On August 9, at 7 p.m., join Weston Blelock, author of Roots of the 1969 Woodstock Festival: The Backstory to “Woodstock,” for a talk and book signing at the Inquiring Mind Bookstore and Cafe. Blelock will discuss the events—including the Sound-Out Music Festivals in Saugerties—that inspired Michael Lang’s Woodstock Festival of 1969. Also on the bill are FishCastle, a lively folk duo—Cyril Caster and Catherine Selin, from Landenberg, PA. Caster is a past producer of the Sound-Outs and has played and recorded with Big Joe Williams, Allen Ginsberg, Elvin Jones, Pete Seeger, David Blue and Nico. His singing partner, Catherine has performed with numerous choirs here and abroad. In 2006 she won the Virginia Harp Center Challenge for composition. The group play multiple instruments and are known for their diverse sound. Fans liken their music to the sounds of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison and Neil Young. The Inquiring Mind Bookstore is at the corner of Partition and Main Streets in Saugerties. The event is free and open to the public. For more info call 845-246-5775, visit www.woodstockarts.com or link to FishCastle Music on Facebook.
Rick Schneider, morning host of WKZE (listen live), interviewed Weston Blelock on October 28 regarding Roots of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Here are a couple of brief audio excerpts . . . .
Woodstock’s Music Scene During the Summer of 1969: WKZE#1
Artie Traum’s Reminiscence of Woodstock in the Late 1960′s: WKZE#2
Weston Blelock, co-author of Roots of the 1969 Woodstock Festival: The Backstory to “Woodstock,“ will be interviewed about the Roots book and upcoming Barnes & Noble book event as follows:
10/28 at 9 a.m. on WKZE with Rick Schneider
10/30 at 9:30 a.m. on WKNY with Warren Lawrence
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Woodstock at Woodstock Live Concert
Concert Team Books Initial Acts
Woodstock, NY—June 16, 2009—Weston and Julia Blelock, producers of the August 15, 2009, Roots of Woodstock Live Concert at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, today announced a preliminary lineup for the 40th anniversary tie-in event. Music acts booked so far include the Dave Mason Band, Hubert Sumlin and Ellen McIlwaine. Read the rest of this entry »