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August 2019

Dayna Kurtz

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$18 – $20

Over the past decade, the New Jersey born, now New Orleans (and seasonal Vermont) resident vocalist/writer/musician/producer has been bestowed with many awards and praises, including being named the Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters.

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Steve Poltz

August 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20 – $22

To suggest that Steve Poltz isn’t normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy. For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing.

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Lyle Brewer

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$17 – $20

Lyle Brewer is a guitarist from Massachusetts. He plays original instrumental music and is influenced by folk, jazz and classical music. He studied at The New England Conservatory of Music starting in 2004 and has maintained a strong presence in the Boston music scene ever since. He has performed as a sideman with Ryan Montbleau, Dietrich Strause, Caitlin Canty and Peter Mulvey. As a solo artist Brewer has released 7 albums. He is currently on faculty at The Berklee College…

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Jesse Terry & Joe Jencks

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$18 – $20

Joe Jencks is a 20-year veteran of the international folk circuit, an award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist based in Chicago. Merging conservatory training with his Irish roots and working-class upbringing, Joe delivers engaged musical narratives filled with heart, soul, groove and grit. Having penned several #1 Folksongs including the ever-relevant Lady of The Harbor, Jencks is also co-founder of the harmony trio, Brother Sun. From Festivals like Falcon Ridge, Kerrville, Mariposa, and Old Songs, to venues like Lincoln Center and Carnegie…

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Small World – Big Ears

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $15

Based in Boston, USA, Gustavo Assis-Brasil began playing the guitar at the age of 13. He attended the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, to get his bachelor in classical guitar in 1995. During those years, he worked as a studio musician, private teacher and played with some important bands and projects (Nocet, Bichofolha duo w/Guilherme Barros).

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Mutlu

August 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $18

Mutlu is a soulful, singer-songwriter. A Philadelphia native and first-generation American of Turkish descent, Mutlu has already built a substantial fan base in his hometown, while winning widespread praise for his prior releases.

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September 2019

Ari & Mia with Roger Street Friedman

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$18 – $20

“Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds” (No Depression), Ari & Mia reference the styles of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions.

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Julian Loida

September 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$16 – $18

Julian Loida is a percussionist, multimedia artist, and curator exploring repertoire spanning Western Classical Music, to Cuban Bata drumming, to Jazz and R&B.  Julian grew up in St. Louis with his rock band Project 324 along with the St. Louis Youth Orchestra.  Since then he has gone on to perform with Alarm Will Sound, the Callithumpian Consort, and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.  He has attended some of the country’s most prestigious music festivals such as Spoleto Music Festival USA, the…

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Jeffrey & Aaron Halford and Mickelson

September 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$10 – $12

It’s nearly impossible to describe this artist’s musicality in a few limiting words. Jeffrey Halford, Americana singer/songwriter, establishes a special connection with fans through his soulful fusion of folk, rock, country and blues. Jeffrey Halford and his band the Healers continue their tour nationwide and internationally in support of their recent record ‘West Towards South’ which was released through Floating Records.

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Passim Monday Discovery Series

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Free – $10

The Discovery Series is a monthly event sponsored by Nine Athens Music to bring new artists into the Passim community. Through the Discovery Series, we provide a platform to connect new artists with a music-loving audience. These artists may be brand new to the club or may have performed at our campfire. festivals, but the Discovery Series features artists in a room filled with our dedicated members.

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Cousin Bobby & Stillhouse Junkies

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$14 – $16

Cousin Bobby is a tight knit collection of high caliber bluegrass players. A rowdy band of hooligans ready to melt your face with harmonies, licks, and old-time music played like a freight train crashing through your living room. Formed in the smoldering ashes of local folk rockers The Lonesome Draw, this rosé-drenched collective of hardened pickers come prepared to make sure you go home satisfied. We’ll be playing the bluegrass music at our next family reunion. Born in a distillery in Durango,…

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Jim’s Big Ego

September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Perform a Google search for “the Greatest Band in the History of Recorded Music” and you will get only one result: Jim’s Big Ego. Hailing from the small New England town of Boston, Massachusetts, Jim’s Big Ego has carved a unique place in the the music world by rocking harder, fresher, louder, sweeter and better than everyone else. Jim’s Big Ego’s secret to awesomeness is singer, songwriter, super genius, Jim Infantino. Armed with the innate ability to create songs that…

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Jim’s Big Ego

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Perform a Google search for “the Greatest Band in the History of Recorded Music” and you will get only one result: Jim’s Big Ego. Hailing from the small New England town of Boston, Massachusetts, Jim’s Big Ego has carved a unique place in the the music world by rocking harder, fresher, louder, sweeter and better than everyone else. Jim’s Big Ego’s secret to awesomeness is singer, songwriter, super genius, Jim Infantino. Armed with the innate ability to create songs that…

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Lisa Bastoni

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the release of Lisa Bastoni’s new album How We Want to Live. Produced by award-winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples, the album features guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, and Lula Wiles. Lisa Bastoni is a Northampton-via-Boston-based singer-songwriter. Following a ten-year break from music, her album The Wishing Hour (2017), produced by Felix McTeigue, and recorded in the kids’ playroom in the wee hours of the night, debuted as #1 most-played on Boston’s WUMB and led to a number of songwriting awards and…

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Lisa Bastoni

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$18 – $20

Join us to celebrate the release of Lisa Bastoni’s new album How We Want to Live. Produced by award-winning songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Sean Staples, the album features guest performances by Mark Erelli, Rose Cousins, and Lula Wiles.

