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42 entries.
Suzanne (Sue) Hulten wrote on May 18, 2022
I have so enjoyed you over the years from Alpine Valley, Ravinia, etc., with PPM and then Madison, WI, Stockton, IL, etc. I moved to Florida and feared I would never see you or Joe Jencks again this far south in "Trumpland." Just had the wonderful fortune to see the incredible Joe last week in Sarasota - what a delight! Any chance of you making a tour stop or specially scheduled stop in Florida? Sure am missing you in concert... Please remember us down here! PS - Fazz is awesome!
I have so enjoyed you over the years from Alpine Valley, Ravinia, etc., with PPM and then Madison, WI, Stockton, IL, etc. I moved to Florida and feared I would never see you or Joe Jencks again this far south in "Trumpland." Just had the wonderful fortune to see the incredible Joe last week in Sarasota - what a delight! Any chance of you making a tour stop or specially scheduled stop in Florida? Sure am missing you in concert... Please remember us down here! PS - Fazz is awesome!
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thank you for signing Noel's guestbook Sue. Since you mention Joe, did you notice that he contributed the electric Bouzouki part on the "Ukrainian Now" video? Glad to hear you like Fazz. Thanks again.
Thank you for signing Noel's guestbook Sue. Since you mention Joe, did you notice that he contributed the electric Bouzouki part on the "Ukrainian Now" video? Glad to hear you like Fazz. Thanks again.
Carolynn wrote on May 8, 2022
Can't say enough in gratitude for your joyful impact in my life and now in my young-adult children's lives. What a monumental legacy of the best kind! Was it you or Peter who keenly observed about mags reflecting devolution, from "Nat Geo" & "LIFE," then to "People," then "US," then "SELF"? I have to add: unfortunately, we didn't stop! Now we're down to "selfies."
Can't say enough in gratitude for your joyful impact in my life and now in my young-adult children's lives. What a monumental legacy of the best kind!

Was it you or Peter who keenly observed about mags reflecting devolution, from "Nat Geo" & "LIFE," then to "People," then "US," then "SELF"?

I have to add: unfortunately, we didn't stop! Now we're down to "selfies."
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
oh carolynn! i'd forgotten about my routine regarding the de-evolution of magazine titles - from Life to People to Us to ME!!! i'm still hoping that self-centeredness will ultimately (and politically) be tempered by our common humanity and respect for one another.
oh carolynn! i'd forgotten about my routine regarding the de-evolution of magazine titles - from Life to People to Us to ME!!! i'm still hoping that self-centeredness will ultimately (and politically) be tempered by our common humanity and respect for one another.
Alison McDermott wrote on May 2, 2022
Andi's comment re We Are Ukraine video, so true, beautifully sung by everyone.❤️❤️❤️❤️
Andi's comment re We Are Ukraine video, so true, beautifully sung by everyone.❤️❤️❤️❤️
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thank you, Alison. We are so pleased that such a great number of people are viewing the video and sharing it. The message of the song is ringing true.
Thank you, Alison. We are so pleased that such a great number of people are viewing the video and sharing it. The message of the song is ringing true.
Kevin Linnehan wrote on May 1, 2022
Dear Noel Paul, I saw you sing at Gordon College back in the early 80s... Kevin Linnehan Orleans, MA
Dear Noel Paul,
I saw you sing at Gordon College back in the early 80s...
Kevin Linnehan
Orleans, MA
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Hi Kevin. If that Gordon College concert was with the BodyWorks Band there's a good chance I was there too, driving the "camper" and snapping some photos.
Hi Kevin. If that Gordon College concert was with the BodyWorks Band there's a good chance I was there too, driving the "camper" and snapping some photos.
Andi Ogawa wrote on April 30, 2022
I just heard Ukrainian Now, and I'm all in tears. Though you did not write the song itself, I know you took a huge part in organizing the artists, editing images and made it a beautiful piece. Thank you! And I'm waiting for yet another chance to see you in person perhaps next year...
I just heard Ukrainian Now, and I'm all in tears. Though you did not write the song itself, I know you took a huge part in organizing the artists, editing images and made it a beautiful piece. Thank you!
And I'm waiting for yet another chance to see you in person perhaps next year...
