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Ira Klein

Ira Klein

  • Blues
  • Old Time

Effective August 6, 2021, Passim will require all staff, performers, and patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine when they work, attend performances, classes, and workshops at Passim.  Patrons will be asked to show their vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card when they enter the club.  Patrons will be asked to show proof each time they visit the club. If a patron is not able to show proof of vaccination they will not be allowed to attend the performance, and their ticket purchase will be refunded.

During COVID, Passim has invested in its live stream capability, and we encourage patrons who have not been vaccinated or others who don’t feel comfortable yet visiting the club to watch the live streams or attend online classes instead. If you purchased a ticket but aren’t feeling well, please stay home and watch the livestream instead.  

Passim recommends that all non-performers wear masks indoors unless they are actively eating or drinking.

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. 

Ira Klein

  • Blues
  • Old Time

Ira Klein is a guitarist, banjoist and composer, currently based in Cambridge, MA. Inspired by his love of blues, old-time and gospel, Klein creates contemporary roots music.

Rachel Sumner

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Singer/Songwriter

“Though Sumner has roots in both the bluegrass and classical worlds, this is true-blue singer-songwriter folk through and through, too: achingly clear, and wide open to the world, with twang and tenderness enough to carry us through the fire of an unusually difficult year on its own” – Cover Lay Down

Over the last decade, Rachel Sumner has gone from California to Boston; from classical flute to acoustic guitar; and now from bluegrass band co-founder/lead singer to solo singer-songwriter. Following two albums with Twisted Pine and two solo EPs, Rachel has spent the pandemic recording her first full-length album of originals.

Rachel Sumner, previously known as co-founder of Boston bluegrass band, Twisted Pine, has been creeping away from that genre, and from any one genre for that matter. She’s a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, banjo, flute, clarinet, + more) working on recording her first full length album, ‘Heartless Things,’ an album that hovers somewhere between chamber-pop, indie-folk, Americana, and the blues.

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