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Corporate Punk Is Neither Corporate Nor True Punk!

Click here to read my review of this terrific show on No Depression.

Corporate Punk (sans Mairi Chaimbeul)

Mairi Chaimbeul

Sean Trischka

Stash Wyslouch

Nate Sabat

Sean Trischka (on cowbell – whenever there is one, I must take a shot)

Corporate Punk

Dietrich Strause

Sean Trischka and Eleanor Buckland

Corporate Punk with Isa Burke

Corporate Punk

Eleanor Buckland

Sean Trischka

Corporate Punk

Corporate Punk with Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland and Nate Sabat

Corporate Punk with Isa Burke

Mairi Chaimbeul

Sean Trischka

Stash Wyslouch

Eleanor Buckland and Corporate Punk

Eleanor Buckland

Sean Trischka

Eleanor Buckland and Corporate Punk

Mairi Chaimbeul

Corporate Punk

Corporate Punk

Eleanor Bucklland

Sean Trischka and Eleanor Buckland

Eleanor Buckland

An Evening Of Great Acoustic Music Spanning Many Genres

Click here to read my review of this fabulous show on No Depression.

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Zachariah Hickman

Jake Armerding

Annie Bartlett

Mina Kim

Jake Armerding

Jessie Armerding

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Zachariah Hickman

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Annie Bartlett

Mina Kim

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Jim Trick

Jake Armerding

Jake Armerding

Jim Trick

Folk/Pop/Classical Cello Rocks!

For my review of this marvelous show by Mike Block at Club Passim, see No Depression.

Mike Block

Mike Block

Mike Block

Barry Rothman

Mike Block

Mike Block

I Was Transported to a Tropical Oasis

For my No Depression review of this Hawaiian music show at Club Passim, click here.

Kawika Kahiapo, Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku Jr. (l to r) with an audience member providing interpretive dance

Kawika Kahiapo, Nathan Aweau, George Kahumoku Jr. (l to r) with an audience member providing interpretive dance

George Kahumoku Jr.

George Kahumoku Jr.

Nathan Aweau

Nathan Aweau

Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika Kahiapo

George Kahumoku Jr.

George Kahumoku Jr.

Nathan Aweau

Nathan Aweau

Kawika Kahiapo

Kawika Kahiapo

Nathan Aweau

Nathan Aweau

Boston Musicians Channel The Carter Family

For my No Depression review of the Wayworn Travelers show at Club Passim, click here.

Jerome Deupree

Jerome Deupree

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald, Matt Leavenworth

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard

Anita Suhanin, Bruce Millard, Elijah Wald

Jim Haggerty

Jim Haggerty

Passim Announces 2016 Iguana Music Fund Grantees

Twenty five grants totaling over $40,000 awarded to musicians to enhance careers and support community outreach projects!

Iguana Fund

Cambridge, MA, December 19, 2016 – Passim announced today that over $40,000 has been awarded to 25 different musicians by the Iguana Music Fund.  The grants are awarded annually to musicians for projects that enhance their careers or aid their community outreach efforts. Marking the Cambridge organization’s 9th year of grant making, Passim has awarded over $300,000 in grants to date.

The Iguana Music Fund was launched in 2008 after an anonymous donor approached Passim with the idea to start a program to help local artists and annually provides grants from $500 to $2,000 to musicians with a New England connection. Grants are made in the areas of recording or manufacturing assistance; publicity & marketing support; equipment & instruments; songwriting retreats; tour support; special projects and other specific activities promoting artistic and/or professional growth.

The 2016 Iguana Music Fund grant recipients are:

“Passim continues to provide live musical experiences for artists at all stages of their career,” said Jim Wooster, Executive Director of Passim. “The Iguana Music Fund grants allow us to help musicians complete important career-developing projects and community programs.”

Many of the grants are being used by the recipients for career development. Aurora BirchAwaaz DoCelia WoodsmithEmma JuneGennaRose NethercottGreg LisztJohn FaraoneJulia MarkMiriam ElhajliSan LorenzoSeamus Galligan, and Windbornewill use the grant to fund new recordings. Lyle Brewer will be using his grant to purchase a new guitar and Shannon Heaton will be using her grant to purchase a new flute. A2Z TalentAriel Bernstein and Lauren Parks will be using their grants for new recording equipment.

