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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.
Kathy Glass Ponce wrote on March 27, 2022
You are nothing short of amazing! Peg and I used to see PP&M all over the country. She's gone on with Mary but I'm still here. Still enjoying your music, old and new. In These Times, Jean Claude, too many to list. Things are so different now with age and covid, but you're a constant in my world. Thank you.
You are nothing short of amazing!
Peg and I used to see PP&M all over the country. She's gone on with Mary but I'm still here. Still enjoying your music, old and new. In These Times, Jean Claude, too many to list. Things are so different now with age and covid, but you're a constant in my world. Thank you.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thanks for the generous compliment, Kathy. The music has really held up well over the years. So much of the early work still sounds fresh and meaningful as exemplified with the tracks on FAZZ:Now & Then. Hopefully covid will be in the rear-view mirror soon. Thanks for keeping Noel and his music as part of your world.
Thanks for the generous compliment, Kathy. The music has really held up well over the years. So much of the early work still sounds fresh and meaningful as exemplified with the tracks on FAZZ:Now & Then. Hopefully covid will be in the rear-view mirror soon. Thanks for keeping Noel and his music as part of your world.
Christina Lemmo wrote on March 27, 2022
Hi Noel - Just got your latest CD and am enjoying it. The last time I saw you was in Lexington Mass before the pandemic. You and Peter actually. Hope to see you again soon.
Hi Noel - Just got your latest CD and am enjoying it. The last time I saw you was in Lexington Mass before the pandemic. You and Peter actually. Hope to see you again soon.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Great to hear you're enjoying FAZZ, Christina. There are a few concerts in the works for Maine this summer. Keep a lookout for further info coming soon.
Great to hear you're enjoying FAZZ, Christina. There are a few concerts in the works for Maine this summer. Keep a lookout for further info coming soon.
Alex Rotter wrote on March 27, 2022
Got Fazz CD yesterday . Very good !! Thanks for all the great years of your music .!
Got Fazz CD yesterday . Very good !! Thanks for all the great years of your music .!
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Quite a few years for sure, Alex. The beat goes on with FAZZ. Glad to hear you got it and like it.
Quite a few years for sure, Alex. The beat goes on with FAZZ. Glad to hear you got it and like it.
Brian Davenport wrote on March 27, 2022
I had the privilege of seeing you with Peter and Mary at the Fox theater in St Louis, MO. It must have been sometime in the 90s but was the thrill of a lifetime. Thank you.
I had the privilege of seeing you with Peter and Mary at the Fox theater in St Louis, MO. It must have been sometime in the 90s but was the thrill of a lifetime. Thank you.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Those concerts in the 90's were very special, weren't they? Glad to hear you were able to attend and came away with a great and lasting memory, Brian.
Those concerts in the 90's were very special, weren't they? Glad to hear you were able to attend and came away with a great and lasting memory, Brian.
Phil Haslanger wrote on March 26, 2022
So many rich stories to go with these songs. So much heart that comes through. The variety, the passion, the wit all makes this a deep dive into life. Thanks for bringing it all together.
So many rich stories to go with these songs. So much heart that comes through. The variety, the passion, the wit all makes this a deep dive into life. Thanks for bringing it all together.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Kind words, indeed, Phil. Thanks so much. It is very gratifying to hear of your appreciation articulated so well.
Kind words, indeed, Phil. Thanks so much. It is very gratifying to hear of your appreciation articulated so well.
Roger Hurrell wrote on March 26, 2022
Had the pleasure of opening for and introducing you at New Malden, Surrey, England, back in the late 70's. You have been my musical inspiration over many years. Now looking forward to "Fazz". Thanks for the music.
Had the pleasure of opening for and introducing you at New Malden, Surrey, England, back in the late 70's. You have been my musical inspiration over many years. Now looking forward to "Fazz". Thanks for the music.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thanks for signing the guestbook, Roger. It is great to hear you've been a fan since that concert in the 70's. Hopefully, the music will continue to inspire musicians like you for decades to come.
