Peter, Paul and Mary "Carry it On: A Musical Legacy" on WXXI-TV

Peter, Paul and Mary "Carry it On: A Musical Legacy" on WXXI-TV

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 9:00pm

The legendary trio carries it on....

There once was a time, some years before the ascendance of rock and roll on Top 40 radio, when popular music veered sharply from the mainstream to sample American roots-music traditions. Inspired by the songs of Pete Seeger and The Weavers, this folk music, found its greatest expression during the early 1960's in the songs of an emerging Greenwich Village group known as Peter, Paul and Mary.

In the Trio's PBS show Carry It On: A Musical Legacy, airing Saturday, September 10 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1./cable 1011 and 11), we share in the four decade long career of Peter Yarrow, Noel Paul Stookey and Mary Travers. The Trio recalls the beginnings of the cultural revolution of the 1960's when music emerged as a unifying force midst the hopeful, idealistic and sometimes turbulent, movements of social change. Carry It On: A Musical Legacy features rare archival performances of songs that energized the spirit of the nation's cultural and political renaissance.