Highlights of the Clearwater Earth Day 2011 "Generations" Concert performed
in Music Hall Theater, Tarrytown, New York. To learn more about clearwater
We wish to thank the musicians, songwriters and folk singers for
participating in this very special Clearwater event.
There will be a half hour version of the concert with these interviews
including clips from the concert and the sound check.
The video was recorded for Clearwater by Community Media on Hudson Channel
15-78, serving Sleepy Hollow -Tarrytown and Hudson River environmental
groups since 1983. communitymediaonhudson.org
Clearwater Generations Concert at the Music Hall
by Kerry Dexter
A group of fine musicians gathered to celebrate Earth Day in the Hudson Valley, New York. Pete Seeger, American icon and folk legend and Clearwater founder, along with grandson Tao Seeger lead a line up of musicians for a benefit concert, Clearwater Generations: An Earth Day Celebration, which took place April 22, 2011, at the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York.
Clearwater Generations: An Earth Day Celebration grew out of the 2011 Great
Hudson River Revival, Clearwater's annual festival and fundraiser, which is
held annually on Father's Day weekend in June. This year the Clearwater
Festival is also titled Clearwater Generations.
"Clearwater's environmental mission is about inspiring and educating the next generation, and we have applied this theme to music," said concert organizer Steve Lurie. "Honoring tradition while looking toward the future has always been a major part of the Clearwater Festival. The Generations concert is about classic Clearwater artists performing and inspiring their children and grandchildren, and carrying on their legacy through song."
Featured artists in addition to Pete Seeger and Tao Seeger include Peter Yarrow and Bethany Yarrow, Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon, and David Amram and Family. Performances by Clearwater friends and special guests including Janis Ian, Tom Paxton, Tom Chapin, Livingston Taylor, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, Guy Davis, Rufus Cappadocia and the Power of Song will round out Clearwater's Earth Day Celebration.
Tarrytown Music Hall, located in Westchester County, is just 35 minutes
north of New York City at 13 Main Street, Tarrytown, New York.
About the Generations Artists:
Legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger has recorded and performed
tirelessly throughout his long career, honoring the folksingers' commitment
to spread the word and involve the audience. Seeger founded the organization
Clearwater in 1966 when he decided to "build a boat to save the river" with
the belief that a majestic replica of the sloops that sailed the Hudson in
the 18th and 19th centuries would bring people to the river where they could
experience its beauty and be moved to preserve it. Thus inspired, the
106-feet-long tall ship Clearwater was launched in 1969.
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