A Pete Seeger Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14

August 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The evening started with me sitting in the parking lot, hoping the shower would quickly pass over so that the concert could go on as planned. I checked Weatherbug and was pleased to see that this was just one cell passing through. I posted on Facebook 
"The shower has ended". "Clear sailing for the evening". At the time I didn't know how prophetic those words were going to be.  Tonight we have a celebration of the music and memory of Pete Seeger. Several performers who were close to him and had shared music together were here to lead the crowd in a "Hootenanny". In attendance were Jon Stein, Loretta and Gary Hagan, Pat Lammana and Rick Ahneman, Paul Kaplan, RJ Storm, Kim and Reggie Harris, and Rick and Donna Nestler. Pete Seegar Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14-21Pete Seegar Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14-21 I previously met Loretta and Gary at a prior concert at the Lycian with Tracy DeLucia and met RJ Storm at what I think was KCS 2.21.13 Pete Seeger-11KCS 2.21.13 Pete Seeger-11 Pete Seeger's last TV interview on Access 23 in Port Jervis. The performers took chances singing and leading the audience in the choruses with the other performers helping with harmony and instrumental backup. My highlight of the evening was Kim and Reggie Harris singing their original song "High Over the Hudson" , a tribute to Pete Seeger. When I listened to the opening line of the song, I then realized how prophetic my post on Facebook before the concert had become. "Clear sailing for the evening". You know it was almost like Pete was there with us. What do you think?  Kim and Reggie Pete Seegar Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14-48Pete Seegar Hootenanny at Sugar Loaf Crossing 8.14.14-48 graciously have given me permission to include their song in the "Slideshow" of the evening's photos. The song is available at CD BABY or by CLICKING HERE  . All of the artists can be contacted by Facebook or Twitter or by a "Google" of their names. I encourage you to see these performers at other venues. They all are really talented and enlightening. Did you know that "Sugar Loaf Crossing" has special equipment for hearing impaired attendees? I was talking to Richard after the concert and he explained it all to me. To see photos from the evening, CLICK HERE  or go to the menu under Concerts, then Sugar Loaf Crossing. Be sure to click on the "Slideshow" button in the upper right corner so that you can enjoy Kim and Reggie's song as you enjoy the photos of this incredible event. 


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