Posted in music | pictures on June 23, 2014

photos by Chris La Putt

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1
2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Saturday the Great Hudson River Revival occurred for the first time without Pete Seeger, the giant folk singer and activist who called Beacon home, and Toshi Seeger, his wife whose strong shoulder and loving arms gave support to all who craved peace. The festival started early, with thousands descending on the park by 11 a.m., and it didn't miss a beat.

Luane Haggerty stood on stage with the Como Mamas. Draped in blue and green, Haggerty sang with the gospel vocalists, projecting her hands with deep heart and fluid grace. An American Sign Language interpreter who learned because her grandmother was deaf, the Newburgh native has been performing at the Revival for nearly two decades. It's one of the few festivals that utilizes regular ASL interpreting.

"I think it's a real statement, a commitment to the deaf community," Haggerty said. "Having the access is a statement to Pete and Toshi and inclusion." [Times Herald-Record]

The 2014 Clearwater Festival went down in Croton Point Park this past weekend (6/21-22) with tons of folk musicians and multiple tributes to the festival's founder, the legendary Pete Seeger who passed away earlier this year, as well as his wife Toshi who passed in 2013. Day 1 included sets by Nicole Atkins, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson, Spirit Family Reunion and more. Pictures of day 1 are in this post.

More below...

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Laura Cantrell

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Nicole Atkins

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

The Como Mamas

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

John Fullbright

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Dar Williams

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Guy Davis

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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Dan Bern

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Rufus Wainwright

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Richard Thompson

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Jake Shimabukuro

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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The Mavericks

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

Spirit Family Reunion

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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2014 Clearwater Festival - Day 1

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Comments (19)

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 9:59 AM

Cut to a scene at a local department store somewhere in 'Merica. A man sees a pair of jean shorts on a rack in the distance. He approaches and decides "these will be perfect for the festival, they have extra pockets"...and so they were.

Never does the man wonder if he would be put on the internet to be ridiculed but ultimately that will be his role.

Well done young man.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:23 AM

@10:17 For you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:43 AM

@10:17. Who cares why he is wearing a scarf? He's one of the best singers on the planet, and better than every shitty band you listen to.
Seriously, The Mavericks are fucking incredible. One of the tightest bands I've ever heard,and Raul's voice is like Roy Orbison, meets Chris Isaak, meets an opera singer, and it is fucking glorious.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:50 AM

I think the tickets were $75.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:50 AM

A festival that you've neglected to mention on your "what's going on" on both saturday and sunday...

And there were half priced tickets on various deals sites.

Posted by ME | June 23, 2014 2:32 PM

^ Oh hell nah. You did not call me out on my own site.

Posted by Vegan from Brooklyn | June 23, 2014 2:55 PM

lo at the defenses of scarf guy. just smh.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 3:03 PM

Richard Thompson shredded as usual.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 3:07 PM

Scarf Guy has more Grammys than you.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 3:44 PM

^did he wear a tanktop and shorts to the ceremony?

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 4:00 PM

Yeah. Shorts and a tank top hahahahaha! I mean yeah who would wear that unless they're being ironic? Amirite?? We hipsters know how to do it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 9:19 PM

who cares what they're wearing. do us all a favor and stay where you are and keep being a shallow hipster troll.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 2:13 PM

Everyone is wearing shorts and that nigga is wearing a scarf. What an affected artiste.

Posted by Anonymous | June 24, 2014 2:21 PM

Was George Zimmerman there to sign autographs?

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 2:45 PM

Was anyone attacked by an alligator? Any alligator sightings?

These people better be careful at shit like this or any outdoor shit in Florida as Florida has one alligator for every fifteen people.

Hey BV how 'bout you just post a link to the photo gallery instead of posting all 40 photos or some shit. It's a pain in the ass to have to scroll through the pics just to get down to comments. And number the pics so everyone can use them when making fun of the people in them.

Posted by D | June 24, 2014 2:48 PM

D is correct. Just show us the pictures you know we will make fun of and link the rest (no one will ever click that link).

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2014 8:28 AM

Yeah I mean it's annoying. Post five of 'ém and provide a link to those and the rest.

Flickr works wonders. Just sayin'.

Posted by D | June 25, 2014 9:09 AM

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