“This is quite new for us,” explained Peter Yarrow after he and his musical partner Noel Paul Stookey finished their opening song, “Weave Me the Sunshine,” at Proctors in Schenectady on Friday evening. While he and Stookey have been sharing stages together for more than a half century, what was new was what was missing – the third member of the famed folk trio, Mary Travers, who passed away last year after a long battle with leukemia.
“Her presence is very strong. We feel her absence, and we feel her presence,” Yarrow added. “Out of the sadness of her passing we reaffirm, in very positive ways, the power of the music.”