British-born photographer Janette Beckman began her career in the punk rock era working for music magazines The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands ranging from the Clash to Boy George as well as three Police album covers. In 1983, she moved to New York to document the underground hip-hop scene, photographing pioneers RUN-DMC, Slick Rick, Salt-N-Pepa, LL Cool J, and many more. Her work has been shown in galleries worldwide and is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum of the City of New York, and the British National Portrait Gallery. She has published six books, including The MashUp (2018), a collaboration with iconic New York graffiti artists reinterpreting her hip-hop images. Her new monograph covering 40 years of photography, Rebels From Punk to Dior, was published by Drago in November 2021. Janette continues to chronicle subcultures as well as photographing campaigns for brands like Dior and Levi’s. She is represented by the Fahey Klein Gallery. Instagram : @janettephoto
Woodstock native Cindy Cashdollar began playing Dobro and lap steel in the late 1970s, with the demand for her musical touch resulting in her touring and performing regionally with local luminaries Levon Helm, Rick Danko, John Herald, Paul Butterfield, and Happy & Artie Traum. In 1992, her restless musical quest took her to Nashville where she landed a job playing steel guitar with Asleep at the Wheel, leading her to Austin, and a nine-year membership in the band. During her time with the band she collaborated with such legends as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, and Lyle Lovett, among others, and won five Grammys. Since then, she has recorded with Bob Dylan (on his Grammy–winning Time Out of Mind album), and toured and recorded with Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, John Sebastian, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Marcia Ball, Rory Block, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Peter Rowan, Sonny Landreth, and Amy Helm. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame in 2011. Cindy was inducted into The Texas Music Hall of Fame in 2012 and was nominated as Instrumentalist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2016.
Kandia Crazy Horse is a New York City-based music journalist and musician. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, The Guardian, and Creative Loafing, among other publications. When she began as a music journalist, she says she was considered a “novelty” because “a Black, young female wasn’t the picture of a rock critic.” She is the editor of the 2004 book, Rip It Up: The Black Experience in Rock ‘n’ Roll, a collection of essays intended to bring to light the “black experience in rock ‘n’ roll.” In 2008-09, she received an Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship in American Studies at Princeton University where she taught the course “Roll Over Beethoven: Black Rock and Cultural Revolt. In 2013, her debut album, Stampede, was called “stunning and powerful” by Acoustic Guitar magazine. Photo: Camara Dia Holloway
Palmyra Delran is a musician, songwriter, bandleader of Palmyra Delran & the Doppel Gang, and the host of Palmyra’s Trash-Pop Shindig on Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel on SiriusXM five days a week. Backed by the Doppel Gang, her album Come Spy With Me (Wicked Cool Records) features guests Debbie Harry, Cáit O’Riordan (Pogues), Genya Ravan, and the late Kim Shattuck (Muffs), among others. She was also one-third of the Coolies, alongside Shattuck and Melanie Vammen (the Pandoras and the Muffs), who recorded the benefit EP Uh Oh! It’s the Coolies (Wicked Cool), which raised over $15,000 for the ALS Association Golden West Chapter in tribute to Shattuck, who died in 2019 after a two-year battle with the disease.
Debra Devi blends blues-rock, jam, and Americana into a potent blend flavored with her masterful guitar playing. She jams with Gov’t Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson on her self-produced EP A Zillion Stars Overhead, “a collection of dreamy rockers and blistering psychedelic jams” (Relix) mixed by Sylvia Massy. Devi’s Jamification Station live stream is hosted by American Blues Scene, and she’s the author of The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu (foreword by Dr. John).
Johanna Hall is a lyricist, journalist, and producer. She wrote about music and musicians for The Village Voice, Woodstock Times, Crawdaddy, and others publications. Her songs have been recorded by Orleans, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Ricky Scaggs, and James Taylor. Most recently, she completed her first opera, Miracle in Bethlehem, and will produce a recording this summer. Photo: Franco Vogt
Carmel Holt is a podcast host, producer, and radio personality who has worked in radio for the past two decades. Carmel spent the first half of her career at Radio Woodstock, WDST (Woodstock, NY) where she was Midday host, Acoustic Breakfast host, interviewer, and a three-time award winning Music Director. In 2013, she moved on to WFUV Public Radio in New York City as Midday host, interview host and Assistant Music Director, and she also became a regular NPR Music contributor, freelance interviewer, and voiceover artist. In 2019, Carmel left WFUV to develop SHEROES, a feminist music podcast, thanks to a podcast incubator funded by SONOS. In 2020 Carmel reimagined the SHEROES podcast concept as a one-hour weekly syndicated feminist radio show, featuring interviews and playlists that span genres and generations, with a mission to “turn up the volume” of women’s voices on the airwaves and in music, using the centerpiece of an artist interview as an opportunity to shed light on gender bias and to celebrate our unique superpowers. SHEROES Radio airs weekly on 18 affiliate public radio stations nationwide, and is an independent, female-powered production hosted and produced by Carmel Holt.
