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Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna returns to Common Fence Music

Singer-songwriter Lori McKenna returns to Common Fence Music

Since her 1998 debut, Paper Wings & Halo, Lori McKenna has conveyed an intimate understanding and honest expression of the realities of domestic life through her songs. She is master at chronicling the small, difficult moments between romantic partners as they navigate their relationships. And she was thrust into the limelight when superstar Faith Hill


Patty Larkin in Portsmouth

Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” She has been described as “riveting” (Chicago Tribune), “hypnotic” (Entertainment Weekly) and a “drop-dead brilliant” performer (Performing Songwriter). WHERE: Common Fence


A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen

Common Fence Music presents A Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen #16, this Saturday. MC John Fuzek is a Rhode Island based, award winning singer-songwriter, guitarist and recording artist. Jack Wright, Irish tunesmith and consummately gracious session host will once again raise his bow to the downbeat when the crew weighs anchor at 6:30. Appearing will be


The Wholesale Klezmer Band in Portsmouth

Common Fence Music presents The Wholesale Klezmer Band with acapella quartet Sync or Swim opening, this Saturday. Established in 1982, The Wholesale Klezmer Band performs in Yiddish and Loshn Koydesh: Ashkenazic Hebrew. Translations, stories, explanations, humor, visual aids, and the universal language of dance make the music accessible to an English speaking audience. Wholesale Klezmer’s

Red Eye Flight Nov 29 Common Fence Music, 933 Anthony Rd. Portsmouth

Red Eye Flight’s Thanksgiving Get-Together

Red Eye Flight is Kelly Cleveland, Derek Escher, Tim Murphy, Ken Taylor and Rand Torman. The band was formed in Rhode Island in 2005 and features an original sound influenced by alternative country, Americana and folk-rock. Red Eye Flight’s live shows are noted for superb vocals and harmonies, strong organic rhythms, interesting musical interplay and

Bessie Bessin and Will Houlihan perform with Haunt the House. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Plenty of fine folk(s) at local music showcase in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Bob Kendall always wanted to play at Common Fence Music, and he finally got his chance Saturday night. “Listen to how quiet it is,” said Mr. Kendall between songs at the fourth annual Horn of Plenty event. “It’s nice to play for people who really listen. We don’t get that at the clubs.” Music-lovers