Blissfest Presents: An Evening with Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary)
800 Bay Harbor Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
“The crowd reaction was simply overwhelming for this folk legend. I have never seen so many of our patrons expressing such a wide range of emotion with tears of joy the most prominent. [Yarrow] is as magical and iconic a performer as ever.” – Jim Gillespie, Executive Director, Blissfest Music Organization
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.
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.
Joining Mr. Yarrow as special guests for this evening are folk band Mustard's Retreat, the entertaining and talented acoustic folk group who have been playing "music to cure what ails you" since 1974, when David Tamulevich and Michael Hough began playing together at the Old Heidelberg Restaurant in Ann Arbor, MI. The group became a trio with the addition of vocalist Libby Glover, who has been performing on-and-off with Mustard's Retreat since the 70's and will be joining David Tamulevich for an acoustic performance this evening in Michael Hough's absence. Glover's beautiful melodies complement Tamulevich's skilled guitar picking and make for a compelling and energizing folk performance.