Date:   4/20/2012

Peter Yarrow, folk icon of the famed trio Peter, Paul & Mary coming to Thrasher!

Peter Yarrow, legendary folk singer, writer and social activist of the famed 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary, will be performing at the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Joining Peter will be the folk music duo, Mustard's Retreat.

Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. Some of the most moving songs either written by Peter or made famous by the trio include “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.

Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Peter Yarrow’s life and work – culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect with its “Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative – is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.

For the past four decades, Mustard's Retreat (David Tamulevich & Michael Hough) has been entertaining audiences with its special brand of folk music. Highly acclaimed as not only as songwriters, but as interpreters of traditional and contemporary songs and stories, their show is full of enthusiasm, good humor and fine musicianship.

Multi-instrumentalists (guitar, electric bass, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, penny whistle), their large repertoire draws on the dual influence they both experienced when growing up: the folk revival of the 60s, as well as the explosive singer-songwriter movement. Tradition to pop and all points in between, their show moves effortlessly along with equal doses of humor, history, insight and emotion.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Tickets for this special evening of entertainment are $35 and available at the Thrasher office, Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake Bank (Green Lake); Pick N Save, Twister (Princeton) by calling (920) 294-4279, or online at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

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