Welcome to the Boating with Clyde collection. Boating with Clyde is a nautical adventure series created by Clyde Petersen. The series features musicians and artists from around the world, performing on the waterways of the Puget Sound.

Boating with Clyde began in 2010. Petersen often hosted touring bands at their house, and on their days off on tour, or for a few free hours, they would go boating just for fun in the Washington Park Arboretum. These joyous adventures propelled Clyde with a desire to invite more and more friends and strangers to perform on boat and film it for others to enjoy.

I don’t make money off the series. It’s free. I like to document history and share music and culture and this is one of the ways I do it. In addition to a video series, BWC has also been an installation at Gallery 4Culture, Bumbershoot, Cornish Gallery and Pivot Gallery in Seattle. If you want to perform on or exhibit and screen Boating with Clyde, get in touch.


December 23, 2015

Season Four of Boating with Clyde is currently being edited. We had an extensive list of amazing guests this year including: Lori Goldston, R. Ring (Kelley Deal’s new band), Al Larsen, Little Wings, Ghost Mice, Holodeck Heart, Younger Shoulder, Corey J. Brewer, Wizard Apprentice, Hot Tears, La Pump, Marie and Kirk Lorenz, Mecca Normal, and the artists who installed mirrors on the Bridge to Nowhere. We will also have a special edition featuring the Friendship Trail.

June 10, 2014

Boating with Clyde is going to Bumbershoot! The full show will be installed in a tent outside of the Fisher Pavilion. The show runs from August 29th to September 1st. Live artists will perform in the boat on Saturday, Sunday and Monday!

Artists include:

Corey J Brewer, Angelo Spencer, Holodeck Heart, Sierra Nelson and Slashed Tires.

Come take a moment away from raging in the mosh pit to sit and watch new episodes of the show on the wooden dock.

June 9, 2014

Guests: Kirk and Marie Lorenz in the Foss Waterway. Tacoma, Washington.

Check out Marie Lorenz’s Tide and Current Taxi in NYC.

October 2, 2013

The Boating with Clyde installation at Gallery 4Culture was a great success. Check out these two videos to see the full effect of the show, and all the hard work put into the install. Season Three will be online soon and I hope to shoot more episodes this winter.

Boating with Clyde at Gallery 4Culture

Boating with Clyde Gallery 4Culture Installation Video

Gallery 4Culture Show

July 30, 2013 Ahoy Matey! The Boating with Clyde Solo Exhibition is coming to Gallery 4Culture in September. It opens at 6pm on September 5th during the Pioneer Square Artwalk. There will be fish couture, singing robot fish, a plethora of new footage from seasons 1-3 and a full cardboard recreation of the Washington Park Arboretum. Postcard

Welcome to Boating with Clyde, a nautical adventure series that takes place in Seattle, Washington. You can enjoy all twelve episodes from Season One, featuring the awesome music of Angelo Spencer, Matty Pop Chart, Ryan Woods, Toby Foster, Theo Hilton, DavEnd, Jordan O’Jordan, Kimberly Kim, Jason Wayne, Dylan Carlson, Scorpio Scorpio Scorpio, Thao Nguyen, and Madeline Adams. In addition, put on your 3-D glasses and go Snow-Boating with us in our Christmas Special. You can also visit the store where you can pick up Season One of Boating with Clyde on DVD, a brand new t-shirt and a bumper sticker for your car, boat, bike or guitar. Season Two is in editing, and we will begin shooting Season Three just as soon as it gets sunny! Feel free to contact us if you would like to go boating and be featured on the show. We are seeking scientists, musicians, artists, locals and anyone with a passion for the water. See you on the lake! Captain Clyde Petersen

April 12, 2013 We braved wind and pouring rain today to welcome Jen from Portland, the artist formerly known as La Pump and her drummer for the day, Jude from Seattle band Wishbeard. We launched and headed directly for the bridge to take cover from the buckets of water being dropped onto us. It was a cold shoot, but well worth it.

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