Great Hudson River Revival (Clearwater Festival) on June 21 and 22 in beautiful Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson, NY marks the first event since the passing of its founders, musician and activist Pete Seeger and his wife Toshi Seeger. Clearwater 2014 promises to be a special celebration of the Seeger’s and their legacy – hosting many Clearwater friends old and new, many of who will perform special musical tributes during the event.
“Pete and Toshi’s legacy is truly something to celebrate,” says Clearwater Festival Director Steve Lurie. “We’re excited to host a variety of tributes throughout the weekend - both on and off the stages.” Among the tributes planned is a set by the Clearwater Family Band featuring Clearwater friends Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, David Amram, Dar Williams, Holly Near, Josh White, Jr. and others. There will also be a banjo tribute lead by Tony Trischka and featuring other great banjo players, and sets of both The Weavers’ music as well as the Almanac Singers, both of which Pete Seeger was a member.
Last month Clearwater Festival announced its 2014 artist lineup, including Lucinda Williams, Puss N Boots (featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper); singer- songwriter, Rufus Wainwright; alternative Country/Swing band, The Mavericks; legendary guitarist and singer, Richard Thompson; jam band moe. playing a special acoustic set; Martin Sexton; Josh Ritter; Dar Williams; David Bromberg’s Big Band; ukulele virtuoso, Jake Shimabukuro; soul diva, Bettye LaVette; indie jazz/soul band, Lake Street Dive; children’s music artist Laurie Berkner, and many others.
Visit Clearwaterfestival.org for more info.