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Passim presents Winterbloom at OBERON

Passim presents Winterbloom for two shows at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA

Winter is a time for gathering, and It is in this spirit that a tradition has emerged- a tradition of friendship and music. Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson and Natalia Zukerman have been touring together as Winterbloom since 2008. For a month or so each winter, the group of separate singer/songwriters bring their diverse reflections and experiences to the stage for a special Holiday-themed show.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:00
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 22:00

Adam Ezra Group CD Release

The Adam Ezra Group (AEG) is not just a band; they are a force to be reckoned with musically, personally and socially. Selling records and tickets is important to AEG, but they are committed to changing the world with their songs and their actions along the way. Ezra and his band are activists and community leaders as much as they are musicians and songwriters. Ezra has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa.

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 19:00
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 19:00
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 19:00

Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Sing-Along

Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.

Like the artists they admire, the Sweetbacks are concerned with the traditional subjects of heartbreak, revenge, remorse and staying strong in the face of relationships gone wrong, albeit with a contemporary sensibility.

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:00

Ari Hest CD Release, Nathan Reich opens

“An urbane folk-rocker with a sonorous baritone, Ari Hest sounds like a man out of time”- The Washington Post.

Hest doesn't so much play music as it...flows through him. He explains, "no matter what I'm doing, aside from sleeping, there's a soundtrack to it. It's a blessing and a curse, as it drives some people in my life nuts occasionally, but it's how I've been and always will be."

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 20:00

Shirim - Klezmer Nutcracker

A little bit Polish, a little Russian and a little Near Eastern, Klezmer is the music of the Eastern European Jews. It shimmers with all of the chutzpah, glorious joy and soulful crying of the itinerant Yiddish troubadours who performed throughout Europe for 400 years.

Event Date: 
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 16:30

Tracy Grammer, Heather Maloney opens

Tracy Grammer rose to acclaim as half of the "postmodern, mythic acoustic" duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. The pair released three internationally celebrated albums featuring Carter's award-winning Americana songcraft, and toured with Joan Baez, both as featured artists and band members. Sadly, Carter died of a heart attack in 2002 while touring with Grammer, aged 49.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 20:00

Renaissonics CD Release

Internationally acclaimed as a leading ensemble of  Renaissance chamber dance music, and improvisation, Renaissonics invites you to an enchanting blend of virtuosity, elegance and rowdy fun.

Performing on beautiful, handmade instruments - lute, recorders, crumhorns, harpsichord, violin, ‘cello and percussion - their shows are a unique mix of classical, pop and world music styles.  

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 15:30

The Ape Woman: A Rock Opera by May V. Oskan

A rock opera by May V. Oskan, chronicling the incredible story of Julia Pastrana, the Victorian Ape Woman. WORLD PREMIERE: AUG 29 and 30, THE PIT STOP, Oak Bluffs.

The show runs about 80 minutes, and is performed without an intermission.

Adam Lipsky, piano and organ
Michele Jones, guitar
Jerome Badot, bass
Rob Myers, drums
Nina Violet, strings and vocals
Marciana Jones, autoharp and vocals
May V. Oskan, lead vocals

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 20:00

Joy Kills Sorrow

Some people prefer pop music that behaves like math: the end result should be easy to predict, and always sound the same. That’s not the Joy Kills Sorrow method. This Boston-based string band favors a more unpredictable approach relying on musical chemistry and improvisation.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 19:00
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 21:30

Catie Curtis Holiday Show

The “Catie Curtis Christmas” Tour begins in Cleveland on November 20, and includes dates in NJ, PA, NY, MA, VT and VA.  

Kate Kooser with bring the harmonies in Cleveland, and Ingrid Graudins, who sings on the recording, will accompany me at all of the other CCC tour shows.  

Elana Arian will be featured on fiddle and vox along with Ingrid at the Northampton, MA and Vienna VA shows.  

Some of the songs on this tour are Christmasy, but if Christmas is not your thing, I will also be playing some brand new tunes, and requests from past CDs.  

Event Date: 
Wed, 12/05/2012 - 20:00


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