She has also always been an imaginative songwriter. “Missing” was about the disappearance of people in Chile after Salvador Allende’s takeover during the early 70s. One of her signature songs, “I’m Gonna Be An Engineer,” and the previously unreleased “Everything Changes,” which was written for her mother, make their live debuts
It is her wry comments and poetry that connect the songs and give the concert a warm and personal appeal that reflect her views and character best. Some of her comments will never receive airplay such as “Give ‘Em An Inch” and particularly “Eagle And Condom.”
In many ways she is a throwback to the voices of a by-gone era that would not be silenced. She is currently on what she calls her final U.S. tour. Peggy Seeger Live is an excellent look into the life and music of an artist, whose type and style are quickly disappearing.