Special screening, special guests
Also driving Carlton’s desire to participate is her appreciation for the education she received as a student at Glen Spey’s Homestead School and her devotion to its directors, Peter and Marsha Comstock. “They’re my greatest teachers,” said Carlton. “They provide you with the tools to become a responsible and progressive thinker. It’s a very special place with a unique approach that brings out what’s special in each child. It shaped who I am. I remain a curious person to this day as a result.”
Carlton began playing the piano at three years old. At 21, she released her debut album in 2002, “Be Not Nobody.” The single, “A Thousand Miles,” reached the Top 5 on Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles chart. In 2003, Carlton earned Grammy nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist. The album achieved Gold status in over 10 countries and Platinum status in four countries, including the U.S.
Her second album “Harmonium,” led to an invitation by singer/songwriter Stevie Nicks to fill the opening act slot on Nick’s worldwide tour. Her last release in 2007, “Heroes & Thieves,” garnered some of the best reviews of her career.
The event will begin with a potluck dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by Carlton’s performance, the film screening and a Q & A session. In addition to Carlton, other special guests will include actor Mark Ruffalo, FRACK director David Morris, representatives from Catskill Mountainkeeper, Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and Dimock, PA residents Julie and Craig Sautner.