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Holly George-Warren is the award-winning author of 16 books, including the best-seller, Janis: Her Life and Music, and a longtime contributor to such publications as Rolling Stone, the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, and MOJO. The former Director of Rolling Stone Press, she also has served as Director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s oral history program and as a producer on several documentary films. She has received two Grammy nominations: for co-producing the box set RESPECT: A Century of Women in Music, and for her liner notes to Joplin’s The Pearl Sessions. In a former life, she played guitar with such New York City-based bands as Clambake and Das Furlines. She is currently writing a biography of Jack Kerouac and collaborating on a book with Dolly Parton. Photo: Franco Vogt
Amid a lifelong passion to become a veterinarian, Meg Griffin stumbled upon her college radio station, with her trajectory changing instantly. At age 21, her career began in 1975 at WRNW, just north of NYC, giving Meg a freeform experience where she was among the first to play on radio Patti Smith, the Ramones, Blondie, and other rock & roll instigators. She also DJed at NYC’s trendsetting club, Hurrah, and would eventually host the NBC show “New Grooves.” Invited by Scott Muni to join New York’s WNEW-FM in 1977, Meg began a run on the air in NYC that also included WPIX, KROCK, and WFUV, until Sirius Satellite Radio offered an opportunity in 2000. Twenty-two years later, Meg is still spinning rock & roll on 4 SiriusXM’s channels Classic Vinyl, Deep Tracks, The BEATLES Channel, and The LOFT. A recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thompson Radio Broadcast Award for a lifetime of pioneering rock and pop radio, Griffin’s radio work has also been recognized by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Connie Kirch is a partner at 2 Jakes Management in Woodstock, NY. She began her career in the music industry when she was hired at a local record store in Houston at age 17. She has worked at music distributors and labels in Austin, Boston, and New York where she promoted and marketed music by artists including Doug Sahm, Alison Krauss, Allen Toussaint, and David Byrne & Brian Eno. Current clients include pop music icon Carole King and New York based indie label StorySound Records (Ana Egge, Loudon Wainwright III).
Barbara Kopple is the producer and director of numerous documentary films, including Harlan County, USA and American Dream, both winners of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. In 1991, Harlan County, USA was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress and designated an American Film Classic. The film was restored and preserved by the Women’s Preservation Fund and the Academy Film Archive and featured as part of the Sundance Collection at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. Nominated for nine Emmy awards, Barbara’s notable documentaries include Miss Sharon Jones, Shut Up and Sing, Gigi Gorgeous, Woodstock, Now and Then, and Running From Crazy, among many others. She has also directed and produced scripted films, episodic television, and commercials. Her Cabin Creek Films is based in New York City.
Sarah LaDuke is the Producer of “The Roundtable” and “The Book Show” on WAMC Northeast Public Radio, the NPR affiliate station based in Albany, New York. She also contributes arts coverage to “The Roundtable” in the form of interviews with musicians, actors, theater and filmmakers, choreographers, and visual artists. Notable interviewees include Carol Burnett, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jeff Tweedy, Amber Ruffin, Angélique Kidjo, visual artist Nick Cave, Philip Glass, Bernadette Peters, Rhiannon Giddens, Eddie Izzard, and Audra McDonald. She lives in Albany, New York with her husband, Paul Gallo, and their dog, Doritos.
Julie Last has been active in the music recording business for over three decades. Starting at New York City’s Record Plant Studios in the late 1970s, she became one of only a handful of women who earned their way into the control rooms of major recording studios where she worked on albums with Aerosmith, Talking Heads, Cheap Trick, John Lennon, Rickie Lee Jones, and Joni Mitchell, among others. Ms. Last currently produces and engineers projects from her own recording studio outside of Woodstock and has developed a strong and heartfelt connection to the musical community there. Also a singer-songwriter and recording artist, her songs have been featured in a number of films.
