Some of the city’s best songwriters paying respect to those that inspire them? Also playing their own tunes that were inspired by said artists? Sounds pretty damn bad ass to me…and wait, its happening right here in our fair city next Wednesday (October 9th) and then traveling around the east coast? Even better!
For The Sake of The Song is the brain child of Oklahoma/Nashville/Berlin transplant Patrick Coman. Gathering together great songwriters to either choose a songwriter to pay tribute to, organize an entire show around one songwriter, or play an entire record front to back are just a few of the incredible things that he has organized over the past four years of this series’ existence. Now he is taking the show on the road again to show the folks of the country what this is all about. Do NOT miss this. It’s going to be a great show (all of ’em!). Read on for the more official release and information on the happenings of this great event…
For The Sake of the Song Roadshow Pays Tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Ryan Adams, and Willie Nelson October 9th at Club Passim
Three Unique Performers, Three Timeless Artists, Plus Inspired Originals, Fresh Arrangements of Classic Songs, and More!
The For the Sake of the Song Roadshow is a touring concert series which showcases top up-and-coming songwriters performing songs from their greatest influences alongside their own material. Join the series founder, Patrick Coman, and fellow songwriters John Colvert and Greg Klyma on Wednesday, October 9th at Club Passim in Cambridge for a night of homage, discussion, storytelling, and, of course, music.
“As the founder and chief organizer of For the Sake of the Song, Coman has done the seemingly unthinkable by reinventing cover songs into something fresh and novel.” –Weekly Dig, Boston
The trio will perform in-the-round, each representing an artist that has had a profound effect on their own songwriting. Coman (Townes Van Zandt), Colvert (Ryan Adams), and Aanestad (Ray Charles) will share a personal, in-depth look at their songwriting, and discuss how their respective artist has influenced their own work.
For the Sake of the Song Roadshow
Wednesday, October 9th at 8pm
Club Passim (47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA)
Tickets: $12 ($10 for Passim members)
The For the Sake of the Song concert series was founded by Americana singer/songwriter Patrick Coman in 2009 when he relocated to Boston after stints in Nashville and Berlin, Germany. Over the past four years it has grown from its humble begins as a house concert series to a monthly residency and live taping at Boston’s legendary Johnny D’s. The traveling Roadshow has been hosted at premier venues throughout the Northeast like the Jalopy Theatre (Brooklyn, NY), Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton, MA), and World Café Live (Wilmington, DE).