This picture, from the Clearwater Closing Ceremony in 2007, is of Rick Nestler (who wrote the classic tune "The River That Flows Both Ways", Bovina native Ira McIntosh, Story Laurie & Pete Seeger....all of whom will be performing yet again at the festival which features SO many amazing acts, you won't want to miss it!
NB: Traffic near the festival entrance gets VERY heavy. If you plan on going, make a full day of it, and leave bright and early. Much better to spend a couple of extra hours lounging & listening than sitting stewing in your car while the act you really wanted to see is performing. Seriously. Plan on arriving before the gates officially open. You won't be disappointed.
Story Laurie is performing at 11:00 am Saturday morning on the Family Stage. She'll be joined by her husband Ira McIntosh, their kids Ava & Charley and other special guests! Come say hello. (Take pix! Post pix, or send 'em to us to post!)
Based in the heart of the Catskills, the seven-piece band combines top-notch musicianship, impeccable vocal harmonies and a mighty horn section. Blues Maneuver has an eclectic repertoire to suit nearly any musical taste, with tunes from today to the 1940s, including a vast selection of Motown, classic R&B, oldies and swing.
The B-Side show will be recorded for a new CD ! Come shake your thang and be part of the live recording experience!
Neighbor to Neighbor: Family Music for Sandy Relief is a spectacular compilation of music, the sales of which will benefit downstate victims of Hurricane Sandy. Recalling how downstaters came to our aid after Hurricane Irene devastated our region last year, local storyteller & musician Story Laurie McIntosh asked fellow Catskills/Hudson-based musicians to help return the favor by donating their talent to this digital-download compilation.
You can buy Neighbor to Neighbor now at http://neighbortoneighbor.bandcamp.com/ -- either as an instant download, or in the form of a download gift card that can be sent directly to your loved ones (in time for Valentine's Day if ordered by Noon, Monday 2/11). Neighbor to Neighbor is the perfect way to send a meaningful gift to a loved one, and spread the love to people in need at the same time. Read more
For many years, Grandma Avis enchanted & delighted Woodstock area children with her magical storytelling.
We are missing her now that she is gone, and will honor her memory with this storytelling celebration and the unveiling of a special gift dedicated to Avis...a gift that will lend magic to all storytellers and story hours at the Woodstock Library, happily ever after.
It was thanks to Grandma Avis, who took a young aspiring storyteller under her wing nearly twenty years ago, that the persona of Story Laurie was born. Join Story Laurie and fellow storytellers Jill Olesker, Cass Reep, Jean Druffner, Clara Mead, Sophie Sujo and more for this very special program.
Mondays, July 16-August 13, 12:30-2:30 pm, Andes, NY
This exciting series of hands-on programs is designed for kids & their families to enjoy. We’ll explore the wonderful interconnected world of bugs & plants -- and take a look at what brilliant architects these beings are. We’ll marvel over wasp nests, seed pods, caddis fly cases, chrysalises and the like, all the while making art, singing songs and hearing stories about the creatures who build these amazing structures. Read more