Meet MacDougal Street West
Having grown up in the sixties, Mary Alberts finds particular joy in keeping alive the good vibe of one of her musical heroes, Mary Travers. You can hear and see the affinity between them in the contemporary Mary’s contributions to MacDougal Street West performances. A similar warmth of tone and personality with the original Mary helps listeners harken back to the halcyon days of the Peter, Paul, and Mary experience.
In addition to Travers, she counts among her musical influences performers of the folk and folk rock genres, such as Joan Baez, Linda Ronstadt, the Seekers, the Byrds, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Like many of today’s top performers, Mary honed her musical gifts in church. Her long apprenticeship in vocal groups ranging from traditional choirs to contemporary bands and as a soloist helped her forge a soulful sound in keeping with the best of the folk tradition. This current collaboration with fellow folk aficionados is an exciting stage in her evolution as a performer.
In 1962, Peter, Paul and Mary’s first album was released. After the album , 11-year-old Rick asked if he could learn to play guitar and hasn’t stopped learning and playing.
From Jr. High through college, Rick has been in groups that feature his favorite sounds: PPM, Kingston Trio, Beach Boys, Hollies, Buffalo Springfield and CSNY.
Excited for the opportunity to return to his musical roots, Rick loves to find the seemingly simple, yet deceptively complex harmonies of Peter, Paul and Mary so that their magical sound can be immediately felt and appreciated by audiences of MacDougal Street West.
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