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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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On Monday, June 21 at Gotham Hall in New York City, WhyHunger will celebrate its 35th anniversary by paying tribute to the 2010 WhyHunger Chapin Award honorees including the grassroots winners of the Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards. These awards will be given in recognition of their inspiring work and dedication on issues of hunger and poverty on a local, national and global level. The annual dinner will be hosted by three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin.
Tickets can be purchased at www.whyhunger.org/dinner. (more…)

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Legends of folk and klezmer music will perform at Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: The Guthrie Legacy Concert.  A benefit concert for the Woody Guthrie Foundation and The Sloop Woody Guthrie, the concert will take place on Saturday April 24th at 8:00 PM at the Tarrytown Music Hall.

The Klezmatics, Work o’ the Weavers, Pete Seeger and Fred Hellerman will pay tribute to trailblazing American singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie and others that followed in his wake with musical performances throughout the evening.  Actor/singer Rob Tepper will perform a scene from “When the Curfew Blows,” his one-man-show about Guthrie’s life and times and Toronto’s Theresa Tova will join Frank London for some contemporary Yiddish jazz.  Tickets are $85, $65 and $45 and available at tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org. (more…)

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Music of Ireland – Welcome Home tells the definitive story of contemporary Irish music, focusing on the Emerald Isle’s greatest musical exports, their influence on America and the music’s global impact. Hosted by Clannad’s Grammy Award-winning Moya Brennan, the performance documentary features six Grammy Award winners, Academy Award and Golden Globe winners, and three Rock& Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Produced by the Elevation Group’s Denny Young- an American music and television production veteran who has produced special concert events for Duran Duran, Seal, LeAnn Rimes, Counting Crows,and many others, Music of Ireland – Welcome Home premieres nationwide March 2010 on public television (check local listings). New York metro area viewers will get a sneak preview of the program during WLIW21’s exclusive broadcast premiere Wednesday, February 17 at 9:30pm. The program is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG and is sponsored in part by Tourism Ireland. (more…)

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New York, NY — Noncommercial New York City radio station WFUV (90.7 FM, wfuv.org) and NPR Music will broadcast and webcast George Wein’s Folk Festival 50 at Newport throughout Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd.  WFUV Music Director Rita Houston and Bob Boilen, host of NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered,” will be at Newport, RI’s Fort Adams State Park to bring listeners two days of music from the storied annual festival, now in its 50th year.

“The Folk Festival and FUV share similar missions to bring audiences the most exciting new artists and, at the same time, remind people how much is owed to musical trailblazers like Seeger and Baez.  I’ve seen so many important moments in music history take place at the Festival and I’m sure more history will be made this year,” says WFUV Music Director Rita Houston. (more…)

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On April 21, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will release Pete Seeger‘s American Favorite Ballads, a five-CD box-set featuring thetime-honored classics Pete Seeger recorded with Moses Asch between 1957 and 1962. All five volumes of Seeger’s landmark recordings, instrumental in sparking the folk revival of the 1960s, are presented here in beautiful packaging, digitally re-mastered, with exhaustive liner notes and historical annotations for each song written by the compiler Guy Logsdon and Smithsonian Folkways archivist Jeff Place.

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May 3, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

American Express Pre-Sale Monday, March 23 at 9:00 a.m. EDT at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004273B57B4BE0
Tickets On Sale Monday, March 30 at 9:00 a.m. EDT at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1D004273B57B4BE0

Pete Seeger, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp, Juanes, Ani DiFranco, Arlo Guthrie, Bela Fleck, Ben Bridwell, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg, Billy Nershi, Bruce Cockburn, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Keller Williams, Kris Kristofferson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Michael Franti, Patterson Hood, Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Del McCoury, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Richie Havens, Steve Earle, Taj Mahal, Tom Morello, Warren Haynes, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Dar Williams, Guy Davis, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Larry Long, Mike & Ruthy, Native American Indian Cultural Alliance, NYC Labor Chorus, Scarlet Moore, Silvio Rodriguez, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Tom Chapin, Tom Paxton, Tommy Sands, Tony Trischka, and Toshi Reagon. Details HERE.

All proceeds to benefit Hudson River Sloop Clearwater a non-profit organization created to defend and restore the Hudson River.

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Memorial Celebration for Odetta 7:00 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 24th.

In Words & Song by celebrated artists, friends and family. At New York’s Riverside Church. FREE EVENT. Open to the public.

WHO: David Amram, Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Oscar Brand, Tom Chapin, Guy Davis, Ruby Dee, Emory Joseph, Wavy Gravy, Geoffrey Holder, Holmes Bros., Marie Knight, Maria Muldaur, Bernice Reagon, Sonia Sanchez, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Josh White, Jr., Peter Yarrow. More special guests to follow, in addition to video tributes.

WHAT: Celebration of the life and career of ODETTA, “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement” [December 31, 1930 – December 2, 2008]

WHERE: RIVERSIDE CHURCH, 490 Riverside Drive (at 121st Street), New York, New York 10027. Tele: 212-870-6700

WHEN: Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00 pm. (Doors open at 6:00 pm)

Odetta was a transformational musical artist of the 20th Century, and “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement.” In a career that spanned more than sixty years, she was the first major influence on the careers of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Janis Joplin. Free to the public, the Memorial Celebration will include video highlights of Odetta’s life, in addition to song performances and words of remembrance presented by celebrated artists who knew and worked with Odetta.

“If only one could be sure that every 50 years a voice and a soul like Odetta’s would come along, the centuries would pass so quickly and painlessly we would hardly recognize time.” (Maya Angelou)

Submitted by Douglas A. Yeager Productions


Read “Odetta, An American Voice” from Dirty Linen #87 April/May 2000.

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Here are the results to our Grammy poll for Best Traditional Folk Album. Voting took place from January 5th through January 11th.

Field 14 — Folk, Category 68
Best Traditional Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Who should win the Grammy?

Who WILL win the Grammy?

Thanks for voting. Try our next poll: Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.

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Field 14 — Folk, Category 68
Best Traditional Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

Vote for your Grammy favorite…

And make a prediction…

January 12: Voting has closed for this poll. See the results.

We’ll run this poll for a week, then do other Grammy categories. Results will be posted each Monday when the next poll starts.

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