Thursday night we played at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, PA. Bethlehem has struggled since Bethlelhem steel mill closed, and its strange to see this factory as big as the town sitting there boarded up and empty.
We enjoyed sharing the night with Andy and Denise. We caught up with
a friend we hadnt seen for a while. He and his wife did a beautiful job renovating their house, and their hard work made for a beautiful home.
It was a very sweet house - I especially admired the stained glass lamp in the sitting room.
We played the Clearwater Festival again on Saturday, June 16. The grays skies held off from
raining. Our set was fun. An expert ASL interpreter, Jody, signed while we sang - I am impressed that the festival organizers
for Clearwater and Falcon Ridge make an effort to ensure their events accessible to all.
Clearwater is definately the "best dressed" festival we've been to yet. The site is right on the
Hudson, and they hang banners and have an activist area, craft area, dance tent, and juggling ring,
as well as music and puppet-theatre spaces.
I re-met a friend from college, Kate. Kate and her husband bought land in New Paltz and have a Community Supported Agriculture
Farm (www.flyingbeet.com). They work 7 days a week spring summer and fall, and take a few weeks off in the winter. They seemed happy though,
and are loving famring and being a part of the community in New Paltz, NY.
That evening we traveled down to Nutley, NJ and played at the Hillside Cafe, then played an outdoor show
in Burrilville, RI before heading home.