GO GREEN – GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL THIS WEEKEND

The New York City metro areas largest and longest running “folk” festival takes place this weekend. The Great Hudson River Revival, an event that has been sponsored by the Clearwater for the past three decades, will once again draw crowds to Croton Point Park in Croton on Hudson. Each year, … → read more

A BENEFIT FOR UTAH PHILLIPS TO BE HELD IN WHITE PLAINS ON SUNDAY APRIL 20

I’d like to share a note that I received from John Pietaro, a member of the alternative protest ensemble Flames of Discount, about this coming Sunday’s benefit for Utah Phillips:A BENEFIT FOR UTAH PHILLIPSSunday April 20, 2PM – 4PMRosendale Community Center (site switched from Rosendale Cafe, when audience response was … → read more

News and notes – Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Willie P. Bennet, Chris Smither and more

I want to remind you that the broadcast premiere of “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” will be next Wednesday, February 27 on the PBS series “American Masters” at 9pm ET. Click here for a preview. Jim Brown did a superb job in capturing the essence of a true American … → read more

HENRIETTA YURCHENCO passes away at the age of 90

Henrietta Yurchenco Henrietta Yurchenco, one of the pioneers of the folk music community, passed away on December 9th at the age of 90. In a career that spanned over 70 years, she became a world reknowned ethnomusicologist, author, producer, radio broadcaster and a colleague of such diverse individuals as Alan … → read more

The Kennedys, Hurdy Gurdy, more photos

Pete and Maura Kennedy will be my special guests on WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS this Sunday between 3 and 6pm ET. You can listen online at www.wfdu.fm, or if you are in the NYC area set your radio dial to 89.1FM.The Kennedys will bring their “irresistible” (Rolling Stone) hip folk to Irvington … → read more

PETE SEEGER & FRIENDS AT FDU

It was a wonderful night for music at FDU. As previously mentioned on these pages, WFDU sponsored an awareness concert for the School of the America’s Watch (www.soaw.org ) that featured Pete Seeger and Friends. The friends included Kim & Reggie Harris, Bethany & Rufus, Martin Dull, John Dull and … → read more

OSCAR BRAND, JEAN RITCHIE, NORRIS BENNETT & JERRY EPSTEIN SING AND CHAT ON WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS

This Sunday, November 11th, I will present a “sneak preview” of the upcoming Eisteddfod-New York Festival. This remarkable festival of traditional music will take place next weekend (November 16-18th) at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, Queens. The festival (indoors of course!) will feature numerous workshops, performances, and opportunities … → read more

“PETE SEEGER: THE POWER OF SONG” SET TO BEGIN A LIMITED RUN IN NYC

Beginning this Friday, Jim Brown’s new film “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” will be shown at the IRC Center Theater in NYC. Showtimes are 11:05am, 1:10pm, 3:15, 5:25, 7:35 and 9:45pm. The theater is located at 323 Sixth Avenue and their box office number is 212 924-7771. Director Jim … → read more