Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Dec. 14- Dec 20)

Local artists dominate “Six Picks” this week. Its back to basics with some Newport Folk favorites along with great home grown shows around the area. (Pictured: Matt the Electrician)

The Founders Friday at The Met (Pawtucket)

Our little state has a long tradition of blues, jazz andR&B, and the Grammy winning band Roomful of Blues has been a major part of the local and national blues scene. Friday night, The Founders, made up of five of the original members of “Roomful,” play The Met. Don’t miss Duke Robillard, Al Copley, Rich Lataille, Greg Piccolo and Doug James. Details here.

Dylan Sevey Friday at the Courthouse Center (West Kingston)

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RI native Dylan Sevey is back in town for a homecoming show at the Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston. He’s been touring nationally with indie star Ron Gallo honing his chops on drums. Check him out front and center with his own band Friday night. Jodie Treloar Sampson opens – details here

Edwin McCain Saturday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Romantic songwriter Edwin McCain stops by the Greenwich Odeum Saturday night for a special evening of music. Best known for hits like “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More,” McCain is an audience friendly artist with a great sense of humor. Check out his show Saturday night – details here. 

Local Show of the Week: Amy Winehouse Tribute Friday at the Parlor (Newport)

Friday night brings a special tribute to an iconic singer who left us way too soon. Newport songstress Chelley Knight leads her band Frank Black in an Amy Winehouse tribute. The Bob Kendall Band also appears. Details here. 

Great Folks Saturday and Sunday at the Columbus Theatre (Providence)

A pair of leading singer-songwriters and Newport Folk Festival veterans play the Columbus Theatre this weekend. Saturday, don’t miss the shiny stylings of Hiss Golden Messenger, North Carolina native MC Taylor’s much-admired folk project. Sunday, get all charged up for Matt the Electrician, an Austin,TX based artist … and former electrician. Ian Fitzgerald opens. Details on both shows here.