Legendary folk singer Noel Paul Stookey, who has performed for decades as a solo artist, and previously as the “Paul” of the iconic folk group, Peter, Paul, and Mary, performs at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St, Bath, on Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Stookey has shaped the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for sixty years, both as part of his former trio, and as an independent musician who has penned classics from “Wedding Song (There Is Love)” to “In These Times.”
While acknowledging his history and the meaningful association with Peter, Paul, and Mary - the group known for its blend of modern folk music and social activism, including performing at the 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King - Noel Paul has stepped beyond the nostalgia of the folk era. With a distinct mix of insightful humor and a warm sense of humanity, Stookey continues to deliver rich, moving vocal performances and nimble guitar work.
Of a recent album, “One and Many,” music critic Scott Alarik writes, “It’s strange to say about an artist with such a long and storied career, but Stookey may be hitting his stride….Stookey’s vocals are strong and sweet, confidential even at peak emotion, as if singing only for you.”
A true icon who has performed concerts in Greenwich Village coffee shops, at massive stadiums, and at the White House, Stookey has recorded more than 50 albums, and remains a prevailing voice for folk music and social activism.
This is an opportunity for the whole family to experience a legendary, phenomenally talented singer and songwriter in concert. Tickets are $35 advance, $40 door, $15 Student. Tickets and more info at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling our box office at 207 442-8455.