Thanks for signing the guestbook, Roger. It is great to hear you've been
a fan since that concert in the 70's. Hopefully, the music will continue to inspire musicians like you for decades to come.
"Toronto" John (Lodge) wrote on March 26, 2022
Really enjoying the new CD Noel, and hope we get to cross paths again soon. Having been a PP&M fan from the beginning, it's been one of my great pleasures to meet and get to know all of you along with Dickie, Presto, Shelley, Sally, Tony, and the many other fans I've gotten to know along the way. I've been especially appreciative of the various backstage welcomes, and your personal response to my tragic house fire seven years ago. Keep on keepin' on.
Really enjoying the new CD Noel, and hope we get to cross paths again soon. Having been a PP&M fan from the beginning, it's been one of my great pleasures to meet and get to know all of you along with Dickie, Presto, Shelley, Sally, Tony, and the many other fans I've gotten to know along the way. I've been especially appreciative of the various backstage welcomes, and your personal response to my tragic house fire seven years ago. Keep on keepin' on.
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
So glad to hear you like Fazz, John. Those backstage crossings of paths are treasured memories for sure! Thanks for mentioning a few of the key folks from the P,P&M family.
So glad to hear you like Fazz, John. Those backstage crossings of paths are treasured memories for sure! Thanks for mentioning a few of the key folks from the P,P&M family.
Lou Klein wrote on March 26, 2022
So happy to hear new tunes to grow my Stook catalog. Fan since forever, but cherish the early days on Celestat and connecting there! Finally learning to play "Hymn"!
So happy to hear new tunes to grow my Stook catalog. Fan since forever, but cherish the early days on Celestat and connecting there! Finally learning to play "Hymn"!
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Wow! A reference to Celestat?! Those were the days! You aren't kidding when you say "forever". Glad to hear you are playing Hymn. Thanks for your longtime support. Warm regards, Lou.
Wow! A reference to Celestat?! Those were the days! You aren't kidding when you say "forever". Glad to hear you are playing Hymn. Thanks for your longtime support. Warm regards, Lou.
Doug Bowers wrote on March 26, 2022
This is very cool! My new FAZZ must be winding its way by Overland Stage!!!πŸ˜πŸœπŸ‘ Really looking forward to hearing it and will be thinking of you and Peter and Mary on Tuesday during our P,P&M Tribute concert in Tucson...πŸŽΆπŸŽ™πŸ‘Œβ˜•
This is very cool! My new FAZZ must be winding its way by Overland Stage!!!πŸ˜πŸœπŸ‘ Really looking forward to hearing it and will be thinking of you and Peter and Mary on Tuesday during our P,P&M Tribute concert in Tucson...πŸŽΆπŸŽ™πŸ‘Œβ˜•
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Cool indeed, Doug! Hopefully your FAZZ is delivered soon. And thanks for sharing P,P&M's legacy of music there in Tucson! Best wishes for a great MacDougal Street West Experience show.
Cool indeed, Doug! Hopefully your FAZZ is delivered soon. And thanks for sharing P,P&M's legacy of music there in Tucson! Best wishes for a great MacDougal Street West Experience show.
Dona McLeskey wrote on March 26, 2022
I’ve admired your talent since way back in the early 60’s with PP&M and really love your Just Causes album. But my greatest pleasure was to attend a Bodyworks album recording at Belmont Church and then talk with you at the reception afterward at Koinonia here in Nashville. Bless You! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ•Š
I’ve admired your talent since way back in the early 60’s with PP&M and really love your Just Causes album. But my greatest pleasure was to attend a Bodyworks album recording at Belmont Church and then talk with you at the reception afterward at Koinonia here in Nashville. Bless You! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ•Š
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
So glad to hear of your appreciation for Just Causes, Dona. A lot of worthy non-profits continue to be supported through that effort. And thanks for mentioning Bodyworks. A lot of great memories there! Blessings to you as well.
So glad to hear of your appreciation for Just Causes, Dona. A lot of worthy non-profits continue to be supported through that effort. And thanks for mentioning Bodyworks. A lot of great memories there! Blessings to you as well.
