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The College Announces Summer Concerts on the Bluff

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Plattsburgh, NY….Clinton Community College is pleased to announce the Concerts on the Bluff 2007 summer concert series.

Each summer, for over 30 years, Clinton Community College has hosted a series of concerts held on the campus grounds at 136 Clinton Point Drive. The concerts take place several Wednesday evenings during July and August.

This year’s concert series begins July 11 with Crossing North, the duo of Bruce Lawson and Jen Carter-Kelly performing two-part harmony at the intersection of acoustic country, folk and bluegrass. The combination of their vocal talent creates an unmistakable spare, sweet sound.

One of the Adirondack’s favorite sons, singer and songwriter, Roy Hurd and his fiddler friend from Glens Falls, New York, Frank Orsini, will perform on July 18, sponsored by the CCC Alumni Association. Adirondack Life magazine says, “ Roy Hurd is the best known singer-songwriter in the Adirondacks. His appeal lies as much in his storytelling as it does in his smooth vocal delivery and clear guitar work. The force of his belief is in the gentleness of his delivery.”

On Wednesday, July 25, the series will present Beartracks, the trio with roots in country bluegrass and Americana music. Sibling vocal harmonies by Tom Venne and Julie Venne Hogan are performed in the smooth, old-time duet tradition, while Junior Barber's unique stylist approach to playing resonator guitar is described by audiences as simply masterful.

The concert series will conclude August 1 with Keith Pray. Pray is a native, upstate New York, award-winning saxophonist and composer, who performs (and records) across the spectrum of today's music. Keith is currently playing throughout the northeastern United States with his organ and sax driven band playing his own original music. Keith's playing is influenced by the greats deep in the jazz tradition. One listener said, "You can feel the energy come through the notes and seep into your soul." This blend is also heard and felt as he teaches individuals or as he holds clinics at all levels including high school and college. This concert is sponsored by CCC and the Student Senate.

Concerts on the Bluff are free and open to the public. They start promptly at 6:30 pm and are held rain or shine. Guests are urged to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. No alcoholic beverages are allowed. For your safety, please no pets, rollerblades or skateboards. For more information, contact the College Relations Office at (518) 562-4160.

Clinton Community College's beautiful campus, overlooking Lake Champlain, is conveniently located off Route 9 at Bluff Point in Plattsburgh, New York. The College is proud of its academic excellence, low tuition, small classes, dedicated faculty and impressive campus facilities. Approximately 2,300 students attend the college known for its academically acclaimed programs in nursing, criminal justice, liberal arts, and technology. The joint admissions program with the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and numerous 2+2 transfer agreements with other four-year institutions are valuable options available to Clinton students wishing to pursue a 4-year degree. For additional information, contact Admissions at (518) 562-4170, 800-552-1160, or visit