Six Picks: The Best in Local Music This Weekend (Feb. 21-23)

Squeeze (Photo: Rob O'Connor)

Still feeling the winter blues? We’ve got your prescription! No, not more cowbell … more blues! We found some of the best in blues music and more this weekend from Westerly to Woonsocket!

Kickerbocker Blues Festival Friday (Westerly)

Friday night, check out the New England Winter Blues Festival at the Knickerbocker Music Center. The stellar line-up includes blues icon Curtis Salgado, Gina Sicilia, Sugar Ray Norcia and Boston based GA-20. Details here.

Joe Moss Friday at Chan’s (Woonsocket)

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Chicago based singer and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Joe Moss plays Chan’s Friday night. None other than Buddy Guy called him “energetic, a strong guitarist and always a crowd pleaser.” We’ll take that endorsement. Details here.

Angelique Kidjo Saturday at The Vets (Providence)

Fresh off a Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album,” Angelique Kidjo plays The Vets Saturday. Kidjo and her band will be playing “Remain in Light,” her interpretation of the 1980 Talking Heads album. Seats still available! Details here.

Squeeze Sunday at The Vets (Providence)

Wanna know what “New Wave” was all about in the 80’s? Check out the bright sounds of Squeeze Sunday night at The Vets. The band is as tight as ever and is getting great reviews on their tour. For more, read our interview with Chris Difford of Squeeze here. Details here.

Local Show of the Week: Soapbox Saints Friday at Atlantic Sports Bar (Tiverton)

Rock out the retro rockabilly sounds of the Soapbox Saints friday night at the Atlantic Sports Bar in Tiverton. Led by music scene vet Billy Moretti, this high energy band will certainly kick out your jams! Details here.

Marcia Ball and Sonny Landreth Thursday at Narrows Center (Fall River)

Even more great roots and blues is coming to town next week when piano extraordinaire Marcia Ball hits the stage with guitar genius Sonny Landreth. Two of the nation’s best touring musicians will definitely shake things up in Fall River. Details here.