When the lights dim at Club Passim, many musical guests will shine with the Lamplighter Sessions, showcasing the timeless songs of the American Songbook and sung by a diverse combination of special guests. Club Passim is located at the heart of Harvard Square, 47 Palmer Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
From Halloween on Wednesday, October 31 through Monday, November 5, Club Passim will spend six consecutive nights showcasing songs that have endured for generations and covered by contemporary and classic musicians around the world. Club Passim follows up this series on Tuesday, November 6 by dedicating a night to an important film documentary about the revolution of folk music called, ‘For the Love of Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival’ at 7 p.m. Folk greats such as Judy Collins, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan are featured along with today’s dynamic folk musicians. See the trailer for the film here.
The Lamplighter Sessions premiere on Wednesday, October 31 with Milwaukee-born singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, who has written an impressive selection of music. His latest CD was released this year entitled, ‘The Good Stuff’ along with the EP, ‘Chaser.’
Singer and acoustic guitarist Tim Gearan will join Paul Cebar, lead singer of the rhythm and roots band, Paul Cebar and the Milwaukeans, and Jennifer Kimball, one half of the folk duo, ‘The Story.’ These talented musicians have collaborated before, and here is a chance to see them all in action on Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m.
Peter Mulvey will return to the stage on Thursday, November 1 along with singer and voice instructor Anita Suhanin, and local rock and roots singer, Dennis Brennan for a cabaret of American Songbook magic at 7 p.m. Local accompanying musicians will include Mike Dinnello on guitar, Jef Charland on bass, and Joey Barbato on accordion.
Club Passim changes the canvas on Friday, November 2 with alternative folk rock group The Crumbling Beauties and improvisational trio, Radio Swan. Radio Swan plans to open with soundtracks to silent films that have never been made. This inspiring night begins at 7 p.m.
Brooklyn-born indie rock and jazz musician Pamela Means, local indie rock fiddler Laura Cortese, and local folk pop singer-songwriter Ross Bellenoit join Peter Mulvey once again for an evening of music “in the round” on Saturday, November 3 at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, November 3, Peter Mulvey will join local rock and roll musician Sarah Borges, local indie electronic musician and producer David Goodrich and others to celebrate a certain type of finger style guitar, the Martin OM. This Lamplighter Session promises a night of improvisation and freestyle music sets for the love of the Martin OM. The evening will begin at 7 p.m.
The final night of the Lamplighter Sessions will treat audiences to Lisa Olstein’s imaginative poetry, the sweet vocals of Americana Folk singer Rose Polenzani, and the one man band, the Suitcase Junket with acoustic blues musician Matt Lorenz. A finale to remember begins Monday, November 4 at 7 p.m. Visit www.passim.org for tickets, a complete listing of upcoming events, music lessons, and more!