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

July 8th, 2014, 2:30 pm by Greg
David Bromberg

David Bromberg

Review and photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

The fabled annual Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival Festival means a lot of different things to thousands of different people who attend each and every year. For some, it’s all about the music. For others, it’s little about that and a lot more.

What else, you ask?

Well, it’s about community. It’s about activism. In other words, it’s about life, being a citizen, about being a person of substance. That means being involved in your community, in your country’s problems and being a part of those who are trying to offer a solution to those problems.

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

July 7th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
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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Festival Fever: Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, 6/16-17/12

June 6th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Ani DiFranco (photo by Andrzej Pilarczyk)

Ani DiFranco

The two-day Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival festival returns to Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson on Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, and to tell you the truth, there’s so much great music going on there that we’re not quite sure where to even begin.

How about Arlo Guthrie & the Guthrie Family with a very special centennial tribute to Woody Guthrie? Or maybe the super soul-soaked match-up of Joan Osborne and the Holmes Brothers performing together? Or perhaps it’s the Sunday string of performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Jill Sobule and Deer Tick, none of which are even on the main stage?

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LIVE: Clearwater Hudson River Revival @ Croton Point Park, 6/18-19/11

June 28th, 2011, 11:04 am by Sara
Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

“Clearwater Generations” was the theme of the 33rd annual Clearwater Hudson River Revival Folk Festival at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. The festival showcased some of America’s greatest folk music families performing both together and separately. Also featured were over 100 other musical acts, playing music that ranged from children’s songs and sea shanties to free jazz, indie rock and rap. And it was all spread across five stages, a storytelling area and sing-along area over the course of two days.

Peter Yarrow presented the more traditional side of folk music. His daughter Bethany appeared with her band the Bethany and Rufus Roots Quartet playing a wild amalgam of roots music from America, Haiti and Niger.

Arlo Guthrie played a solo set and, as usual, told his amusing stories to introduce such oldies as “ Coming into Los Angeles.” His daughter Sarah Lee appeared with her husband Johnny Irion and their band.

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