'Local Brew' Coffeehouse Features 'French Roast'
Bay Spring Community Center offers two bands, 'French Roast' and 'Mr. Whodo', on Saturday, April 9, starting at 7 pm.
The Bay Spring Community Center in West Barrington hosts another Local Brew Coffeehouse on Saturday, April 9.
"French Roast," described as playing high-energy dance music, will perform. Opening for them is the folk and acoustic group, "Mr. Whodo," of Attleboro, Mass. The show starts at 7 pm.
"French Roast" is made up of Alan Bradbury of Barrington on accordion and bass, Michelle Kaminsky on fiddle, Mark Wholley on guitar, and special guest Rachel Panitch joining on fiddle and vocals.
Bradbury, Kaminsky and Wholley have been playing together for barn dances for more than a decade. Their repertoire includes French Canadian tunes and Southern string band music.
Bradbury and Kaminsky also are well-known for playing Cajun music in the group Magnolia. Kaminsky and Panitch, who also performs in the Bourbon Boys, are fiddlers-in-residence at the Rhode Island Fiddle Project.
Cost is $10 for anyone over 19 and $4 for teens 15-19. Youngsters get in free.
Babysitting is available. You can park in the Atria Bay Spring Village lot on Bay Spring Avenue and walk a block south to the community center at 170 Narragansett Avenue.
Local Brew began last year. It offers “an informal stage and a warm, receptive audience for showcasing local talent of many different ages, genres, and levels, including musicians, storytellers, poets, dancers, and more,” said Sydney Montstream-Quas, a spokesperson for the community center.
Local Brew began hosting professional musicians as well this year, she said. Anyone interested in performing at a coffeehouse should contact Larson Gunness at Lgunness@alum.mit.edu or John Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get more information at www.BSCCRI.org.