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Jamie Savage to Perform during Colton’s Variety Show – New CD Includes Song about the Raquette River
Contemporary Adirondack singer-songwriter Jamie Savage, a resident of Piercefield, will be a featured performer at Colton’s Winterfest Variety Show on Saturday, January 30 at Colton-Pierrepont Central School auditorium. Savage’s newly-released CD, Back to Nature, features songs that celebrate the beauty, culture and natural history of the Adirondacks. Doors to the performance will open at 6:45 p.m., with the show to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door (adults-$2; students-$1; and families-$5). Jamie will be available to meet and talk with people during the Variety Show’s intermission, and CDs will be available for purchase. Other performers in the show include individuals and groups from the school and the area.
In mid-December Jamie released his Back to Nature CD, performing songs on North Country Public Radio and at the TAUNY Center in Canton. As a forester and teacher of forestry at the SUNY–ESF Ranger School in Wanakena, Savage is inspired to write and sing about the places where he lives and works--the mountains, woods, waters, and people of the Adirondacks. His song ‘Mountain Blood’ on the new CD is about the Raquette River. He calls the river a “partner in our lives, player in our dreams.”
Savage is a participant in the Raquette River Blueway Corridor project, a network of people interested in bringing greater attention to the environmental, recreational, and historic resources of the river. At 174 miles long, the Raquette is the second longest river in New York State, beginning in Blue Mountain Lake and flowing north to the St. Lawrence River at Akwesasne. More information about the work he and others are doing to promote and protect the Raquette River is available online (www.raquetteriver.com). More information about Jamie Savage, his music, and his new CD is available on his website (www.jamiesavage.com).
Show viewers are encouraged to bring donations (non-perishable food items or cash) to help restock the shelves of the local food pantry serving Colton, Pierrepont, and Parishville. Winterfest weekend also will include a two-day quilt show—at the Colton Town Hall, Zion Episcopal Church, Hepburn Library, and Catamount Lodge—plus a craft and health fair from 9 am to 3 pm and an “all you can eat spaghetti dinner” from 4-7 p.m. at the school on Saturday, January 30. Outdoor activities during Winterfest include snowshoeing at Catamount Lodge, cross-country skiing at Higley Flow State Park, dog sledding at Call of the Wild Kennel, a footrace, a bed race, skating at the new pavilion in South Colton, and more. Schedules of all Winterfest activities will be available at the school, town hall, and elsewhere in the community during the weekend.