Many years ago in the late 60’s and early 70’s I used to go to Passim in Cambridge Boston, one of the great “folk” clubs in North America and one of the oldest as well, with a storied history. I would usually be there with Bruce Cockburn and Murray McLauchlan and later on with Stephen Fearing and Dan Hill. In any case like all clubs they are shut down but hoping to open as soon as possible. They contacted us about using Bruce Cockburn’s “Wondering Where The Lions Are” as part of their fundraising efforts to support local musicians and we were more that happy to contribute the song. Here’s what Passim had to say: ~ Bernie Finkelstein
Passim Emergency Artist Relief (PEAR) Fund
Thanks to all who have contributed to our Passim Emergency Artist Relief (PEAR) fund which has provided much-needed financial relief to musicians during the Coronavirus crisis. $130,000 has been raised to date, and grants totaling $115,000 have been distributed to 240 artists. This has been a labor of love for all of us at Passim, and we appreciate your generosity.
To celebrate the reopening of the PEAR fund, and we had a special show live from Club Passim! Featuring a live set from Hank Wonder, updates on the PEAR fund from managing director Matt Smith, and a debut of a Bruce Cockburn music video made for the PEAR fund by many local musicians.
Watch special Bruce Cockburn video below.