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Victor Varner wrote on November 22, 2022
hello Sir....I work as music director at a Presbyterian Church in South Carolina....we would like to use your "Christmas Dinner" at our Christmas Eve service this year....is the music available in print anywhere?....as a singer/guitarist I've admired your work for years.....thank you
hello Sir....I work as music director at a Presbyterian Church in South Carolina....we would like to use your "Christmas Dinner" at our Christmas Eve service this year....is the music available in print anywhere?....as a singer/guitarist I've admired your work for years.....thank you
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Hello Victor. I'll pass along your kind words to Noel. Re. the music for "Christmas Dinner", you might try this link: https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/products/christmas-dinner-p257806 Best to you, ~ David Snyder (on behalf of Noel).
Hello Victor. I'll pass along your kind words to Noel. Re. the music for "Christmas Dinner", you might try this link: https://www.sheetmusicnow.com/products/christmas-dinner-p257806
Best to you, ~ David Snyder (on behalf of Noel).
Tony Baker wrote on November 16, 2022
Now I have turned 75 and my daughter played me your version or "75 Septembers". I knew PP&M by the time you played Sydney, Australia, in an appalling boxing stadium with revolving stage and corrugated iron accoustics, 1964. I thank God for you and the love and wisdom you have shared out of your experience, oh, and the music! ...hope to see you again in the audience when there are 10,000 times 10,000 present 🙂
Now I have turned 75 and my daughter played me your version or "75 Septembers". I knew PP&M by the time you played Sydney, Australia, in an appalling boxing stadium with revolving stage and corrugated iron accoustics, 1964. I thank God for you and the love and wisdom you have shared out of your experience, oh, and the music! ...hope to see you again in the audience when there are 10,000 times 10,000 present 🙂
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hi tony! yeah, sometimes i have trouble getting through the lyric of 75 SEPTEMBERS' tearing up a bit remembering tales of my dad growing up on a ranch in utah and the rapidly chaging times that he and my mom experienced before their passing. thanks for your touching reminder...
hi tony! yeah, sometimes i have trouble getting through the lyric of 75 SEPTEMBERS' tearing up a bit remembering tales of my dad growing up on a ranch in utah and the rapidly chaging times that he and my mom experienced before their passing. thanks for your touching reminder...
Dennis Loh wrote on November 13, 2022
I have been a fan since 1964 when you came to Japan. I thoroughly enjoyed your concert with Peter last Saturday at Keane University. We were sitting on the fourth row center. My sons from Houston and Saint Louis flew in just for your concert. Thank you for all the joys, thoughts and love brought to me through your songs and words.
I have been a fan since 1964 when you came to Japan. I thoroughly enjoyed your concert with Peter last Saturday at Keane University. We were sitting on the fourth row center. My sons from Houston and Saint Louis flew in just for your concert. Thank you for all the joys, thoughts and love brought to me through your songs and words.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
Thanks for the thanks...nice to celebrate hope with you and your family!
Thanks for the thanks...nice to celebrate hope with you and your family!
Paul D. Amschler wrote on November 10, 2022
Noel' I want to once again being an inspiration to fellow musicians. I have played your songs and sung them all over the world, but the one song I will never forget is Leaving on A Jet Plane. hearing it on my head phones as I was taking off for my first tour. I cried as it was so true to my spirit then used a song or two in sermons. Keep up the faith and strong musical truth we all need each day. Paul.
Noel' I want to once again being an inspiration to fellow musicians. I have played your songs and sung them all over the world, but the one song I will never forget is Leaving on A Jet Plane. hearing it on my head phones as I was taking off for my first tour. I cried as it was so true to my spirit then used a song or two in sermons. Keep up the faith and strong musical truth we all need each day.
Paul.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
Thanks for the encouragement...right back atcha!
Thanks for the encouragement...right back atcha!
Jane wrote on November 3, 2022
Hello! Are you going to host any live shows this year?
Hello! Are you going to host any live shows this year?
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
thanks for asking...i'm headed to new jersey tomorrow for a saturday night concert with peter yarrow (details on the pp&m website) but no solo gigs planned until 2023.
thanks for asking...i'm headed to new jersey tomorrow for a saturday night concert with peter yarrow (details on the pp&m website) but no solo gigs planned until 2023.
