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Richard Shindell

An expatriate New Yorker now living in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Richard Shindell is a meticulous craftsman of song whose eight studio albums and 2 live recordings have been revered by critics and fans alike. Innovative, original and occasionally spiritual, Shindell's songs weave tales that interchangeably champion the downtrodden, exalt the disaffected or wax empathetic to those lost to society's fringes.

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 20:00
Thu, 02/07/2013 - 20:00
Fri, 02/08/2013 - 20:00

Carrie Rodriguez

At each stage of Carrie Rodriguez’s career—as a fiddler, singer, and songwriter—the Austin, Texas, native has learned the importance of letting go. That was certainly true when it came to recording her fifth solo album, Give Me All You Got, her first of largely original tunes in several years. “In the making of Love and Circumstance in 2008, I chose to sing other people’s songs,” Rodriguez explains. “I needed to take a step back from songwriting and think about the kinds of songs that feel important to sing. Doing that inspired me to write again.”

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 20:00

Luca Ciarla - Fiddler in the Loop

Luca Ciarla is simply one of the most creative and surprising violionists nowadays. His music easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written copositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. “Luca Ciarla has wooed the classical, jazz and folk crowds with his originality.” – Cover Magazine

Tickets: $25, members $23

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/04/2013 - 20:00

Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, Nic Gareiss, and Cleek Schrey

Brittany Haas is a 5-string fiddle player from the Bay Area, currently residing in Nashville. She grew up honing her craft in fiddle camps nationwide, and came to her unique sound through the old time fiddling of Bruce Molsky & and the innovative stylings of Darol Anger. A prodigious youth, she began touring with Darol's Republic of Strings at the age of 14. She simultaneously studied baboons in the evolutionary biology department of Princeton University and joined seminal chamber-grass band Crooked Still.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/03/2013 - 20:00

Kris Delmhorst, Dean Fields opens

Kris Delmhorst's arresting new album Shotgun Singer began as an act of solitary creation. Holed up in a rural cabin with minimal recording gear and a houseful of instruments, Delmhorst recorded her new songs alone and off the clock, in late night sessions that yielded layers of intimate vocals combined with nylon string and electric guitars, cellos, keyboards, and percussion. several songs. The result is collection of songs fully realized and even lush at times, but retaining a hushed intensity, a spirit of lo-fi intimacy and unhurried exploration.

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Sat, 02/02/2013 - 17:00
Sat, 02/02/2013 - 20:00

Jack Washington Landron

Jackie Washington was one of the most charismatic performers on the Cambridge, MA, folk scene, was a fixture at the Passim predecessor, Club 47, and was known as "the male Joan Baez." He recorded several albums, and his arrangement of the old British ballad "Nottamon Town" was used as the source for Bob Dylan's "Masters of War."

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Fri, 02/01/2013 - 19:00

The Secret Life of Bees

In this New York Times bestseller set during the Civil Rights Movement, a young girl's search for the truth about her mother leads her to three beekeeping sisters and the discovery of the real meaning of family. This Literature to Life® Award-winning one person production features a verbatim performance from the novel.

This masterful actress fully embodies the young protagonist, Lily, and brings us on her very personal journey for self. Audience members will feel as if the story is being told to them alone and yet somehow it remains a community experience.

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Thu, 02/28/2013 - 19:30

Colin & Brad: Two Man Group

Its laugh until your sides hurt funny! Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Sherwood and Mochrie describe it as “the world’s funniest improve show with big bell laughs supplied by improve icon Colin Mochrie and eye candy for the visually impaired Brad Sherwood.” Come laugh with us!

TICKETS: $47.50/$45.50

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/23/2013 - 20:00

Catarina Avelar-Stage Door LIVE


Catarina Avelar, local fadista, will take the stage with traditional Portugues guitar accompaniment for an evening of beautiful and expressive fado music.


Event Date: 
Thu, 02/21/2013 - 19:30

Mavis Staples & Ruthie Foster

Two generations of blues artists share the stage for one night of soulful music! Lifetime Grammy® Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples blazes a rhythm and blues trail while never relinquishing her gospel roots.

Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has an electrifying voice that bristles with soul. Both artists will be backed up by a band of world class artists making this show unforgettable.

TICKETS: $40/$37.50/$35

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/15/2013 - 20:00


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Rockport Music

The 2015 Winter Jazz, Folk and Pop concerts are in full swing!

Performances at
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966