3 Picks for Lovers of Folk and Americana Music


October 22, 2014

If you couldn’t get tickets for the Cheryl Wheeler concert this weekend, there are plenty of other choices.  Here’s three:

Cherokee Red

Friday, Local Burger hosts Cherokee Red, a band who refers to their sound as “dream pop” and “eerie folk.”   In three years, this Pennsylvania band has released two albums, performed at the Peach Music Festival along with Trey Anastasio, Taj Majal, and The Allman Brothers, and is now on a New England tour.  Sharing the bill is singer-songwriter Maryse Smith from Vermont, with Chatfield Phoenix opening.  The show is free and open to all ages.

Chatfield Phoenix, printed with permission from Hear and There Photography

Cold River Ranters

The Cold River Ranters is a group from Keene that blends Americana and world music traditions. The songwriting is paired with gritty vocals and a wide range of instruments ranging from  bagpipes and gobichand to saxophone and ukulele.  Cold River Ranters performs Friday at Pleasant Valley Brewing in Saxtons River in Vermont.

Click here to view a performance of Hands-Heads-Hearts

Cold River Ranters

 Northern Ridge Bluegrass Band

Northern Ridge Bluegrass Band performs Saturday at Del Rossi’s Trattoria in Dublin.  This four piece band showcases some of the finest musicianship in the Monadnock region, with Rich Hamilton on vocals, guitar, fiddle, Gary Skillings on banjo and vocals,  Amy Snedaker on vocal and , fiddle; and Glen Selwitz playing bass.   The music starts at 8:30.

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