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Clearwater 2014

Rufus Wainwright - FUV Live at Clearwater - 2014

The one thing in the every-changing career of Rufus Wainwright that has remained a constant is the purity of his voice.  It was no surprise that that voice was in fine form during his set at the Clearwater Festival.  Playing solo piano and acoustic guitar, Rufus played favorites like "Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk," "I Don't Know What it Is" and Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."  A highly recommended listen, for sure!

Clearwater Festival Preview

The mighty Hudson River runs 315 miles, from the Adirondacks down to New York City. Its grand beauty has inspired many a poet and a painter. Its near-destruction due to industrial pollution has motivated environmental activism and action to protect and preserve this ecological treasure. None more important, or inspiring, than one folk-singer's visionary decision to "build a boat to save the river" by holding fundraising concerts around the Hudson River Valley. Fortunately, the boat Pete Seeger envisioned as the Hudson Sloop Clearwater did get built, and saving the river is what the non-profit organization Clearwater continues to do to this day.