Dear Pete - Single

by K. Addison

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When I was in the 8th grade, some friends and I did a history project on Woody Guthrie. We wrote a letter to Pete Seeger with some interview questions, and much to our surprise, he actually wrote back.

My friends and I did send Pete a thank you note at the time. But it hasn't been until the last few years that I've really come to appreciate how much that project set me on the musical path I'm on today. I decided to write Pete a new letter, just to say thank you for all the work he and Woody did and how much it means to me. I kept the old sticky-note with his address in my wallet as a reminder, but kept putting it off, and then putting it off again.

So when Pete passed away in January of 2014, I was more than a little sad to see him go, and furious with myself for procrastinating. And then decided to write a Pete a letter anyway.

It's just taken a little while to actually write it, record it, and mix it. But here it finally is.


released December 6, 2015
Music and lyrics by Kyle Soyer.

Kyle Soyer: banjo, vocals

Special thanks to Mark Repplinger for recording and mixing.



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K. Addison Des Moines, Iowa

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. Schooled in journalism, French, and music in Rock Island, Illinois. At home in the mountains and canyons of Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. A proud Midwesterner with a a thirst for rugged country, far away places, friends to jam with, and a damn good story.

Profile picture by Vickie McKinney. All others by Kyle Soyer unless otherwise noted.
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