Cristina Martinez was born in Mount Pleasant and raised in Friendship Heights, Washington, D.C. Rebellion was necessary. She left DC for New York with the most vilified noisemakers she could find, Pussy Galore. They needed a guitar player and not knowing how to play wasn’t going to stop Cristina. Kicked out for making trouble, she went on to play guitar with the Honeymoon Killers for a few years before deciding to take center stage. She started Boss Hog in 1989 and has been leading that band ever since. Photo: Julien Dupeyron
Joan Osborne is an 8-time Grammy nominee and multi-platinum selling recording artist. A native of Kentucky, she moved to NYC to attend NYU Film School, but dropped out after becoming involved in New York’s downtown music scene. Her 1995 album Relish was a critical and commercial success and spawned the international hit single and video, “What If God Was One of Us.” She directed the video for Relish’s second single “St. Teresa” and created the artwork for the album’s physical package. She has traveled the U.S. and the world for over 25 years performing in clubs, theaters, arenas, and stadiums, with her own band and as a featured vocalist. Her most recent album is 2022’s Radio Waves. Photo: Jeff Fasano
Julie Panebianco began her career as a music journalist before helping to launch Warner Bros. Records’ alternative music marketing department, working with the Replacements, R.E.M., New Order, Los Lobos and Hüsker Dü. Then, as an alumnus of A&M and Capitol Records A&R, she went on to work with the Beastie Boys (producing the Tibet Freedom concerts) and Luscious Jackson. Julie combined music and politics and produced projects and events for Bono at (RED) + ONE + Clinton Foundation. She is currently working at the Archive of Contemporary Music, which houses the largest collection of popular recorded music in the world, for which she and Courtney Love Cobain launched #FromHerToEternity, a project aiming to create a comprehensive permanent collection of all recordings, in all formats, by or participated in by women; oral histories and profiles of woman as authors, performers, producers, engineers, managers, publicists, support staff, designers, photographers, and industry executives.
Cecilia Peck is director, writer and showrunner of Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult, currently streaming on STARZ, the story of the dark and criminal world of the notorious self-help group turned abusive sex slave cult, told through the voices of survivors. Cecilia’s work often champions the stories of women who speak up in the face of overwhelming challenge. She directed and produced the Emmy®-nominated Netflix Original feature documentary Brave Miss World, about former Miss World Linor Abargil’s journey to break the silence around rape. With Barbara Kopple, she directed and produced Shut Up & Sing, the feature documentary about the backlash resulting from the outspoken stance that country music superstars The Chicks took against the invasion of Iraq in 2003. Shut Up & Sing won Best Documentary at the Sydney, Aspen, and Woodstock Film Festivals, numerous critics awards, and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary. Also with Barbara Kopple, Cecilia produced A Conversation with Gregory Peck, about her actor father. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her husband, writer Daniel Voll, in Los Angeles. She speaks around the world about rape awareness, prevention, and overcoming trauma, with the #IAmBrave educational screening series for Brave Miss World.
Amanda Petrusich is the author of several books about music, including Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records, named one of the best books of 2014 by NPR, Slate, and BuzzFeed. Petrusich is a staff writer at The New Yorker, and the recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction. She garnered a 2018 Grammy nomination for her liner notes for Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More, Volume 13 in the Bootleg Series. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, Pitchfork, GQ, Esquire, Playboy, The Nation, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She is a commissioning editor for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, a 2015 MacDowell fellow, and a 2014 New York State Foundation for the Arts nonfiction fellow. In 2015, she was named one of the most influential people in Brooklyn culture by Brooklyn Magazine.
Kate Pierson is a founding member of the B-52s, the beloved dance-rock band who conquered the world with their groundbreaking approach to music and unmistakable fashion sense. With Kate on vocals and keyboards, their numerous hits include “Rock Lobster,” “Dance This Mess Around,” “Love Shack,” “Roam,” and “Deadbeat Club,” among many others. She has also collaborated with such artists as the Ramones, Iggy Pop, R.E.M., Jack White, and Sia. In 2015, Kate released her first solo album, Guitars and Microphones, to stellar reviews and later released the single “Better Not Sting the Bee.” Her new solo album will be released in the coming months.
Genya Ravan, born in Poland and nicknamed Goldie after her family emigrated to New York, began her career in 1962 as lead vocalist in the Brooklyn group the Escorts (with Richard Perry). The following year, she formed Goldie and the Gingerbreads with drummer Ginger Bianco, keyboardist Margo Lewis, and guitarist Carol MacDonald. They signed with Atlantic Records and became a sensation in England, touring with the Rolling Stones, the Animals, the Hollies, and the Kinks, and recording the hit single “Can’t You Hear My Heart Beat” in 1965. (The band reformed in 1997 to perform at the publishing party for Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock.) Her next band, 10 Wheel Drive, recorded three albums (1969-1972), before she became a solo artist. In 1977, Ravan produced the Dead Boys’ debut album; she produced Ronnie Spector’s Siren in 1982. Ravan is the author of the memoir, Lollipop Lounge, and hosts two Sirius/XM radio programs, “Goldie’s Garage” and “Chicks and Broads.”
