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The Silks at The Met

Rhode Island’s best Blues/Rock band just might be The Silks, and like most great bands, the best way to hear them is live. Friday night, the band releases its first live album, aptly titled “Live Bootleg.”  Check out Taunton, MA native Blues/Americana rocker Sarah Borges who opens around 9PM. Details here.

Roomful of Blues (Photo: John W. Corbett)

Roomful of Blues at Chans

Roomful of Blues is perhaps Rhode Island’s greatest living musical institution. Comprised of many of the top musicians in the state, the band is celebrating its 50th year in 2017 and is as strong as ever. They play two shows Friday at Chan’s Egg Rolls and Jazz in Woonsocket. Details here.

 

The Blasters at the Parlour Newport

Kick-ass rock and roll is in order as The Blasters arrive at The Café at Parlour in Newport tonight. The band, described as a cross between Creedence and The Clash, came together in LA in the early 90’s behind singer-guitarist Phil Alvin. Openers Flat Duo Jets & The Teledynes start around 9PM. Details here.

Middletown Harvest Fest

It’s fall festival season and this week’s music pick goes to the Middletown Harvest Festival. Local artist Bob Kendall has curated a fine line up of RI bands including Arc Iris, The ‘Mericans, Horse Eyed Men, Allysen Callery, The Matt Fraza Band, and Silverteeth among others. The Festival is Saturday and Sunday 10-5 at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Full festival details here.

Corey Harris

Corey Harris at Common Fence

Corey Harris will bring a serving of Delta Blues to Common Fence Music in Portsmouth Saturday night. Harris is an award-winning guitarist who has shared the stage with such artists as BB King, Dave Matthews Band and Buddy Guy. Prepare for a clinic in the blues – details here.

Maria Muldaur at Courthouse

The breezy ramble “Midnight at the Oasis” was one of the biggest hits of the 1970s. Singer Maria Muldaur became famous with the song, and she hasn’t stopped since, releasing numerous albums over the years including a Bob Dylan tribute in 2008.  She’ll be making her debut at the Courthouse Center for the Arts Saturday night. Details here.

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