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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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Alligator Records has set a March 2, 2010 street date for new releases from American roots masters The Holmes Brothers and legendary blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty. The Holmes Brothers’ Feed My Soul, produced by platinum-selling artist (and longtime friend) Joan Osborne, is a joyous and moving blend of blues, gospel, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and country. Their amazing, signature three-part harmony singing, mixing Wendell Holmes gruff and gravelly vocals with Popsy Dixon‘s soaring falsetto and Sherman Holmes‘ rich baritone brings the soul and spirit of gospel music into everything they perform. Guitar Shorty’s Bare Knuckle, produced by famed songwriter and bassist Wyzard (a member of Mother’s Finest who has toured with Stevie Nicks and others) burns with heavy blues-rock fire from start to finish, putting Shorty’s infectious energy and guitar pyrotechnics on full display. (more…)

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