Hear about what the iconic singer had to say about his career, Newport Folk Festival, today’s music industry and much more.

Peter Yarrow has a long history with Newport, he performed several times at the Newport Folk Festival during the 1960’s, was on the original board of the Newport Folk Festival and introduced Bob Dylan when he “decided” to go electric.


Peter Yarrow re-connected with Newport today on WADK1540AM to chat with Frank Prosnitz and I to about his career, his music, his inspiration, Newport Folk Festival, the music industry today and much more ahead of an upcoming show he will be performing at in Newport on July 16th.

Peter joined us from 1pm to 1:30pm.

Listen To Today’s Show

12:30pm to 1pm


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About Peter’s Upcoming Performance in Rhode Island

Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary), in an evening of music and conversation, will take his audience on a journey through the legendary folk trio’s spectacular career at Aqua Blue in Narragansett on July 16.

The performance, a benefit for Congregation Beth David, is open to the public.

His show is remarkable: warm, humorous, contemporary, nostalgic, thoughtful, and inspiring.  He sings songs and tells stories of where we were, where we are, and what we can do now.

Tickets are $60 and include the performance, dinner, and a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Congregation Beth David at 401-789-3437, or send a check (payable to Congregation Beth David), and mail to Congregation Beth David, P.O. Box 3299, Narragansett, RI 02882.

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 Peter has been involved in many important causes — equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. He is the founder and leader of Operation Respect with its “Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).