- School of Music class
Join the Bluegrass Ensemble and get some experience playing with mandolin players, fiddlers, guitarists, vocalists, and more. This class will focus on Bluegrass songs and tunes, but will also touch on Americana, folk, blues, country, and old-time, depending on students’ interests. The specific genres and songs will depend on which instruments are represented in the ensemble. Students should have basic knowledge about chords and how to play their instrument. All instruments are welcome!
This class will be held from 6:30-7:45pm on Wednesdays: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, Feb 19.
Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.
Limited to 12 students (16 yrs of age or older); 3 students are required for class to meet. If a class is canceled due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.
- Old Time
A brilliant and free-thinking mind…you’ll be glad to know him” – Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers)
Stash Wyslouch is a musician based out of the Boston area. He currently leads his own band, The Stash Band, that’s been described by the Boston Herald as a “Sonic Kaleidoscopic of Weirdness and Wonder.” Stash plays guitar in Old-Time Appalachian Stringband trio Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and can also be found playing guitar with the Jacob Jolliff Band, Corporate Punk (Sean Trischka) and Tony Trischka’s Early Roman Kings. A songwriter, composer, guitarist, teacher, music appreciator and nerd, Stash is known for his whacky neo-flatpick style and inventive compositions and improvisations. He’s released two albums of original music with The Stash Band* and played on dozens of records as a supporting musician.
Bassist Brittany Karlson is an adventurous musician with roots in jazz, folk, and experimental music. She has performed across the United States, Canada, Sweden, and Spain in a vast array of ensemble settings. As a leader and composer, Brittany combines folklike melodies and improvising impulses to play and sing under the name Karl. Karl’s debut album Feast Day was released on Lungbasket Recordings in January 2015. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Brittany currently studies on a North American Tour Scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where she participates as a CityMusic mentor and actively performs throughout New England.