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Wow, Andi! Ukrainian Now has only been available for a couple hours. You may be the first to have seen it. Thank you so much for letting us know. (And you are correct about Noel's effort to make it all come together so nicely. He burned a fair number of midnight candles working on it.)
Wow, Andi! Ukrainian Now has only been available for a couple hours. You may be the first to have seen it. Thank you so much for letting us know. (And you are correct about Noel's effort to make it all come together so nicely. He burned a fair number of midnight candles working on it.)
Karen McLaughlin wrote on April 28, 2022
I was so happy to be at the Grammy Museum on Friday. I'd love to send Noel a note - where should I mail or email it?
I was so happy to be at the Grammy Museum on Friday. I'd love to send Noel a note - where should I mail or email it?
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
well shucks, thanks karen - you already sent it right here! noel
well shucks, thanks karen - you already sent it right here! noel
Karen Randle wrote on April 25, 2022
I heard your music on WRKF radio - love your music!
I heard your music on WRKF radio - love your music!
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
thanks just joined a bunch of like-minded folkies singing john mccutcheon's new song UKRAINIAN NOW soon on a video near you!
thanks just joined a bunch of like-minded folkies singing john mccutcheon's new song UKRAINIAN NOW soon on a video near you!
Mikal Keefer wrote on April 22, 2022
Noel, thank you for the song, April Fool. For decades your faith journey has challenged my own, your willingness to both embrace and affirm God at work in so many dark corners has set me to looking as well. Thanks for being open along the way.
Noel, thank you for the song, April Fool. For decades your faith journey has challenged my own, your willingness to both embrace and affirm God at work in so many dark corners has set me to looking as well. Thanks for being open along the way.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
What a nice song, especially around the Easter holiday. Karla Thibodeau does her lovely harmony vocals throughout all of the Bodyworks recordings and she blends so well with Noel's voice. Have you seen the video Noel made a couple years ago? https://youtu.be/M-sTR98xoXE Thank you very much for your note, Mikal.
What a nice song, especially around the Easter holiday. Karla Thibodeau does her lovely harmony vocals throughout all of the Bodyworks recordings and she blends so well with Noel's voice. Have you seen the video Noel made a couple years ago?
https://youtu.be/M-sTR98xoXE
Thank you very much for your note, Mikal.
Larry Mills wrote on April 19, 2022
My wife and I saw PPM in the round at Westbury on Long Island in about 1988. I sang every word of every song that night with the 4 of you (PPM + Dick Kniss) and loved it so much we bought 4 tickets for the next night and brought the kids. They knew most of the words, too. What a joy to watch you live. Thank you, almost beyond words, for the music you added to my family's lives.
My wife and I saw PPM in the round at Westbury on Long Island in about 1988. I sang every word of every song that night with the 4 of you (PPM + Dick Kniss) and loved it so much we bought 4 tickets for the next night and brought the kids. They knew most of the words, too. What a joy to watch you live. Thank you, almost beyond words, for the music you added to my family's lives.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thanks for signing the guestbook, Larry, and for that wonderful memory. Isn't it fascinating how multi-generational the songs of P,P&M are?! You picked the right word to sum up their concert performances, "Joy". Thanks also for remembering "the band", bass player, Dick Kniss. And how special that there were always songs that focused on the young, (and young-at-heart,) in the audience. Glad to hear that you and your family were among them.
Thanks for signing the guestbook, Larry, and for that wonderful memory. Isn't it fascinating how multi-generational the songs of P,P&M are?! You picked the right word to sum up their concert performances, "Joy". Thanks also for remembering "the band", bass player, Dick Kniss. And how special that there were always songs that focused on the young, (and young-at-heart,) in the audience. Glad to hear that you and your family were among them.
Alison McDermott wrote on April 7, 2022
best regards from downunder, nps.❤️😊👍
best regards from downunder, nps.❤️😊👍
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
right back atcha, alison - thanks for dropping by!
right back atcha, alison - thanks for dropping by!
Matthew Hudson wrote on April 7, 2022
As I sit here, I am watching and listening to the 25th Anniversary Special. I was born in the mid 1970s and introduced to PP&M via cassettes and LPs by my parents. I married in the 2000s and of course, had the Wedding Song played at the reception. Know that your music is now enjoyed by my children via CDs, LPs, and Amazon Music.
