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Art wrote on July 30, 2022
Greetings from a life long fan of PP and M. (I started listening when I was about 12 years of age and am now 62!) I have been listening to your album Fazz, and it reminds me of a combination of your folk style with a bit of James Taylor and the late Harry Chapin thrown in. Here's hoping you have much more to write about. Please don't stop.
Greetings from a life long fan of PP and M. (I started listening when I was about 12 years of age and am now 62!) I have been listening to your album Fazz, and it reminds me of a combination of your folk style with a bit of James Taylor and the late Harry Chapin thrown in. Here's hoping you have much more to write about. Please don't stop.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
thanks, art for the encouraging word. seems we live in a time of constant comment (isn't that a 'tea'?) so lately i've been keeping my musical remarks brief. i DID renew my appreciation for the talking blues with an upcoming musical version of the 187 lyric: somewhere on this site. video next!
thanks, art for the encouraging word. seems we live in a time of constant comment (isn't that a 'tea'?) so lately i've been keeping my musical remarks brief. i DID renew my appreciation for the talking blues with an upcoming musical version of the 187 lyric: somewhere on this site. video next!
Ron Thurston wrote on July 26, 2022
I first met you in 1980 at a concert you did for my school in Portland I have followed you and admired you over the years as did my father. In 2018 he was dying of colon cancer and became so weak he no longer wanted to talk but instead wanted me to play and sing for him.... I played your songs as best as I could and he was happy. I just wanted to thank you for giving us the gift of a peaceful passage. I am sure I am not the only one with a story like this... Read more
I first met you in 1980 at a concert you did for my school in Portland I have followed you and admired you over the years as did my father. In 2018 he was dying of colon cancer and became so weak he no longer wanted to talk but instead wanted me to play and sing for him.... I played your songs as best as I could and he was happy. I just wanted to thank you for giving us the gift of a peaceful passage. I am sure I am not the only one with a story like this you have touched more lives than you know..
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
humbled by your note...Love on, n
humbled by your note...Love on, n
Loraine Duclos wrote on July 25, 2022
Loved your concert Friday night at Stone Mountain Arts Center. Would love to see a copy of your 187 poem to share with friends who weren't able to make it.
Loved your concert Friday night at Stone Mountain Arts Center. Would love to see a copy of your 187 poem to share with friends who weren't able to make it.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hi loraine! happy to have shared the stone mountain evening with you! the 187 poem should be posted somewhere on this site within the week though i'm still hoping someone in the audience took me seriously when i asked them to video it's 'premiere' so it might be you-tubeable. n
hi loraine! happy to have shared the stone mountain evening with you! the 187 poem should be posted somewhere on this site within the week though i'm still hoping someone in the audience took me seriously when i asked them to video it's 'premiere' so it might be you-tubeable. n
Mary McWilliams wrote on July 23, 2022
We had the pleasure of attending last night's Stone Mt. concert and got to sit right up front! It was wonderful. Afterwards, we had a brief chat, you signed my CD. I talked to my daughter today: she attended Four Winds Camp on Walker Pond for a number of summers and did a lot of sailing out of Bucks Harbor, where she met one of your daughters! Melissa is now 43, so this is 30 (ouch) years ago. Your daughter was working at the BHYC. One of life's 6 degrees of separation! As I said to you, you are blessed... Read more
We had the pleasure of attending last night's Stone Mt. concert and got to sit right up front! It was wonderful. Afterwards, we had a brief chat, you signed my CD. I talked to my daughter today: she attended Four Winds Camp on Walker Pond for a number of summers and did a lot of sailing out of Bucks Harbor, where she met one of your daughters! Melissa is now 43, so this is 30 (ouch) years ago. Your daughter was working at the BHYC. One of life's 6 degrees of separation! As I said to you, you are blessed to be living in one of the prettiest parts of the country.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hi mary, thanks for the memory and i suspect it was camp 4 winds where our girls met: kate was a counselor there for several years after attending herself. n ps / if you knew anybody who took a video of the poem 187 at stone mountain, please have 'em contact me here as i'd love to post it!
hi mary, thanks for the memory and i suspect it was camp 4 winds where our girls met: kate was a counselor there for several years after attending herself. n ps / if you knew anybody who took a video of the poem 187 at stone mountain, please have 'em contact me here as i'd love to post it!
Dave Anderson wrote on July 2, 2022
Noel, Wow! I heard Comeaway Suite when you were traveling with the Band and Bodyworks; Sacramento, I think. It was a reality punch then and no less relevant and pertinent now! We are all companions on the journey to the Love Of Us All. Thank you for reminder of the path. Dave
Noel,
Wow! I heard Comeaway Suite when you were traveling with the Band and Bodyworks; Sacramento, I think. It was a reality punch then and no less relevant and pertinent now! We are all companions on the journey to the Love Of Us All. Thank you for reminder of the path.
Dave
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thanks for the guestbook entry, Dave. And thanks for being a companion on this journey.
Thanks for the guestbook entry, Dave. And thanks for being a companion on this journey.
Manuel Jakab wrote on June 24, 2022
Being a fan of folk and folk rock almost all of my life, for some reason I discovered the rich musical heritage of Peter, Paul and Mary only a few years ago, after which they quickly became the major act in my playlists, even among such strong "competition" as e.g. the Kingston Trio or Joan Baez. It was their style and spirit that made me, well in my 40ies, try and start with singing myself - admittedly much to the detriment of the folks who have to endure it, but nevertheless to my own enjoyment 😀 This became even more... Read more
Being a fan of folk and folk rock almost all of my life, for some reason I discovered the rich musical heritage of Peter, Paul and Mary only a few years ago, after which they quickly became the major act in my playlists, even among such strong "competition" as e.g. the Kingston Trio or Joan Baez. It was their style and spirit that made me, well in my 40ies, try and start with singing myself - admittedly much to the detriment of the folks who have to endure it, but nevertheless to my own enjoyment 😀
This became even more true after I had to quit my 20+ year career as a dancing teacher, with singing enabling me to still actively experience music in another way.

Thus, I was very pleased to learn that Noel Paul is well and even still performing. I listened to some of his more recent recordings and liked them very much as well.
So, to say it with ABBA: Thank you for the music!

All the best and greetings from Vienna, Austria!
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
What a lovely story Manuel?! So wonderful to hear you've been inspired to keep involved with music. Also borrowing from ABBA, "Without a song or a dance, what are we?" Thank you so much for sharing your story and signing the guest book. bleib gesund ~ David
What a lovely story Manuel?! So wonderful to hear you've been inspired to keep involved with music. Also borrowing from ABBA, "Without a song or a dance, what are we?" Thank you so much for sharing your story and signing the guest book. bleib gesund ~ David
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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