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Best Folk in Providence

Bruce Cockburn at Greenwich Odeum

Bruce Cockburn

The Canadian folk and alt-rock singer is known for his progressive messages for social justice, the environment, politics, and welcoming spirituality, as much as he is for the sheer volume of material put out over 40 years. With over 300 songs recorded for 30 album releases, this hard-working rocker has seen 20 of these records achieve platinum status. With his 2014 autobiography, Rumours of Glory: A Memoir praised for its eloquence and humanity, Cockburn represents the best of the Canadian spirit.

Gogol Bordello at The Strand Ballroom and Theatre

Gogol Bordello

It's hard to believe that Gogol Bordello have been in our lives for nearly two decades. The multicultural outfit are known for their high-intensity, electrically-charged shows that twist and turn through genres at break-neck speed, all the while inducing smiles and palpable euphoria in the crowd. Don't miss them as they head on their brand-new tour this year!

Judy Collins at Jane Pickens Theater

Judy Collins

Even after over 50 years as a major recording artist, Grammy award-winner Judy Collin's wonderful voice still shines brightly through her stunning back catalog. An important part of the 1960s folk revival, Collins began her career channeling Dylan, Pete Seeger, The Beatles, and many more artists, lending her melodic voice to other's compositions, whilst going on to pen her own tracks to great acclaim. She has always had an eclectic taste, having explored a range of sounds, from Pop, Rock, and Roll to Broadway classics, such as the celebrated 'Send in the Clowns'. An evening in the company of enigmatic Judy Collins promises to inspire and thrill in equal measures.

Briston Maroney at Fete Music Hall

Briston Maroney

Folk-rock sensation Briston Maroney is extending his 'Ultrapure' tour this fall, titled the 'Ultrapure Part 2'! Celebrating the release of his second album, "Ultrapure," Maroney is hitting the record stores for exclusive and intimate shows before taking his music to bigger stages. Get your tickets to see the legend in the making, Briston Maroney, before they sell out!

Patty Griffin at Greenwich Odeum

Patty Griffin

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is the sweetheart of Americana music! Her first studio album, Living With Ghosts, was released in 1996 and received critical acclaim (it featuring only Griffin and her acoustic guitar). Her music style is particularly revered for its stripped-down songwriting, and is mainly centered around folk music. Many of her work has been covered by musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks, and constantly receives praise from her peers including Willie Nelson.