Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival 2017

If you have not heard of the environmental organization called Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, I urge you to look them up. Started by folk musician and environmentalist, Pete Seeger and his wife, Toshi, its mission since its founding in 1969 is to protect the waters of the Hudson River and beyond. Supporting this mission is…

New York City Labor Chorus

  The right song at the right moment can change history.” — Pete Seeger Just days after what has probably been the most contentious election in my lifetime, I was gifted with a ticket to go hear my friend’s mom sing in the New York City Labor Chorus. There was no place I would rather have…

Steel Hammer

“He laid down his hammer and he died. Lord, Lord. He laid down his hammer and he died.” I have had Pete Seeger’s voice singing his version of the folk song, John Henry, racing through my head like a runaway train ever since I left Steel Hammer — a collaboration between composer, Julia Wolfe, and SITI Company….

Rise Again Concert

. What a way to end a work week! Three friends and I attended a concert at First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn which is home to First Acoustics, a terrific music series that is now in its 8th season. This concert (co-sponsored by First Acoustics and People’s Voice Cafe), was in celebration of the new songbook…

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival

For over 15 years I have volunteered at this wonderful music and environmental festival. The staff and volunteers are like a second family. The mission of the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater — the brainchild of Pete Seeger back in 1969 — is to preserve and protect the Hudson River and its communities, and to inspire, educate,…

New York City Labor Chorus

My friend’s mom sings in this chorus and her mother gifted me with a ticket to their performance on Saturday, November 15, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The concert honored one of my personal heroes, Pete Seeger. I am a big fan of choruses. Singing with others creates community. Singing with others for…