06 Oct
METRMAG Spotlight On: Peter Mulvey’s "Lamplighter Sessions" Returning to Club Passim

METRMAG Spotlight On: 


Returning to Club Passim for 10th Year of 

Music, Art and Collaboration


October 27, 2022 through October 31, 2022 

(Contact Venue for Exact Dates and Times)

Club Passim, Harvard Square, 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA. 02138


"THE LAMPLIGHTER SESSIONS" return to Boston with a unique multi-night, one-room festival, of improvisational music, spoken word, visual art, and theater. 

Presented by veteran singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, "THE LAMPLIGHTER SESSIONS" will take place October 27-31 at Club Passim and bring back favorites including a full performance of Tom Waits’ ‘Rain Dogs’ and the All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party. 

Thursday, October 27th at 8:00pm

Peter Mulvey & The Crumbling Beauties perform the classic 1985 Tom Waits album Rain Dogs in its entirety, 

Friday, October 28th at 8:00pm: 

Veteran songwriters Peter Mulvey, Abbie Gardner and Vance Gilbert perform a sesquicentennial array of music in their stage show, 150 Years of Song

Saturday, October 29th at 8:00pm: 

Radi0Swan presents More Than 176 Keys & Other Mechanical Oddities, a night of experimental music incorporating keyboards, guitar, phonographs, and vocals with special guests James Rohr, Gill Aharon, Zak Trojano, Anita Suhanin and Barry Rothman

Sunday, October 30th at 7:00pm: 

Celebrate the music of The Rolling Stones with Shine A Lamplight: 50 Years of Exile on Main St., a concert including David Champagne, Dennis Brennan, Hazel Royer, Pamela Means, Peter Mulvey, members of Thank God For Science and more. 

Monday, October 31st at 8:00pm: 

The week comes to a close with tricks, treats, songs, and stories at the Annual Lamplighter All Hallows’ Eve Costume Party, featuring Peter Mulvey, Maeve Gilchrist, Tim Gearan, Jenna Moynihan, Rich Hinman and Barry Rothman

Mulvey is an iconoclast within the singer-songwriter world. He began his career on the streets of Dublin as a busker, and from there moved on to performing in the subways and streets of Boston. 

It was here in Massachusetts that Mulvey received his first record deal and made the leap to full-time national and international touring. 

Relentless and inventive, he has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, jazz, spoken word and Americana. The shows at Passim reflect this diversity and offer a unique experience each night. 

"THE LAMPLIGHTER SESSIONS" will take place October 27-31st at Club Passim

Tickets are $25 ($23 for members) and are available at www.passim.org, by calling 617-492-7679 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday) or visiting the Club Passim box office sixty minutes before the show begins. 

Club Passim is located in Harvard Square at 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA 02138. 

Patrons and staff must wear masks at Passim unless actively eating or drinking. 

Artists may remove masks when performing and will maintain a 6-ft distance from the audience.

Kevin T. Baldwin is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)




The mission of PASSIM is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their careers, and to build a vibrant music community. PASSIM does so through its legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants and outreach programs. As a nonprofit since 1994, PASSIM carries on the heritage of our predecessors-the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit PASSIM (1969-1994). We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience as well as teachers and students. Located in Harvard Square, PASSIM serves Cambridge and the broader region by featuring local, national and international artists. Our ultimate goal is to help the performance arts flourish and thereby enrich the lives of members of our community. 

For a complete schedule, visit www.passim.org.