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Francisco Pais at Sandwoods

Francisco Pais at Sandwoods

A devoted yogi who was born in Sintra, a small village near Lisboa, Portugal, Francisco Pais has played his own music all over the world with some of the best musicians in the New York scene. At Sandywoods, this outstanding guitarist/vocalist will be featuring some of his new music with one of the best drummers


Internationally renowned blues singer, Brooks Williams, in Bristol

Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Brooks Williams is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the acoustic roots music scene today. From Statesboro Georgia, he is a proverbial triple threat: a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and stunning songwriter. In February 2014 he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK’s

Bluegrass Gospel Project. May, 2011. (BEN SARLE | PHOTO)

Bluegrass Gospel Project at Stone Soup

Fiddle player Gene White is the founder and musical director of The Bluegrass Gospel Project — a superb melding of unparalleled vocal harmonies and an eclectic and stirring repertoire. With roots planted in the bluegrass tradition, he six members of the BGP bring decades of experience to the group. These incredible vocalist/musicians yield complex and inspiring music. WHERE: Stone


Joe Locke Duo in Bristol

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. Capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, he will perform a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards, blues, ballads and original numbers, accompanied by the exceptionally talented Jim Ridl on piano. WHERE: Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall

annalivia, common fence music oct 11 2014   933 anthony rd, portsmouth

Acoustic folk string band Annalivia at Common Fence Music

Annalivia is an American “roots and branches” string-band which draws from traditional and contemporary musical elements to create an original brand of new acoustic folk music. The members of Annalivia – Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, and Lissa Schneckenburger – are all masterful players and have long histories with traditional music, ranging from bluegrass to Irish,


Rockin’ out against domestic violence

The Church Street Coffeehouse and the Women’s Resource Center presents  “Rockin Out Against Domestic Violence” this Saturday. They have put together a line-up of performers worthy of everyone’s “Bucket List” who are donating both their time and talents. This will be an evening of folk, country, rock, boogie-woogie and blues. Performing musicians are Matt Borrello (pictured), Chuck Williams, Elliot Ricci, Bob Fitzgerald, Mark