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Corner House

September 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Abiding by a love for adventure, Corner House finds purpose and solace in the beauty of earth and music. While clinging wholeheartedly to studied traditions, the Boston based band has tended to write and arrange music liberally comprised of Irish, Scottish, Appalachian stringband, and bluegrass influences. The singular roots music scene of Boston, MA has long been a destination for musicians seeking level footing to build upon. On winter eves most suited for warm tea and blankets, Ethan Hawkins (guitar),…

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Massmouth Summer Storytelling Showcase

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $12

Massmouth promotes the timeless art of storytelling through live events, education, and a national television program. In addition to their popular story slams hosted throughout Greater Boston, including at Club Passim each third Monday of the month from October until April, Massmouth also hosts events event in the summer that feature seasoned storytellers and newcomers to the craft. Come enjoy dinner and evening of great storytelling. What is a Story Slam?  A story slam is a contest of stories by…

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SVER & Friends

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SVER play epic Nordic folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark taking you on a fantastic musical journey guaranteed to excite you. Ranging from the very dreamy to a swinging, pounding and sweaty madness – you are invited to the party, greeted by a welcoming primal force that pulls you into the dance. Since the group’s inception, SVER has gone from strength to strength, playing extensively throughout Europe and the US, gaining a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live…

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SVER & Moira Smiley

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

SVER play epic Nordic folk music with relentless energy and seductive spark taking you on a fantastic musical journey guaranteed to excite you. Ranging from the very dreamy to a swinging, pounding and sweaty madness – you are invited to the party, greeted by a welcoming primal force that pulls you into the dance. Since the group’s inception, SVER has gone from strength to strength, playing extensively throughout Europe and the US, gaining a reputation as one of the most acclaimed live…

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Crys Matthews

September 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$13 – $15

Crys Matthews is nothing if not ambitious. In August 2017, the North Carolina native turned Virginia resident simultaneously released both a new full-length album, The Imagineers and an EP, Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers. These collections showcase two sides of Matthews’ dynamic songwriting; The Imagineers is a selection of thoughtful songs about love and life while Battle Hymn For An Army Of Lovers tackles social justice themes.

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Chris Smither

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CHRIS SMITHER. Songwriter. Guitarist. Performer. Bluesman. CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years (release date: March 2018 on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert). Recorded at the gorgeous Blue Rock Studio in the Texas foothills CALL ME LUCKY features longtime producer and multi instrumentalist David Goodrich, drummer Billy Conway (Morphine), Matt Lorenz (aka The Suitcase Junket), Mike Meadows, and engineer Keith Gary. The new record features Smither trademark…

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Steve Forbert

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Big City Cat – My Life in Folk-Rock,” singer/songwriter Steve Forbert’s exceptional new memoir co-written with Therese Boyd, allows him ample opportunity to candidly reflect on those specific circumstances that first brought him to the public eye. Originally conceived as a stage play and screen treatment, it finds him documenting his early adventures in the big city while pursuing his quest to make music. Sharing reflections and journals he kept at the time, he weaves an absorbing narrative that fully…

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Joe Crookston

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, eco-village member and believer in all things possible. Named 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in- Residence and signed to Tamulevich Artist Management along with John Gorka and Peter Yarrow. His songs are being made into films. He’ll  surprise you and awaken the cynics.   He’s plumbing for lyrical gold like a social archeologist.  His songs are universal, his rhythm infectious and in concert, he is funny as hell one moment and transcendent the next. Joe…

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Cesar Garabini

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free – $15

Born in 1987 in Minas Gerais, Cesar Garabini is an Italian-Brazilian 7-string guitarist that specializes in Choro, the predecessor to the well known Brazilian music styles Samba and Bossa Nova. Choro began in the 1890s as a mix of European classical and folk with African rhythms, its popularity began in the 1900s and continues to present day. Music became his passion at the first sound of the guitar. At 13 while walking home from school he saw two musicians playing…

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Väsen

September 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$28 – $30

Three musicians with a singular sound, a playful yet accomplished interplay that seems to defy the laws of physics, an intensity with a great sense of humor, and modernity rooted in tradition. Väsen, a Swedish acoustic trio, now in its 27th year of touring together. The parts: a five-string viola of sophisticated symphonic taste, an adventurous 12-string guitar, and a nyckelharpa (a “keyed fiddle”) deeply rooted in the traditions of Swedish folk music. All three are instrumental virtuosos in their…

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Jackson Emmer & Rachael Kilgour

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$14 – $16

“Few are writing songs like Jackson Emmer.” – Rolling Stone Rachael Kilgour is a Minnesotan songwriter and performing artist whose sincere, lyric-driven work has been called both brave and humane.

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