Golden Shoals

Sophie Mae Wellington opens

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Doors 6PM | Show 7PM
$18 / Members $16

Golden Shoals

  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Old Time

Tickets will be on sale to the public 6/8 at noon. On sale to all Passim members 6/1 at noon. On sale to All Access Passim members 5/25 at noon.

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Patrons and staff must wear masks at Passim unless actively eating or drinking. Artists may remove masks when performing and will maintain a 6-ft distance from the audience.

Passim is committed to providing a safe environment for all to work, listen, and enjoy live music. It is our hope that we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then, we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Golden Shoals

  • Americana
  • Roots

For Amy Alvey and Mark Kilianski, the emergence of a brand new self-titled album also marks a rebirth of sorts for their band, Golden Shoals. Eight years ago, the duo was formed for a very unique performance project, called “The Massachusetts Walking Tour”, on which they hiked 6-12 miles per day with packs and instruments, and played shows each night for two weeks. The two semi-nomadic musicians, who have called Asheville, Boston, and various moving vehicles home for the past eight years, have grown individually and as a unit, yet continue to find musical fulfillment in their collaboration. They now call Nashville, Tennessee their home base.

Initially brought together by a mutual love of American folk music, their sound has expanded to include country, Americana, Indie and Experimental influences, allowing them to move more freely beyond genre boundaries with their songwriting while still emanating a deep understanding of Old-Time and Bluegrass music. Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. The listener can expect the polished technique of conservatory training, in tandem with the grit, drive, and soul of musicians like Roscoe Holcomb or Ola Belle Reed.

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Sophie Wellington

  • Fiddle
  • Old Time
  • Trad

Sophie Mae Wellington is a Boston-based musician who draws inspiration from the deep communities of traditional music and dance. Originally from Staunton, VA, she is an old time fiddle player, percussive dancer, and jazz vocalist. These creative art forms have brought her to Boston where she is studying vocal improvisation at Berklee College of Music, set to graduate in the fall of 2021.

Sophie is a dynamic performer. Whether she’s weaving her voice through lavish jazz melody and harmony, driving fiddle tunes, or intricately flatfooting Southern Appalachian rhythms, Sophie engages audiences with a sophisticated musical adventure.

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