seeger during the Occupy movement, wrote: "Pete Seeger. What can I say. He said it and sang it and lived it all. Our paths crossed many times, and I am the better for it. RIP."