FRYEBURG — Combining both the views of the emotional songwriter and the American political activist, few have managed to be as inspiring as world-renowned singer/songwriter Peter Yarrow who will perform at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at 18 Bradley Street on the Campus of Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg, Maine on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
To those people privileged enough to experience the 1960s, one need only reference the group Peter, Paul and Mary to recognize the most well-known pieces of Yarrow's work. These talented musicians formed a folk-singing trio whose nearly 50-year career redefined 1960s folk music. The trio was composed of Peter Yarrow, Paul Stookey and Mary Travers.
As their fame grew, Peter, Paul and Mary developed a passion for political and social activism. In 1963, the trio marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in both Selma, Ala., and Washington, D.C. They sang at the 1969 March on Washington, which Yarrow, himself, helped to organize.
To the younger generations: Even if you don't recognize Yarrow or the group by name, you will surely recognize their all-time greatest hit "Puff, the Magic Dragon" – a song that still frequents children's TV shows and radio stations all across the country. Other popular songs in the Yarrow repertoire include "If I Had a Hammer," "Blowin' in the Wind," "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Light One Candle" and "Day is Done."
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (65 and older) and $15 for students and may be purchased online at www.fryeburgacademy.org or by contacting the box office at (207) 935-9232. Parking is free.
Peter Yarrow's website is under construction but you may check out some videos on YouTube.