Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Week (Feb. 8 – Feb 14)

Winter doldrums got ya down? Had enough of short days and long nights? Well, maybe you need a dose of the Blues. This weekend we shine the light on some local Blues heavies among others playing great music around town.

New England Winter Blues Festival Friday at Knickerbocker (Westerly)

Check out some of the best blues around this Friday at the Knickerbocker Café in Westerly with a night of great music featuring Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Joe & Nick Moss, Rick Estrin, Nick “Mr. Nick” David and Jason Ricci. Details here.

Charlie Marie Friday at The Parlor (Newport)

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Country singer Charlie Marie plays the Parlor in Newport Friday. A Rhode Island native from “a pretty dang small” town (Burrillville, see video below), Marie has a big voice, and a growing following. Local indie rockers The Naticks along with The Hollow Turtle sopen. Details here.

Delta Generators Saturday at Knickerbocker (Westerly)

One of the New England’s top blues bands, The Delta Generators take the stage at one of New England’s top venues. Head back to the Knickerbocker Saturday night for some real heat! Details Here.

Andy Shauf, Haley Hender Wednesday at Columbus Theatre (Providence)

Indie artists Andy Shauf and Haley Heynderickx rock the Columbus Theatre Wednesday. Details here. Note: Late word is that this show is sold out.

J Mascis Thursday at The Met (Pawtucket)

Check out Dinosaur Jr. guitarist and indie hero J. Mascis on Valentine’s Day at The Met. Details here.

Grammy Awards Sunday Afternoon/Evening – CBS

That’s right, watch the Grammy’s on TV if you can. I always tune in for the early awards, where many independent artists in the folk, jazz and other less popular fields are recognized. It streams on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3:30 hosted by Shaggy. Later, catch the brilliant Alicia Keys on the main show.