Amy Rigby sets the small details and truths of everyday life to vivid music, as acknowledged by the Chicago Reader, which called her “one of the country’s best songwriters, with a mordant wit and keen eye for emotional detail.” A teenage denizen of CBGB who fell in love with country songwriting, she started bands Last Roundup and the Shams in New York’s East Village before launching a solo career with her 1996 concept album Diary of a Mod Housewife. She lives and records in Catskill with husband/sometime duo partner Wreckless Eric and tours when such a thing is possible. She has contributed writing to the Village Voice, Talkhouse, and Slate. Her first book, Girl to City: A Memoir, was published in 2019.
Ebet Roberts moved from her native Memphis to New York City to paint but switched to photography in 1977 when she began documenting the evolving CBGB scene. Since then, she has consistently documented musicians, with her work syndicated and exhibited worldwide and included in many television specials, music anthologies, posters, advertisements, galleries, and private collections. Her photographs are reproduced in innumerable publications including Rolling Stone, MOJO, GQ, The New York Times, Newsweek, Time, People, and USA Today. They are also featured prominently in such books as Blank Generation Revisited, The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, This Ain’t No Disco: The Story of CBGB, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History 1955-Present, Punk 365, Farm Aid: A Song for America, and Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock, the latter three edited by Holly George-Warren. Her photographs have also been widely exhibited and are in the permanent collection of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and The Grammy Museum. www.ebetroberts.com. Photo: Jeremy Tepper
Born and raised in Woodstock, Simi Stone has been writing songs, singing, and playing violin since childhood. She was a founding member of the Afropunk movement, forming the critically acclaimed band Suffrajet, which released two albums. She has since toured extensively with the New Pornographers, performed with David Byrne, recorded with Natalie Merchant, and released a pair of solo albums. She will be appearing at the historic Maverick music series on July 17, 2022.
Posie Strenz has worked in the nightclub business and design industry in New York City, and additionally experienced the music scenes of Chicago, Asbury Park, Paris, and London, among others. Since moving to the Catskills in 2005, she has primarily DJed private dance parties, giving people the occasion to find joy in dancing together. In November 2021, she co-produced a new dance night “Elation” with the Bearsville Theater, becoming the first woman to DJ at the beautifully renovated iteration of this famous venue. She is currently Creative Projects Coordinator of the Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper, NY.
Euphoria Yoga, founded in 2009 by Corinne Gervai, is located in the heart of Woodstock and is committed to creating and serving the community with open hearted dedication. “We are here to inspire you with the transformative power of the Yoga teachings on your journey to the realization of your fullest potential”.
Teacher Corinne Gervai, Founder and Director of Euphoria Yoga, has over twenty years of teaching experience in New York City and locally. She received her Yoga Teaching certification from the Jivamukti Yoga School in 2000 after completing the full one year intensive certification program lead by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Corinne taught all levels at The Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City from 2000-2005. Prior to that Corinne taught the Lotte Berk Method, which incorporates element of Yoga, dance and therapeutic stretching in New York City and the Hamptons. In 2005 Corinne received her Advanced Jivamukti certification. Upon moving to Woodstock full time in 2005, Corinne taught locally until 2009 when she opened Euphoria Yoga. Corinne has been a regular presenter at the Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival, as well as presented at the Catskill Mountain Yoga Festival. She recently led a 5 day retreat at the world- renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. She is thrilled to bring her passion for Yoga to this studio and to serve the amazing community she has found here.
SHAKTI YOGA: Helping students increase their flexibility, strength, alignment and confidence through an intelligent, dynamic and safe yoga discipline. Founder Linda Lalita Winnick has created an insightful approach to the yoga practice drawing from her 30 years experience as a student and teacher. A rich knowledge of yogic philosophy, anatomy, physiology and an extensive Ayurvedic background adds a deeper dimension shared during classes at Shakti Yoga of Woodstock .
Teacher SELENA REYNOLDS completed her 500 hour training at Shakti Yoga Woodstock with Linda Lalita Winnick in July 2015, and her initial 200 hour training through Woodstock Yoga Center with Alison Sinatra, Linda Lalita, and Barbara Boris in June 2012. She maintains a dedicated personal practice and continues to study all aspects of yoga both through personal study, her brilliant teachers, and staying involved in Shakti’s Teacher Training Programs.
Offerings: Selena has been teaching locally since June 2012. She offers Vinyasa flow classes, community classes, and Hatha, Beginner, and Vinyasa private instruction to support her students’ individual goals and levels of experience. She has also taught Kids Yoga series at local schools and studios. Her practices aim to help students develop stronger connection and cohesion within themselves through movement, breath awareness, concentration, and release of tension.