Passim’s School of Music Announces Winter 2022 Semester Including Classes on the Songs of Bob Dylan & The Band and Bonnie Raitt
Passim’s School of Music is back with more than two dozen classes including a pair of classes examining the music of Bob Dylan & The Band and Bonnie Raitt. This semester half of the classes will be held online, while the rest remain in person. All classes will begin remotely for the first two weeks, and then in person classes will return to the Passim School of Music in Harvard Square. The weekly courses start next week. A complete list of courses can be found passim.org/school-of-music.
Cambridge, MA based Passim Awards $40,000 in 2021 Iguana Music Fund Grants to New England based musicians
"Sometimes you’re hanging with your friends in Mandolin Orange after their show. Sometimes people get a little bored and decide to throw the Frisbee around. Sometimes tragedy strikes but there is a drunkenly happy ending. Sometimes you write a song about it.
Passim has awarded $40,141 to 24 musicians through its Iguana Music Fund. The Iguana Music Fund awards gifts annually to musicians for career building projects and for projects that provide community service through music. Established in 2008 after an anonymous donor approached Passim with the idea to start a program to support local artists’ career growth, the fund provides grants from $500 to $2,000 for musicians with a strong New England connection.
Club Passim will stream a special 50th-anniversary celebration of two iconic Grateful Dead albums. Dead to the Core will perform Workingman's Dead on Wednesday, August 12 at 7:00 PM and then follow it up with a special stream of American Beauty on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM. Both streams will be available at Passim.org and at Passim’s Facebook page.
Club Passim is launching the Passim Persists Festival streaming Wednesday, June 24 through Tuesday, June 30. The festival will wrap up the non-profit’s Spring fundraiser, themed “Passim Persists,” and include performances by Dar Williams, Aoife O’Donovan, Vance Gilbert, Dietrich Strause, Margaret Glaspy, Rose Cousins and more. The artists will be performing in-the-round, allowing them to interact with one another and share their personal experiences about why Passim must persist.
Club Passim has announced a new series of streaming concerts to help everyone cooped up at home. The concerts began with recent performances by The Ivy Leaf, Kris Delmhorst and Antje Duvekot and continue Tuesday, March 24 with singer-songwriter Will Dailey, live from his living room. Fans will be able to view the concerts through a link on Club Passim’s Facebook page. Club Passim will be taking donations during the shows to help support the musicians and the club.
The current streaming schedule includes:
Peter Wolf to join Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter, and Dar Williams at Passim's 60th Anniversary Celebration; Joan Baez to present Lifetime Achievement Award
Music legend Peter Wolf will perform as a special guest at the 60th Anniversary Celebration Concert for Club Passim, the venerable folk music venue in Harvard Square. Wolf joins the previously announced lineup that includes Grammy award-winner Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter, and Dar Williams, as well as Sol y Canto with Alisa Amador, and Canadian singer songwriter Rose Cousins at the Boch Center Shubert Theatre on Thursday, November 14, 2019.