Posts Tagged ‘Clearwater Festival’

LIVE: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, 6/20-21/15

Friday, July 24th, 2015
Angelique Kidjo

Angelique Kidjo

Photographs by Rudy Lu

In spite of the unpredictable weather, the annual two-day Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival at Croton Point Park offered a little something for everyone.

Among the many highlights of the fest were:

The family-friendly sing-alongs with the Power of Song and Linda Richards & the Rivertown Kids
The superb singer-songwriter stylings of Ani DiFranco and Neko Case
The classic roots rock of Los Lobos and David Crosby
Former B-52’s Kate Pierson who performed with Mike + Ruthy as members of her back-up band…
The world music of Angelique Kidjo and Matuto
Representatives of the indie rock scene Guster and Citizen Cope
The husband-and-wife banjo virtuoso duo of Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn

It was another year of fine performances. Looking forward to 2016!

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LIVE: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (Take Two) @ Croton Point Park, 6/16-17/12

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Melissa Ferrick

Melissa Ferrick

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Billed as a “Music & Environmental Festival,” Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is an annual, family-oriented gathering. The festival’s socio-political-environmental agendas bring needed attention not only to the revitalization of the Hudson River, but also to solar & green energy use, organic & natural food, zero waste, recycling, etc.

It’s the music, however, that brings in the crowds for the two-day affair. With music issuing forth nearly non-stop on seven stages spread throughout the grounds, the festival musicians offered up a potpourri of musical genres that ranged from the progressive bluegrass of the Punch Brothers featuring mandolin master Chris Thile to the Cajun dance music of Louisiana’s Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew.

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LIVE: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, 6/16-17/12

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
The Sloop Clearwater

The Sloop Woody Guthrie

Photographs and review by Rudy Lu

Musicians and the community coming together to save and celebrate the Hudson River – that is the essence of the annual Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival, a family-friendly festival which has been held annually since 1978.

This year’s event was a celebration of musical milestones – the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie and the 50th anniversary of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

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Parade of Shoes: Pete Kennedy of the Kennedys

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Parade of Shoes: Pete Kennedy

Parade of Shoes: Pete Kennedy

Pete Kennedy’s cherry red docks pushing the mystery pedals at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, 4/22/11

Photograph by Matt Mac Haffie

Pete and Maura Kennedy hit the Sloop Stage at 5pm on Sunday at the Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

Festival Fever: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, 6/18-19/11

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Clearwater Festival

As usual, the summertime scene is jam-packed with all kinds of music festivals all throughout the Greater Nippertown area, and right up at the top of the list is next weekend’s marvelous Clearwater fest at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival is a fabulous, two-day festival of music and more – with all proceeds going directly to support the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s ecological and environmental research, education and advocacy. The fest boasts seven different performance stages, and they brimming over with music both days from 11am til 8 or 8:30pm.

And the line-up of performers this year is especially awesome. The roster is chockfull of veterans like Pete Seeger, David Bromberg, John Sebastian, David Amram, Jorma Kaukonen, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Arlo Guthrie, as well as some of the brightest stars on the current music scene – namely the Low Anthem, David Wax Museum and the Felice Brothers.

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Song of the Week: Wide Open Wide

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Railroad Earth is performing at the Clearwater Festival in Croton-on-Hudson this Saturday, but frontman Todd Sheaffer used to front a little outfit called From Good Homes that played Nippertown quite a bit back in the day. Here they are performing “Wide Open Wide” at Bogies in 1992:

Festival Fever Update: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, 6/19-20/10

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Clearwater Festival
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival
is a fabulous, weekend-long festival of music and more – with all proceeds going directly to support the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater’s ecological and environmental research, education and advocacy.

We announced the line-up of performers back in March, but the fest is taking place this weekend, so we thought we’d update the info with a performance schedule:

SATURDAY, JUNE 19
RAINBOW STAGE
11am: Pete Seeger & the Power of Song
12noon: Toshi Reagon & Friends
1:30pm: The Felice Brothers
3pm: Keller Williams
4:50pm: Railroad Earth
6:45pm: Steve Earle

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