SAC presents American Strings:
An Evening with Noel Paul Stookey
March 20th 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Hosted by the GRAMMY Museum’s Bob Santelli, director of popular music in the OSU College of Liberal Arts and the Majestic Theatre, the conversation and performance that comprises each segment of American Strings makes for a one of a kind opportunity to appreciate and know better the great American music tradition. This month will feature musician and Social Activist Noel Paul Stookey who has been altering the musical and ethical landscape of this country and the world for decades – both as part of the legendary folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, and as a successful solo artist. Funny, irreverently reverent, thoughtful and passionate, Stookey’s voice is best known for his classic “The Wedding Song (There Is Love),” which has become a standard of American wedding playlists since the 1970’s. Most recently, Noel’s musical political commentary, “Impeachable” (based on the familiar melody of “Unforgettable,”) has reached viral status online, yielding more than a million Facebook and YouTube viewings. The American Strings series brings renowned artists from around the U.S. to Corvallis and Oregon State University for an in-depth look at how and why stringed instruments play such a profound role in American music.