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Peter and Will Anderson with Alex Wintz, at Sandywoods

Peter and Will Anderson with Alex Wintz, at Sandywoods

“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (NY Times) Peter & Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary duos in jazz performing today, playing “with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery.” (All About Jazz) Natives of Washington, DC, the Andersons are Juilliard graduates, have played on GRAMMY winning recordings, and are described as “clever, charming…true

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Phil Madeira and Brian McKenzie in Tiverton

Phil Madeira (pictured) is a Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, producer, artist, and author who has spent more than 20 years contributing to the recordings of artists such as The Civil Wars, Amy Grant, Alison Krauss, Vanessa Williams, Keb’ Mo’, Julie Miller, Mark Heard, and Phil Keaggy, among others. Brian McKenzie is an old

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Michael Smith at Sandywoods

One of the most captivating songwriters in the folk arena, celebrated musician Michael Peter Smith has toured the United States and Canada for nearly five decades. He creates new work on a constant basis, and music’s finest performers record his songs. Wherever he is—touring concert venues, clubs, theaters, folk festivals, at house concerts, or teaching

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Joe Doyle and The Mann Sisters

With Garry Foisy, Earl Faria, and Gary France opening. In Joe’s ten years with BMG Music Publishing, his songs were recorded by the likes of Reba McEntire, Joe Diffie, Dan Seals, Daryle Singletary, Linda Davis, Martina McBride, Deryl Dodd and numerous others, including the #1 single “In Pictures” for Alabama and the top ten single

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Brooks Williams at Sandywoods

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. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: Friday, May 22; 8 p.m.

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The Tarbox Ramblers in Tiverton

Taking listeners to a place where Appalachian music, ancient blues and gospel come together in powerful, unexpected combinations, The Tarbox Ramblers are left-field traditionalists whose rough-hewn, direct sound has drawn raves from Rolling Stone, All Things Considered, The New Yorker and many more. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: Saturday, May 16; 7:30 p.m.

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Eric Taylor at Sandywoods

Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett (both of whom have covered several of his songs) and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared on Austin City

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The Kennedys with Quentin Callewaert opening

In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their

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Singer and songwriter Claudia Russell in Tiverton

Accompanied by her husband, Bruce Kaplan, on mandolin and guitar, California-based singer/songwriter Claudia Russell brings her unique brand of folk music to Sandywoods. Russell and Kaplan play an eclectic blend of folk woven from blues, country, pop, western swing and traditional music to form a unique and sometimes ethereal sound. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way,

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