Peter, Paul and Mary have been a bright beacon on the folk music scene since 1961. The trio’s music figured prominently in the Civil Rights movement and the anti-war protests during the ’60’s.
Since the death of Mary Travers in 2009, both Noel Paul Stookey and Peter Yarrow still tour, and sometimes together. Yarrow—who has numerous ties to Minnesota—believes, as a musician, he must combine social activism with his concerts, especially in the current political climate.
Peter Yarrow shares his thoughts on the lasting legacy of Peter, Paul and Mary with John Drake in this podcast. Peter also talks about some of his important advocacy projects—Operation Respect and Better Angels—prior to his October 19, 2018 performance in Sartell for the Granite City Folk Society.