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Inspired by Pete Seeger’s desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, the Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation’s environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater’s numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice—as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.

Pete Seeger & the Power of Song gets us underway on Saturday, June 19 on the Rainbow Stage. Also featured on this stage throughout the weekend are famed singer-songwriters Steve Earle and Shawn Colvin, contemporary music star Joan Osborne; Westchester County native David Bromberg and his quartet, Keller Williams, “newgrass” sensation Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, Toshi Reagon, The Felice Brothers, sacred steel guitar family band The Lee Boys, and Hazmat Modine, a global blues band based in NYC. (more…)

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No instrument has spoken in more voices to more people than the guitar, and over the past decade no festival has sought out the modulations in those voices and the range of the guitar’s cultural expressions than the New York Guitar Festival.
Following its success since 1999 (with rave reviews in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jazz Times as well as sister festivals in Urbana, Illinois and Adelaide Australia), the New York Guitar Festival announces its tenth season of concert performances, January 8 though February 4, 2010.

The festival boasts over 30 exceptional guitarists of jazz, classical, rock, traditional, and avant garde styles. Participating venues include Merkin Concert Hall, The 92nd Street Y, The World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, Le Poisson Rouge and Barbes. Concerts range from an all-day Guitar Marathon interpreting the music of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries, (featuring, among other internationally-famous musicians, the Brazilian Guitar Quartet, Paul O’Dette, Ana Vidovic, Eliot Fisk, Paul Galbraith and Nigel North) to the Hindustani slide guitar music of Debashish Bhattacharya. (more…)

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Long-awaited third album features special guests David Bromberg, Robyn Hitchcock, John McEuen, Sam Parton (Be Good Tanyas), Peter Rowan, and Abigail Washburn.

NEW YORK, NYKing Wilkie Presents: The Wilkie Family Singers, the new album from the ever-evolving King Wilkie, will be released on April 28 on the newly minted Casa Nueva imprint. The ambitious and evocative work is set against the backdrop of the fictitious Wilkie Family: a household containing the six Wilkie children, their shipping magnate father and matriarchal mother, a pair of housepets, a distant cousin, two family friends, and a music therapist. These are the songs they sing – to each other, to themselves, to no one in particular. There is no plot, no dialog, no storyline: only an imaginary context acting as a setting for the music. “You aren’t supposed to know that much about these characters,” says King Wilkie founder and principal songwriter Reid Burgess, “and you shouldn’t need to in order to listen to the album.”

Born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2003, King Wilkie has defied expectations at every turn. Their 2004 debut Broke, presented them as a young, furiously hard-driving bluegrass band. They won endless acclaim, a coveted Emerging Artist of the Year from the International Bluegrass Music Association, and a wide audience for their conviction and dedication to the form. With 2007’s Low Country Suite, it became readily apparent that their music was expanding outward into a more idiosyncratic and personal style that incorporated influences ranging from pre-bluegrass American music to British Invasion art song.

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