Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Weekend (April 12-14)

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(Above: Atwater Donnelly Trio, Photo: Janet Moscarello Photography)  Its guitar heroes week on “Six Picks” as we highlight several area concerts with some of the world’s best guitar players. That, along with some local favorites!

Masters of the Telecaster Friday at Narrows Center (Fall River)

Three of the best guitarists around have joined together for a show dedicated to one of the great guitars of time, the Telecaster. Guitarists GE Smith (Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, & SNL band), Jim Weider (The Band & Levon Helm Band), and Jon Herington (Steely Dan), will be playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Steely Dan, Lee Dorsey, Bo Diddley, Sam Cooke, and more. Tele heaven awaits! Details here.

Buckethead Saturday at The Met (Pawtucket)

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Guitar master Buckethead returns to The Met Saturday. Quite honestly, I’ve never gotten the whole bucket thing, but who can’t appreciate the powerful shred this artist brings to the stage. Speed rock fans won’t want to miss this one. Details here.

Local Show of the Week: Atwater-Donnelly Trio Saturday at Blackstone Valley Theatre

For over 30 years, Atwater-Donnelly have brought deep roots music to fans across the country. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly play Saturday with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals for an evening of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Details here.

REO Speedwagon at Twin River (Lincoln) Friday night!

Hitmakers REO Speedwagon play Twin River Friday. Know for FM radio classics like “Keep on Lovin’ You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” the band is back for a show featuring all the classics. Details here.

Arc Iris Friday at Pump House Music (Peacedale) Details here.

Walter Trout Friday at the Met (Pawtucket)

Blues – Rock guitarist Walter Trout will play a high powered show at The Met Friday. Anthony Gomes opens. Details here.