Several grants will be used for community programs including Putnam Smith & Ashley Storrow who will use their grant to tour schools across the country to inspire youth to tell their own stories. RISING, a nonprofit out of Rhode Island will use their grant to create an instrument scholarship for students who perform at nursing homes.  Sorcha Cribben-Merrill will use their grant to perform in underfunded assisted living centers across the country.

Boston Scottish Fiddle Club plans to continue hosting Celtic workshops for young musicians. Nat Seelen will be creating an online and printed method book for Klezmer music. Hindie Rock Fest is a DIY, 100% volunteer run, organized and funded cultural festival and they will be putting their grant towards a venue.

In addition to the 23 grants, Passim’s Iguana Music Fund continues to support two multi-year “Baby Iguana” grants that have previously been awarded to the Sub Rosa Songwriting Retreat, a program that brings together a group of artists for a week each summer to write and collaborate in a secluded setting on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and Miles of Music Camp, a week-long retreat exploring traditional folk music, modern songwriting and how they work together.

A free concert showcasing the work of the 2016 Iguana Music Fund grants recipients will take place at Club Passim on April 10 at 7:00pm.  Club Passim is located in Harvard Square at 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138.  Free tickets to the Iguana Music Fund showcase at Club Passim are available online at www.passim.org, by phone at 617-492-7679 (9:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday) or at the box office sixty minutes before the show begins.

An Indoor Campfire? Yes, Please!

My review of this amazing weekend of music can be found on No Depression by clicking here.

