2021 Schedule

Friday
Dance Stage
Saturday
Roots Stage
Rhythm Stage
Dance Stage
Sunday
Roots Stage
Rhythm Stage
Dance Stage
Rhythm Stage
Dance Stage
Roots Stage
Rhythm Stage
Dance Stage
Roots Stage
Rhythm Stage
Dance Stage
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17:00
Rose & the Bros

Rose & The Bros are a powerhouse ensemble specializing in irresistible Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves, resonating with sweet vocal harmonies and crooning country roots.

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17:00
Will Evans & Rising Tide

A lifelong surfer and environmentalist, Will Evans’ songs speak to the importance of connecting with and protecting the earth. The former frontman of Barefoot Truth comes to Rhythm & Roots with his exciting new backing band, Rising Tide.

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18:15
Keller Williams

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams is literally a one-man jam band, frequently using live phrase looping with multiple instruments. His eclectic shows combine elements of bluegrass, folk, alternative rock, reggae, electronica/dance, jazz, funk, along with other assorted genres.

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19:00
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness,  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that draws on Louisiana, Midwestern, Coffeehouse, and Afro-Caribbean influences, and that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over.

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19:30
Donna the Buffalo

A perennial favorite at Rhythm & Roots, Donna the Buffalo’s eclectic and often socially conscious music has its base in traditional mountain music, infusing it with elements of Cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Although there is neither a Donna nor a buffalo in the group, Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country while remaining fiercely independent, and as one of the industry’s most diverse roots-music bands.

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21:00
Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

In the two decades since its inception, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys has become a favorite of zydeco fans everywhere, playing some of the most interesting zydeco today, both highly innovative and deeply respectful of tradition.

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21:00
Uprooted featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root

Michael Glabicki, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for Rusted Root, has created a new soundscape with UPROOTEDBand, which brings back parts of Rusted Root, but also includes more percussion and female vocals with new material.

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01:00
Rose & the Bros

Rose & The Bros are a powerhouse ensemble specializing in irresistible Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves, resonating with sweet vocal harmonies and crooning country roots.

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13:00
Charlie Marie

Providence, RI native Charlie Marie makes country music for the modern world, with a sound that bridges the gap between Nashville and New England.

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13:00
Accordion Styles
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14:00
Veronica Lewis
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14:15
Old Timey Fiddle & Banjo Workshop
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15:00
The Pine Leaf Boys

Four-time Grammy-nominated, world-renown Pine Leaf Boys are back again to present us with their own inimitable youthfully exuberant brand of Louisiana Cajun music, flavored with a generous helping of good ol’ rock’n’roll.

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Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound image
15:00
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness,  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that draws on Louisiana, Midwestern, Coffeehouse, and Afro-Caribbean influences, and that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over.

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15:30
Richie & Rosie

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton grew up 150 miles and a few decades apart.Their musical collaboration fuses Americana, old-time, and folk, bringing a new sound to traditional music which highlights the incredibly-refined skill of both musicians, who although in very different parts of their lives are proof of the power and magic of two people making music with a timeless universal message.

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16:15
The Revelers

Grammy nominees The Revelers’ sound is a spicy jambalaya of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, country and blues. It’s a powerful potion of roots music that celebrates the flavor of southwest Louisiana and makes you can’t help but get up and dance.

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16:45
Rainy Eyes w/ Dirk Powell

Four-time GRAMMY winner Dirk Powell is a musician, writer, producer, composer, studio owner, and engineer who is considered one of the world’s leading experts on traditional Appalachian fiddle and banjo styles. This combines with a commitment to the Creole and Cajun culture in the Southwest Louisiana that he calls home.

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17:00
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness,  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that draws on Louisiana, Midwestern, Coffeehouse, and Afro-Caribbean influences, and that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over.

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17:30
Ranky Tanky
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18:00
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Quartet

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have always been a much-loved part of Rhythm and Roots festival, and this year we are welcoming a slightly different, all acoustic version of the group— The Mamou Playboys Quartet, making their first appearance at Rhythm and Roots. The band consists of Steve Riley on accordion, fiddle, and guitar, Sam Broussard on guitar, David Greely on fiddle, and 12 year old Burke Riley on accordion and guitar.

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19:00
The Revelers

Grammy nominees The Revelers’ sound is a spicy jambalaya of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, country and blues. It’s a powerful potion of roots music that celebrates the flavor of southwest Louisiana and makes you can’t help but get up and dance.

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19:00
John Hiatt

John Hiatt has been called “One of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s most astute singer/songwriters of the last 40 year” and his songs have been recorded and performed by artists as diverse as Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, and Roseanne Cash.

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19:15
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness,  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that draws on Louisiana, Midwestern, Coffeehouse, and Afro-Caribbean influences, and that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over.

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20:30
Trigger Hippy

Trigger Hippy will be making their Rhythm and Roots debut in 2021 and festival producer Chuck Wentworth predicts they will be the surprise hit of the festival this year! The band members harness together their collective roots, ranging from country, Delta blues, R&B and gospel to Southern rock and funk..

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20:30
Donna the Buffalo

A perennial favorite at Rhythm & Roots, Donna the Buffalo’s eclectic and often socially conscious music has its base in traditional mountain music, infusing it with elements of Cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Although there is neither a Donna nor a buffalo in the group, Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country while remaining fiercely independent, and as one of the industry’s most diverse roots-music bands.

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21:00
Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

In the two decades since its inception, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys has become a favorite of zydeco fans everywhere, playing some of the most interesting zydeco today, both highly innovative and deeply respectful of tradition.

