Rachel Marie, Lindsey Sampson, & Jim Trick
All’s Not Lost: a musical exploration of compassionate, evolving faith
If religion, sex, and politics are taboo in polite conversation, Boston-based singer-songwriters Rachel Marie, Lindsey Sampson, and Jim Trick‘s upcoming performance at Club Passim is going to be, at best, socially unacceptable. These three musicians and friends were surprised to realize that although they came from different faith-based upbringings, from right-leaning evangelical to liberal and service-oriented, as adults they all work to hold onto faith while culturally transcending the straightjacket of religious dogma. Now they’re teaming up for an evening of original, alternative folk music, peppered with intentional conversations about all the things we’re not supposed to talk about.
Rachel Marie follows in a tradition of unapologetically forthright women folksingers, with songs that hearken to “overstuffed lines of Tori Amos, philosophical turn of Indigo Girls, and lilting vocals like Joni Mitchell.”
The social awareness of folk meets the introspection of the singer-songwriter tradition with a moderate dose of snark. An endearingly quirky stage presence as honest as her songs keeps audiences charmed. Boston-based and Pennsylvania-raised, Rachel has shared stages with Cheryl Wheeler, Antje Duvekot, Michelle Lewis, Grace Morrison, and the Kennedys. Her November 2018 single “Looking for Light” was featured on an officially curated Spotify playlist the week of its release.
Imagine an experience where an entire audience feels like they are connected to a conversation; whether thru his music or his words, Jim brings a real life perspective, with an engaging and entertaining presence to the room. Joyful, sincere and magnetic are just a few of the words to describe Jim Trick.
As a child, he was bullied for choosing music over sports, for having a funny last name and for struggling with obesity. Through his experiences he delivers a blend of alternative folk, thoughtful pop, and spoken word. Influenced by Neil Finn, Bruce Cockburn, John Gorka and Charles Bukowski; Trick takes the acoustic guitar down a path of percussive, intricate, and ethereal ranges creating well thought out melodic support for carefully crafted lyrics.
Boston has welcomed Jim with open arms, as a frequent guest lecturer at The Berklee College of Music and as a solo artist. Jim was featured along side American Idol’s Alex Preston, by Berklee College of Music for a performance entitled “An Evening With New England’s top songwriters”.
His most recent release, Further From the Tree, produced by Michael Pritzl of The Violet Burning, was fully funded by his loyal fan base during a four week “Trick-Starter” campaign. The album features the song “A road called home” co-written with Nashville’s Rachel Taylor. It depicts a recent trip in which Jim traveled 10,500 miles all over the United States, not knowing from night to night where he would sleep.
As a touring member of Banding People Together, Jim also travels all over the United States using music and behavioral science to help companies create collaborative strategies and improve leadership.