Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown

    Sat, Sep 7, 2013

    Times: 8PM

    Venue: Club Passim

    47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Contact:

    Passim Non-profit Arts Organisation

    abbey@passim.org

    617-492-5300

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    Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on his album Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East (timeriksenmusic 2012) to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, the new album of northern roots American music from the imaginary village of Pumpkintown (timeriksenmusic 2012). http://www.timeriksenmusic.com/ Tickets: $18 for Passim members, $20 for non-members

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