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Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton
Tom Paxton, a defining voice of his era, confronts injustice and societal absurdities while celebrating familial and communal bonds. Revered by Pete Seeger, Paxton’s songs, akin to Woody Guthrie’s, resonate globally. Guy Clark acknowledges Paxton’s role in encouraging traditional folksingers to write their own songs, praising his enduring excellence. A fixture in the Greenwich Village folk scene since the ’60s, Paxton’s influence persists among “New Folk” artists. Originating from Oklahoma, he’s made an indelible mark on folk music worldwide. Beyond accolades, Paxton’s legacy includes acclaimed songbooks, children’s books, and hundreds of recorded songs. A Grammy Lifetime Achievement recipient, he prioritizes goodwill over commercial success, embodying his anthem, “Peace will come, and let it begin with me.”


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