Hollow Park will be alive with the sound of music on April 21 when five acts take the stage at the Woodbury Earth Day Festival. “As a local, family event, we try to have something for everyone and the line-up of acts on the Main Stage is really a reflection of that,” says Carol Haskins, Woodbury Earth Day chair. The unique acts range from children’s storytelling to coffeehouse to folk to reggae and all have ties to the nearby area.
HannaH’s Field is a gypsy reggae duo, fronted by female vocalist, guitarist and percussionist HannaH, HannaH and her sidekick, Bongo Bliss, the gypsy Rasta that plays bass, African drums and sings (often all at the same time), are spreading their modern-hippie-Rasta-folk all over the country. They created their unique style when the two came together living in Portland, Oregon but are now Hartford, Connecticut-based musicians with a brand new album out for all to enjoy.
A critically acclaimed concert performer and educator from Connecticut, Al deCant has entertained and educated thousands of young people through his programs of music and storytelling. Al’s original comic and soulful and often environmentally-themed songs are enjoyed as much by adults as they are by children.
The Wool Hats String Band is a Connecticut based bluegrass/jamgrass band. Built upon a driving rhythm section, the trio of lead instruments weaves intricate melodic spaces while the vocal harmonies add to the warmth and richness of their sound. Their repertoire includes bluegrass classics and unique interpretations of classic rock material, as well as well-crafted originals. The band will have copies of their recently released debut album “Get on Board” for sale at Earth Day.
The Sea, The Sea is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, recently earned features by Apple Music including Best of the Week and A-List Singer/Songwriter.
Singer-songwriter Maia Dobbs’s folksy coffeehouse style resembles the acoustic enchantment of Joni Mitchell, Jewel, and Norah Jones. This Woodbury-native has performed at countless events since the release of her debut album and has gained an impressive following.
Woodbury’s 23nd Annual Earth Day celebration, which will be held on Saturday, April 21, from 11 AM to 4 PM at Hollow Park in beautiful Woodbury, is the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut. You won’t want to miss this ever-popular event filled with live music, delicious food, an artisan market, and earth-friendly activities for the entire family.