Mark Stepakoff CD Release with Esther Friedman

November 22, 2017 8PM
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$18 / 15

Boston singer-songwriter Mark Stepakoff is pleased to celebrate the release of his fifth album, Any Port In A Storm, at Club Passim. The CD features 11 new songs and guest appearances from a number of local artists, including Rose Polenzani and Adam Michael Rothberg.

Mark is widely admired on the local folk and roots music scene for his trademark mix of wry humorous material and poignant ballads, in the vein of songwriters such as Loudon Wainwright III and John Prine, to whom he has often been compared.  He has won numerous songwriting awards and his songs have reached as high as Number 3 on the national folk radio airplay chart.  Among the artists he has opened for are Bill Morrissey, Steve Forbert, Christine Lavin, Don White, and Cheryl Wheeler.


Boston-area, singer and songwriter Esther Friedman is thrilled to be sharing this night-before-Thanksgiving Club Passim show with her friend, and occasional co-writer, Mark Stepakoff. This show marks the beginning of the end of her long performance hiatus. Esther migrated to Boston from Ohio in 1989. Inspired by the acoustic folk resurgence in the nineties, she started to write and perform. One of her songs was included on the Billboard Magazine award winning CD, Respond, a benefit project to raise funds for a local domestic violence shelter. She was honored to share stages with artists such as Kris Delmhorst, Jennifer Kimball and Jess Klein to promote the record. She is completing her first CD in more than 15 years, writing a book, and developing a one-woman show which all explore the strange events that upended her songwriting and performing ventures, among other things. The new album provides the soundtrack to her story, and her November 22 show will feature debut performances of many of these new songs, as well as songs from her prior CD, Eve's Lament.  


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.

$18 / 15
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