Boston-based singer-songwriter Amy Black will take the stage Saturday night at Common Fence Music. Ms. Black grounds herself mostly in country, with fiddle and guitar solos invoking the endless summers of the south. She deviates in the vocal department, with inflections of blues and even some hints of rock and roll. Her voice, which embodies the role of a country singer stepping over boundaries, takes center stage. A free songwriting workshop with Ms. Black, hosted by The East Bay Met School, will be held the day before the concert from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. It’s open to high school music and writing students; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested. Funding for the workshop is provided by the New England Foundation for the Arts.
WHERE: Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth
WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 (doors open at 7 p.m.)
COST: $20 in advance, $23 at the door
MORE INFO: 401/683-5085, 866/468-7619; www.commonfencemusic.org