Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (November 2-November 8)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

A busy fall weekend for raking leaves and sweeping up some good vibes at music venues all over town. “Six Picks” highlights some of the best around. Read on for details.

War and Treaty Saturday at the Narrows Center (Fall River)

One of the special moments at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival was a late morning set from The War and Treaty, the wife/husband led band fronted by Michael and Tanya Trotter. Fans grooved to their blend of R&B, rock, and gospel. Don’t miss their inspiring show Saturday night at the Narrows Center in Fall River. Details here.

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The Oh Hello’s Saturday at Fete (Providence)

Newport Folk veterans The Oh Hellos, captained by siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath stop by Fete in Provdence Saturday night. The Indie band from Texas band delivers a distinct blend of melodic folk to the stage, as heard on their latest release Eurus. Samatha Crain opens – details here.

Mary Chapin Carpenter Wednesday at The Vets (Providence)

Your likely to hear highlights of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s 30+ year career in music when she plays The Vets on Wednesday November 7th. The Brown University grad and songwriting genius, known for hits like “Passionate Kisses and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” has earned a remarkable five Grammy Awards (15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and is one of only fifteen female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Nuff said – show details here.

Local Show of the Week: The Schemers Sunday at The Met

RI Music Hall of Fame inductees The Schemers play an early show at The Met Sunday afternoon starting around 4PM. They owned guitar driven rock and roll in the 80’s (when it was becoming a tad unfashionable) and they still put on one of the best no nonsense kick-ass rock shows around. Nuff said part 2 … Check out the details here.

Fall Moon Fest with Peter Mulvey, Caitlin Canty, Mark Erelli and Maya De Vitry – Great folks Saturday night  at the Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. Details here.

Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread – Cerebral psych-folk at the Columbus Theatre Sunday. Details here. 

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