Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary): A Special Performance at the City Museum
Join us for renowned singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey’s first solo concert in New York City in over 40 years. Stookey, a major figure in the Museum’s Folk City exhibition, is best known as “Paul” of the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary. With his group, he propelled the 1960s folk music revival to the top of the pop charts while giving voice to the conscience and ideals of a generation of social activists. Peter, Paul & Mary’s performances of “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowing in the Wind” at the 1963 March on Washington served as a clarion call for the youth generation to join the civil rights movement and protest the war in Vietnam. During the trio’s ‘sabbatical’ from 1970 to 1978, Stookey wrote and recorded the most performed wedding song of the past 45 years, “Wedding Song (There is Love).” Stookey has recorded over 45 albums with his famed group and as a soloist, and will release “At Home,” a new 18-song cd and video on September 18th.
- Monday, October 5, 2015
- 7:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 5th Avenue at 103rd Street