Kelli Eagan, Jim Eagan opens

May 25, 2017 8PM
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$15 / 13

Kelli has been writing music and performing her original songs for more than twenty years. Boston has been her home since 2001. She grew up in Buffalo, New York, and discovered a love for singing during childhood where the music journey began in the elementary school choir and continuing throughout grade school and high-school choirs. She studied Classical Western singing in college as a voice major and developed her voice as a high soprano.  At the age of fourteen she began learning guitar when her brother Scott (guitarist, bassist and songwriter) gave her a Kramer acoustic guitar.  After taking some lessons and learning some guitar chord basics, she began the plight of learning to play songs by listening to classic folk music records, favorite music groups and songwriters. She started slowly composing her own songs and performing during the college years as the lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist with the music group Desert Hum co-created with friends in the early 90’s. Her music journey took her to Los Angeles after college, where she lived and performed as a solo musician for five years including a monthly gig at the Santa Monica coffeehouse, Anastasia’s Asylum, and various performances over time including; The Mint, Atlas Supper Club, Cat Club, and Highland Grounds.

Drawn back to her East Coast roots, she ultimately relocated to Boston and started performing at various venues some of which over the years have included; Kendall Cafe, Middle East Club, TT The Bear's, Third Life Studio, Center for Arts at the Armory, All Asia Cafe, Starbucks (a residency in the Garage, Harvard Square), Carberry's, Killian Hall at MIT, many wonderful open mics at Club Passim, and Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) as part of the Performing Artist Showcase at Cambridge Open Studios in both 2012, and in 2014. During the 2014 Open Studios, she performed at CCTV alongside sitar artist Vinayak Sharma from Jaipur, India. She and Sharma have begun collaborating to combine acoustic folk guitar with Indian Classical sitar and recorded two of her songs, ‘Earth Moves’ and ‘For A While’ all acoustically. Eagan’s acoustic song ‘The Point’ is included in the local music compilation showcasing local Boston songwriters, ‘Coming Home: Boston Song Collective’ on Brave Records. In addition to acoustic music, she has a great love and life calling to learn about India, the culture, and its music, which has taken her to India several times to become more immersed. She began learning Hindustani Classical singing in 2003 with vocalist Soma Sarkar, in the hopes of developing a deeper connection with, and understanding of the music traditions of India. She has performed her original songs during journeys to India including the music event ‘Girls and Guitars’ at Blue Frog in Mumbai, India, in the summer of 2015, and co-wrote the song ‘Sisterhood’ (for the performance) with Mumbai singer-songwriter, Geetu Hinduja. Kelli is in the midst of recording her first solo album and will be releasing her first single this summer in advance of the full-length album which will release by the year’s end. She will share the stage on May 25th at Passim with her Uncle, Jim Eagan, guitarist and song writer from Western Massachusetts.


Jim is a Western Mass singer/songwriter who performs solo finger style guitar and vocals, folk and blues, originals and covers of the likes of John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earl, and Guy Clark.

He can often be seen at Luthier's Co-Op in Easthampton MA or similar venues.

One of Jim's original songs has recently been featured as the title track to Jorma Kaukonen's (of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna fame) latest CD "Aint In No Hurry.”

Jim released his first album ‘Never Too Late’ in 2016.


Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

$15 / 13
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