Peter Yarrow at Cellar Stage
Opening: Kipyn Martin
Peter Yarrow's talents as a creative artist both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul &; Mary and as a solo performer are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul &; Mary, including "Puff, the Magic Dragon," "Day is Done," "Light One Candle" and "The Great Mandala." As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.
Peter Yarrow was born in New York City. He graduated from New York City's High School of Music and Art, now called LaGuardia High School. His singing career began after he graduated from Cornell University, in 1959. Yarrow met Noel "Paul" Stookey and Mary Travers in New York City's Greenwich Village, center of the mid-20th century American folk music revival. By 1962, Warner Bros. Records released the trio's first album, the eponymous Peter, Paul &; Mary. The album remained in the Top Ten for ten months, in the Top Twenty for two years and sold more than two million copies. The group toured extensively and recorded numerous albums, both live and in the studio.
In October 1969, Yarrow married Mary Beth McCarthy of Willmar, Minnesota. Paul wrote "The Wedding Song (There is Love)," as his gift for their wedding and first performed it at St. Mary's Church in Willmar. Peter has two adult children, Bethany &; Christopher. In 2000, he founded Operation Respect. Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Peter Yarrow's life and work culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect with its "Don't Laugh At Me" initiative is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.
Kipyn Martin is an emerging Mid-Atlantic singer/songwriter whose roots sink into the banks of the Shenandoah River. Her voice is gathering a reputation in the region, hailed by listeners as "an instrument of unrefined purity" ~ Tony S.- Leicester Bangs and "the most pure voice I've ever heard" ~ Karin Fuller- The Charleston Gazette. In February 2013 Kipyn celebrated the release of her debut album, Undercover Muse offering an authentic representation of Kipyns live performance. Placing in the New Song Academy Songwriting Competition inspired Kipyn to pursue a Master of Music degree which she attained from Shenandoah Conservatory in 2012. Most recently her song, "Nightbird" earned a gold medal, as well as the Director's Choice Award, in the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest. She also received international distinction in the 2013 UK Song Contest when "I Believe in You" from Undercover Muse earned a semi-finalist rating. An honesty and vitality of voice make this woman a performing artist not to be missed.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. General admission seating. Tickets are available at the door without service fee if paid by cash or check.
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The Cellar Stage at Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton
5315 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|