Few artists can claim to provide the soundtrack to an era, but Peter, Paul and Mary did just that in the 1960s with heartfelt folk music that crossed over into the pop realm.
Recordings like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” and more highlighted the tight vocal interplay of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers. Their music proved a soothing balm for many listeners during turbulent times.
Time marches on, but for multiple generations the music of Peter, Paul and Mary resonates to this day. Even with Mary’s death in 2009, it’s like they never left at all.
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Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary at Temple Emanuel
Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30pm; $48 advance, $50 day of show
The iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made music together for nearly 50 years. In this intimate evening of song and reflection, Peter and Paul remember their enduring anthems of social change including “If I Had a Hammer” and “Puff the Magic Dragon,” the historic impact they had upon the world of civil liberties by marching on Washington and Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the woman who completed their tri-force of positivity, Mary Travers.
Todd Snider at the Oriental Theater
Wednesday, April 15 at 8pm; $30 advance, $32 day of show
Todd Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters, so it’s no surprise he has returned with a brilliant set of songs — and make no mistake, Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3 contains some of his best work as a writer. But what really jumps out on the album is Todd’s growth as a musician and vocalist. He plays all the instruments on the record, and his guitar work and harmonica playing are nothing short of exceptional; not only full of feeling, but highly skilled.
Bowregard w/ Masontown in Daniels Hall
Saturday, April 11 at 8pm; $18 advance, $20 day of show
Bowregard has taken the Colorado bluegrass world by storm, winning both the 2019 Telluride Bluegrass Band Contest and the 2018 Ullrgrass Bluegrass Band Contest within a year of forming. Sweet and mournful vocal harmonies join nimble picking and strikingly original songwriting to create a sound that’s unlike anything else on the front range of Colorado. The band’s onstage energy is undeniable, pulling the crowd into a whirlwind of bluegrass, old-time fiddle tunes, and Americana that fills the dance floor and doesn’t let up until the last note of the night.
Masontown’s sound is an exciting take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk, and new acoustic music into a sonic melting pot that hearkens back to our deep musical traditions, while remaining defiantly modern in conception. The listening halls and dance floors of Colorado have already begun to hail the arrival of this new force in the acoustic music community.
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