Music

2018 Mar 31

Lloyd Thayer, Candy Mountain Stringband opens

7:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Lloyd Thayer puts the ‘multi’ in multi-instrumentalist, playing a mind boggling assortment of stringed instruments including but not limited to: Dobro and Weissenborn lap steel guitars, Turkish Oud, Saz and Cumbus, Indian Chaturangui and Mohan Veena, Ragmakamtar, Ukulele and more. A recovering street performer and determined songwriter, his indoor shows combine a mixture of American folk and blues with elements of Indian, Arabic, Turkish, and Southeast Asian musical ideas, often all in the course of the same son.

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2018 Mar 30

Sam Amidon, Sam Gendel opens

10:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

 

Sam Amidon is a folk artist with eight albums to his name. His albums All is Well and I See the Sign were met with critical acclaim; The New York Times chose I See the Sign as a top-10 album of 2010. He has toured throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, performing at notable venues including the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, Amidon is also a self-published author.

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2018 Mar 30

Sam Amidon, Sam Gendel opens

7:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Sam Amidon is a folk artist with eight albums to his name. His albums All is Well and I See the Sign were met with critical acclaim; The New York Times chose I See the Sign as a top-10 album of 2010. He has toured throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, performing at notable venues including the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, Amidon is also a self-published author.

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2018 Mar 29

Sam Baker

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Sam Baker’s music and story have been shared by some of the most prestigious media outlets in the world-NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous others. He is a true artist in every way, sharing amazing life experiences through music, story, and art.

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2018 Mar 28

Rosie & The Riveters

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Rosie & the Riveters’ vintage-inspired folk anthems paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. The Canadian trio’s unmistakable red lipstick and pin curls may be deceiving, but don’t be fooled – this not a throwback band.

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2018 Mar 26

Small World - Big Ears: Revma and Gogofski

7:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

REVMA passionately displays the living art of traditional Greek music (“Dimotika”), to listening and dancing audiences. Gogofski plays music of the Balkans. Not the loud and fast brass of Goran Bregović. Not the massive thirty-voice choir of Mystère des Voix Bulgares. We bring you other great music from the Balkans, from the complex dance rhythms of Macedonia to the heart-wrenching Sevdah song tradition of Bosnia.

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2018 Mar 30

The Boston Cypher

9:00pm

Location: 

Leverett Library Theater, 8 Mills St. Cambridge

Boston CypherWitness history by attending The Boston Cypher! In Hip-Hop music a cypher is when a group of rappers come together and take turns freestyling over instrumentals.

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2018 Apr 27

Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

7:30pm

Location: 

Science Center Plaza Tent

Gilmore
Guitarist David Gilmore will join Harvard Jazz Bands, led by Yosvany Terry, for a magical evening concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 under the tent on the Science Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public. All (and all ages) are welcome. Come early and enjoy the food trucks on the Plaza. Find out more about ARTS FIRST (April 26-29) -- Harvard's annual celebration of student and faculty creativity. 

David Gilmore has performed and recorded with many of today’s most influential artists including Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Christian McBride, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Sam Rivers and many others. His latest release, Transitions (2017 Criss Cross Records) was one of Downbeat Magazine’s top CDs of 2017. He was also voted into the both the Critic’s Poll and Reader’s Poll of 2017.

Gilmore’s playing has been compared to guitarists as diverse as George Benson and Jimi Hendrix. Gilmore has been the recipient of numerous grants, including two Chamber Music of America, New Jazz Works Composer Grants, and nominated for the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award. Committed to an improvisational approach that reflects a global awareness, he conducts master classes around the world, and is a professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston.... Read more about Jazz on the Plaza with Harvard Jazz Bands, directed by Yosvany Terry, with guest jazz guitarist David Gilmore

2018 Apr 27

Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

5:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre

André Watts
Pianist André Watts will perform with the HRO on April 27 in Sanders Theatre. Photo: David Bazemore
A concert featuring pianist André Watts, with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, conducted by Federico Cortese.

Presented by: Office for the Arts as part of the ARTS FIRST festival (April 26-29)

Admission: Free and open to the public. Tickets available at 3:30 pm at the door on April 27.

Legendary pianist and professor of music André Watts is the recipient of the 2018 Luise Vosgerchian Teaching Award, Harvard’s highest music award recognizing an outstanding educator. Watts will receive the award during a free concert and ceremony 5:30 p.m. April 27 at Sanders Theatre, where he will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major (Emperor Concerto) with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra under the director of Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music at Harvard University.... Read more about Pianist André Watts to perform Beethoven with Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra
2018 Mar 25

NEFFA Preview Show with Danse Cafe, The Mood Elevators, Joy Compass, and The Oshima Brothers

7:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

The New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) is a non-profit educational and cultural organization. Our mission is to encourage, sponsor, and preserve the traditional folk arts in New England and beyond. NEFFA produces the annual New England Folk Festival every April. It is currently held in Mansfield, MA.

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2018 Mar 22

Sarah Potenza, David Robert King opens

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

After years of touring with her band Sarah & The Tall Boys, Sarah Potenza was chosen from over 50,000 candidates to appear on The Voice. Judge Pharrell Williams’ reaction to Potenza’s on-air audition gives you a pretty good idea of the level of talent of this incredible singer. Williams’ immediately exclaimed, “You’re giving this generation something they’ve never seen before”. Potenza left the show as a top 20 finalist then headed to Nashville, where she quickly integrated into the local music scene, becoming a staple at the world renowned Bluebird Café and the globally broadcast Music City Roots program. She continues to earn raves for her big voice, which seamlessly blends roots, rock and soul.

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2018 Mar 21

Peter Mulvey

8:00pm

Location: 

Club Passim

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.

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