Beacon Sloop Club to Host Earth Day Concert April 27

MotherLode Trio, Open Book, David & Jacob Bernz and EarthTones perform

On April 27, at 7 p.m., the Beacon Sloop Club will host an Earth Day concert featuring HudsonValley musicians and artists uniting in a celebration of the Earth.

Stacy Labriola, Terry Platz and Patti Pelican are MotherLode Trio. Born out of their inspiration as mothers, the trio has generated national recognition for their original music about life as moms. They have performed at the Towne Crier, Turning Point and Clearwater Festival.

Michele Rubin and Rick Gedney are a songwriting duo known as Open Book. Their original compositions feature their distinctive male-female harmonies, and they have shared the stage with many musicians such as Lucy Kaplansky, Ellis Paul, Buddy and Julie Miller, Stacy Earle, Freedy Johnston, Modern Man, and Richard Shindell.

Sloop Club favorites David Bernz and son Jacob will perform as 17 Strings and Counting. Bernz has performed with some of the nation’s top folk artists, including Richie Havens, Peter Yarrow, Jean Ritchie, Arlo Guthrie, Josh White Jr., Tom Chapin, Christine Lavin and Pete Seeger. In 2008, Jacob cofounded the Something to Say Café, a monthly café and open mic held at the Beacon Sloop Club.

The EarthTones are a women’s a cappella group singing for causes that promote caring for the environment, the elderly and those in need. With the country-folk group Barned Out, the EarthTones will present We Belong to the Earth, a multimedia performance including music, poetry and slide show.

A suggested donation of $15 (cash or check) will be collected at the door of the Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Flynn Drive in Beacon. The Beacon Sloop Club, Inc. is a nonprofit, volunteer environmental education/action and sailing organization dedicated to cleaning up the Hudson River. The Woody is a wooden sloop that provides free public sails five weekday evenings a week. This benefit raises funds for restoration of the Sloop Woody. For more information, call 914-907-4928 or visit

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