The mood was warm and friendly Saturday night at the Tennis Hall of Fame where the “Love and Harmony” concert was held at the Casino Theatre. The event was designed as a fundraiser for Common Fence Music, a leading local venue for folk, roots and world music. The night featured the sounds and songs of some of RI’s best artists.
From the delicate singer-songwriter sounds of John Faraone, to the American Roots music of Atwater-Donnelly, a wide variety of folk music was on display. Allysen Callery shared her British Isle influenced fingerpicking, gentle vocals, and headstrong lyrics, while Steve Delmonico brought raw emotion to his solo guitar work.
MC and local music impresario John Fuzek moved things along nicely while sharing a few of his own tunes. Carboard Ox delivered gentle harmonies and The Vox Hunters shared folk songs of old New England. Other highlights included opener Flowers and Rain, Patina, Chris Capaldi and the Slackwater String Band. All performers took the stage at the end of the show for a nice sing-a-long of “You are My Sunshine.”
Check out some pictures from the evening from WhatsUpRI music writer Ken Abrams.