Aurora Presents Florida Progressive Folk Band Passerine

Written by DonnasAmericana for Providence Monthly.  Posted July 22, 2015

“Florida touring folk band Passerine will stop by Aurora’s for a show on Tuesday, August 4th .

The band appeals to fans of traditional and modern folk music alike. Their performances offer a fresh take on folk and bluegrass, and a repertoire of original songs that range from sweet ballads to the edgier side of contemporary Americana. The group regularly headlines folk festivals throughout their home state of Florida, and like their avian namesakes, Passerine’s tours often find them traveling far to make their music. Their current route ranges from Tallahassee FL to Portland, ME.

This tour offers something special to attendees—the chance to particiapate in the making of a new album. “You might say we are on a ‘vision quest’ for our next album,” says band member and classically trained violinist Sara Moone. “The word ‘passerine’ is a name for songbirds and ravens. Like these creatures gather materials for their nests, we are watching and listening, picking up threads of ideas for songs for our new record. Everybody we meet, every place we visit can be a part of it.”

Passerine’s distinctive sound combines vocal harmonies, the crisp rhythms of an acoustic guitar, the haunting voices of the fiddle and dobro, and the resonant lows of an acoustic bass. Their diverse musical interests—which range from Woody Guthrie and Bill Monroe to Amy Winehouse and Neko Case—combine with the instrumentation of a traditional string band to make for a sound that is both familiar and unique, whether the song is a sweet ballad, a foot-stomping bluegrass tune, or one of their more rocking originals.

Passerine will take the stage at Aurora’s at 8 pm. Tickets for the evening are $8 and may be bought at the door. Aurora Providence is located at 276 Westminster St in downtown Providence. More about Passerine at”

Salcido, Jenn. “Aurora Presents Florida Progressive Folk Band Passerine.” Providence Monthly. 22 July. 2015 web <>

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