Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (May 3-May 9)

Annie Guthrie Plays Sandywoods Saturday

A folk legend would have been 100 today so we’ll celebrate his music this weekend. That, and a lot more below on “Six Picks.”

Local Show of the Week: Joyce Katzberg at Blackstone River Theatre (Cumberland)

RI Singer Songwriter Joyce Katzberg is a mainstay on the Rhode Island music scene, known for her music and social activism. Saturday night, she’ll be playing a special show celebrating the centennial anniversary of Pete Seeger’s birth. Partington & Sweeney, Jimmy Warren, and Bob Drouin open at 8PM.  Details here.

Annie Guthrie Saturday at Sandywoods (Tiverton)

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Speaking of great folks, Annie Guthrie, daughter of Arlo, and granddaughter of Woody, will be at Sandywoods on Saturday night. Guthrie is expected to feature her own music and a few covers. John Fuzek opens at 6:45 with his own Pete Seeger tribute. Details here.

Guitar Greats at Narrows Center All Weekend (Fall River)

A pair of guitar great play the Narrows Center this weekend starting Friday with blues-rock guitarists Albert Cummings appearing. Saturday night, check out Robben Ford who has played hundreds of concerts and on albums with such greats as Miles Davis, George Harrison, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Barbara Streisand, KISS, Warren Haynes, Brad Paisley, Gregg Allman, and Rickie Lee Jones. Not too shabby! Details on the shows here.

Rock Garden Party Saturday Grants Block (Downtown PVD)

Outdoor festival season is officially here and the Rock Garden Party is an early season highlight. This family friendly event features food, vendors and great music. Bands include Vulgarity, The Low Cards and The Devilfish. The fun begins on Grants Block, downtown Providence, Saturday at 11AM.

Los Soupers Friday at Knickerbocker (Westerly)

The San Antonio Sound meets Outlaw country is how the supergroup of New England musicians Los Soupers, describe their sound. See what it all means Friday at the Knickerbocker Café in Westerly. This could get interesting. Details here.

Graham Parker Thursday at the Greenwich Odeum (East Greenwich)

Graham Parker burst on the scene from out of the London underground in the late 1970’s and sealed the deal with his groundbreaking album Squeezing Out Sparks. He continues to tour and record and recently issued an acoustic re-make of that classic album. Following up on his well received 2017 show, he returns to the Greenwich Odeum Thursday May 9. James Maddock opens. Details here.