Posted in music | pictures on June 22, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

"CROTON-ON-HUDSON, NY - The Great Hudson River Revival, Clearwater's annual two-day music and environmental festival at Croton Point Park, came to a rousing close here on Sunday evening as a rain-drenched crowd of several thousand people cheered for headliner Arlo Guthrie and a number of onstage guests, including Taj Mahal and Pete Seeger.

Exact attendance figures are not available, but Festival Director Jon Dindas said that advance ticket sales surpassed last year's totals, and that the overall number of festivalgoers for 2009 peaked near seven thousand on Sunday-a remarkable accomplishment considering the rainy weather throughout the weekend.

"The true Clearwater spirit shined forth at this year's Revival, as both audience members and nearly eight hundred festival volunteers were able to withstand the challenges of the weather and yet still celebrate music, environmental education and the willingness to work for change and to make a difference in the world," said Dindas...

...The musical offerings on Sunday were filled with highlights. A succession of acts at the Circle of Song that included Rik Palieri, Work o' the Weavers and a Hudson River Sloop Singers Reunion drew a crowd of festival veterans while the Persuasions, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Cornmeal kept folks smiling. And then there was the inevitable full-stage hootenanny during Arlo Guthrie's festival closing set, which culminated in a rendition of "Let it Shine" with a backing band and chorus that featured Pete, Taj, Rainbow Stage performers Elvis Perkins in Dearland plus the aforementioned Jay and Molly, Tao and Mike and Ruthy.

Monday, Clearwater festival workers and volunteers are busy at Croton Point Park packing away equipment and mending the grounds. It is a Clearwater tradition to leave the park in better shape than it was before the Revival sets sail each year, and 2009 will be no different in this regard." [Clearwater]

The pictures from Saturday are HERE. More pictures from Sunday, below...

Clearwater Festival 2009

Clearwater Festival 2009

Clearwater Festival 2009

Clearwater Festival 2009


Cornmeal


Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal

Cornmeal


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals


Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends


Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends

Pete Seeger ,Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, and Friends


Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal


Elvis Perkins in Dearland (with a special guest from Dr Dog)


Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

Dance tent...

Arlo Guthrie


Arlo Guthrie


Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

All pictures by Chris La Putt, except this one from the very end of Arlo, Taj and Pete leading a sing-along

(this photo by Dino perrucci / Clearwater)
Clearwater

Arlo Guthrie

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DAY ONE Pictures HERE.


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And for the record, here was the whole schedule:

Clearwater Festival Saturday, June 20th schedule

HUDSON STAGE (HS)

7:00pm Susan Tedeschi (HS) *
4:45pm Richie Havens (HS) *
2:45pm Old Crow Medicine Show (HS) *
12:45pm Alejandro Escovedo (HS) *
11:00am Pete Seeger and Kids(HS) *

RAINBOW STAGE (RS)

6:45pm Dr. Dog (RS)*
5:00pm A.C. Newman (RS)*
3:30pm Allison Moorer (RS)
2:00pm Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (RS)
12:30pm Mike & Ruthy (RS)
11:00am Jennie Arnau (RS)

DANCE TENT (DT)

6:00pm "The Waltz Hour" - Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (DT)
4:00pm Mike & Ruthy with Family and Friends (DT)
2:00pm The Vanaver Caravan (DT)
12:00pm Big Band Sound (DT)
10:15am ReadNex Poetry Squad (DT)

FAMILY STAGE (FS)

6:30pm Dog on Fleas (FS)
5:40pm Rik Palieri (FS)
4:30pm Hudson River Playback Theater (FS)
3:20pm The Kids from Room 12 (FS)
2:30pm Story Laurie & Ira McIntosh (FS)
1:40pm The Hudson River Ramblers (FS)
12:50pm Paul Richmond & Friends (FS)
12:00pm Grenadilla (FS)
10:30am Walkabout Clearwater Chorus (FS)

STORY GROVE (SG)

6:30pm "Tales a-Flowin" - Bates, Forest, Leaf Arrow, Kessel, Koram,
Kruk, Storycrafters (SG)
6:00pm Walkabout Clearwater Chorus (SG)
5:30pm Jonathan Kruk (SG)
4:30pm "World Story Traditions" - Kessel, Arrow, Koram (SG)
3:45pm Baba Jamal Koram (SG)
3:15pm Davis Bates (SG)
2:15pm "Stories from Planet Earth" - Hudson River Playback Theater (SG)
1:30pm Louise Omoto Kessel (SG)
12:30pm "Animals & Nature" - Bates, Forest, Kruk (SG)
12:00pm Leaf Arrow Storytellers (SG)
10:30am "First Wave" - Bates, Forest, Leaf Arrow, Kessel, Koram,
Kruk, Storycrafters (SG)

Circle of Song (COS)

