The Dwells were born on the Fourth of July -- Paige Califano and Matthew Bean were enjoying the night on a hot, crowded Boston rooftop, but soon found themselves one floor below with some old notebooks and a guitar. Their voices blended minutes into hours, and as morning glazed the window, they both left hearing music come to life like they never had before. As they dove into new ideas, they slowly crafted their sound and what emerged was a neo-Americana, cosmic folk duo that gave a nod to earlier genre-benders like Gram Parsons and Elliot Smith.
The Dwells are a vocal swirl, drenched in memorable lyrics and infectious songwriting that pull inspiration from drama and expression in all mediums. The combination of their voices has been described as, "haunting yet ultimately heartfelt and vulnerable" and their songs won't leave you alone. As Boston Band Crush put it, "If this music does not move you, then you might be in need of medical attention." They are set to release their debut record -- "Fortieth Floor" -- and are warmly settling into the Boston music scene, huddled around their single mic, one show at a time.
Every Thursday from the middle of June until the middle of September, Club Passim presents the Passim/Berklee Summer Concert Series on Palmer Street in Harvard Square. The concerts are held weekly from 1PM - 2PM.
Presenting Sponsors: Cambridge Arts Council, HSBA, The Coop, Cambridge Trust Company, Harvard University, Irving House, Cambridge Savings Bank, Ben & Jerry's, Cambridge Office for Tourism, Legal Sea Foods
Gold Sponsors: The Andover Shop, Global Light
Silver Sponsors: The Banker Company, Veggie Planet
Bronze Sponsors: Patricia Mazza Real Estate, Getz Commercial Management
Nonprofit friends: Cambridge Arts Council, Charles River Conservancy