folk music

Brown Folk Fest This Weekend — Everybody Welcome

It’s free and open to the public. Thank you, Brown Folkies. Cross your fingers for good weather. The ever-expanding Brown University Folk Festival, now in its third year, is scheduled for Friday, April 22nd and Saturday, April 23rd. The free festival will kick off with a lively contra dance on Friday night (9pm to 12am)

Brown Folk Fest This Weekend — Everybody Welcome Read More »

Tea Party With Local Folksters

I’ve only recently heard of “The Mill,” a converted factory that serves as a cross between Stone Soup in Pawtucket and Passim in Cambridge, MA.  Its no smoking/no alcohol location houses great music, hosts workshops and classes, rents recording space to artists, and has tasty refreshments (and, apparently, world-famous popcorn?) available for purchase at shows. Tonight,

Tea Party With Local Folksters Read More »

Ellis Paul At Pawtucket Arts Fest

Today’s Stone Soup Folk Festival lineup features one of my favorite musicians, Ellis Paul.  He’s the guy pictured on the far right in this (admittedly awful) photo, where he, Jim Infantino, Brian Doser and Jon Svetkey were celebrating the 20th reunion of End Construction last month. By forming that band in 1989, the quad was

Ellis Paul At Pawtucket Arts Fest Read More »

Chris O’Brien at Stone Soup Tonight

Some choices are hard to make.  We wish we were seeing Chris O’Brien tonight, but we’re just too big fans of Ellis Paul to miss his MA show.  So I leave it to you to brave the snowstorm for great folk music.  Chris, who was taught his first chords by Dar Williams, brings beatifully mellow tunes and

Chris O’Brien at Stone Soup Tonight Read More »

Don White at Stone Soup tonight

Don White plays the Stone Soup Coffeehouse tonight. With great ad-libs, Don just might be one of the funniest singer/songwriters on the scene, but he balances the funnies with sweet, beautiful ballads and spoken word. From humorous ditties on parenting teens (he’s a musical Mark Patinkin, or maybe a coherent Bill Cosby) to nods to

Don White at Stone Soup tonight Read More »

Providence Daily Dose