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13:00
Sunday School w/ Christine Ohlman

Join Christine Ohlman and Rebel Montez, along with the singular three-part harmonies of the Sin Sisters for “Sunday School”, and get ready to believe! This gospel-inspired Sunday morning performance has long been a crowd favorite at Rhythm and Roots, and promises to have you shouting “Hallelujah!”

Christine Ohlman’s heart has belonged to rock n’ roll from just about the moment she could walk and talk. By the time she traveled from Boston to New York on an overnight train to make her first record at the age of 16, she was already a veteran of the local coffeehouse circuit around New Haven, Connecticut. Known as “The Beehive Queen” for her towering blonde hairdo, this queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul has been the long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band for over 28 years. Christine was a founding member of The Scratch Band, legendary throughout the Northeast for their incendiary and eclectic live shows.

Ohlman topped the Alternate Root.com’s 2013 Readers’ Poll as top Americana vocalist, and she was inducted into the National Blues Hall of Fame of American Heritage International in 2017. She has recently been heard in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood”. Ohlman tours relentlessly with her band Rebel Montez, torching clubs up and down the Eastern Seaboard in support of her many recordings. With her trademark mile-high platinum beehive hairdo and enviable collection of sequins and rhinestones, Ohlman looks like a lady to be reckoned with, and when she opens her mouth to sing, the truth comes out. But underneath it all lurks a no-frills approach to music.

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13:00
Colby James & The Ramblers

Accomplished singer/songwriter Colby James has consistently earned an outstanding reputation as one of the area’s hardest working, multi-talented vocalists/guitarists and he and The Ramblers are excited to bring their own unique sound, style, and brand of original rock’n’roll music for the first time to Rhythm & Roots.

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13:00
Rose & the Bros

Rose & The Bros are a powerhouse ensemble specializing in irresistible Zydeco and Cajun dance grooves, resonating with sweet vocal harmonies and crooning country roots.

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14:00
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Quartet

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have always been a much-loved part of Rhythm and Roots festival, and this year we are welcoming a slightly different, all acoustic version of the group— The Mamou Playboys Quartet, making their first appearance at Rhythm and Roots. The band consists of Steve Riley on accordion, fiddle, and guitar, Sam Broussard on guitar, David Greely on fiddle, and 12 year old Burke Riley on accordion and guitar.

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14:15
Cajun & Creole Accordion Workshop
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15:00
Ward Hayden & the Outliers

Hailing from Boston, Ward Hayden & The Outliers are truly outliers in the world of country music, playing their own amalgam of early rock’n’roll and country at honky-tonks, beer joints and concert venues throughout the U.S.

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15:00
Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

In the two decades since its inception, Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys has become a favorite of zydeco fans everywhere, playing some of the most interesting zydeco today, both highly innovative and deeply respectful of tradition.

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Richie & Rosie image
15:30
Richie & Rosie

Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton grew up 150 miles and a few decades apart.Their musical collaboration fuses Americana, old-time, and folk, bringing a new sound to traditional music which highlights the incredibly-refined skill of both musicians, who although in very different parts of their lives are proof of the power and magic of two people making music with a timeless universal message.

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16:15
The Pine Leaf Boys

Four-time Grammy-nominated, world-renown Pine Leaf Boys are back again to present us with their own inimitable youthfully exuberant brand of Louisiana Cajun music, flavored with a generous helping of good ol’ rock’n’roll.

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16:45
Rhiannon Giddens and Friends
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17:00
The Revelers

Grammy nominees The Revelers’ sound is a spicy jambalaya of swamp pop, Cajun, zydeco, country and blues. It’s a powerful potion of roots music that celebrates the flavor of southwest Louisiana and makes you can’t help but get up and dance.

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17:30
Richard Thompson

The Los Angeles Times has called singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Richard Thompson “the finest rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix”.

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Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Quartet image
18:00
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Quartet

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have always been a much-loved part of Rhythm and Roots festival, and this year we are welcoming a slightly different, all acoustic version of the group— The Mamou Playboys Quartet, making their first appearance at Rhythm and Roots. The band consists of Steve Riley on accordion, fiddle, and guitar, Sam Broussard on guitar, David Greely on fiddle, and 12 year old Burke Riley on accordion and guitar.

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19:00
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

GRAMMY award winning singer, songwriter, actor, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens was a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Since launching her solo career in 2015 she has won numerous prestigious awards for a wide range of musical projects. Grammy nominated multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi has been defined a “musical alchemist” and a “musical polyglot”, specializing in jazz piano and early music.  Giddens and Turrisi have been collaborating since 2018.

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19:00
Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness,  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that draws on Louisiana, Midwestern, Coffeehouse, and Afro-Caribbean influences, and that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over.

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Ward Hayden & the Outliers image
19:15
Ward Hayden & the Outliers

Hailing from Boston, Ward Hayden & The Outliers are truly outliers in the world of country music, playing their own amalgam of early rock’n’roll and country at honky-tonks, beer joints and concert venues throughout the U.S.

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Donna the Buffalo image
20:30
Donna the Buffalo

A perennial favorite at Rhythm & Roots, Donna the Buffalo’s eclectic and often socially conscious music has its base in traditional mountain music, infusing it with elements of Cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Although there is neither a Donna nor a buffalo in the group, Donna the Buffalo is known for touring the country while remaining fiercely independent, and as one of the industry’s most diverse roots-music bands.

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Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound image
20:45
Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound

Benefitting from years of unassuming and understated hipness,  Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that draws on Louisiana, Midwestern, Coffeehouse, and Afro-Caribbean influences, and that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over.

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The Pine Leaf Boys image
21:00
The Pine Leaf Boys

Four-time Grammy-nominated, world-renown Pine Leaf Boys are back again to present us with their own inimitable youthfully exuberant brand of Louisiana Cajun music, flavored with a generous helping of good ol’ rock’n’roll.

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