Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Number Three - Mary Travers
Folk tales, folk songs, fables and jokes all use the number three: three pigs, three bears, three sons, three attempts, three choices, three chances. This week, yet another loss rocks America with the death of Mary Travers, the "Mary" in Peter, Paul and Mary. Affecting statements from Peter and Paul appear on their web site.
I was introduced to their music at age 15 by a cousin from Canada, and immediately began collecting their albums. Having grown up with recordings by Pete Seeger and Burl Ives, the familiar folk format in a new setting thrilled us and provided material for many sing-alongs.
The Biography Resource Center and Marquis Who's Who On the Web contain additional information about the life and career of Mary Travers.
May her music and her message be forever blowin' in the wind.