Peter Mulvey presents the Lamplighter Sessions – art reception at Passim
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 8:00pm
Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:00pm
Peter Mulvey and Parade Quality Productions present THE 9TH ANNUAL LAMPLIGHTER SESSIONS
a 7-night, one room, celebration of music, art and collaboration
featuring spontaneous, one time only, unrehearsed performances.
Friday October 25th thru Thursday October 31st
Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7pm: art show & reception w/ featured visual artist Jon Strymish
Friday, October 25th @ 8pm: Tag Team Duos
Tag Team noun : a pair of people working together towards the same goal.
Tag-Team verb : to take turns to do something with someone, or do something immediately after someone else.
with Peter Mulvey, Rose Polenzani (Sub Rosa), James Rohr (Blue Ribbons, TG4S), Mairi Chaimbeul (Aerialists, Jenna + Mairi) & Barry Rothman (TG4S, Radi0Swan)
Saturday, October 26th @ 8pm: Tom Waits’s Rain Dogs
CRUMBLING BEAUTIES REUNION!
Come aboard our shipwreck train as Peter Mulvey & The Crumbling Beauties reunite to beat out the dustman and revisit the record that got them together in the first place. Tom Waits’ classic 1985 album Rain Dogs will be performed in its entirety, for I am a Rain Dog, too.
Sunday, October 27th @ 7pm: Meet Your Maker: The Return of the Luthiers
Guitar night is back! After a 2 year hiatus Yukon Stubblebine has assembled a group of a dozen luthiers to provide their beautiful handmade instruments for David Goodrich and Peter Mulvey to showcase. Mulvey & Goodrich have years of touring and recording together, which has built a rapport and musicality of depth and warmth. They’ll question the luthiers, and get these creations to sing.
Monday, October 28th @ 8pm: Bone Gristle Blues: Transmissions from Fish City II
Welcome back to Fish City. The fires have subsided. The Iron Grip is no more, and their leader, Lee Minors, has been released from jail. With a booming economy, low crime, and a food truck on every corner, these are prosperous times.
An explosion rocks the city. Lee and investigative journalist Vanessa Roberts fall deeper and deeper down the conspiratorial rabbit hole, circling the drain with luxury condos, automation, and drug trafficking. Who is the Pita King? Is he the boss of a vast criminal organization backed by celebrities and politicians? Or is he just a dude who makes a damn fine gyro?
Bone Gristle Blues is the sequel to Transmissions From Fish City, a multi-media radio-style play performed live by an ensemble of local artists & musicians from the Boston area. Written by Jason Metz, Bone Gristle Blues is an absurdist evening for those who could use a good laugh during dark times.
Cast: Peter Mulvey, Susan Scotti, Jason Metz, Ruth Anzalone, Chris Anzalone, Chuck Bartlett, & Mike Spencer
Music: Barry Rothman & James Rohr
Tuesday, October 29th @ 8pm: Songs of Anais Mitchell
An evening of songs by the 2019 Tony Award winning Vermont songwriter Anais Mitchell. Songs from Mitchell’s rich catalogue will be curated by Rose Polenzani, who has an uncanny knack for bringing together group shows. Both Polenzani and Mulvey sang parts from Boston Sings Hadestown at Club Passim back in 2010, just a few months before the very first Lamplighter Session.
Wednesday, October 30th @ 8pm: Peter Mulvey’s There Is Another World
This is the last stop on the There Is Another World tour. Peter’s latest recording was produced by Todd Sickafoose (Ani Difranco, Hadestown) and released into this world by Righteous Babe Records in February 2019. To help recreate the unique sounds and textures of this record, Peter will be joined by Dinty Child (Session Americana), Jenna Moynihan (Milk Carton Kids, Laura Corteses & The Dance Cards), Lyle Brewer (Ryan Montbleau, Dietrich Strause), Paul Kochanski (Lori McKenna, Ronnie Earl) and Barry Rothman (TG4S, Radi0Swan).
Thursday, October 31st @ 8pm: Halloween Party
Join us in costume on All Hallows’ Eve for our yearly haunted Halloween party with tricks and treats hosted by that horrifying Peter Mulvey and featuring ghoulish Tim Gearan, unearthly Ali McGuirk, all backed by those hypnotic zombies Thank God For Science.
***Get discounted tickets if you come to 3 shows or more!***
SEATING NOTES: No tickets required for Oct 22nd art reception. For Oct 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th, & 31st shows, certain tables will be removed to make room for artists off stage. Tables 1, 2, 12, & 13 will not be available.