Pete and Arlo – If I had a Hammer
My young years were all about folk music, peace marches and community. Our unity was our strength! Those early years surrounded by diverse and exceptional people taught me about tolerance, protest and standing up for what I believed. I was lucky to have been born to two brave, outspoken, fearless individuals who saved Paul Robeson and countless others from a hateful concert attack. And that was but one of their courageous deeds.
Pete changed the world with his voice, his guitar and his guts. His crusade for the underdog, the downtrodden, the voiceless among us, made his music emotional and poignant. Pete, may your music live on as your tribute and as a reminder that the easy way is the hard way in the end. We shall overcome after we heal the collective hole in our hearts. RIP.