Allen Shoulders wrote on October 27, 2022
Dear Mr. Stookey, I want to wish you the very best. Your beautiful music, and especially The Wedding Song, brings me joy and never gets old. I was playing it today and decided to reach out and thank you for it. You're the same age as my mother and I pray you're in good health and walk in peace. I'd love to hear from you but I understand that millions of others would as well. Warmest regards, Allen
Dear Mr. Stookey, I want to wish you the very best. Your beautiful music, and especially The Wedding Song, brings me joy and never gets old. I was playing it today and decided to reach out and thank you for it. You're the same age as my mother and I pray you're in good health and walk in peace. I'd love to hear from you but I understand that millions of others would as well. Warmest regards, Allen
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hey allen! appreciate your kind words. i am still agog at the long history of weddings at which the song has appeared. reassures me that there is a larger Love at work in the world. pass it on...
hey allen! appreciate your kind words. i am still agog at the long history of weddings at which the song has appeared. reassures me that there is a larger Love at work in the world. pass it on...
Darrell Potter wrote on October 23, 2022
I admire your music, your dedication and your faith. May God continue to bless you and your family.
I admire your music, your dedication and your faith. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
awww...thanks, darrell. all the best to you as well...n
awww...thanks, darrell. all the best to you as well...n
Sandy Foreman wrote on October 15, 2022
Looking for the song you sang so many years ago: "trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding" I can not find this rendition with any search, did you record this and where is it please?
Looking for the song you sang so many years ago: "trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding" I can not find this rendition with any search, did you record this and where is it please?
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hmmmm...curious. perhaps you're thinking of the 23rd psalm that i set to music and sang @ the sydney opera house? it's on the REAL TO REEL album.
hmmmm...curious. perhaps you're thinking of the 23rd psalm that i set to music and sang @ the sydney opera house? it's on the REAL TO REEL album.
Jill Martin wrote on September 27, 2022
Hi Noel. I was introduced to your music by God himself. He sends me songs regularly (sometimes secular, sometimes Christian). One night I asked him to send me a Christian song I had never heard of and the words “building block” popped into my head. I looked it up and your song “Building Block” popped up. I immediately added it to my playlist along with several other songs of yours. I also watched an interview you did back in the 70’s on how you came to the Lord. God is amazing! Thank you for your uplifting music and getting out... Read more
Hi Noel. I was introduced to your music by God himself. He sends me songs regularly (sometimes secular, sometimes Christian). One night I asked him to send me a Christian song I had never heard of and the words “building block” popped into my head. I looked it up and your song “Building Block” popped up. I immediately added it to my playlist along with several other songs of yours. I also watched an interview you did back in the 70’s on how you came to the Lord. God is amazing! Thank you for your uplifting music and getting out God’s message!
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thank you, Jill, for signing the guest book and sharing your joyous story. ~ David, on behalf of Noel
Thank you, Jill, for signing the guest book and sharing your joyous story.
~ David, on behalf of Noel
Gaylord E. Sundt wrote on September 10, 2022
Shook your hand this evening at David Mallet’s concert at the Grand in Ellsworth, Maine. And I Thankyou again for all the years, all the music. In spite of my white hair, I’ve followed you many, many years and David almost as long. Both superlative performers ! I’m honored to have been able to shake your hand. You are a real gentleman and this country needs more like you. Thankyou for your dedicated voice.
Shook your hand this evening at David Mallet’s concert at the Grand in Ellsworth, Maine.
And I Thankyou again for all the years, all the music.
In spite of my white hair, I’ve followed you many, many years and David almost as long.
Both superlative performers !
I’m honored to have been able to shake your hand. You are a real gentleman and this country needs more like you.
Thankyou for your dedicated voice.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
Happy to be part of your white-haired 'family'...Love on!
Happy to be part of your white-haired 'family'...Love on!
