American Strings: An Evening with Noel Paul Stookey|
Hosted by the GRAMMY Museum´s Bob Santelli, director of popular music in the OSU College of Liberal Arts and the Majestic Theatre, the conversation and performance that comprises each segment of American Strings makes for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition. This month will feature musician and Social Activist Noel Paul Stookey who has been altering the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades – both as part of the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, and as a successful solo artist. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful and passionate, Stookey´s voice is best known for his classic "The Wedding Song (There Is Love)," which has become a standard of American wedding playlists since the 1970´s. Most recently, Noel´s musical political commentary, "Impeachable" (based on the familiar melody of "Unforgettable,") has reached viral status online, yielding more than a million Facebook and YouTube viewings. The American Strings series brings renowned artists from around the U.S. to Corvallis and Oregon State University for an in-depth look at how and why stringed instruments play such a profound role in American music.
In These Times
|April 28, 2019, - April 29, 2019, at 7:00 pm|
1006 East Main St
Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary in Concert.
Back by popular demand! Singer, songwriter and activist Noel Paul Stookey, a four-time Grammy Award-winner, returns to his "home theatre" for a one-night-only concert of stories and songs. Stookey rose to prominence as the "Paul" in the iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. He brings his warm expressive baritone, his dry wit, and his love of humankind to the Rubicon stage, sharing romantic ballads and politically charged anthems from his illustrious career, as well as new songs written in response to today´s challenges.
Noel Paul Stookey|
Chocolate Church Arts Center
804 Washington St
Best known as the ´Paul´ of Peter, Paul and Mary, Noel Paul Stookey is a much beloved American folk revival icon. Starting his career in the mid 50´s, he became involved in the blooming popularity in the late 50´s and early 60´s, of folk music in popular culture as a form of activism. His music is rife with intent. To this day, he continues to put a soulful voice to the words of a troubled time.