People, this is the heart of what I do. I love to get musicians together, and to play music in its raw, conversational form. To listen, to jump in without knowing exactly what comes next, to be surprised and enlivened. This is the holy grail for me: to play music as though it’s happening offstage, for pure joy and discovery and communication between friends and strangers. And over the past decade or so, first in the winter at my hometown Cafe Carpe, and then over the past three years at my home-away-from-hometown Club Passim, I’ve found a way to tease this kind of offstage music into an onstage situation: The Lamplighter Sessions. It changes every year, but then, don’t we all? Trust me, you should get to one of these shows if you can. Lightning will strike.
Thursday, 10/31: SLANT 6 MIND — Jeffrey Foucault, Tim Gearan, and Peter Mulvey play the songs of the one and only Greg Brown.
Friday, 11/1: ALL SAINTS — Songs, Monologues, and improvisations with Kris Delmhorst, David Greenberger, and Peter Mulvey…backed by Radio Swan featuring Barry Rothman, David Goodrich, and Dinty Child.
Saturday, 11/2: MEET YOUR MAKER — David Goodrich and Peter Mulvey play over a dozen hand crafted guitars made by members of New England Luthiers, plus Q&A about the instruments with their builders.
Sunday, 11/3: BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEER HOLDER — Band show w/Peter Mulvey and the Crumbling Beauties. 1st set: Originals. 2nd set: Rain Dogs in its entirety.
Monday, 11/4 FAIR PLAY TO YOU — In-the-round with Caitlin Canty, Mark Erelli, and Amber Rubarth