16 December 2009 - A two-DVD set featuring the star-studded concert held last May that celebrated Fishkill folk singer Pete Seeger's 90th birthday has been released.
"The Clearwater Concert" was held May 3 at Madison Square Garden and included performances by Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews and many others. Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, Emmylou Harris, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Toshi Reagon, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tom Paxton, Billy Bragg, Taj Mahal, Michael Franti, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Bela Fleck, Tommy Sands, Tony Trischka, Dar Williams, Steve Earle, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Ben Harper and Tom Morello also performed.
Visit www.seeger90dvd.myshopify.com for information. The DVD costs $35 and all proceeds from sales will benefit Clearwater, which has taken an active role over decades in cleaning up the Hudson River and its watershed.
In a press release, Seeger said, "I never expected to see 18,000 people in Madison Square Garden for a birthday party, much less one of my own. Bless you all and bless all the great musicians on stage! This is one of the greatest singing audiences I ever heard in all my life."
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