Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist - both with Peter, Paul and Mary and as a solo performer - are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. On stage, he turns every venue into a living room, encouraging audience members to change their part of the world. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from the legendary trio, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done," “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.”
As a member of P, P & M, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammys. His 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.
“Yes, it will be nostalgic for many. But on another level, it will bring them a sense of what is still possible. Yes, they will sing ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’ and I will give them a sense of the current history of what this music is doing, and why it’s important. So it will be a history lesson, it will be a singalong that inspires, but it will also assert the importance of the continuation of this kind of music in people’s lives today… And they’ll get it. I know it, ’cause that’s what I do.” – Peter Yarrow
The Bull Run is honored and thrilled to bring Peter Yarrow back for a night of storytelling and great music, spreading his message of peace and love for over 50 years, and standing like a rock through the changing currents of our crazy times.
OPENER: Mustard's Retreat - "Music to cure what ails you." Libby Glover and David Tamulevich witty, insightful, fun, and profound, as well as accomplished songwriters and musician (guitars, dulcimer, electric bass, mandolin, harmonica, pennywhistle). In addition to being raconteurs and storytellers, they will give you things to laugh about for days to come and remember for years.