As I sit here, I am watching and listening to the 25th Anniversary Special. I was born in the mid 1970s and introduced to PP&M via cassettes and LPs by my parents. I married in the 2000s and of course, had the Wedding Song played at the reception. Know that your music is now enjoyed by my children via CDs, LPs, and Amazon Music.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hey Matthew! thanks for the encouraging words. did a little edit but forwarded your ENTIRE message to peter.
hey Matthew! thanks for the encouraging words. did a little edit but forwarded your ENTIRE message to peter.
Ann Flood wrote on April 4, 2022
hi, we met many years ago. i was 17 at a concert in Asheville, NC. you invited me to come with you to a press interview because we were in the middle of an intense conversation about heaven. we talked about spiritual things for about 40 minutes. I have thought of you often over the years.
hi,
we met many years ago. i was 17 at a concert in Asheville, NC. you invited me to come with you to a press interview because we were in the middle of an intense conversation about heaven. we talked about spiritual things for about 40 minutes. I have thought of you often over the years.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thanks for signing the guestbook, Ann, and for sharing those special memories.
Thanks for signing the guestbook, Ann, and for sharing those special memories.
William B Hammett wrote on April 4, 2022
Hey, Noel! I love the new website and, of course, Fazz. Like a lot of other folks here, we've crossed paths at many times, places, and in many ways through the years. Thanks for the after-concert pics, chat, autographs, and most of all, the music and its meaning(s). Glad to be part of the conspiracy of coincidence that still brings the folk family together after all these years!
Hey, Noel! I love the new website and, of course, Fazz. Like a lot of other folks here, we've crossed paths at many times, places, and in many ways through the years. Thanks for the after-concert pics, chat, autographs, and most of all, the music and its meaning(s). Glad to be part of the conspiracy of coincidence that still brings the folk family together after all these years!
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Welcome to the Revolution (1x1), William. Glad you're along for the ride.
Welcome to the Revolution (1x1), William. Glad you're along for the ride.
William Frey wrote on April 2, 2022
Thank you very much for your reply, Noel. I'll have to do some research on Bruce Langhorne. Bill Frey
Thank you very much for your reply, Noel. I'll have to do some research on Bruce Langhorne. Bill Frey
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
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Ann Bach wrote on March 29, 2022
Life is good in Palm Beach! Come visit! www.annbach.com
Life is good in Palm Beach! Come visit! www.annbach.com
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
well ain't that some sweet offer!? thanks...but because our daughter is westcoasted so are we for 5 months out of each year and that'll have to be our allotment of winter sun i think otherwise we love the coast of maine!
well ain't that some sweet offer!? thanks...but because our daughter is westcoasted so are we for 5 months out of each year and that'll have to be our allotment of winter sun i think otherwise we love the coast of maine!
William Frey wrote on March 29, 2022
I'm 75 now, and I've always been a big fan. I saw you at Hershey, Pa, when I was a junior in High School, and I've been hooked ever since. I have a question: who played the third guitar on the recorded version of "Early Morning Rain?" I've seen the video of your BBC concert, and with the two guitars only, it doesn't sound the same. That third guitar part is what makes it sparkle. My son, who generally only likes rock and jazz music, agrees with me that it's our favorite song. We both play guitar. How did you... Read more
I'm 75 now, and I've always been a big fan. I saw you at Hershey, Pa, when I was a junior in High School, and I've been hooked ever since. I have a question: who played the third guitar on the recorded version of "Early Morning Rain?" I've seen the video of your BBC concert, and with the two guitars only, it doesn't sound the same. That third guitar part is what makes it sparkle. My son, who generally only likes rock and jazz music, agrees with me that it's our favorite song. We both play guitar. How did you accomplish that sound on the record? Thanks very much. Bill Frey
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hi bill! pretty sure that was bruce langhorne who came up with that signature lick on EARLY MORNING RAIN. sweetheart of a guy with barely 3 fingers on his right hand. he was a monster player for a lot of folks in the 60's - you can see him in newsreels playing with odetta @ the lincoln memorial during the civil rights march. understand there's a documentary on him in the works.
hi bill! pretty sure that was bruce langhorne who came up with that signature lick on EARLY MORNING RAIN. sweetheart of a guy with barely 3 fingers on his right hand. he was a monster player for a lot of folks in the 60's - you can see him in newsreels playing with odetta @ the lincoln memorial during the civil rights march. understand there's a documentary on him in the works.
