The 8th Annual Celebration of Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony with Jennifer Kimball and friends. This year featuring Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani, Hannah Read, Valerie Thompson, Mariel Vandersteel, and more.
Wintery Songs in Eleventy Part Harmony is a collaborative group of Boston-based singers and string players who gather once a year to reinvent the sound of the holidays. With new arrangements of classics (both sacred and secular) and a throng of unlikely additions to the seasonal lexicon, Wintery Songs is anchored by major-label veterans and highly acclaimed harmony singers Jennifer Kimball and Rose Polenzani. Re-arranging hymns and pop gems, Wintery Songs celebrates the sacred tradition and also represents the fascinating sonic melting pot of December sounds: the pagan, the schmaltz, the pop, and new ‘cold’ songs by alt-pop bands Real Estate and Mt. Eerie, and new songs by Jennifer Kimball, Laura Cortese and Brittany Haas.
$25/$23 for members of Club Passim
Peter Mulvey presents The Lamplighter Sessions: Duo Night w/ Rose Polenzani, Lyle Brewer, Barry Rothman, Dinty Child, and more
Peter Mulvey has been transported by music suspiciously often in his life, and from the beginning, he sensed a pattern: most of these moments were impromptu, they happened offstage, and they involved people communicating something sublime in this elusive yet utterly reliable language we all share. The music-ness of moments is at its best when two or more players don’t quite know where it’s all going, and yet have enough of a common idea of the map at hand that they’re all going together.
The Lamplighter Sessions is Mulvey’s dogged attempt to set up, year after year, lightning rods in a field, to coax these offstage moments into being onstage. It’s Mulvey’s favorite thing he does all year, and this is coming from a guy who tours Ireland and Alaska, who plays concerts in a cave underneath West Virginia, and who tours by bike in the autumn. The Lamplighter sessions is a chance for him to give back to all the great musicians he has met, and all the great audiences he has been lucky enough to assemble.
$25/$23 if you're a member of Club Passim
Arts at the Armory presents a beautiful night celebrating one of my songwriting heroes, Leonard Cohen. I'll perform alongside an amazing list of people including Tony Trischka, Dietrich Strause, Mark Erelli, and more.
SUB ROSA is back on Wednesday 9/6 with a brand new show (as always) - theme is "A More Perfect Union" and the guests include Billy Beard, Dinty Child, Mark Erelli, Kris Delmhorst, Catie Curtis, Rachael Kilgour, Dietrich Strause, Lisa Bastoni, Jennifer Kimball, Alastair Moock, Dave Champagne, Deni Hlavinka, Zack Hickman, and Rose Polenzani.
Excited to be playing this co-bill with my good friends, and also to see a new venue in Northampton!
Every year there's a really inspiring show at Passim where you hear about the hopes, dreams, and plans of several local musicians and music-lovers. I have attended several of these, and every time I walk away feeling heartened by the innovation and talent of the grant winners. I'm performing one song with Dinty Child, Sean Staples, Jocie Adams, and Charlie Rose as part of the Sub Rosa Songwriting retreat, which has been going for 7 years, thanks to the support of the Iguana Fund.
This show will be broadcast live on Concert Window.
Walk into a tiny private-space-turned-venue. Grab a drink, a bite, and a seat and listen to Chris Smither and Peter Mulvey play a 40 minute acoustic set - and then we move to the next tiny venue with Session Americana, Laura Cortese, Jennifer Kimball, Rose Polenzani, Dietrich Strause and Isa Burke, and finally to the big show at Once Ballroom with Lori McKenna, Chris Smither, Peter Mulvey, Vance Gilbert, Jesse Dee, Stephen Kellogg, Sarah Borges, Merrie Amsterberg, Sean Staples, and Alastair Moock. It's part house concert, part pub crawl, part magical mystery tour - a folk safari! Tix: $150/ Almost sold out at the time of publishing.
Click here for tix to the ONCE ballroom show only (tix not on sale yet at time of publishing, but links to buy will be available soon)