Die sanger/liedjieskrywer, bekend as die “Paul” in the ‘60s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, recently released “Just Causes,” a compilation of 15 liedjies, each highlighting a theme of social concern, including the environment, honger, and drug trafficking, onder andere. The star paired each song in with an appropriate non-profit organization to benefit from the album’s net proceeds.
And Stookey is no stranger to singing for a good cause. The group’s version of “If I Had a Hammer” became an anthem for racial equality. The band famously performed Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” at the August 1963 March on Washington. They also protested the Vietnam war and joined the fight to improve the working conditions of California’s farmworkers – just to name a few.