Teresa Simpson wrote on March 29, 2022
A few weeks ago I binge watched Peter Paul and Mary concerts, and this isn't the first time I've done this. I researched the group . Each individual of the group is unique in their own way. After I learned there was a website from you, I had to go there. I loved folk music in my teens and still do in my mid sixties. These concerts still gave me chills to watch. Thank you for inviting me to your guest book. You're amazing still.... even if you HAVE NEVER BEEN KISSED!.. one of my many favorite songs.
A few weeks ago I binge watched Peter Paul and Mary concerts, and this isn't the first time I've done this. I researched the group . Each individual of the group is unique in their own way. After I learned there was a website from you, I had to go there. I loved folk music in my teens and still do in my mid sixties. These concerts still gave me chills to watch. Thank you for inviting me to your guest book. You're amazing still.... even if you HAVE NEVER BEEN KISSED!.. one of my many favorite songs.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
It's really great to have so many P,P&M concerts available to see, (let alone binge watch,) and still have such an effect on good folks like you, Teresa. Glad you were able to navigate to the website and sign the guestbook. And thanks for your kind words, too.
It's really great to have so many P,P&M concerts available to see, (let alone binge watch,) and still have such an effect on good folks like you, Teresa. Glad you were able to navigate to the website and sign the guestbook. And thanks for your kind words, too.
Sue Olmsted wrote on March 28, 2022
Will never forget seeing you live in Presque Isle, ME in May of 1978. Went home determined to learn guitar & did. Started music ministry the next February and am still at it 43 years later! Can’t thank you enough for the inspiration (kick in the pants!).
Will never forget seeing you live in Presque Isle, ME in May of 1978. Went home determined to learn guitar & did. Started music ministry the next February and am still at it 43 years later! Can’t thank you enough for the inspiration (kick in the pants!).
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Wow, Sue! Way up in the Crown of Maine, Aroostook County! 1978! Glad to know of the spark it provided for you. Best wishes as you continue the ministry.
Wow, Sue! Way up in the Crown of Maine, Aroostook County! 1978! Glad to know of the spark it provided for you. Best wishes as you continue the ministry.
Alison McDermott wrote on March 28, 2022
enjoying Fazz so much. Thank you.❤️❤️😊
enjoying Fazz so much. Thank you.❤️❤️😊
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
❤️ ❤️ 😊 to you too, Alison. Glad to hear you're enjoying the new music. Have you seen Noel's latest interview? https://ktla.com/entertainment/noel-paul-stookey-talks-new-album-fazz-now-and-then/
❤️ ❤️ 😊 to you too, Alison. Glad to hear you're enjoying the new music. Have you seen Noel's latest interview? https://ktla.com/entertainment/noel-paul-stookey-talks-new-album-fazz-now-and-then/
Roger Mock wrote on March 28, 2022
I just listened to the wonderful interview with you at https://dittytv.com/radio/ and ordered Fazz. Noel, I can't tell you how significantly you have impacted my life from 10 year-old me to 67 year-old me. You have been both a musical and spiritual mentor to me in many ways. So much gratitude. Looking forward to the new record.
I just listened to the wonderful interview with you at https://dittytv.com/radio/ and ordered Fazz. Noel, I can't tell you how significantly you have impacted my life from 10 year-old me to 67 year-old me. You have been both a musical and spiritual mentor to me in many ways. So much gratitude. Looking forward to the new record.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Yes, that DittyTV interview was quite good. It always helps when the host is a musician and can appreciate things like the craftsmanship of a David LaPlante guitar. And thanks for expressing your gratitude for Noel's influence. I know it means a lot to him. Hope you like the new music, Roger.
Yes, that DittyTV interview was quite good. It always helps when the host is a musician and can appreciate things like the craftsmanship of a David LaPlante guitar. And thanks for expressing your gratitude for Noel's influence. I know it means a lot to him. Hope you like the new music, Roger.