Lonesome Traveler

Lonesome Traveler: The Concert

The acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that tells the story of American Folk Music from Woody Guthrie to Bob Dylan.  Charismatic singers/multi-instrumentalists in period costumes and with multimedia projections celebrate great folk artists such as The Carter Family, The Kingston Trio, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, Joan Baez, Gordon Lightfoot and Peter Paul and Mary.  The program includes songs like “Tom Dooley”, “Goodnight Irene”, “If I had a Hammer”, “Puff the Magic Dragon”, “This Land is Your Land”, and more.  Available with Folk Legend Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary.

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The story of folk music is truly the story of an ever-changing America.

Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical  that the New York Times called “illuminating…revelatory…achingly beautiful.”  The show celebrates the music of great folk artists including Woody Guthrie,  Lead Belly, Pete Seeger and the Weavers, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, Joan Baez, Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Simon & Garfunkel and more, with a special tribute to Leonard Cohen.

Charismatic young singers and multi-instrumentalists return us to a time when music brought us together – when it changed us. Complete with period costumes and multimedia projections, this unforgettable concert event features romantic duets, patriotic songs, church hymns, union anthems and songs of protest, taking us from the 1920s to the 1960s and beyond– from the front porches of Appalachia to the nightclubs of San Francisco and New York – from the festival stages of Newport to the sound stages of Los Angeles. 

Conceived and directed by Ovation and LA Drama Critics Circle Award-winner James O'Neil, with Tony nominee Dan Wheetman as original musical director and arranger, and Grammy winner George Grove of The Kingston Trio as orchestrator, the show has been endorsed by Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul & Mary... and he can appear as a special guest star in the production, based on availability and budget.

An inspiring evening of great music, Lonesome Traveler presents a revealing perspective of the roots forever embedded in our culture, bringing together audiences of all ages.

Songs, Medleys & Sing-alongs

  • If I Had a Hammer
  • Puff The Magic Dragon
  • Midnight Special
  • This Land is Your Land
  • Both Sides Now
  • Blowin' In The wind
  • The Times They Are A'Changing
  • Turn Turn Turn
  • Teach Your Children
  • Ohio
  • Both Sides Now
  • Big Yellow Taxi
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • City of New Orleans
  • Hallelujah

and more!