Posted in music | pictures on June 22, 2009

photos by Chris La Putt

Allison Moorer

"Although the [Clearwater] festival was geared towards an older crowd, it did have a pretty stellar lineup. Artists worth noting [that played the first day] were the now 90 years old Pete Seeger (of course), the man who opened Woodstock 1969, one Richie Havens, Susan Tedeschi (wife of guitar prodigy Derek Trucks), Tao Seeger, Old Crow Medecine Show and one of my new favourite bands, Dr. Dog. I was at the festival to work, as Relix had a booth set up for the purpose of selling subscriptions. I did get to drop in on Seeger briefly, he played with the kids from room 12, an assortment of children no older then 9 years old. The man really sparks to life when he is on stage and is simply a musical institution. After meeting and greeting Richie Havens (he was signing autographs and taking pictures at a booth directly across from Relix) I was able to pop in on his short set and catch a powerful rendition of Bob Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower". Mr. Havens stuck closely to the original version but with the addition of a lead acoustic guitarist accompanying him. I also managed to drop by Old Crow Medecine Show's set and catch some of their highly upbeat bluegrass and country music. People were really diggin Old Crow, taking advantage of an excuse to hoe-dance and get down in the mud." [Back in 15 Minutes]
The Old Crow Medicine Show will be back in August, that time as part of a tour of venues where there is guaranteed to be no mud to dance in.

The Clearwater Festival took place on 6 outdoor stages & tents at Croton Point Park in Croton-on Hudson, NY over this past rainy weekend. Alejandro Escovedo, Jennie Arnau, and Allison Moorer were also among those who played on Saturday (6/20). More pictures from that day below...

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Clearwater Festival 2009

Clearwater Festival 2009

Clearwater Festival 2009

Clearwater Festival 2009


Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12


Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12

Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12


Dance Tent
Pete Seeger and the Kids from Room 12


Jennie Arnau


Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau

Jennie Arnau


Mike & Ruthy


Mike and Ruthy

Mike and Ruthy

Mike and Ruthy

Mike and Ruthy

Mike and Ruthy


Alejandro Escovedo


Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo


Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (and Pete)


Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Tao Rodriguez-Seeger


Old Crow Medicine Show


Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show

Old Crow Medicine Show


Allison Moorer


Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer

Allison Moorer


Richie Havens


Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens

Richie Havens


Dr. Dog


Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog


Susan Tedeschi


Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi

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AC Newman also played this day. Those pictures were separated out HERE.

DAY TWO pictures HERE.

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Comments (13)

Nice pix and nice green space for music. Maybe more music fests can be scheduled there.

Posted by drewo | June 22, 2009 11:00 AM

that baby in the first photo has some dong on it. god bless you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:06 PM

Judging from these pics, this event looks like it would have been my worst nightmare come to life. A pack of smug pseudo-bohemians and their kids. And then the retarded signs like "Peacekeeping Central" and "Thank you Sun"?! I just barfed in mouth. But the pics were good. Nice documentation.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:07 PM

dirty hippies

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:17 PM

Anon 12:07:

THIS would have been your worst nightmare come to life? Really?

The only thing retarded here is you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:28 PM

12:07 - who's smug?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 12:51 PM

Great shot of Ritchie Havens and the little kid.

Posted by Bryan Kremkau | June 22, 2009 1:32 PM

nonageMEHrian

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 2:40 PM

as i was reading the opening of this review it seemed super familiar, and then i realized you guys quoted my review from my blog over at backin15mins.blogspot.com thanks for the press!

Posted by lucas samuels | June 22, 2009 2:56 PM

12:07 I am with you... Dirty hippies and their offspring, no thanks

Dr. Dog must have developed a major drug habit to be desperate enough for money to play this mess

Pete Seeger loves gin...and has the nose to prove it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2009 4:04 PM

douchey? You know, I was up there, and yes the weather blew, yes, it's so P.C. you're afraid to fart if all those veggies make you gassy, but you know, people gotta try something/anything different, in different amounts and configurations, because lets face it, the world (and you especially) are pretty miserable right now.

Is shitting on it really all that much fun for you?
Dirty hipster.
Seems like your worst nightmare IS your life.

Posted by when did everyone get so fucking | June 22, 2009 4:15 PM

To Anon 12:07
Your the one thats pretty damn smug. Look up the Peekskill riots, and see where the roots of this kind of concert comes from. If you had been there, I suppose you would have been one of the ones with the rocks.
And note to Anon 4:04...You wish you look like Pete does when you are 90. And Pete is even more of a prig then you are. Before you make statements, do some research. He doesn't smoke, drink, and has been married to Toshi for 60+ years....
pseudo-bohemians? If criticizing others is your idea of a life, I'm really sorry for you. Your free to do what you want.

Posted by DumbJon | June 22, 2009 9:35 PM

Nice pictures. Other than the weather, I wish I could have been there.

Oh well, next year hopefully.

Posted by Lab Cat | June 29, 2009 11:48 AM

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