Toast to the Tribs
Hudson River Watershed Alliance Awards Benefit
Featuring music by Breakneck Ridge Revue
Saturday, December 3, 2016
6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie, NY
Honoring our 2016 Watershed WaveMaker Awardees for their tireless work protecting, conserving and restoring Hudson River water resources, including Vassar College, the Wallkill River Watershed Alliance, Margie Turrin of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance and Barbara Kendall formerly with the Hudson River Watershed Alliance.
Located at historic Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. Featuring remarks by Andy Revkin, a noted writer on science and the environment and author of the Dot Earth blog for the New York Times Opinion Pages. Passed hors d’oeuvres and full buffet dinner catered by Gourmet to Go, silent auction, open beer and wine bar.
Breakneck Ridge Revue is an ensemble of notable Hudson Valley musicians performing a mix of traditional, classic and original songs with (mostly) folk roots. The Breakneck credo is “Simple music for complicated times" -- a particularly useful philosophy these days. The Revue is led by Andrew Revkin, a songwriter and instrumentalist who’s best known as a longtime New York Times environmental journalist (now joining ProPublica.org!), and David A Ross, a singer and guitarist who chairs the Art Practice graduate program at the School of Visual Arts and is the former director of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The band for this show includes Al Hemberger, a versatile bass player, songwriter and owner of legendary Loft recording studio; Todd Giudice, drummer and guitarist and owner of Roots Cellar Recordings; Dan Einbender, a longtime sideman of Pete Seegerwho shared a 2011 Grammy Award for co-producing Pete’s “Tomorrow’s Children” album; Patrick Stanfield Jones, a composer, arranger, music teacher and guitar virtuoso in all styles; and Jonathan Rose, the co-founder of the Garrison Institute and author of "The Well-Tempered City." Several songs will feature the "Trouble Sisters," a gifted vocal trio from Beacon. Follow the band on Facebook here: http://fb.com/breakneckridgerevue