Posted in music on July 22, 2010
Pete Seeger @ Clearwater Festival 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
City Winery will be hosting a three-night oil spill relief benefit, dubbed Reclaim The Coast, on July 23rd, 25th and 30th. The lineups vary for each...
July 23rd: Pete Seeger, Richard Barone, James Maddock, Elysian Fields, Mike Doughty, Lucy Wainwright Roche, The Roches, Julie Gold, Peter Yarrow (More TBA)Tickets for all three are on sale.
July 25th: Ian Axel, Ed Romanoff, The Madison Square Gardeners, Paula Valstein, The Spring Standards, The Wellspring, Rich Pagano (More TBA)
July 30th: Marshall Crenshaw, Martin Rivas, Christina Courtin, Among the Oak & Ash, Jay Nash (More TBA)
They'll also have a packed house for "Channeling Chilton - A night of Alex Chilton's Music" on July 28th. The confirmed lineup includes Yo La Tengo, Marshall Crenshaw, Jody Stephens, Jon Auer, Doug Garrison, Rene Coman, Alan Vega, Jon Spencer (of the Blues Explosion), Fran Kowalski, Chris Stamey, Lesa Aldridge (Elizabeth Hoehn), Jay Proctor (of Jay & the Techniques), Bill Cunningham, Gary Talley, Terry Manning, Evan Dando, Jesse Malin, Danny Kroha (of The Gories). In light of the recent passing of founding Big Star bassist Andy Hummel, it should be an emotional night.
Tickets are on sale.
More info on the Gulf Coast relief effort are below...
Gulf Coast benefit
Join us for three nights of benefit shows to help raise funds for rebuilding and restoration relief along the Gulf Coast as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill disaster.
The acclaimed activist and environmentalist Pete Seeger will open the series of concerts on July 23rd with the debut of his newly penned song, "Drill Baby Drill...Spill Baby Spill". Seeger is one of the first true environmental advocates and has used his music over the years to further a myriad of domestic and international environmental causes.
Along with the fragile coastal environment, residents and businesses along the Gulf Coast have suffered numerous setbacks in the past few years, still reeling and rebuilding from the devastation wrought by Katrina, this latest indignity will have far reaching effects for many years to come.
Please help mitigate those effects by supporting this series of benefit concerts. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the Gulf Restoration Network, under the umbrella of healthygulf .org,. A non-profit established in 1995, as a Gulf-wide coalition of stakeholders dedicated to protecting and restoring the Gulf of Mexico for the populations dependent on this imperiled natural treasure.
We raised over $100,000 in January for relief efforts in Haiti, please help those closer to home who are facing enormous challenges.