Heritage Folk Music presents Rick Nestler in a concert of "Songs of the Hudson River School of Folk Music" on Sunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Kiersted House, 119 Main Street, Saugerties. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served.
Dom Pirone of the Hudson River Fishermen calls Rick Nestler "a real Hudson River Troubadour." Joe Franklin of WOR-TV calls him "the Hudson River Balladeer." Pete Seeger called Rick, "the Terror of the River, raffish Rick Nestler."
A Coast Guard licensed Master, an actor, a singer and a songwriter, Rick has learned the arts of the chantyman working aboard large traditionally rigged vessels such as the sloop Clearwater, the schooner Voyager and the square rigged ship HMAV Bounty. He has appeared at folk festivals and coffeehouses throughout the Northeast as well as Mystic Seaport and South Street Seaport Museums. Rick has one album to his credit called, "Spending My Days". One song from that album, "The River That Flows Both Ways", has been recorded by both Joe Heukerott and Pete Seeger while another tune, "Bar Song" was recently recorded by an old friend, Ray Chesna. Rick is now working on a new album of maritime music.
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