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                                                Peter Paul and Mary "Alive" performs a "family friendly" concert for all venues                                                from festivals, clubs, theaters, to private parties.
                                                            This unique group has universal appeal attracting all age groups                                                             since the time Peter, Paul and Mary first began in 1962.

PETER J. GORDON      Sings and plays the part of Peter Yarrow

JOANIE BROWN         Sings the part of Mary Travers

Founder and musical director, Peter Gordon recently performed at the Venetian Hotel and Resort singing Opera and light Italian favorites. Peter was professionally trained at Indiana University, Rutgers University and Princeton.  In addition to his formal training on the violin through his first year at IU, Peter was well into song leading and playing guitar when the "folk music" craze came out of Greenwich Village in the early 1960’s. His father had a business a few blocks away from Washington Square in NYC, and as a teenager he spent many weekends learning from the masters like Pete Seeger, The Weavers, Lorre Wyatt, Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk, John Hammond, Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Peter Paul and Mary. After reading a book entitled "Cure for the Common Life" by Max Lucado, which suggest that we find the sweet spot in our life...Peter founded "PETER PAUL AND MARY ALIVE"!

 

"Mary" is sung by Joanie Brown. In her 6th year with PPMA, Joanie has found her calling in entertainment. Her vocals are strong and beautiful. She has the clarity and youthfulness of the early Mary Travers and her performance will captivate you by her unique interpretation. Joanie has been singing and dancing as far back as she can remember; however, academic pursuits in engineering and then later in natural medicine and acupuncture meant that singing and performing would have to wait. Fast forward to the present and Joanie has enjoyed singing in several small venues around Las Vegas. She performed in a Ribbon of Life - Golden Rainbow production show, and more recently in a showcase variety show called Unstoppable with Guinness Book of World record holder, Nino Frediani. Joanie’s progressive, yet compassionate nature resonates to the music of Peter, Paul and Mary with their uncompromising message of reform, freedom, justice and love. She is thrilled to be able to share their music and is dedicated to helping carry it on!