shows this week

Here are the details for a few shows I’m excited about playing this week:

First, tomorrow (Wednesday, September 5th), I’ll be joining the Kristen Ford Band for a set at Club Passim (47 Palmer Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge). We’ll be playing alongside Anna Rae and Samantha Ferrell for the official release of Anna’s new CD “Peddler’s Wares”. Passim is always a great venue to play, with a cozy, intimate feel and delicious food and drinks. For anyone out of town, the show will also be streaming through Concert Window. Music starts at 8 pm.

Second, on Thursday (September 6th), Ethan Robbins & Cold Chocolate is headed back to Providence for bluegrass night at Lola’s Cantina. We played there a little over a month ago and had a blast–there’s great food and a great crowd. We’ll be starting around 8 pm and going til close.

Third, on Friday (September 7th) I’ll be playing with Frank Drake at Salvatore’s (55 High Street in Medford). We’ll be playing alongside fiddler Dan Kellar, and doing a mix of bluegrass, country, and swing tunes. Frank and I have been working out some harmonies, too, so it’ll sound extra lovely. We’ll be playing from 8 pm til 11 pm.

UPDATE: I’ll be playing an early morning gig on Saturday (September 8th) with fellow upright bass player Tony Leva. We’re playing as part of Meet Me at the Mystic, an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Mystic River Watershed Association. It looks like a lovely event with boating, artists, and musicians all along the river. Tony and I will be playing for an hour starting at 9:45 am–it’ll most likely be a mix of free improv and baroque duets. Come on by!

DuoFest and other weekend shows

I’m playing a bunch in the next couple days and this weekend:

Tonight (Thursday, January 26th) I’m headed up to Lowell to play with the Goodtime Stringband at Life Alive. We’ll be playing from 6 until 8 pm.

Tomorrow (Friday, January 27th) I’ll be in Lawrence playing with Back to the Roots, the hip hop/riot folk collaboration of Evan Greer and spiritchild. We’re playing as part of the kickoff to the People’s Music Network Winter Gathering, happening this weekend.

Saturday (January 28th) I’ll be playing an informal show at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market from 10 am til 1 pm with Garlic & Moonshine.

Following that (also on Saturday), I’m excited to be a part of DuoFest, happening from 3 pm until 7 or so at Atwoods in Cambridge. DuoFest is an afternoon of music featuring many duos of the same instrument (so two guitars, two banjos, two cellos, two saxophones…) I’ll be playing with another upright bass player, Tony Leva. We’ve been playing a bunch together to work up a set, and it’s been really fun to play with another upright bassist! We’ll be performing an original arrangement of a North African tune, one of my tunes, and a couple of other bass duets. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and the whole afternoon of music is just $5.

Also stay tuned for some upcoming recording releases–the new Ethan Robbins & Cold Chocolate EP is almost finished, and the debut Spider Cider EP coming together quickly as well!