Throughout history, music has been a catalyst for change, a medium for protest and a way to deliver a message of hope. Clearwater’s founder, Pete Seeger, has always understood this, and Clearwater’s Power of Song program offers 15 – 23 year olds an opportunity to explore songwriting, practice and perform with a group, and learn how to put music into action.

Clearwater's Power of Song. Photo by EconosmithClearwater’s Power of Song Music  program offers an interactive learning experience for students that exposes them to socially conscious music and inspires them to become active on issues that concern them. These talented young musicians, inspired by the social movements of the past and through Power of Song, learn to appreciate their own ability to affect social change and with their thoughtful lyrics and powerful stage presence. Power of Song performs throughout the Hudson Valley, reaching thousands at concerts, festivals, community events, maritime events, theaters, retirement homes, and schools. They have also shared performance spaces with Pete Seeger, David Amram, Livingston Taylor, Peter Yarrow, Janis Ian, Jackson Browne, and more.

Click play below to listen to Power of Song’s recording of “Which Side Are You On?” made in 2013 at the Artfarm Recording Studio in Accord (