PBS The Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special Premieres November 27, 2010

Peter Yarrow

Back in the 60’s, beloved singers Peter, Paul and Mary put their beliefs about human rights, peace, and freedom into their songs. Their voices sung out the cry of a nation for social responsibility and justice. They were more than groupies; they were political activists. Their motives and opinions were not always popular; however, they reflected the Vietnam War Era’s times. They performed in concert and on records from 1961 through 2009. Then the death of Mary Travers on September 16, 2009 brought a close to the trio’s folk music together.

On August 26, 2010, Peter Yarrow decided to take the stage again. Peter Yarrow decided to take the stage again. Joined with beloved singers like Noel Paul Stookey, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb Mo, Billy Jonas, and Bethany and Rufus, the performance reflects folk music and social commentary anchored in the history of a half century ago.

Featured songs and performers include:
?Weave Me the Sunshine? ? Peter Yarrow
?The Cruel War? ? Peter Yarrow and Bethany Yarrow
?Don?t Laugh At Me? ? Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
?Lullaby Baby Blues? ? Keb? Mo? with Peter Yarrow
?Polly Wolly Doodle? ? Peter Yarrow and Keb? Mo?
?500 Miles? ? Mary Chapin Carpenter with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
?Stewball? ? Mary Chapin Carpenter with Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
?This Old Man? ? Peter Yarrow and Billy Jonas
?All the Pretty Little Horses? ? Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
?Puff, the Magic Dragon? ? Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey
?Some Houses? ? Billy Jonas
?All Hid? ? Bethany & Rufus with Peter Yarrow
?Beautiful City? ? Peter Yarrow and Keb? Mo?
?Blowin? in the Wind? ? Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb? Mo?, Bethany & Rufus, and Billy Jonas
?This Little Light of Mine? Medley ? Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Keb? Mo?, Bethany & Rufus, and Billy Jonas

I was invited to preview the Peter Yarrow Sing-Along. I’m glad I did. I had fun watching the DVD and joined its audience singing. Luckily, hubby was in not the room to make his caustic remarks and stop me. Peter Yarrow and friends put on quite a show in this new family special. I felt that I was there live – almost.

The Peter Yarrow Sing-Along Special is airing beginning November 27 and airing through December 2010 on PBS. Check your local listings to find out when it’s on in your area.

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