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Rhythm and Roots Music Festival - Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, Aug 31, 2013 12:00p to 11:59p
Ninigret Park Charlestown, RI

This family-friendly festival is bringing top "third coast" musical talent to RI! This family-friendly music festival attracts music lovers from all over the country. The 2013 Rhythm and Roots Fest is hosted by Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole and features Taj Mahal Trio, Steve Earle & the Dukes, Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band’s Reunion Tour, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Maria Muldaur, Holly Williams, and many more. Food, dancing, shopping, kids activities. Aug 30& 31… Show more

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Rhythm and Roots Music Festival - Labor Day Weekend

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Performers at this Event
Marcia Ball
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Louisiana-raised singer and pianist is a staple of the blues and roots rock circuit. ~ Rovi
Albert Lee
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Albert Lee occupies an odd niche in music -- British by birth and upbringing, he spent the mid-'60s as a top R&B guitarist, but in the 1970s became one of the top rockabilly guitarists in the world, and no slouch in country music either....
Maria Muldaur
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Best known for her seductive '70s pop staple "Midnight at the Oasis," Maria Muldaur has since become an acclaimed interpreter of just about every stripe of American roots music: blues, early jazz, gospel, folk, country, R&B, and so on....
Bill Kirchen
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Bill Kirchen is best known for his work in the '70s with the rebel band Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen. Leading the way, this gang of rock & roll honky tonkers cut a wide path through country and rock, creating an intersection where both could meet and meld together their many guises effortlessly....
Geno Delafose
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The son of late influential zydeco accordionist John Delafose, Geno Delafose has continued to expand on his father's musical legacy. Together with his band, French Rockin' Boogie, Delafose has blended the traditional sounds of zydeco with the excitement of modern dance music....
Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band
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At the peak of the American folk revival, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band reintroduced an essential component into folk music: fun. While thousands attended the March on Washington in 1963 and others traveled to the South to participate in voting drives, Kweskin and his partners in crime played kazoos and washboards in Boston coffeehouses....
Steve Earle and the Dukes
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Steve Earle & The Dukes includes band member 'Steve Earle'. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Travis Tritt, The Pretenders, Joan Baez and countless others....
Golden Triangle
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Brooklyn’s arty garage rock sextet Golden Triangle feature vocalists Vashti Windish and Carly Rabalais, guitarists Po’ Jay San Felipe and Cameron Michel, bassist Alix Brown, and drummer Jay High....
Red Stick Ramblers
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Cajun roots rockers Red Stick Ramblers bring plenty of panache to their combination of Louisiana two-step, Texas swing, early jazz, bluegrass, country, and R&B. They may not be honky tonk men, but in the words of Johnny Horton, "they're living fast and dangerously" and they do have plenty of company, as they fill juke joints, nightclubs, and festival stages with their highly charged, musically adventurous presentations....
Holly Williams
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Granddaughter of Hank Williams and daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. known for her sensitive singer/songwriter music. ~ Rovi
Cedric Watson
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Cedric Watson is a Creole artist from southern Louisiana who plays the fiddle and accordion, writes his own songs, and sings them. He made his full-length solo debut in 2008 with the Grammy-nominated album Cedric Watson after establishing himself a few years earlier in collaboration with the Pine Leaf Boys and others....
Carolina Chocolate Drops
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The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American stringband musicians that have come to together to play the rich tradition of fiddle and banjo music in Carolinas’ piedmont....
Eilen Jewell
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Although her country-flavored and blues-infused version of contemporary folk (which also can include healthy doses of rockabilly and surf) has drawn comparisons to musicians like Lucinda Williams, Gillian Welch, Jolie Holland, and the Be Good Tanyas, Eilen Jewell's strongest influences have been the classic sides recorded by Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday (the latter artist is no doubt the source for Jewell's characteristic and surprisingly effective stretched, slowed, and even slurred vocal mannerisms)....
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
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Popular Louisiana band with a daring mix of Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop and more. They are multiple Grammy nominees and tour worldwide, and are on Offbeat Magazine's list of 20 bands who mattered most.
Yvette Landry
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Since her appearance on the local music scene a few short years ago, Yvette has had such an enchanted musical career that the announcement of her debut CD comprised of sixteen original songs is not surprising....
Occidental Gypsy
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Occidental Gypsy delivers an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music with a roaring room acoustic sound. Nationally recognized Occidental Gypsy plays a dynamic, multi-genre mix of original vocal and instrumental pieces along with many notable covers like a “gypsyfied” take of Michael Jackson’s Thriller....
Della Mae
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Della Mae features 2-time National Fiddle Champion Kimber Ludiker, impeccable mandolinist Jenni Lyn Gardner, energetic bassist Shelby Means, innovative guitarist Courtney Hartman and soulful singer and guitarist Celia Woodsmith....
Location & Nearby Info
Ninigret Park
4890 Old Post Rd.
Route 1
Charlestown, RI 02813
(888) 855-6940
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