May 3 2019 - 7:30 PM
[Photo by Dennis Anderson the the San Diego Troubadour.]
Shawn Rohlf is a huge presence in the San Digo music scene, and in demand around the world. He’s a huge Pete Seeger fan and even played the role of Seeger in a musical called The Weavers Song. (He also beat out Steve Polz and Gregory Page in another Seeger audition.)
“Pete Seeger is probably one of the most important American musicians there ever was,” Rohlf says. “Everything from civil rights to playing for the unions to being blacklisted during the McCarthy era and cleaning up the Hudson River…. You’d be hard-pressed to find any musicians who’ve done as much for social change.”
Rohlf plays the banjo and, since Seeger is an inspiration of his, he can emulate the style. He knows most of Seeger’s songs and has even met him in person. He’s gathered some talents friends and is putting together a show with “theatrical elements” to augment the music. We’re looking forward to see what he pulls together!