October 20, 2017 - October 20, 2017
8:00pm – 10:30pm
Enjoy three award-winning New England songwriters at our Harvest Folk Roots concert. Enjoy ass they come together to perform a night of roots, blues, folk and more…
Grant Maloy Smith is an award-winning songwriter of American Roots music about whom it has been said is as potent as Woodie Guthrie. Grant performs a blend of old country, bluegrass, folk and Celtic influences blended into a uniquely American genre. He is a member of the Grammys®, the CMA, and a BMI artist. His songs tell stories and paint pictures with words. Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Grant heard the strains of bluegrass from his Kentucky-born and raised Grandmother and it got into his blood. He has sold out concerts all across the USA, in Europe and Mexico. His finger-style guitar playing and song craftsmanship will be on full display as he treats us to several songs from his recently released album, “Dust Bowl – American Stories,” which has reached #5 on the Billboard Charts.
Chuck Williams is the President of the Rhode Island Songwriters Association, and an eleven-time nominee of Rhode Island’s Motif Music Awards in the categories of Album of the Year, Best Folk Act and Singer/Songwriter of the year. Chuck’s voice will remind you of a softer Neil Young. Chuck’s lyrics and melodies are a musical journey reflecting emotions of everyday life; they make you think, smile, and sometimes want to cry.
A former Wakefield resident, Mike Laureanno is now considered the poet laureate of Fall River, MA, an old mill-town infamous for its ax-wielding resident Lizzie Borden and famous for its chow mein sandwiches and pork pies. A passionate performer, Mike’s songs are visceral and evocative and deal with his gritty blue-collar hometown and the lives of his family and friends. Mike is looking forward to sharing his music from his latest album “Tightrope.”
Tickets are available at courthousearts.org OR at facebook.com/CourthouseArtsRI. Tickets are $20 in advance. The Courthouse has ample on-site parking, a full-service bar, and is handicapped accessible.