Larry Shafer wrote on September 8, 2022
Have always liked Peter, Paul and Mary's music, saw them twice at Wolf Creek in the early 2000's. To me they were one of the greatest groups, good music and on stage what seemed to be a great chemistry. Two things I didn't know about Paul that he wrote the Wedding Song which is (my opinion?) one of the finest love songs ever written. I also didn't know until his website that Paul loves our Christ and savior. Anyway, thank you Paul Stookey for who you are and the enrichment you have provided to folks like me. Larry Shafer Lawton,... Read more
Have always liked Peter, Paul and Mary's music, saw them twice at Wolf Creek in the early 2000's. To me they were one of the greatest groups, good music and on stage what seemed to be a great chemistry. Two things I didn't know about Paul that he wrote the Wedding Song which is (my opinion?) one of the finest love songs ever written. I also didn't know until his website that Paul loves our Christ and savior. Anyway, thank you Paul Stookey for who you are and the enrichment you have provided to folks like me. Larry Shafer Lawton, OK
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hey larry! thanks for the brotherly encouragement...for the Love of it all.
hey larry! thanks for the brotherly encouragement...for the Love of it all.
Robert Berkstresser wrote on September 6, 2022
Big fan of the music since I was a kid in the 60's. Great stuff! How about a tab or music sheet here and there. I figured you use drop D tuning on Miracles. LOVE THIS SONG. Cant find sheet music anywhere. You think as a musician I could figure it out. Okay, well not a musician but I play the guitar. Ummmmm alright alright I am a guitar owner. Anyway would love to get the chords to play this wonderful song.
Big fan of the music since I was a kid in the 60's. Great stuff! How about a tab or music sheet here and there. I figured you use drop D tuning on Miracles. LOVE THIS SONG. Cant find sheet music anywhere. You think as a musician I could figure it out. Okay, well not a musician but I play the guitar. Ummmmm alright alright I am a guitar owner. Anyway would love to get the chords to play this wonderful song.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
sorry, robert...i'm a woefully untrained guitar player and many of the chords i play are 'discovered' because they seem right and honestly i wouldn't have a clue how to render them onto paper (most of them up the neck with a lot of open strings). pleased you appreciate the song...perhaps you're on the road to discovery as well!
sorry, robert...i'm a woefully untrained guitar player and many of the chords i play are 'discovered' because they seem right and honestly i wouldn't have a clue how to render them onto paper (most of them up the neck with a lot of open strings). pleased you appreciate the song...perhaps you're on the road to discovery as well!
Mary Schmidt wrote on September 5, 2022
Would like to share a picture that was taken in 1984 at the Fox theatre in St.Louis . My fiancée and I were blessed to be brought behind the scenes after their show .. I have a picture that I used to send out my Xmas cards to my friends. Wishing them a merry Xmas from Peter, Paul and “ mary”.
Would like to share a picture that was taken in 1984 at the Fox theatre in St.Louis . My fiancée and I were blessed to be brought behind the scenes after their show .. I have a picture that I used to send out my Xmas cards to my friends. Wishing them a merry Xmas from Peter, Paul and “ mary”.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
cute! thanks for the 'memory' and sure, send the pix to nps@noelpaulstookey.com - it'll be a hoot to see it!
cute! thanks for the 'memory' and sure, send the pix to nps@noelpaulstookey.com - it'll be a hoot to see it!
Brad Martel wrote on September 3, 2022
Thank you, Noel, for your song "Early in the morning." It has become quite a blessing to me this year. I want to have a way to rejoice in the Lord every day, so I sing along with it driving to work. I am getting better at reaching the high note! The song is only a little older than I am. I love its energy, and how complete it is even though only a minute and a half long. It's my current favorite song and likely will be for a long time. Brad Martel, Knoxville, Tennessee
Thank you, Noel, for your song "Early in the morning." It has become quite a blessing to me this year. I want to have a way to rejoice in the Lord every day, so I sing along with it driving to work. I am getting better at reaching the high note! The song is only a little older than I am. I love its energy, and how complete it is even though only a minute and a half long. It's my current favorite song and likely will be for a long time.
Brad Martel, Knoxville, Tennessee
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
thanks brad...and yeah, that high note was a surprise to me as well! i always thought i was a baritone ! When you get the chance, listen to FATHER'S HOUSE...sounds like you and i have been on similar paths.
thanks brad...and yeah, that high note was a surprise to me as well! i always thought i was a baritone ! When you get the chance, listen to FATHER'S HOUSE...sounds like you and i have been on similar paths.
