When: Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Where: Evergreen Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1607 Fourth St., Marysville WA 98270
Price: Suggested Donation $15.00
By Mike Mallory
Composer/guitarist Jim Scott, who knew Pete well and collaborated on many projects with the folk legend, will lead the audience singing many of Pete’s well-loved songs such as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and many others. Along with some history from Jim, we’ll raise our voices for the causes Pete championed and remember the great contributions to our American heritage Pete made in his 94 years of life.
A prolific composer in his own right, Jim Scott brings a warmth, and authenticity that turns any size audience into an intimate gathering. Known to many as guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort, and co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass,” His lyrical melodies, well-crafted words, guitar mastery and humorous surprises moved Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of a magician.”
Jim has created 9 albums of original music, many choral works, film and TV soundtracks, a guitar technique book, and a collection of short stories and poetry. He has also become a student of the movement for peace and justice in song, compiling and arranging the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of over 100 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary composers, including Pete Seeger. His much loved “Gather the Spirit” and other songs are in the UU hymnbooks, and Jim has visited more than 700 UU churches over three decades of travels.