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Trail Sessions summer concert comes to Olana’s landscape
June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Olana Partnership and Sustain Music & Nature invite all outdoor and music enthusiasts to Trail Sessions, a hike and concert in Olana State Historic Site’s artist-designed landscape on Saturday, June 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will start the event with a hike, which can be modified to accommodate mobility needs with a bilingual Spanish option upon request. After the hike visitors will enjoy an acoustic outdoor concert on Olana’s Ridge Road overlooking the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains with our guests Murmur (UPSTATE) and Naomi Westwater.
“We love making music outside because we feed off of the sounds we hear that inspire and enliven us to create and perform,” said Murmur. “The best days are spent playing music in the fresh air with birds, bugs, and trees surrounding us. We’re so very thrilled to be performing at the Olana State Historic Site.”
“Nature inspires my songwriting and is integral to my creativity, so being able to perform in nature at Olana State Historic Site is very special to me,” said Westwater.
Trail Sessions are a series of guided educational hikes and concerts on public lands in Colorado and New York. Each summer, Sustain Music & Nature features local and national bands at parks and land trust properties by partnering with conservation groups and non-profits to provide environmental education. Audiences engage with nature and music.
MURMUR, a duo based in Hudson, is made of two musicians, Mary Webster and Melanie Glenn, from the group Upstate. With the two’s bigger group, the band weaves traces of Americana, Jazz, Gospel and R&B. Throughout the past decade, Upstate honed their sound and stage craft. While doing so, they built a reputation for their eclectic instruments, musicianship, and dense vocal harmony. Last year, their music was streamed on Spotify 1.4 million times across 300,800 listeners in 125 countries.
Westwater (she/they) is a queer, black-multiracial singer-songwriter from Boston, Massachusetts. Their work combines music and music production with creative writing, visual art and spirituality.
Event tickets can be purchased at sustainmusicandnature.org, on a sliding donation scale from $5 to $75 with children under 12 free. Ticket purchases support the musicians and program expenses.