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Open Mic with Rupert Wates

By   /  March 3, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

All musicians, performers, and spoken word artists are welcome to take the stage. The featured performer will be Rupert Wates. Born in London, Rupert has written songs in all kinds of styles for all kinds of artists, winning multiple songwriting awards along the way. Audiences everywhere respond to Rupert’s brand of melodic folk music. WHERE: Sandywoods, […]

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Little Ugly with James Maple, Zach Schmidt

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Little Ugly is the offspring of chief songwriter/singer/acoustic guitarist Michael Day and his collaboration with percussionist Nick Dickinson and violinist/vocalist Kaia Pazdersky. Delightfully unconventional at every melodious interchange, these three musicians have created a live experience that is a valuable reminder of how music can captivate our minds, as well as move our feet. Sharing […]

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Jazz concert with Francisco Pais and Ed Tomassi

By   /  February 15, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Francisco Pais creates original music that blends elements of his diverse cultural upbringing with jazz, rock, world music, and pop. Originally from Sintra, Portugal, Francisco has an uncanny knack for bringing world class musicians from around the world together to make contemporary music of the highest level. Saxophone legend Ed Tomassi is a professor at […]

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Pete Seeger memorial concert

By   /  February 14, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment, Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Pete Seeger, singer, songwriter, banjo player, and folk icon, passed away on January 27 at the age of 94. He spearheaded an American folk revival and spent a long career championing folk music as both a vital heritage and a catalyst for social change. Please join us this Friday as Bill Harley, Sally Rogers, Howie Bursen, […]

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Tim Eriksen & The Trio De Pumpkintown at Sandywoods

By   /  February 7, 2014  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Performing “Songs from an Imaginary New England Village,” Tim Eriksen transforms American tradition with his startling interpretations of old songs from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bajo sexto – a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound. WHERE: […]

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Planet Zydeco concert & dance at Sandywoods

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Half a century ago in the rural juke joints of southwest Louisiana, black Creole accordion players like Clifton Chenier and Boozoo Chavis combined traditional Cajun tunes with the percussive feeling of the blues, a hint of country, and a good helping of R&B to create driving, high-energy music that kept the patrons on the dance […]

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‘Hurdy-Gurdy-Palooza’ at Sandywoods

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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An evening of extraordinary music, featuring two acclaimed innovative composers, Steven Jobe and Alec K. Redfearn, a multitude of talented musicians, and a wild assortment of “big instruments,” including the amazing one-of-a-kind Bosch Hurdy-Gurdy, and many smaller stringed instruments as well. Don’t miss this evening of truly unique and eclectic music in an intimate setting. […]

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Open mic at Sandywoods, featuring Kayla Ringelheim

By   /  January 7, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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A native of the Boston area who now calls Providence home, Kayla Ringelheim grew up surrounded by the vibrant musical culture of Harvard Square’s fabled Club Passim, where she played her first open mic at age 13. With the immense power of connection and expression in music being instilled in her at a young age, […]

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Magnolia with Honky Tonk Masquerade at Sandywoods

By   /  January 4, 2014  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Come on out and kick up your heels, learn the two-step, and dance to the toe-tapping Cajun music of New England’s hometown Cajun band Magnolia, with Honky Tonk Masquerade as their special guest. Magnolia has been playing Cajun music in New England for more than twenty years. Learning from Louisiana’s finest, they are known far […]

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Bochek, at Sandywoods

By   /  December 28, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

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Tiverton-based rock band Bochek made its debut at a middle school talent show and the band has been unstoppable ever since. Primarily a rock and alternative cover band, a Bochek set might include anything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to The Black Keys to Weezer. Members are John Bonoan (lead guitar), Zack Davey (drums), Nevin […]

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