Alastair Moock’s Pastures of Plenty

feat. Stephanie McKay, Peter Mulvey, Trina Hamlin and Paul Kochanski

Friday, November 8, 2024

Doors 6PM | Show 7PM
$28 / Members $25

Alastair Moock’s Pastures of Plenty

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • The Folk Collective

Tickets will be on sale to the public 3/21 at noon. On sale to all Passim members 3/14 at noon.  On sale to All Access Passim members 3/7 at noon.

When Alastair Moock began his Pastures of Plenty series in Boston in 2000, the idea was to bridge some of the gaps he saw in the local music scene — between the folk and roots rock crowds, between the contemporary and traditional scenes, and between younger and older players. But what it really came down to was just bringing together some of the region’s best songwriters and musicians to swap tunes on a stage. More than twenty years later, the series is still “the hippest hootenanny in town” (The Boston Globe).

The list of guests over the years reads like a who’s who of New England (and national) folk and Americana musicians: Bill Morrissey, Lori McKenna, Barrence Whitfield, Ronnie Earl, Lisa Loeb, and The Silver Leaf Gospel Singers, to name just a few.

Past shows have taken place at premier venues throughout the northeast, including the Newport and Boston Folk Festivals. But the home base for the series has always been historic Club Passim in Cambridge, MA where Moock still presents the show annually every November.

Alastair Moock

  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

Alastair Moock is an award-winning singer-songwriter; a Grammy-nominated family musician; a social justice and songwriting educator for all ages; and co-founder of The Opening Doors Project, an anti-racist music organization. He has toured throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, performing at renowned events like the Newport Folk Festival and Scotland’s Celtic Connections. The Boston Globe called him “one of the town’s best and most adventurous songwriters” and The Washington Post declared “every song a gem.”

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Stephanie McKay

Stephanie Mckay is a recording artist, arts educator and advocate whose work lies at the intersection of music, education and community.

Stephanie has toured over 35 countries playing her original music at major festivals, appearing on TV and major radio stations in five continents. Her music fuses soul, folk and is inspired by legends such as Tracy Chapman, Odetta, and Mavis Staples.

She is a member of the Inaugural Folk Collective at the Legendary Club Passim and founder of We Start With Art an arts education and community building organization, whose mission it is to impact children’s lives by nurturing their self expression through the arts.

Stephanie brings her years of performing experience as an international touring musician into her community work as an artist in Boston. Whether in the classroom or on the stage, Stephanie aspires to deeply connect to people through her art and find meaning across cultural divides. As an artist, “I come to every situation with curiosity and wonder.”, ‘I love the way music unites people and connects while simultaneously breaking down invisible walls of difference.”

She is currently facilitating a monthly workshop for children at the Boston Public library on the art and activism of artists from the Harlem Renaissance. Stephanie also teaches master classes in integrated arts at K-12 schools across Massachusetts, community centers, as well as performing her original songs within the Folk Collective tours.

In 2022 she was awarded a Live Arts Grant from the Boston Foundation and has been featured on WGBH Boston’s Jim and Maury show. A Creative Entrepreneur Fellow with the Arts and Business Council of Boston. Stephanie has a Masters in Education from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and an undergraduate degree from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pa. Her new music will be released April 19th and is a collaboration with her son.

Peter Mulvey

  • Acoustic
  • Folk
  • Guitar
  • Singer/Songwriter

Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston, Massachusetts. This led to his first record deal and a leap to full-time national and international touring, beginning in the early Nineties.

Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer/songwriter world. Restless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. A long-standing gig at the National Youth Science Camp led to a spoken word piece, “Vlad the Astrophysicist”, which became a TEDx talk, and then an illustrated book. In 2007 he began an annual late summer tour by bicycle instead of by car and airplane- the 10th annual bicycle tour will happen this September. He has taught songwriting and guitar workshops at the Swannanoa Gathering and at various folk festivals across the U.S.

Mulvey continues to tour, playing over a hundred shows a year as he has for the past twenty five years. This is the core of what he does: music, in a room, performed for a live audience.

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