John Richards wrote on August 31, 2022
My wife and I heard you at the Blue Hill Cong church on July 30. We were vacationing in Blue Hill the month of July, and the concert was the highlight. It was great, inspirational, both historical and new. Thanks for the great evening.
My wife and I heard you at the Blue Hill Cong church on July 30. We were vacationing in Blue Hill the month of July, and the concert was the highlight. It was great, inspirational, both historical and new. Thanks for the great evening.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
aw, shucks... thanks for the kind word. n
aw, shucks... thanks for the kind word. n
Angie Raymond wrote on August 26, 2022
In the mid-'70s, a friend taught me a song he said he got from a cousin of NPS. I've never been able to verify this. I love the song and wish to share it, but want to make sure I give credit to the writer. The words begin: "I was wondering if you had been to the mountain to look at the valley below..." Is this one of Mr. Stookey's creations?
In the mid-'70s, a friend taught me a song he said he got from a cousin of NPS. I've never been able to verify this. I love the song and wish to share it, but want to make sure I give credit to the writer. The words begin: "I was wondering if you had been to the mountain to look at the valley below..." Is this one of Mr. Stookey's creations?
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hi angie! those lyrics are from the 'coda' that's at the end of JOHN HENRY BOSWORTH - one of the songs i wrote for the PAULand album. appreciate your inquiry...
hi angie! those lyrics are from the 'coda' that's at the end of JOHN HENRY BOSWORTH - one of the songs i wrote for the PAULand album. appreciate your inquiry...
Bruce wrote on August 23, 2022
Hello. Just dropped by from Northern Minnesota to say thank you. Yesterday, as I considered the great many friends and families I know that are, at this time, “Rolling their eyes heavenward and saying “I can’t do this alone” and how frequently I have shared “Turn it Over to the Father” with them, I felt a quick note of appreciation was overdue. Thanks for continuing to employ your gift. Kind regards, Bruce Schultz
Hello. Just dropped by from Northern Minnesota to say thank you. Yesterday, as I considered the great many friends and families I know that are, at this time, “Rolling their eyes heavenward and saying “I can’t do this alone” and how frequently I have shared “Turn it Over to the Father” with them, I felt a quick note of appreciation was overdue. Thanks for continuing to employ your gift. Kind regards, Bruce Schultz
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
appreciate the 'drop by' - as one with you in this 'Mystery Dance' - for the Love of it all...
appreciate the 'drop by' - as one with you in this 'Mystery Dance' - for the Love of it all...
Nick LEONARD wrote on August 16, 2022
Greetings 'Good and faithful servant'. I always felt that NPS and I have lived parallel lives from: when I was given a signed copy of 'Lemon Tree' in a Toronto department store as a young teenager; playing guitar in a folk/harmony group as a later teenager (PP&M were a major part of our repertoire); committing my life to Jesus in my 20s; playing and singing 'Wedding Song' at a few weddings; meeting you at Greenbelt (I live in the UK); using 'Peace in the Valley' in evangelism (and other 'Bodyworks' songs). I am now in the process of learning 'Nukes... Read more
Greetings 'Good and faithful servant'.
I always felt that NPS and I have lived parallel lives from: when I was given a signed copy of 'Lemon Tree' in a Toronto department store as a young teenager; playing guitar in a folk/harmony group as a later teenager (PP&M were a major part of our repertoire); committing my life to Jesus in my 20s; playing and singing 'Wedding Song' at a few weddings; meeting you at Greenbelt (I live in the UK); using 'Peace in the Valley' in evangelism (and other 'Bodyworks' songs).
I am now in the process of learning 'Nukes are Nuts' for a Peace concert at my Church (I am a Deacon).
I just wanted to say you have been a constant in my life and I am proud to call you 'Brother'
Bless you.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thanks for signing the guest book, Nick, and sharing some of the highlights of your similar journey. Glad to hear of all your good work over on that side of the pond. And bless you as well!
Thanks for signing the guest book, Nick, and sharing some of the highlights of your similar journey. Glad to hear of all your good work over on that side of the pond. And bless you as well!
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