Kat Wallace & Steven Manwaring – Passim Summer Series

Kat Wallace & Steven Manwaring – Passim Summer Series

Bring a picnic and some friends and join us for a good time! The Passim Summer Series Concerts & Festivals are family-friendly and welcome the entire community.

More information about Passim Summer Concerts and Festivals can be found HERE.

Kat Wallace

Kat Wallace is an accomplished Boston based fiddle player, singer and violin instructor. After receiving a degree in Violin Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2016, Kat crossed over from classical to alternative string styles with ease, connecting her with masters of the fiddle. She’s directed a fiddle group in her home state of Connecticut as part of the famed Fire in the Kitchen Concert Series and Workshops, leading to opportunities to trade tunes with Darol Anger, Hanneke Cassel, Jeremy Kittel, Mike Block and others of their legacy. During her graduate studies at New England Conservatory she became a founding member and arranger of the Askia Quartet, where her skills in writing and arranging for string quartet flourished.

Her affinity for original music has her working and recording with a myriad of successful bands ranging in genre from Country and Bluegrass to Celtic and Folk. She is currently in the process of writing and recording a solo record of original folk songs on tenor guitar, set to be released in the summer of 2024. Wallace is also touring the debut self titled record Rachel Sumner and Traveling Light with 2021 Lennon Award Winner, Rachel Sumner, and has two other critically acclaimed LP’s recorded with multi-instrumentalist, David Sasso released in 2021 and 2019 respectively. When she’s not on the road, Kat frequents the legendary Irish pubs of Boston, calling tunes and songs with the city’s finest Celtic players.

Steven Manwaring

Steven Manwaring is a multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and photographer in the Boston area. He has played guitar and mandolin for nearly fifteen years, specializing in jazz, bluegrass and folk music, and performing in venues across the northeast. Steven performs regularly on mandolin and guitar as a member of the Boston-based folk quintet, Pumpkin Bread.

Steven fell in love with the mandolin at an early age, after watching Chris Thile’s Homespun instructional DVD, Essential Techniques for Mandolin. It was not until much later, however, after pursuing jazz guitar for 10 years, that he rekindled his passion for folk music and finally picked up the mandolin for real. While pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in music at Tufts University, Steven became immersed in the Boston folk and fiddle music scenes, where he cultivated and developed his skills on both mandolin and guitar.

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