6:15pm "Hudson River Songs" - Dan Einbender (COS)
5:30pm "Revival Pop" - Linda Richards (COS)
4:45pm "Uke Can Do It" - Donna Nestler, Evy Mayer, Edukated Fleas (COS)
4:00pm "Rounds Galore and More Singers" (COS)
Sol "Roundman" Weber, C.J. Fitts, Jan Maier, Evy Mayer, Sara Ruderman
3:00pm Arm-of-the-Sea Theater (COS)
1:00pm Circle of Gospel (COS)
12:00pm Rick Nestler (COS)
11:15am "Sisters in Song" - Melissa Ortquist, Sarah Underhill (COS)
10:30am "Open Shanty Sing" - with Jan Christensen (COS)

Clearwater Festival Sunday, June 21st schedule

HUDSON STAGE (HS)

7:00pm Arlo Guthrie *
4:45pm Taj Mahal*
2:45pm Grace Potter & the Nocturnals*
12:45pm Tao Rodriguez-Seeger*
11:00am The Persuasions

RAINBOW STAGE (RS)

5:15pm Elvis Perkins in Dearland *
3:30pm Pete Seeger & Tao Rodriguez-Seeger *
2:00pm Cornmeal
12:30pm Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band
11:00am Sleepy Hollow String Band

DANCE TENT (DT)

6:00pm Manchado
4:00pm MacTalla Mór
2:00pm Caravan of Thieves
12:00pm Cliffsidepush
10:15am (To Be Announced)

FAMILY STAGE (FS)
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5:30pm Kenny Young & the Eggplants
4:30pm Something to Say Café
2:50pm Louis Omoto Kessel, Baba Jamal Koram
2:00pm The Ebony Hillbillies
1:10pm Roger the Jester
12:20pm Dan Einbender
11:30am Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
10:40am Ratboy Jr.


STORY GROVE (SG)

5:30pm "One More Story For The Road" - Forest, Kessel, Koram, Smith,
Storycrafters
4:45pm Storycrafters
3:00pm Roger the Jester
2:00pm "Musical Stories" - Forest, Kelly, Storycrafters
1:15pm Heather Forest
12:15pm "Guffaws, Chuckles, & Grins" - Kessel, Koram, Storycrafters
11:45am Joy Kelly
10:30am "Stories of Spirit & Heart" - Forest, Kessel, Koram, Smith,
Storycrafters

CIRCLE OF SONG (COS)

5:45pm Hudson River Sloop Singers Reunion
5:00pm Work o' the Weavers
4:15pm "Songs from the Road" - Rik Palieri
3:30pm "Jug Band Jam" - Dirty Stay Out Skifflers
2:45pm "Songs of Peace & Justice" - Gillen & Turk, Hope Machine
2:00pm Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

1:15pm "The Irish in Me" - Rick Nestler, Stout, Terry Sullivan
11:45am Open Round Robin Hootenanny Song Circle
11:00am

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Comments (17)

I like how Grace is standing on the crowd. Lovely.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 11:17 PM

Hey Brooklyn Vegan,

wondering about the regina spektor banner ad that plays her music when you come to the site. i believe its the first time this site opens up and noise starts coming thru (nothing against her as an artist). i imagine a lot of people reading this site are listening to music at the time, and that is just annoying. i'm sure the money is good, and maybe you got to do it, but i think its pretty lame. just saying...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 11:28 PM

"wondering about the regina spektor banner ad that plays her music when you come to the site. i believe its the first time this site opens up and noise starts coming thru (nothing against her as an artist)."

It actually only starts playing if you roll over it and let it roll all the way down. Are you sure that's not what you're doing?

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 22, 2009 11:41 PM

also re: the ad. Looking into it. thanks for the heads up.

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 22, 2009 11:49 PM

Someone's praying, my Lord. Kumbaya...

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 12:11 AM

This looks like a pretty great festival.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 12:42 AM

Thanks for capturing the celebration of life, song, dancing by the Hudson and us guests there. I can revisit a great weekend with all the good people from all over this world, especially the beautiful women from Scotland and the U.S. Alejandro and Old Crow took me all the way. Good Work!

Posted by george stanley | June 23, 2009 8:16 AM

grace potter is garbage.

Posted by beast | June 23, 2009 9:43 AM

i'd like to marry that garbage

Posted by d.paul | June 23, 2009 9:52 AM

Nice large green space close to mass transit from NYC, and the highways. More music fests at Croton Point Park please!

Posted by drewo | June 23, 2009 10:12 AM

re: the ad

thanks bv, maybe that is what was happening by mistake. i appreciate you looking into it and responding.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 10:59 AM

Grace Potter = Serious DSL's


Also, I have been having issues with this ad banner as well.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2009 11:39 AM

"Also, I have been having issues with this ad banner as well."

fixed! No more automatic music when it rolls down. thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 23, 2009 1:37 PM

Great posting, and great photos, thanks. Seems that the weather held out too. I haven't seen Taj Mahal in years, he seems to be turning into the old black blues player that he has always revered.

Wish I could have been there.

Posted by ah-clem | June 24, 2009 12:07 PM

how does a person get there with public transportation?

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2009 12:29 PM

thank you a lot's man

Posted by دردشة عراقية | February 21, 2011 2:12 AM

I would liked to have seen Arlo Guthrie and Grace potter. Looks like a great place and time wish i could have gone to it.

Posted by dsl | March 18, 2013 2:20 PM

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