MACDOUGAL STREET WEST - A PETER PAUL AND MARY EXPERIENCE
The new flowering of a vibrant musical tradition was rooted in Greenwich Village of the early 1960's. Now legendary folk singers and songwriters of that era could first be heard nightly in the cafes stretching along fabled MacDougal Street.
Today great folk still lives on in MacDougal Street West. The urban vibe of Greenwich Village emmanates now from Arizona and elicits memories of exciting times past and hopes for brighter days ahead.
Ron Skelton - Guitar, Vocals
Hailing from Lancaster, California, Ron loved music performance from an early age. He has been singing and performing with his guitar since his high school days. Coupling with that his experience of barbershop quartet harmonies has made Ron a polished group or solo performer.
With his practiced ear for music and lyrics, Ron seems to have never forgotten a song that he has ever learned. His mental catalogue of music is extensive, entertaining and astounding!
Mary Alberts - Vocals
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.
Rick Shore - Guitar, Vocals
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.
Bill Rice - Bass Guitar
Bill was born and raised in the "badlands" of eastern Montana, but headed south to Texas in '76. He played in several bands in and around Austin for years.