Alastair Moock's Pastures of Plenty at Passim
When Alastair Moock began his Pastures of Plenty series in Boston in 2000, the idea was to bridge some of the gaps he saw in the local music scene — between the folk and roots rock crowds, between the contemporary and traditional scenes, and between younger and older players. But what it really came down to was just bringing together some of the region's best songwriters and musicians to swap tunes on a stage. Nearly fifteen years later, the series is still "the hippest hootenanny in town" (The Boston Globe).
The list of guests over the years reads like a who's who of New England roots musicians: Bill Morrissey, Lori McKenna, Ronnie Earl, Kris Delmhorst, Tracy Grammer, Barrence Whitfield, Sarah Borges, Dennis Brennan, Mark Erelli, The Resophonics, and The Silver Leaf Gospel Singers, to name just a few.
Past shows have taken place at premier venues throughout the northeast, including the Newport and Boston Folk Festivals. But the home base for the series has always been Club Passim.