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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.β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
best regards from downunder, nps.β€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
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.
R Ross wrote on March 27, 2022
Thank you for the decades of music and created memories. Have seen you several times and enjoyed each experience. I know the only path is forward for us all, but it gives me comfort to know that musicians like you continue to give so much pleasure and recollection of years gone by that often held better days. Music can be the beauty we all look forward to remembering and hold dear in our hearts. What is the most challenging part of creating new music?
Thank you for the decades of music and created memories. Have seen you several times and enjoyed each experience. I know the only path is forward for us all, but it gives me comfort to know that musicians like you continue to give so much pleasure and recollection of years gone by that often held better days. Music can be the beauty we all look forward to remembering and hold dear in our hearts. What is the most challenging part of creating new music?
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
...appreciate the encouragement. the most challenging aspect of songwriting is staying out of the way. seriously. of course there's some degree of 'interpretation' required but honestly, if an idea or concern presents itself musically and has merit, it pretty much writes itself.
...appreciate the encouragement. the most challenging aspect of songwriting is staying out of the way. seriously. of course there's some degree of 'interpretation' required but honestly, if an idea or concern presents itself musically and has merit, it pretty much writes itself.
Emma Lee Hartle wrote on March 27, 2022
I learned to play in 1964 by the Peter, Paul and Mary guitar book. Had to purchase a 2nd on Ebay because I wore it out. Loved Bodyworks and have seen you, body works, the trio and the duo many many times. And yes, when you and Peter perform, you can hear Mary. You just can. Thank you for the love of God that shines through you, Noel. You are truly a blessing.
I learned to play in 1964 by the Peter, Paul and Mary guitar book. Had to purchase a 2nd on Ebay because I wore it out. Loved Bodyworks and have seen you, body works, the trio and the duo many many times. And yes, when you and Peter perform, you can hear Mary. You just can. Thank you for the love of God that shines through you, Noel. You are truly a blessing.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Very nice to see such a dedicated guitar player making use of multiple copies of the P,P & M guitar book. Sounds like you've followed the many facets of Noel's long career over the years. Also nice to know his comment in concerts with Peter, about hearing Mary, resonates with you as well. And thank you for your warm regards, Emma Lee.
Very nice to see such a dedicated guitar player making use of multiple copies of the P,P & M guitar book. Sounds like you've followed the many facets of Noel's long career over the years. Also nice to know his comment in concerts with Peter, about hearing Mary, resonates with you as well. And thank you for your warm regards, Emma Lee.
Gordon Bellingham wrote on March 27, 2022
Hey, it is amazing that you would even consider coming to Scotland. Your good friend Tom Paxton knows all the best venues. How about a joint tour?There are venues in Edinburgh Stirling Glasgow Perth Aberdeen and many more. You could also get in some Golf....Fore,5,6,7!!!
Hey, it is amazing that you would even consider coming to Scotland. Your good friend Tom Paxton knows all the best venues. How about a joint tour?There are venues in Edinburgh Stirling Glasgow Perth Aberdeen and many more. You could also get in some Golf....Fore,5,6,7!!!
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
...i'll check with pax. maybe when we turn 90, we could do a 180 tour!
...i'll check with pax. maybe when we turn 90, we could do a 180 tour!
John Vavra wrote on March 27, 2022
Hello Noel. I have enjoyed your music (and humor) for 55+ years. I was fortunate enough to have seen PP&M in concert numerous times in Southern Calif. and Las Vegas. Thanks to Shelly, we were able to come back and say hi after most of them. You won't remember, but after the concert in Escondido, CA, you came over to my family and called my daughters by name (thanks to an email I had sent you a few days before). It totally blew them away. and is something that they never forgot. I wish you much continued success and happiness.
Hello Noel. I have enjoyed your music (and humor) for 55+ years. I was fortunate enough to have seen PP&M in concert numerous times in Southern Calif. and Las Vegas. Thanks to Shelly, we were able to come back and say hi after most of them. You won't remember, but after the concert in Escondido, CA, you came over to my family and called my daughters by name (thanks to an email I had sent you a few days before). It totally blew them away. and is something that they never forgot. I wish you much continued success and happiness.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
ah...memory is not what it used to be, but glad i was on top of it back in the day! appreciate your thoughtful good wishes...and all the same to you and yours.
ah...memory is not what it used to be, but glad i was on top of it back in the day! appreciate your thoughtful good wishes...and all the same to you and yours.