Come hear Peter Johnson discuss his new memoir THE LAUGHING LESSON, in conversation with folklorist and historian Millie Rahn!
THE LAUGHING LESSON is a memoir of transformation that traces Peter's life from his Newport and Boston roots to his life in Cambridge promoting traditional folk music. Between his childhood, the creation of Living Folk Concerts and running "pop up" shows everywhere from bars to graveyards, and the evolution of Living Folk Records, THE LAUGHING LESSON illustrates a life of art and music, and is itself full of heart.
Peter Johnson is a singer, actor, promoter, producer, folklorist, and the founder of Living Folk Records and Concerts. He’s been a fixture in the traditional music scene since the mid-twentieth century folk revival, growing up at Ridgemere, an estate in Newport, RI, but then finding his own way to Cambridge, MA, and a creative life full of the joy of music, story, and theatre.