World Class Musician and Guitar Maker

Flat Stanley was fortunate to meet two world-class experts in the world of music: Tony McManus, the famous Celtic guitarist and Marc Beneteau, maker of outstanding guitars. Marc and Tony were in London, Ontario, and were kind enough to pose for a picture with the little flat guy.

This particular little flat guy visited the legendary Pete Seeger and on the back of it Pete wrote:

“Kids- if YOU keep your sense of humor,
and reach out to other kids in ALL the world,
and get them to reach out to you in their own way,
there may be a human race here in another 100 years!”

Peggy Seeger

Flat Stanley enjoyed visiting with the excellent musician and captivating entertainer, in London, Ontario on September 19, 2009. Here’s a song by Peggy Seeger for use on the Flat Stanley Project, One Plus One is Two:


She is holding the very same Flat Stanley that Dale Hubert sent to Peggy’s half-brother, Pete Seeger. On the back of this flat Stanley is Pete’s message:

“Kids- if YOU keep your sense of humor, and reach out to other kids in ALL the world, and get them to reach out to you in their own way, there may be a human race here in another 100 years!”

Mark Wills

My class is participating in the Flat Stanley project and LOVING IT! Yesterday our Stanley took pictures with country music singer, Mark Wills. We would love to share this with everyone. Mark’s road manager thought it would be a great idea, too if we tried to get Mark and Stanley on the site.

Cassie Crider
3rd Grade Teacher
Norris Elementary School

Little Steven

My friend Jessie is a dj at a rock station in Dallas.
She told me I might want to fly in for a visit since rumor had it that the legendary Little Steven was wandering around the station shaking hands and making new friends.

Here is the 4-1-1 on  Steven Van Zandt (A.K.A- Little Steven.)
He is one of the founding fathers of the Asbury Park Sound and he has performed with and produced music for Bruce Springsteen.

He has also written songs for Brian Setzer, Gary U.S. Bonds and Jimmy Cliff.
After leaving the E Street Band, Little Steven spent the several years fully immersed in international politics.  He also continued with his own music and released four albums, and toured internationally with his own band. He has continued to work to further human rights since the early 1980’s, spearheading the hugely successful anti-apartheid Sun City project. He established the Solidarity Foundation in 1985 to support the sovereignty of indigenous peoples.

He has been honored twice by the United Nations for his human rights achievements, and received the International Documentary Association Award for his film The Making of Sun City.

On top of his music Little Steven also cultivated a career as an actor.   He plays Silvio Dante in HBO’s critically acclaimed dramatic series, The Sopranos.

Little Steven also has his own syndicated radio show that is broadcast on radio stations all over America

Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin is a brilliant lyricist and an engaging entertainer.  She provides a wonderful blend of humour and intelligent social commentary presented with quality musicianship.
Christine Lavin kindly posed with Flat Stanley at Hugh’s Room in Toronto, November 2004.

George Jones

While visiting your gallery, I noticed you did not have a picture of Flat Stanley & George Jones. My Grandaughter’s 1st grade class at Fairlane Elementary in Lafayette, TN is having a lot of fun with this project. My Granddaughter (Jamie) sent him to George’s concert . He was more than happy to help her with her project.

Reba McEntire

Here is Flat Stanley and REBA McEntire!  My second grade class at Heritage Elementary in Waddy, Kentucky loved doing the Flat Stanley project and really enjoyed getting this picture back from our favorite singer…REBA!!!  🙂
Mary Roach

Amy Grant, Vince Hill and Flat Stanley

Tennessee’s Favorite Trio

Amy Grant, Vince Gill and Flat Stanley

Makayla from Colorado Springs sent Flat Stanley to visit her Aunt Lori in Nashville for a month.  Lori is a big hockey fan, and attends the Predator games as a season ticket holder.  She sits six rows back from Amy Grant and Vince Gill, and were very gracious to take a picture with Flat Stanley while in attendance.  After the photo op, Amy and Vince signed the jersey that Lori made for Stanley.

Acoustic Eidolon

Flat Stanley with Acoustic Eidolon

Here is a picture of Flat Stanley with Acoustic Eidolon.  They are a music duo.  We are doing a Flat Stanley project with another school.  The two schools will be joining in a new school next year, and we thought this would be a way for the two schools of students in our PK/K classes to have an opportunity to get together before they are in the same building next year.  We are trying to get Stanley as many places as possible.
I went to an Acoustic Eidolon concert last weekened in Houston, TX.  I took Flat Stanley with me.
Joe Scott and Hannah Alkire have been together as Acousic Eidolon for about 9 years.  Joe Scott was part of two more well known groups (The New Christy Minstrels and Wind Machine), and Hannah did studio work prior to this.  They have a website and you can find out more about them at that site. They go into schools and work with  students in addition to performing their concerts.
We are doing a Flat Stanley project with another school.  There are 9 classes involved with the project.  We will have a celebration where the PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students from both schools get together for a Flat Stanley day.  We are trying to get Flat Stanley to as many places as possible before school is out this year.  Our classes are jounaling with the classes from the other school.  At the beginning of next year our two schools are being combined into one school.  We thought this was a good way to get the students acquainted with each other before next year.

Thank you,
Nikki Deaver
After receiving the above note, Dale Hubert, Creator of the Flat Stanley Project, saw a flier that announced Acoustic Eidolon was going to be playing in his hometown of London, Ontario, so went to see them.

What an amazing pair of musicians!

And they kindly agreed to pose with another Flat Stanley.

Tom Goss

I'll be taking Flat Stanley on my most current national tour in support of my third CD "Back To Love".  My little brother is a 3rd grader in Kenosha WI and he sent me his Flat Stanley for this reason.  I of course had to make my own as well.  I have attached some pictures from our first stop in Philly, PA on Wednesday.

To check out some of my music go to:

John Butler Trio

John Butler Trio

We have a picture of Flat Stanley with musician John Butler of the John Butler Trio.  John Butler has performed on David Letterman, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel and has two platinum albums under his belt with another one almost there.  John is also the uncle of Carson Stringer who is a homeschooler who did the Flat Stanley project.

John Butler’s site can be viewed at

Christine Stringer
Background Productions