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Dennis Pearne has been writing songs and performing his music for over 40 years. His themes display a passionate commitment to justice, peace, spirituality, and his daughters -- along with many unusual and haunting love songs.

He has performed in every major, and most minor folk venues in the Northeast, along with larger stages such as Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, and Boston's outdoor Hatch Shell. He has toured cross-country several times, including appearing on national radio programs such as the Studs Terkel show in Chicago, Jim Post's concert series in the same city, and NPR. In the Northeast, he has played at clubs from Massachusetts' Club Passim and Iron Horse, to Greenwich Village's Bottom Line and Speakeasy. Nationally, he has toured through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Washington state, and New Mexico. He has appeared on stage with many of folk music's legends, including Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt, Patti Larkin, Joni Mitchell, Richie Havens, and Tom Paxton. (Scroll down for quotes from those who have worked with Dennis or heard him perform.)

As of May 1st, 2011, Dennis has accepted the position of booking manager for Harvard Square's Nameless Coffeehouse, the oldest all-volunteer coffeehouse in the United States. In October of 2011, the Nameless will begin its 45th season (Dennis has played at the Nameless for the last 36 consecutive seasons). All inquiries should be sent to booking@namelesscoffeeouse.org


"Dennis Pearne addresses contemporary life in an entertaining, provocative, and musically exciting manner, representing the groundswell of tradition and idealism found in the best of folk music."
- Frank Hamilton (The Weavers).

"Pearne's versatility of styles and instrumental techniques has made him one of the most sought after musicians in the area...has been featured as musical backup for the majority of new folk artists in the area."
- Hingham Mariner

"Fine, up-and-coming singer/songwriter" - Jeff McLaughlin, Boston Globe

"Disturbing but powerful songs -- everyone should hear them"
- Folk legend Bob McCarthy, on CD "Whispers of the Spirit"

"You are my favorite bass player." Chris Chandler to Dennis, after recording his
"As Seen On NO TV" CD (produced by Rachel Faro).

"(Richie) Havens was joined by local studio musicians assemble by local guitarist Dennis Pearne
and including flute and percussion...a stirring 80-minute set."
- Boston Globe (show at The Channel, Boston)

"Personal reflections and deep political convictions give this solo album a cohesive, autobiographical tone. Sounding like a cross Between Country Joe McDonald and Neil Young,
Pearne balances angry protest songs with romantic ballads."
- Craig Harris, Boston Globe (On "Whispers of the Spirit")



Dennis Pearne - dpearne@aol.com
Folk Music for Spirit, Justice, and Peace
Framingham, MA ~ Phone: (508) 877-1454