40 Million Feet - the approximate distance from Boston, Massachusetts to Kathmandu, Nepal. Drawing from both western and eastern musical traditions, Shyam Nepali (Sarangi), Charlie Giargiari (Guitar), Jeffrey Benson (Bass) and Riccardo Randellini (Percussion) create melodic instrumental landscapes that transcend borders and blur the lines between cultures.
Alex Fam is a spirited folk singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who holds her own among artist like Andrew Bird and Ingrid Michaelson. Alex's music reflects her spontaneity and openness on stage, incorporating violin accompaniment, audience participation, and uplifting lyrics.
Within just the past year, Alex has built a following in Boston, performing at venues such as The Burren and The Bebop. Alex will release her debut album in Fall 2018.
Old Fox is a comfortable blend of Folk, Blues, and Rock. Using lyrics, melody, and harmony as a driving force, Old Fox tries to create a dynamic atmosphere where they and their audience can relate.
Anosha, Patrick Evan and Christian are playing cover songs of well-known rock and pop songs as well as lesser-known indie covers. Refreshments are provided, we're in the backyard of the building. Stop by and bring friends and family!
Tarciso Alves is a singer/songwriter specializing in Forró, a North-Eastern Brazilian folk genre . He grew up in the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, steeped in the region's traditions of music, folk dancing, and spoken-word poetry. His band is composed of Camilla Zt, vocalist and percussionist, haling from the south of Brazil, accordionist Paulo Shibaray from Pernambuco, with 10 years Forro experience. They'll perform songs connected to Brazil's traditional "San Joao" festival, which coincides with porchfest, and celebrates the corn harvest.
We are a small group of old friends who enjoy play eclectic music. We have been playing together on and off for more than 30 years.
Goodnight Blue Moon - Best Roots Act in the 2016 New England Music Awards & Best Folk/Traditional Act in the 2013 Connecticut Music Awards
The Wolff Sisters - With haunting harmonies and songs reminiscent of washed up wanderers on New England’s salty coasts, Rebecca, Rachael, and Kat stole Boston’s heart as The Wolff Sisters (yes, they’re really sisters).
Noble Dust - A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust fills festivals and tiny living rooms alike with their dynamic, lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. They recently released their debut LP with a grant from Club Passim's Iguana Fund.
Hailing from Boston, Strangers by Accident are an authentic, energetic indie-folk act with an old-school respect for songwriting. Started by Brian Sousa and Amy Wynne in 2015, the duo has become a powerful live act, adding Justin Bartlett on vocals /electric guitar, and Heidi Crampton on drums. The band’s lyrically driven songs feature three-part harmonies and veer from suitcase-stomping acoustic, to snare-pounding electric, to minimalist folk.
Banjovillian is Brian Wilson, David Skidmore and Somerville resident Julia Poirier. We play old-time tunes on banjo and fiddle, trading off on melody and harmony and our own individual variations. Sometimes we sing, too; and we encourage audience members to move their feet to the old-time beat. This is what music was like before it became a spectator sport. Y'all come on over and set a spell, or dance to the trance groove of old-time music.