Each week, we pick some of the best in local music. This weekend, “indie” artists from far and wide lead “Six Picks.” We’ll throw in some big name country and a little cool jazz to round things out.
The Huntress and the Holder of Hands Friday (Pictured)
The Huntress and the Holder of Hands is a 5 piece band formed by Morganeve Swain of Brown Bird following the untimely death of her husband and bandmate Dave Lamb. The band’s first album Avalon is being officially released this weekend and a tour commences tonight at Hope and Main in Warren. Only a few tickets remain – click here for details.
Martina McBride Friday
Award winning country singer Martina McBride returns to Twin River tonight. She’s had over 20 Top 10 singles including 2016’s “Reckless” from the album of the same name. She was also honored recently when she received the 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Details here.
Mt. Eeire at Columbus Theatre Friday
Mt. Eerie plays the Columbus Theatre in Providence tonight. The indie band is a project of Washington state singer-songwriter Phil Elverum. His critically acclaimed 2017 release A Crow Looked at Me, is an album dedicated to his late wife Geneviève Castrée, who died of cancer last year. Check out the haunting version of “Real Death,” and then head to the show tonight.
Doug Wolverton at Greenwich Odeum Saturday
Trumpet sensation Doug Wolverton brings his Miles Davis tribute show to the Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich Saturday night. Newport based Wolverton, who tours the world with various bands, is also a front line player with Roomful of Blues. Check out his interpretation of Miles’ later years, at Saturday’s show which will focus on Miles electric period from 1970-1990. Details here.
Barn Burning & Bob Kendall Band Saturday
A pair of local indie bands are certain to rock The Parlour in Providence Saturday night when Barn Burning and the Bob Kendall Band appear. Barn Burning will be joined by Thalia Zedek, formerly of the 90’s indie rock band Come, and currently fronting the Boston based band E. Plan to rock and roll! Details here.
Festival at the Farm Saturday and Sunday
The “Festival at the Farm” is a fun, family-friendly event held at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA. With good weather forecasted, take a ride up and check out top national and regional bands like Lettuce, The Wood Brothers, Lee Fields and the Expressions and Kat Wright. For the complete schedule of music and more click here.