Fred Small

The political insight, human compassion, and environmental concern that inspired Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Fred Small -- a lawyer and Unitarian Universalist minister -- to seek a law degree has been eloquently expressed in his folk-rooted songs. Small has musically addressed everything from homosexuality in the military and the unnecessary difficulties of the disabled to radioactive frogs and a moose's infatuation with a cow. Pete Seeger, Rosalie Sorrels, the Flirtations, Steve Gillette, and Priscilla Herdman are only some of the many musicians who have covered Small's songs. Small's tune "Everything Possible" was used for the finale of the AIDS benefit musical Heart Strings in 1992.