24 February 2017

For the Sake of the Song: A Tribute to Bob Dylan

For the Sake of the Song is a Boston-based concert series and traveling Roadshow which features an ever-changing mixture of some of the Northeast’s best songwriters and bands, collaborating to perform music from and inspired by their greatest influences. Their Tribute to Bob Dylan will feature Patrick Coman, Danielle Miraglia, Greg Klyma and Ryan Fitzsimmons, who will all take the stage at the me&thee on Friday, February 24.

Concert starts at 8:00 pm.

A Tribute to Bob Dylan

These very same musicians taking part in this tribute to Bob Dylan have done so together in the past to great acclaim. Patrick Coman is a fixture of Boston’s vibrant roots music scene as a performer, organizer of the New England Americana Festival and the For the Sake of the Song series, and as the host of Local Folk on Boston’s Americana radio station WUMB. Coman is originally from Oklahoma and he grew up under the spell of his hometown’s famed Tulsa Sound.

Ryan Fitzsimmons has steadily built a reputation as one of the Northeast’s most compelling songwriters. Over the past 10 years Ryan has woven his way throughout New England, creating a strong presence in a number of the local music scenes. Ryan makes regular appearances at venerable Cambridge venues such as Club Passim, Lizard Lounge and Toad. His shows are a powerhouse event, compelling, and genre defying.

Greg Klyma is a prolific songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and seasoned performer, bringing to every stage a catalog of material that assumes his audiences are both smart and able to laugh. His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists who is carrying the torch of Woody and Ramblin’ Jack.

Danielle Miraglia comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. Danielle was nominated for a 2015 Boston Music Award for Singer-Songwriter of the Year. She has toured and played major venues across the United States and beyond, shining in both the Folk and Blues circuits.

Photo by Cliff Garber

Folk Legacy Month at the me&thee coffeehouse is supported in part by a grant from the Marblehead Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

  • As the founder and chief organizer of For the Sake of the Song, Coman has done the seemingly unthinkable by reinventing cover songs into something fresh and novel. Weekly Dig
  • Patrick Coman knew he was onto something special when his casual, singer-songwriter themed house concerts became bigger than his Allston apartment Boston Globe
  • The tour that puts songwriting influences at center stage Press Sun-Bulletin
  • It’s another link in the chain of folk music, or rock ‘n’ roll, or whatever other name you want to call it. CT.com