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Joshua Bell And Jeremy Denk

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:00pm

Together, violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk make for one of the most dynamic duos in the classical music world. The two have been recording and performing together in the classical repertoire for almost a decade, and have become equally at home thumbing through the pages of the Great American Songbook. On this episode of Song Travels, Bell and Denk perform selections from their latest project, French Impressions, an album of works by César Franck, Maurice Ravél and Camille Saint-Saëns, whose Violin Sonata in A Major — Allegro opens the show.

Kristi Zea

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

Kristi Zea is a multifaceted filmmaker who has worked as costume designer, production designer and/or director for Silverado, Birdy, Philadelphia, As Good As It Gets, Broadcast News and many other films. I talked with Kristi while we were cruising around the Southern tip of South America aboard the Silver Spirit cruise ship, where we were both lecturing and I was performing.

Soul Guitar

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate the birthday of one of soul music's greatest guitarists, Steve Cropper. A member of the Stax house band, Bookert T & the MGs, Steve is still having a legendary career playing and writing with eveyone from Otis Redding to the Blues Brothers and many more. It all starts at 7pm!

Patty Griffin, Amy Cook opens (SOLD OUT)

Unfortunately, this show is sold out. Both Patty Griffin shows sold out in record-breaking time (4 minutes!).  We’re really sorry that so many of you were unable to get tickets.  In situations like this, with 900+ members and only 101 seats per show, the demand for tickets was way more than what we could fulfill, but we hope you will continue to use your membership for other future shows.

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Sat, 11/10/2012 - 20:00
Thu, 10/11/2012 - 20:00

Bill Staines

For more than forty years, Bill has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at festivals, folksong societies, colleges, concerts, clubs, and coffeehouses. A New England native, Bill became involved with the Boston-Cambridge folk scene in the early 1960s and for a time, emceed the Sunday Hootenanny at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:00

Jake and Taylor Armerding, featuring Zack Hickman, Christopher Williams opens

The Boston Globe calls singer-violinist Jake Armerding "the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years”. “This is organic music," the Boston singer-songwriter-violinist offers about his fifth album of originals, entitled Her. "It's a bunch of us playing our instruments and singing, and getting taped while we're doing it. There's no pitch correction, no chemicals, no nothing."

Tickets: $20, members $18

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/08/2012 - 20:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Peter Mulvey, Lisa Olstein, Suitcase Junket & Rose Polenzani

The Indescribables.  (In-the round with poet Lisa Olstein, Rose Polenzani, the Suitcase Junket and Peter Mulvey).  Rose Polenzani, whose songs are always shot through with keening, heart-wrenching melody and vivid, starling images, will bring her singular vision to the circle.  Matt Lorenz (performing as the jaw-dropping, throat-singing, slide-guitar playing, one-man band The Suitcase Junket) will play his invented instruments while singing in several voices at once.

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Peter Mulvey, David Goodrich & friends

Meet Your Maker.  (Luthier showcase, and in-the-round with David Goodrich, Sarah Borges, Jabe Beyer and Peter Mulvey).  The luthier Robert  'Yukon' Stubblebine has challenged a large handful of his luthier friends to build guitars for this night, which will be a celebration of not just music but the artistry that goes into making the instruments through which the music arrives.  Mulvey and Goodrich will open the show with a duo instrumental set, and then Borges, Beyer, Goodrich and Mulvey will pass around these exquisite creations and play them, for the enjoyment of themselves, the makers,

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/04/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: Peter Mulvey, Pamela Means, Laura Cortese & Ross Bellenoit

Perfect Strangers.  (In-the-round with Pamela Means, Ross Bellenoit and Laura Cortese.)   Each of these artists has played impromptu with Mulvey, in places as far-flung as Galway, Philadelphia, and Alaska.  Also, they have never met each other, so expect the unexpected.  Pamela and Peter go back to their early 20's on the Milwaukee scene.  Fiddler Laura Cortese has become a fixture on the local folk scene over the past several years, and Ross Bellenoit has produced and written and played with nearly every musician in Philadelphia.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/03/2012 - 19:00

Lamplighter Sessions: The Crumbling Beauties, Radio Swan opens (presented by Kosher Ham)

The Crumbling Beauties  (Radio Swan opens).  The Crumbling Beauties originally formed as a side project, performing the entirety of Tom Waits's 1985 classic album Rain Dogs live in clubs and festivals.  With David Goodrich (guitar), Paul Kochanski (upright bass), Jason Smith (drums), Barry Rothman (phonograph) and Matt Lorenz (handmade and found instruments), there was too much chemistry to be limited to even such a towering task as Rain Dogs.  So Mulvey conspired with the Beauties as the backing band for his standards record.  Since then, he's been on a writing jag, and the Beauties have t

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/02/2012 - 19:00


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