Spectacle Management Presents Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey at Plymouth Memorial Hall Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 pm


Spectacle Management Presents
Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey 
at Plymouth Memorial Hall
Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday at 10 am

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2019    
CONTACT: Andrew Cook, acook@spectaclemanagement.net  

 

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Plymouth, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present folk legends Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey, formerly of Peter, Paul & Mary, on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 pm at Plymouth Memorial Hall.

 

Grammy-winners Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey carry on the proud tradition of the 1960s iconic folk-singing trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Peter and Paul continue to perform as a duo, singing many of the group's classic hits, including "If I Had a Hammer," "Blowin' in the Wind," "Puff (The Magic Dragon)," "I Dig Rock & Roll Music," and "Leaving on a Jet Plane.”

 

Tickets for Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 pm are $39-$79 and go on sale Friday at 10 am at  www.memorialhall.com or by calling 1 (800) 657- 8774.


PETER YARROW & NOEL PAUL STOOKEY
“Peter, Paul and Mary are folk singers.” So stated the liner notes to the group’s self-titled 1962 debut album. Today, this declaration seems redundant, because the term “folk music” has come to be virtually interchangeable with the group name, but when the words were written, they were meant less as a stylistic distinction than as a mission statement.

In the decades prior to the ‘60s, through the work of such avatars as Woody Guthrie, the Weavers, and Pete Seeger, folk music had become identified with sociopolitical commentary, but the idiom had been forced underground in the Senator Joe McCarthy witch-hunting era of the late ‘50s. By the time Peter, Paul and Mary arrived on the scene, for the majority of America, folk was viewed merely as a side-bar to pop music which employed acoustic instruments. At this critical historic juncture, with the nation still recovering from the McCarthy era, the Civil Rights Movement taking shape, the Cold War heating up, and a nascent spirit of activism in the air, Peter Yarrow, Noel (Paul) Stookey and Mary Travers came together to juxtapose these cross currents and thus to reclaim folk’s potency as a social, cultural, and political force. But few at the time could have realized how fervently and pervasively the group’s message of humanity, hope, and activism would be embraced.

 

No American folk group lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul, and Mary; indeed, few groups of any genre have logged more years (45) or miles (countless) in direct, yearly touring; spreading the message and engaging the next (now four) generations. During its now legendary career, the trio won five Grammy's, produced 13 Top 40 hits, of which 6 ascended into the Top 10 - as well as eight gold and five platinum albums. That Peter, Paul & Mary achieved such a rarefied level of commercial success without compromise, and while continuing a centuries-old tradition of people raising their voices in song for the sake of freedom, is simply further evidence of their extraordinarily successful career-as much a mission accomplished as a musical career.   http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/ 


TICKET INFORMATION
Tickets for Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey at Plymouth Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 12 at 7:30 pm are $39-$79 and go on sale Friday at 10 am at  www.memorialhall.com or by calling 1 (800) 657- 8774.


PLYMOUTH MEMORIAL HALL
This 1,300-seat venue was erected in 1924 and dedicated in 1926 to Plymouth residents who had served their country. Formerly the site of the Hedge House, Plymouth Memorial Hall has seen many events in its many decades of operation, from big name acts such as Twisted Sister, Lifehouse, Bob Dylan, and Cage Titans, to smaller events such as dance competitions, wrestling events, and tribute bands. The Hall has been used for weddings and receptions, in addition to local high school graduations and the Police Academy graduation. The Plymouth Philharmonic calls Memorial Hall home for their shows throughout the year. In 2004, Memorial Hall underwent a $7M renovation to restore the space, as well as to add a few upgrades. www.memorialhall.com

 


SPECTACLE MANAGEMENT
Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally,  plally@specmgt.com and 617-531-1257.  www.spectacleshows.com

 

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