Musician Mary Fahl Visits PBS39

Posted by Gerard Longo on

Pledge season is in full swing here at PBS39, and a certain buzz was in the air Monday night at the studio. While one might argue that the return of Daylight Savings Time and warmer temperatures is enough reason for excitement, our unique opportunity to host an event with singer-songwriter Mary Fahl added to our delight.

Fahl, who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and founding member of 1990s folk/adult alternative group October Project, came to the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center for a series of live interviews on Monday night. The event took place in front of a studio audience during our broadcast of Mary Fahl: Live in Concert at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

“It’s showing on various affiliates, but this is my first pledge drive,” said Fahl, who lives with her husband in Easton. “I wanted to do it here, because I’m local.”

The connection Fahl shares with PBS39 carries over to her relationship with the surrounding community.

“Bethlehem itself is just an amazing place,” Fahl said. “I don’t think people realize the arts, culture and great restaurants that are here, and to be part of this SteelStacks area is amazing.”

Coming in June
Those who were unable to catch Mary Fahl’s appearance at PBS39 will have another chance – and next time, she is bringing her guitar! On Sat., Jun. 6 at 8:00 p.m., Fahl will be returning to the PBS39 Public Media and Education Center for a live acoustic performance.

“It will be a more intimate performance, because I’ll be solo,” Fahl said. “That’s different than the special that we’re showing tonight, which is a big band sort of thing. I love the intimate performances, too, because I tell a lot of stories. It’s just me and a guitar.”

Anyone can receive a ticket to Mary Fahl’s exclusive Jun. 6 performance by pledging $50 to become a member or renew his or her support of PBS39. New members will also receive a year's worth of Member Benefits to PBS39.

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