Rachel McCartney & Jim Trick

September 24, 2017 7PM
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Rachel McCartney has graced Boston, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and New York City audiences since 1994. Known to Boston fans as a street performer and subway entertainer, her stage experience includes the Lizard Lounge, Kendall Cafe and historic Club Passim. Sold out headlining shows at Club Passim were often, but she also opened for well known artists such as Ellis Paul and Willie Porter. Rachel has also participated in countless Passim Cutting Edge Campfire festivals.

Rachel is respected among her peers and it's not uncommon to see her collaborate with other accomplished artists. Her live performance is physically and emotionally engaging – the power and beauty of her voice astounding. During her days as a Pittsburg, PA resident, Rachel was favored at local Pittsburgh venues, opening shows for Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin, Susan Werner, and David Gray. 

Songs from Rachel's album, "Eye On The Horizon" are featured in Who Knew Productions' award-winning independent film "The Bread, My Sweet". More recent albums, “Interim” and “New Days Nightly” showcased Rachel’s ever-evolving songwriting skills as “physical and cinematic, showing the power of a Sinead Lohan fused with stately, melodic echoes of Neil Young” (Steve Morse, The Boston Globe 2002).

After a brief musical hiatus to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse and start a family, Rachel returned to music showing that her ability to weave melody and word into song never missed a beat. Now living in a small New Hampshire town, Rachel ecstatically found herself in a community of vibrant and talented musicians, now known as Rachel McCartney & The Crown Point Royals. The Crown Point Royals are a revolving member band of banjos, fiddles, upright bass, and more. Amanda Kowalski, Cecil Abels, Scott Donnelly, Ellen Carlson, and Dave Talmage all grace the stage with Rachel, at one time or another. New songs and a new band eventually result in a new album.




Imagine an experience where an entire audience feels like they are connected to a conversation; whether thru his music or his words, Jim brings a real life perspective, with an engaging and entertaining presence to the room. Joyful, sincere and magnetic are just a few of the words to describe Jim Trick.

As a child, he was bullied for choosing music over sports, for having a funny last name and for struggling with obesity. Through his experiences he delivers a blend of alternative folk, thoughtful pop, and spoken word.   Influenced by Neil Finn, Bruce Cockburn, John Gorka and Charles Bukowski; Trick takes the acoustic guitar down a path of percussive, intricate, and ethereal ranges creating well thought out melodic support for carefully crafted lyrics.

Boston has welcomed Jim with open arms, as a frequent guest lecturer at The Berklee College of Music and as a solo artist.   Jim performs rgularly at iconic venues such as Club Passim, Godfrey Daniels, Cafe Lena, The Me&Thee Coffeehouse, Berklee’s Cafe 939 and the New Moon Coffeehouse, just to name a few. He has shared the stage with Ellis Paul, Brooks Williams, Susan Werner, Martyn Joseph and Christopher Williams, Antje Duvekot, Joe Crookston and Vance Gilbert.

Everything you need”, co-written with Christopher Williams, was recently released on Christopher’s album “The City Makes the Man”. Trick and Rachel Taylor co-wrote, “You Might Be Surprised”, a song released on the album “Heartbreak is for Everyone”, which was produced by Peter Hayes of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

His most recent release, Further From the Tree, produced by Michael Pritzl of The Violet Burning, was fully funded by his loyal fan base during a four week “Trick-Starter” campaign.  The album features the song “A road called home” co-written with Nashville’s Rachel Taylor. It depicts a recent trip in which Jim and his wife Alison, traveled 10,500 miles all over the United States, not knowing from night to night where they would sleep.

As a touring member of Banding People Together, Jim also travels all over the United States using music and behavioral science to help companies create collaborative strategies and improve leadership.

Jim was featured along side American Idol’s Alex Preston, by Berklee College of Music for a performance entitled “An Evening With New England’s top songwriters”.




Please note that the seating chart has recently been updated, so be sure you are purchasing the seats you want.  If you do not purchase all seats at your table, other patrons may be seated with you.  Your ticket reserves you a place at the table you select but not a specific location at that table.  There is no food or beverage minimum.  All tickets are non-refundable.

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