Strangers by Accident

Strangers by Accident

Strangers by Accident

Strangers by Accident

Strangers by Accident

Strangers by Accident

The Rough & Tumble

The Rough & Tumble

The Rough & Tumble

The Rough & Tumble

The Rough & Tumble

The Rough & Tumble

The Wolff Sisters

The Wolff Sisters

The Wolff Sisters

The Wolff Sisters

The Wolff Sisters

The Wolff Sisters

Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals

Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals

Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals

Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals

Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals

Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals

Cardboard Ox

Cardboard Ox

Cardboard Ox

Cardboard Ox

Cardboard Ox

Cardboard Ox

Tess

Tess

Tess

Tess

Sean Trischka and Larry Feldman

Sean Trischka and Larry Feldman

Sean Trischka

Sean Trischka

Larry Feldman

Larry Feldman

The Western Den

The Western Den

The Western Den

The Western Den

Heather Woods

Heather Woods

Eva Walsh

Eva Walsh

Jackie Giroux

Jackie Giroux

Emily Mure

Emily Mure

The Promise is Hope

The Promise is Hope

The Promise is Hope

The Promise is Hope

Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band

Anna/Kate Band

Taylor Armerding

Taylor Armerding

Julie Dougherty

Julie Dougherty

Vincent Cross

Vincent Cross

Rob Siegel

Rob Siegel

Bill Scorzari

Bill Scorzari

Carl Cacho

Carl Cacho

Austin & Elliott

Austin & Elliott

Reverend Freakchild

Reverend Freakchild

Reverend Freakchild's Companion

Reverend Freakchild’s Companion

Mally Smith

Mally Smith

Mally Smith

Mally Smith

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani

Hayley Sabella

Hayley Sabella

Tenzin Chopak

Tenzin Chopak

Seamus Galligan

Seamus Galligan

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Sugar Blood Jinx

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

Sugar Blood Jinx

Mike Block

Mike Block

Rob Flax

Rob Flax

Sean Trischka

Sean Trischka

Dietrich Strause

Dietrich Strause

Dietrich Strause, Sean Trischka, Rob Flax, Mike Block

Dietrich Strause, Sean Trischka, Rob Flax, Mike Block

Dietrich Strause, Sean Trischka

Dietrich Strause, Sean Trischka

Ellie Buckland

Ellie Buckland

Andy Cambria

Andy Cambria

Molly Pinto Madigan

Molly Pinto Madigan

Emily Baker

Emily Baker

Emily Baker, Ellie Buckland

Emily Baker, Ellie Buckland

Anthony Savino

Anthony Savino

Emily Mure

Emily Mure

Aurora Birch

Aurora Birch

Emily Goldstein

Emily Goldstein

Bill Scorzari

Bill Scorzari

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Lay Low Moon

Lay Low Moon

Jim Trick

Jim Trick

Jim Trick

Jim Trick

The Busted Jug Band

The Busted Jug Band

The Busted Jug Band

The Busted Jug Band

Scott Matthew Pittman

Scott Matthew Pittman

Rose Polenzani

Rose Polenzani

LLoyd Thayer

Lloyd Thayer

Dinty Child

Dinty Child

Comedian Darren Sechrist

Comedian Darren Sechrist

The Meadows Brothers

The Meadows Brothers

The Bombadils

The Bombadils

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle

Rob Flax

Rob Flax

Jackie Giroux

Jackie Giroux

Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton

Lindsay Straw

Lindsay Straw

Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Lloyd Thayer

Lloyd Thayer

Bouzouki Magic

Bouzouki Fest

Brad Bensko

Brad Bensko

Kathleen Parks

Kathleen Parks

Kathleen Parks, Brad Bensko

Kathleen Parks, Brad Bensko

A young bystander

A young bystander

The By & By

The By & By

The By & By

The By & By

The By & By

The By & By

BEARD

BEARD

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Hayley Thompson-King

Hayley Thompson-King

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen

Irish Mythen and the Juggler

Irish Mythen and the Juggler

Irish Mythen (birthday flowers)

Irish Mythen (birthday flowers)

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Novel Ideas

The Western Den

The Western Den

The Western Den

The Western Den

Katie Martucci

Katie Martucci

Rachel Sumner

Rachel Sumner

Isa Burke

Isa Burke

Aurora Birch

Aurora Birch

The Ultimate Lady Hang

The Ultimate Lady Hang

The Ultimate Lady Hang

The Ultimate Lady Hang

Hitch A Ride on Lula Wiles’ Rising Star!

Click here to read my review of this show on No Depression.

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles

Ellie Buckland

Ellie Buckland

Isa Burke

Isa Burke

Mali Obamsawin

Mali Obomsawin

Lula Wiles with Adam Iredale-Gray

Lula Wiles with Adam Iredale-Gray

Mali Obamsawin, Ellie Buckland

Mali Obomsawin, Ellie Buckland

Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland

Isa Burke, Ellie Buckland

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles

Ellie Buckland

Ellie Buckland

Sean Trischka

Sean Trischka

Isa Burke

Isa Burke

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles with Adam Iredale-Gray and Taylor Ashton

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles with Adam Iredale-Gray

Mali Obamsawin, Ellie Buckland

Mali Obomsawin, Ellie Buckland

Isa Burke

Isa Burke

Lula Wiles

Lula Wiles

Soulful Blues Master From North Of The Border

Click here to read my review of this show on No Depression.

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Mike Farrington Jr.

Mike Farrington Jr.

Mike Farrington Jr., Matt Andersen

Mike Farrington Jr., Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Chris Kirby

Chris Kirby

Geoff Arsenault, Chris Kirby

Geoff Arsenault, Chris Kirby

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Mike Farrington Jr.

Mike Farrington Jr.

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Matt Andersen

Tom Wilson, Thompson Wilson, Matt Andersen

Tom Wilson, Thompson Wilson, Matt Andersen

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Thompson Wilson, Tom Wilson

Thompson Wilson, Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson

Thompson Wilson, Tom Wilson

Thompson Wilson, Tom Wilson

Be On The Lookout For The By & By

Click here to read my review of this fabulous show on No Depression.

The By & By

The By & By

Leah Hennessey

Leah Hennessey

Jacob Means

Jacob Means

Brad Barrett

Brad Barrett

Leah Hennessey

Leah Hennessey

Jacob Means

Jacob Means

Brad Barrett

Brad Barrett

Leah Hennessey

Leah Hennessey

Jacob Means

Jacob Means

Leah Hennessey and Brad Barrett

Leah Hennessey and Brad Barrett

Leah Hennessey

Leah Hennessey

Leah Hennessey

Leah Hennessey

Alex Smith and Jake Brillhart

Alex Smith and Jake Brillhart

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Jake Brillhart

Jake Brillhart

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