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Recap: Clearwater Festival 2014

by Rita Houston
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Photo by Gus Philippas

What a gorgeous weekend of music, sunshine, and community at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival.  I'm so glad we were able to broadcast all weekend from this historic and important festival.

It was a big weekend at Clearwater, with a genre-spanning lineup that drew record crowds — 25,000 music fans attended over two days to enjoy music, food, crafts and more. Clearwater has always been about more than just music with the inherent mission that Pete and Toshi founded of environmentalism, activism, volunteerism and education.

This was the first year at Clearwater without Pete and Toshi present. Their spirit and their lifelong work were surely evident. Nearly every artist acknowledged Pete and his influence. Josh Ritter told a story about how Pete changed his life when he replied to a letter a young Josh wrote to him asking for advice about becoming a songwriter. Tom Chapin opened the festival with "Midnight Special," reminding us all of Pete's message to "pass the music on." There were numerous tributes to Pete and Toshi throughout the weekend.

Our live broadcast was centered on the main Rainbow Stage, with Dar Williams, Delhi to Dublin, Rufus Wainwright, Richard Thompson and The Mavericks on Saturday. Sunday's lineup was Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter, the David Bromberg Big Band, Martin Sexton, Puss n Boots, and Lucinda Williams.

Check out the performances in the FUV Vault and tell your friends all about it.

More: WFUV's Coverage of Clearwater 2014 including live sets from the main stage

Funding for WFUV's ongoing coverage of live concerts and festivals comes from The Agnes Varis Trust, supporting affordable access to the arts, education and healthcare.

 

Gallery

Team FUV brings our own shade.
Photo by Laura Fedele

A beautiful day in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele
Stop by the booth! Photo by Laura Fedele

A beautiful day in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele
Good morning! Photo by Laura Fedele

A beautiful day in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele
Schedule for the Hudson Stage. Photo by Laura Fedele

A beautiful day in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele
Ace photographer Gus Philippas on duty for FUV. Photo by Laura Fedele

A beautiful day in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele
A beautiful Saturday in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele

A beautiful day in Croton Point Park. Photo by Laura Fedele
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
On deck at the Family Stage Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
On deck at the Rainbow Stage - Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday at the Clearwater Hudson River Revival. Photo by Gus Philippas
Kicking off our Saturday radio broadcast from the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Kicking off our Saturday radio broadcast from the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Kicking off our Saturday radio broadcast from the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Kicking off our Saturday radio broadcast from the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Kicking off our Saturday radio broadcast from the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Rocking the Hudson Stage with her band on the river. (Not broadcast) 6/21/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The Vancouver world music combo knocks 'em out on the Rainbow Stage. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A beautiful set of uppers and downers from Rufus W on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Dan Bern live on the radio from backstage at Clearwater 2014. 6/21/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Dan Bern live on the radio from backstage at Clearwater 2014. 6/21/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Dan Bern live on the radio from backstage at Clearwater 2014. 6/21/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Saturday fabulousness. 6/21/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Bringing wit, poetry and a mean guitar on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Bringing wit, poetry and a mean guitar on Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
A perfect way to end an amazing day in Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A perfect way to end an amazing day in Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A perfect way to end an amazing day in Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A perfect way to end an amazing day in Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A perfect way to end an amazing day in Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
A perfect way to end an amazing day in Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
On the Sloop stage Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
On the Sloop stage Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
On the Sloop stage Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
On the Sloop stage Saturday 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Croton Point Park, 6/21/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
WFUV broadcasting from Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
WFUV broadcasting from Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
WFUV broadcasting from Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
WFUV broadcasting from Croton Point Park, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Laura Fedele
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Josh on the main stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Lake Street Dive takes up more than one golf cart to get around.
Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Toshi and Big Lovely rock an enthusiastic Hudson Stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Toshi and Big Lovely rock an enthusiastic Hudson Stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Toshi and Big Lovely rock an enthusiastic Hudson Stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Toshi and Big Lovely rock an enthusiastic Hudson Stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Laura Fedele
Toshi and Big Lovely rock an enthusiastic Hudson Stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Toshi and Big Lovely rock an enthusiastic Hudson Stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
The 11-piece Big Band on the Rainbow Stage Sunday, 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Definitely a band to watch - Sunday on the Hudson Stage (not broadcast). 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Cat Popper on the main stage Sunday. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Closing the Hudson Stage on Sunday 6/22/14. Photo by Gus Philippas
Rita introduces one of her musical heroes, Lucinda Williams. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas
You couldn't wish for a better way to close out a stellar weekend. 6/22/14 Photo by Gus Philippas

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