Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse present THE RIX – Rik Palieri and Rick Nestler


Saturday, January 8, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Important Update: For the safety of our audience and performers, this performance will be VIRTUAL. Please visit Walkabout Clearwater website for more details.

The Rix

Rik Palieri

How many performers do you know who are as at ease singing tunes by bluesmen Leadbelly and Son House as they are at telling a folk tale to children before leading them through a traditional Polish folk song and dance?

Such a performer is Rik Palieri. Born and raised in New Jersey, now living in Vermont, it is no small feat to be able to do so many things so well. But through his long and varied experiences as a performer, Rik gracefully segues from original tunes on guitar to old traditional “Americana” folk songs on banjo, to intricate, involved ballads from the mountains of Poland on the rare and exotic Polish bagpipes.

His original songs have been praised by folk legends such as Pete Seeger, U. Utah Phillips, and Jimmy Driftwood. His music has taken him on road trips through every state in the continental US as well as Australia, Germany, Poland, Scotland, France, and Spain. Rik Palieri has appeared on TV, both in the USA and overseas, countless radio stations around the globe, and at numerous folk festivals.

Rik Palieri is one of the new breed of folksingers and singer/songwriters who can take you on a musical jaunt around the world in the course of an evening.


Rick Nestler

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, with a 100-ton ticket, an actor, a singer, and a songwriter, Rick can truly bring the songs of the sailor (both traditional and contemporary) to life. He 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. Presently, Rick is the captain of the schooner Argia, sailing out of Mystic, CT.

Rick has appeared at folk festivals and coffeehouses throughout the Northeast as well as Mystic Seaport and South Street Seaport Museums. He has learned some of his most effective performance techniques playing  in low waterfront dives and institutions of higher learning from St. Thomas to Toronto, California to New York, and everywhere in between.


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Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Times: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$20 - ZOOM per Family

Presenter: Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse
Presenter Phone: 914-946-1625
Presenter Website: walkaboutchorus.org

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