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Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes

Appalachian singer – multi-instrumentalist – songwriter Born and raised in Wythe County in southwest Virginia, Sam Gleaves performs innovative mountain music with a sense of history. Under the direction of local teacher and barber Jim Lloyd, Sam took up string band instruments as a teenager, including the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp and dulcimer. With his […]


Jake Armerding CD Release

Jake Armerding is an American folk musician from Boston. He plays mostly acoustic string instruments including the mandolin, acoustic guitar and fiddle. He played with the band Northern Lights from 1990 until 1999, when he left to pursue a solo career. In 2001, Armerding won the Best New Artist Award from Boston’s folk-radio station, WUMB. […]



Louis Apollon & Blue Light Bandits

Singer-Songwriter Louis Apollon was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City by parents of Haitian descent. Music had always been something that sparked curiosity for him. From learning his way around his first instrument, the clarinet, to trying to imitate sounds coming from the radio, to breaking his father’s old record player […]


The Young Novelists, Letitia VanSant opens

Through their rich but rustic sound, Toronto roots-rock outfit The Young Novelists deliver a dose of honesty in audible form. Made us strangers, their upcoming sophomore effort, showcases a significant sonic progression for the band. Ripe with raw but elegant instrumentation and stacked multi-layered harmonies, their pure take on folk-tinged rock translates equally well from […]


Supporting the Arts, One Musician At a Time

Passim doled out $42,000 this winter to musicians with ties to New England as part of its annual effort to help artists advance their careers. The Harvard Square-based nonprofit’s Iguana Music Fund is designed to enrich local communities by supporting musicians and making it easier to be a full-time artist. “It’s really to help the whole […]


Izzy Heltai w/ Ordinary Elephant at Club Passim

Join Izzy Heltai and Ordinary Elephant for a night of wonderful folk music, at the historic Club Passim, Monday, July 10th in Cambridge, MA. Doors at 7, music starts at 8. Tickets are $10 online and at the door, make sure to get yours before they sell out! Pre-sale tickets avaliable here: https://www.passim.org/club/passim-monday-discovery-series-izzy-heltai-and-ordinary-elephant Izzy Heltai: […]


Passim’s Iguana Music Fund Calls for 2015 Grant Applicants

Calling all area musicians: The Iguana Music Fund is now accepting applications for its 2015 grant season. Since 2008, when an anonymous donor first established the program, the Passim Iguana Music Fund has been providing artists throughout New England with financial backing that can further their careers. Over the last seven years, the fund has given more than […]





SCOUT PICKS: 2/6/15 – 2/8/15

It might end up snowing for 85 hours this weekend. Warm yourself up with our weekly Scout Picks. Friday, 2/6 Ryan Montbleau and Alex Karalekas 8 p.m., $32 Club Passim 47 Palmer St. Join Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau as he closes out a three-night residency at Passim.