Dave Wardamasky wrote on March 26, 2022
My take is more personal than anything. Your music and personal energy have always brought me joy, even in brief conversations when I would see you when I was working in EBS/Hammond, or passing each other in Barncastle . ALS took that away from me. I’d love an opportunity to just sit and chat, or share a song together.
My take is more personal than anything. Your music and personal energy have always brought me joy, even in brief conversations when I would see you when I was working in EBS/Hammond, or passing each other in Barncastle . ALS took that away from me. I’d love an opportunity to just sit and chat, or share a song together.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
,,,funny you should mention. been thinking of starting a singer/songwriter workshop this summer. stay in touch and let's see if something can develop in blue hill - maybe in connection with the annual WORD festival?
,,,funny you should mention. been thinking of starting a singer/songwriter workshop this summer. stay in touch and let's see if something can develop in blue hill - maybe in connection with the annual WORD festival?
Gordon Bellingham wrote on March 26, 2022
Got this album a couple of weeks back and I was absolutely amazed and delighted. Unfortunately. I will not be able to hear any of this live, as I live in Scotland. I don't think you will be making a tour of the UK in the future.
Got this album a couple of weeks back and I was absolutely amazed and delighted.
Unfortunately. I will not be able to hear any of this live, as I live in Scotland. I don't think you will be making a tour of the UK in the future.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
...well um, THAT'S a challenge if i ever heard one! scotland eh? hmmm...where would you suggest i should be performing? (y'never can tell)
...well um, THAT'S a challenge if i ever heard one! scotland eh? hmmm...where would you suggest i should be performing? (y'never can tell)
James Strouse Campbell wrote on March 22, 2022
What a great album. Some of the best work that I have ever heard from you. Just spectacular. My wife, Valerie, and I see you every time that you are at Poor David's Pub. Hurry back. Thanks, Jamie Campbell
What a great album. Some of the best work that I have ever heard from you. Just spectacular. My wife, Valerie, and I see you every time that you are at Poor David's Pub. Hurry back.
Thanks,
Jamie Campbell
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Thank you, Jamie, for the kind complements. And thanks to you and Valerie for supporting shows at Poor David's Pub. Noel really loves playing there. Warm regards and happy trails to you!
Thank you, Jamie, for the kind complements. And thanks to you and Valerie for supporting shows at Poor David's Pub. Noel really loves playing there. Warm regards and happy trails to you!
Suzanne Hulten wrote on March 19, 2022
You are the best! Have enjoyed your concerts with P, P and M and especially your solo concerts. Any chance that you will be on tour again?
You are the best! Have enjoyed your concerts with P, P and M and especially your solo concerts. Any chance that you will be on tour again?
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
thanks for the kind words and yes, limited performances - two in texas this month maybe 1/2 dozen in maine this summer.
thanks for the kind words and yes, limited performances - two in texas this month maybe 1/2 dozen in maine this summer.
Jeanne Keene wrote on March 14, 2022
We really enjoyed the new cd. The music was uplifting, soothing and even fun. Enjoyed the variety. We’ve always enjoyed your music and your meaningful lyrics.
We really enjoyed the new cd. The music was uplifting, soothing and even fun. Enjoyed the variety. We’ve always enjoyed your music and your meaningful lyrics.
Admin Reply by: Noel Stookey
hey jeanne! great to see BOTH of you - an embarrassment of riches - not sure i want to blush SO publicly.
hey jeanne! great to see BOTH of you - an embarrassment of riches - not sure i want to blush SO publicly.
Jonathan wrote on March 12, 2022
Been a fan since Bleeker Street days in NYC Was with you at the march in Washington in 1963. Half my music collection is PPM and just you. Now live in Maine also
Been a fan since Bleeker Street days in NYC Was with you at the march in Washington in 1963. Half my music collection is PPM and just you. Now live in Maine also
Admin Reply by: David Snyder
Hi and thanks for your guestbook entry, and especially thanks for being a long time supporter. keep on keepin' on...
Hi and thanks for your guestbook entry, and especially thanks for being a long time supporter. keep on keepin' on...