Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity,
laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community.
In describing Tom Paxton's influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: "Tom's songs have a way of
sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody
Guthrie, they're becoming part of America." Pete goes on: "In a small village near Calcutta, in 1998, a villager who
could not speak English sang me What Did You Learn In School Today? in Bengali! Tom Paxton's songs are reaching around the
world more than he is, or any of us could have realized. Keep on, Tom!"