Hosts Lisa Couto & Erik Peterson perform as the duo Sounded Ground , an eclectic independent musical duo from Providence, RI. Members include Lisa Couto (vocals, guitar) and Erik Peterson (vocals, piano, production.) The group was formed in 2019, when Lisa needed to put a group together quickly for the Rhode Island Folk festival. Since then, they've been writing and working on recording a full length album together. Erik is a Berklee graduate who played with many of the greats on the California coast, while Lisa has been playing live in Providence, RI and southeastern MA. Both have recorded several albums on their own, but have since come together to release music that is more powerful and greater than the sum of its parts
Jake Blount is an American musician, scholar and activist based in Providence, RI. He is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who draws upon old-time, bluegrass and blues influences.
He specializes in the traditional music of African Americans.
Sidy Maiga- Master Percussionist based in Providence, RI.
A djembefola is the musician who gives the djembe it's voice. In the hands of a master, a drum comes alive. It sings , laughs , whispers and electrifies it's audience, and Sidy knows how to bring it to life.
Dan Lilley and The Keepers is a classic and original rock band with influences that include Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, and The Kinks. The group is comprised of 4 RI music veterans: Dan Lilley on vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica, and songwriting; Mike “Scatman” Sullivan on lead guitar and background vocals; Kenn Reynolds on bass guitar and background vocals; and Gary St. Germaine on drums. performance will feature Amy Bedard on violin and vocals.
The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter, Sarah MacLean, Rachel Maclean-Sargent & Corina Malbaurn , the CT based quarter blend their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that has been garnering attention from New England, to Florida to Texas.
Swimming Bell is the moniker of Katie Schottland who was named one of NYC's Top 10 Artists to Watch by NPR. Like folk-era Sharon Van Etten, but with the lush sounds of Laurel Canyon. Watch as she builds gorgeous, labyrinthine harmonies and crescendos built over intimate moments of pause.
Robin Lane is an American rock singer and songwriter. Her band, Robin Lane & the Chartbusters, released three albums on Warner Bros. Records in the early 1980s, and was best known for its single "When Things Go Wrong"