Strong communal roots make Wall of Grass

Kelly Knapp and Jamie Walker perform “Wheels” during the annual Wall of Grass benefit at Club Passim on Saturday. SHOW REVIEW: There are genre-specific music festivals that bring a galaxy’s worth of stars to the stage. There are charity fundraisers with bands and solo acts pulling together. Then there is Wall of Grass, in which … Continue reading Strong communal roots make Wall of Grass

Picks of the Week, March 10

• Sunday, Habib Koite, Somerville Theater, 7:30 p.m. — World Music/CRASHarts brings one of Mali’s biggest stars, an exquisite singer and guitarist, to the big stage. South African guitarist Derek Gripper and African Strings open.• Monday, Andrea von Kampen, Club Passim, Cambridge, 8 p.m. — The fast-rising Nebraska-based songwriter, touring behind release of the sparsely … Continue reading Picks of the Week, March 10

A classical gas (and the road here)

The ineffable Mina Kim beams during her doctoral recital last night at NEC's Brown Hall. OPINION: Most of my Shrove Tuesdays are spent draped in beads and feathers, parading with a brass band somewhere in musical observance of Mardi Gras. Yesterday, I opted for a far different but no less celebratory evening: going to Brown … Continue reading A classical gas (and the road here)