LIVE: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, 6/21&22/14

Bette Lavette

Bettye LaVette

Story and Photographs by Rudy Lu

The Hudson Valley echoed again with the joyful sounds of music on June 21-22 as the 36th annual Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival Festival was held at Croton Point Park.

The two days of music filled the five main stages, as well as multiple additional performing areas.

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The music was not only delightful, but also diverse, including:

The traditional folk songs, blues, spirituals and sea shanties sung by the Sloop Singers, the Ebony Hillbillies, Linda Richards & Friends, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Josh White Jr. and Betty & the Baby Boomers

The wonderful world music of Dublin2Delhi and MAKU Sound System

The new folk/Americana sounds of Spirit Family Reunion, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely and Houndmouth

The classic rock of Garland Jeffreys

The scorching R&B of Bettye LaVette

The unplugged jam-band music of moe...

The country sounds of Lucinda Williams

This year’s festivities were dedicated to founders Toshi and Pete Seeger. And although they are no longer with us, they were certainly there in spirit.

Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Norah Jones

Norah Jones of Puss N Boots

Delhi 2 Dublin

Delhi 2 Dublin

Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Toshi Reagon and Big Lovely

MAKU Soundsystem

MAKU Soundsystem

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Katie Toupin of Houndmouth

Katie Toupin of Houndmouth

Josh White Jr.

Josh White, Jr.

Norris Bennet of The Ebony Hillbillies

Norris Bennett of the Ebony Hillbillies

Garland Jeffries

Garland Jeffreys

moe.

moe.

Sasha Dobson of Puss N Boots

Sasha Dobson of Puss N Boots

Spirit Family Reunion

Spirit Family Reunion

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