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The Becky Chase Band’s CD release concert at Sandywoods

By   /  August 30, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Roots rocker Becky Chace and her band, including longtime sidekick and ace guitarist Brian Minisce, plays original music that is authentic, eclectic, and honest; and they cover artists as diverse as Irving Berlin, Johnny Cash, and Men at Work. As long as the song is great, it doesn’t matter if they wrote it or someone […]

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Patti DeRosa’s musical magic at Sandywoods

By   /  August 16, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Patti DeRosa conjures up an eclectic mix of musical magic . . . a soft finger-picking ballad and a jazzy groove, an island rhythm and an edgy rocker, a political commentary and a humorous rhyme, strong originals and unique covers. You never know what you’re going to get, and DeRosa likes it that way. She […]

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Mezzo-soprano Allison Messier with pianist Geraldine Anello in Tiverton

By   /  August 11, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Pianist Geraldine Anello will accompany Allison as they perform folk songs from the British Isles and pieces by composers such as Brahms and Faure. Allison has performed at Sandywoods before, and is looking forward to showcasing her talent again in what she describes as “a beautiful venue with great acoustics for vocal music.” Please feel free to bring […]

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“The Yo-Yo Ma of Banjo” in Tiverton

By   /  August 9, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Two-time Juno Award winning banjoist and composer Jayme Stone makes music inspired by sounds from around the world. His brand new album, “The Other Side of the Air,” is a travelogue of imaginary landscapes, traversing the Cinnamon Route through Persia and India which revisits and reinvents melodies Stone collected in West Africa, and includes a […]

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Red Eye Flight; Johnstone & Walcoff at Sandywoods

By   /  August 2, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Red Eye Flight formed in Rhode Island in 2005. Founded on strong vocal harmonies, the band plays original songs and Americana covers. Red Eye Flight incorporates electric and acoustic instrumentation to create soundscapes that are evocative of this country, from western highways to the open ocean. Jeff Johnstone and Nellie Walcoff are Rhode Island-based songwriters […]

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Planet Zydeco at Sandywoods

By   /  July 27, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Planet Zydeco captures the essence of traditional rural-style, accordion-driven dance music as it is played in zydeco clubs and dance halls in southwest Louisiana. The Planet’s funky syncopated sound includes accordion, twin electric guitars, bass, drums, and rubboard. The rubboard, or frottoir, as it is known in Louisiana, is made of corrugated metal, worn like […]

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Village Harmony at Sandywoods

By   /  July 19, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Village Harmony was founded in 1988, and began as a small ensemble of high school singers drawn from several central Vermont schools, rehearsing and preparing a concert program for a ten-day spring tour. Featuring songs ranging from traditional Appalachian, rollicking sea chanties, and gospel, to early music pieces from Italy and Spain, and songs from […]

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Joe Doyle and the Little Compton Band at Sandywoods

By   /  July 13, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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Joe Doyle is a hit Nashville songwriter, but his musical journey began in Rhode Island, raised as the youngest of seven children in Riverside, with music ever-present. By the age of twelve, he knew he had to start playing a musical instrument. It was at Berklee College of Music in Boston that Joe was first […]

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Sea Chantey Chorus and Sync or Swim in Tiverton

By   /  July 12, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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The New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus was formed in 2000 as a civic chorus dedicated to performing a full nautical repertoire, including a wide variety of chanteys and songs that reflect the rich maritime heritage of New Bedford and the surrounding region. The 40-voice group also sings rich choral music. The spirited a cappella […]

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The Twangtown Paramours in Tiverton

By   /  July 6, 2013  /  Arts & Entertainment  /  No Comments

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The music of The Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana,” and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. With MaryBeth Zamer on lead vocals and Mike Lewis on guitar and bass, The Twangtown Paramours’ debut, self-titled album was No. 11 on the Folk DJ chart in August 2010. It remained in […]

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