Rhythm & Roots from RI Monthly: FIVE CAN’T MISS EVENTS: AUGUST 30–SEPT. 6


Enjoy a weekend of “r and r”  and we’re not talking about rest and relaxation! Head to the Rhythm and Roots Festival for a hearty dose of soulful music and camping at Ninigret Park. Your time will be jam-packed with food, crafts, dancing and, of course, American roots music headlined by Grammy winners the Mavericks and Rosanne Cash.
The Details:Sept. 1–3. 1 p.m.–midnight. See website for ticket prices. Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Rd., Charlestown, 800-901-7173, rhythmandroots.com.

Click here to read entire RI Monthly article.

GoLocalProv features Kurt Sodergren of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Live


After 24 years and 11 records, Kurt Sodergren drummer and co-founder of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy says the band has no reason to slow down.

“Right now is as much our solid days as it was back in ’98,” Sodergren says.

The notorious swing and jazz band recently released a new album “Louie Louie Louie” that pays tribute to Louie Armstrong, Louie Prima, and Louis Jordan through the evolution of swing, jazz, and popular music.

Besides bringing the music of Armstrong, Prima and Jordan to thosewho might not already know about the artists, Sodergren says, “selfishly, I think we did it because these songs are really, really fun to play.”

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at the 20th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival on September 2 at Ninigret Park in Charlestown.

–Watch the LIVE interview HERE