Old River Resurrection Committee Reissues CD and Offers One-Of-A-Kind Prints
The Broad Old River Resurrection Committee is pleased to announce the
20TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION CD release, digitized from vinyl by
Spittoon Studios, Pine Bush, NY. The original album was recorded in 1986
at Clearwaters Great Hudson River Revival at the Beach Stage and in the
studio of John Guth. It was released by Clearwater in 1987. It is the
3rd collection of songs from Clearwater Hudson River Sloop Singers. The
CD includes a 20 page booklet with lyrics and color photos. All
proceeds from the sale of this CD benefit both Clearwater and Beacon
Sloop Club to support Clearwater and Woody Guthrie, our Hudson River
sloops to save the waters.
Hudson River Sloop Singers Reunion at Revival 2007
Photo by Rocco Rizzo
The songs are as compelling as they are catchy, made to sing along and
carry a message. Listen and you may find yourself on a breezy summer
night alongside the river that flows both ways as you are carried along.
In conjunction with Clearwater, this project was undertaken by Peggy
Attwood, Vincent J. Cerniglia, Maryellen Healy and Pat Korn.
The projects funding comes from Friends of the Broad Old River
Resurrection Committee out of pocket and pro bono, with a stipend only
to John Guth for the phase 2 digital mix from his original 8-track
1000 digitally mixed Broad Old River CDs with photos,
lyrics and bonus tracks.
Six 16 x 20 framed, matted photographs by
Each one signed by Toshi and Pete Seeger.
$475 each. One-Of-A-Kind. To order contact Mel Healy
Pete Seeger With His Banjo
Beacon, NY March 24, 2007
Pete at 87 years old performs to a full house, using his favorite
instrument, a long neck banjo that may be the most famous instrument in
folk music. On this night Pete was joined by his old friend and music
legend, Richie Havens along with Sara Lee Guthrie and her husband Johnny
Irion. Sara Lee is the daughter of Arlo and the grand daughter of
Petes long time friend and fellow Almanac Singer, Woody Guthrie.
Pete Seeger Singing to a Full House
Beacon, NY March 24, 2007
Pete Seeger at 87 years old, head thrown back, spirit undiminished,
singing his heart out to a crowd that follows his every word and
movement. Anyone who has ever seen Pete perform Wimoweh will
recognize this image. Here Pete is using his guitar while his long neck
banjo lies near by.
Hudson River Sloops Clearwater and Woody Guthrie, June 2006
The majestic Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and her sister ship the Woody
Guthrie at rest while the sun sets on them and the Hudson Highlands in
the background. One cant help but envy the solitary crew member,
rowing into the growing darkness, silhouetted against the golden glow of
the setting sun.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Broad Old River
Limited Edition CD Image
The historic Hudson River Sloop Clearwater at full sail during the 2006
Great Hudson River Revival. This is the original of the image that was
etched onto the face of the 100 copy Limited Edition CD, which was
released on the 20th Anniversary of the Broad Old River album. This
long out of print classic collection of river songs was recorded by
members of the Hudson River Sloop Singers. The Limited Edition CD was
completely sold out at the 2007 Revival.
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater at Full Sail, June 2006
The historic Hudson River Sloop Clearwater at full sail, her flag
catching the last rays of the setting sun, framed by the Hudson
Highlands. Reminiscent of a scene that could have taken place a century
ago, a lone person on shore shares the peaceful setting as this majestic
sloop glides on the river that it takes its name from.
Beacon, NY August 2004
Pete had just finished singing Vote a new song by Spook Handy, at the
Beacon Sloop Clubs Corn Festival when the rain started. Here his
cherished machine sits on clover under a tree to protect his song
board and instruments from the liquid sunshine.
About the Artists
Econosmith, the wife and husband photographic duo of Maxine Smith and
John Economos, are former New Yorkers who now call Colchester, VT and
Provincetown, MA home. As advocates for peace and the protection of our
environment their pro bono work has been used by many organizations and
causes some of which include: United for Peace and Justice, Mid Hudson
Activists, Dutchess Greens and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
Maxine Smith combines her photographic talent with a lifelong passion
for dance, music and the ocean. She forgoes the highly technical
aspects of photography, freeing herself to feel the image she wants to
create. She strives to create images that capture the passion and mood
of her subjects. Her work has been exhibited, published and most
recently awarded a First Place in the historic vessel category in the
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Juried Exhibit Boats Around the World.
John Economos is the son of two accomplished photographers, one highly
technical and the other very artistic. He started creating pictures
when he was seven and found that he had inherited the technical genes
but lacked passion in his images. Working as a photo assistant and
darkroom tech throughout his high school years did nothing to enhance
his creative side and ultimately he gave up photography for over a
decade until meeting Maxine. Her influence is rubbing off and his
images are transforming as he seeks to find his photographic identity.
His work has recently been used for the feature story in the 2007
Provincetown Pocketbook and he was awarded First Place in the scenic
category of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Juried Exhibit Boats
Around the World.
Most of their work is collaborative, from the shooting to the post
processing. He with his technical skills but lack of color vision, her
innate sense of color and artistic vision results in lively debate of
how best to present an image. The result is the best of each of their
talents and images which each often claims to be their own.
They can be reached at Econosmith@att.net and their work can be viewed at