Member Concerts

Upcoming free member events:


5/9 at 8PM 

Passim Monday Discovery Series with Aerialists and South Carolina Broadcasters: sponsored by Nine Athens Music

5/26 at 8PM 

DuoTone Passim Member Concert with Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards




The 2015-2016 Passim Member Concert Series is

DuoTone: a season of house shows featuring musical duos.


Up Next: 


Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

Thursday, May 26 at 8PM

FREE for members

Near Harvard Square, address will be disclosed upon RSVP

RSVP to Courtney Gallagher at

Space is limited


Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own.


Listen to Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards



Sumner & Moss

Thursday, July 21


Sumner & Moss is a folk duo based in Boston, Massachusetts. Rooted in traditional American music, Sam Moss and Rachel Sumner weave close harmonies into classic bluegrass and country songs alongside their own roots-inspired originals. Sam Moss is an acclaimed songwriter and string player currently working on his ninth album. Rachel Sumner is a member of award-winning bluegrass band Twisted Pine to which she lends her voice, guitar, and songs.


Listen to Sumner & Moss



DuoTone Series Information: 

In September 2014, Passim launched a member house concert series. The 2015-2016 series will be a collection of shows featuring musical duos. If you are not a Passim member and would like to become one, please visit our MEMBERSHIP PAGE.

Please see below for the full schedule.

Concerts will take place in an intimate house concert-like setting.  Specific locations will be announced with each artist announcement.  RSVP for the address.
Just as regular membership benefits extend to yourself and a guest, you may bring a guest to the member concerts.  Due to the intimate nature, attendance is limited and not guaranteed.  You must RSVP in advance by calling 617-492-5300 or e-mailing Courtney at for your name to be on the guest list.  

Concerts will be held every other month.


2014-2015 Series Schedule: 

Thursday, September 24th at 7PM: The Young Novelists
Monday, November 2nd at 8PM: INFJ
Thursday, January 21st at 8PM: The Horse-Eyed Men
March 11th at 8PM: Cardboard Ox


Past Shows


The Young Novelists

Thursday, September 24th at 7PM


Simon & Garfunkel meets Johnny and June; this Canadian folk-roots duo is known for their deft songwriting and gorgeous harmonies. With their band they won the Galaxie Rising Star Award in 2010 and their first EP was hailed as “a work of unpretentious brilliance” by Exclaim! Magazine. They have since released two albums to further critical acclaim and have toured across Canada and into the United States. Relying on their shared passion for storytelling, the husband and wife duo sing songs about small towns, redemption, love, and loss. Their second full-length studio album was released on April 28, 2015.


Listen to The Young Novelists.




Monday, November 2nd at 8PM


INFJ, so named for their shared MBTI personality type, is Hayley Simmons and Scott Thompson. The pair, first introduced via social media by a mutual friend, initially worked long distance before convening last summer in Providence, RI to record their debut EP. The self-titled effort, co-produced by Ben Knox Miller (The Low Anthem) at the Columbus Theater, has been described as "poignant pop," (Redline Roots) and "brilliantly walking the fine line between warmly melodic and darkly haunting," (Twangville). Having since closed their geographical gap, INFJ began playing its initial shows around New England in Summer 2015.


Listen to INFJ.


The Horse-Eyed Men

Thursday, January 21st at 8PM


The Horse-Eyed Men are two brothers - Noah and Dylan Harley - who play original, disgruntled Americana and country. Raised by musical humans in a former candy store outside of Providence R.I., one or both of them have played for years throughout Europe and the U.S. under various monikers: The Cowboy Killers, The Rosewater Ladies, and most recently with the neo-diluvian klezmer outfit Tik Tok Laboratories. Their music mixes spaghetti-western themes with cabaret, ragtime, and post-partum punk. Their latest album, Grave Country, was recorded in Copenhagen on a grant from the Danish Arts Council in the summer of 2013, and was released in July 2014.


Listen to The Horse-Eyed Men.


Cardboard Ox

Friday, March 11th at 8PM


Well-established as solo performers in their home state of Rhode Island, Tracie Potochnik and Steve Allain joined forces in 2014 to form Cardboard Ox. The duo is

known for sweet and soulful harmonies, thoughtful musicianship, and delicately crafted lyrical storytelling.


Cardboard Ox has performed at venues throughout New England including the main stage at The Providence Folk Festival and the legendary Club Passim, and has

opened for acts including Cheryl Wheeler and Marc Douglas Berardo. The duo has also been nominated for Limelight and Motif Magazine awards.


Listen to Cardboard Ox.


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