Archive for December, 2019

Posted on: December 30th, 2019 by Russell Gusetti

Kim Trusty hails from Media, Pennsylvania. Her foray into songwriting started at a young age and eventually brought her to New England to study songwriting at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., where she was referred to as “the girl with the golden voice.” She has spent the last three decades residing in Providence, refining her musical skills, crafting and branding her own style of Jazz, R&B, Blues and original music. She has performed as an actress playing the role of Rosue in When Mahalia Sings from 2010-2012. She is currently is working with a screenwriter to tell her amazing story as a black lesbian artist, educator, stroke and cancer survivor. Through it all, Kim has carried on, rising from each fall a little stronger to bring us music that inspires and heals. She will be performing tonight with gifted fiddler/cellist Cathy Clasper-Torch.

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge


RUNA - Sold Out!

Posted on: December 28th, 2019 by Russell Gusetti

Our February 22 show with RUNA is SOLD OUT as of Saturday morning. Thank you!

Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a band, Celtic-American “supergroup” RUNA continues to push the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. In conjunction with the band’s 10-year anniversary, RUNA released their 6th album – “TEN: The Errant Night.” Earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation, RUNA consists of vocalist and step dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Jake James of New York on fiddle, and Caleb Edwards of Nashville on mandolin and vocals. The group has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards and three Independent Music Awards including Best LIVE Album, Best World/Traditional Song, and Best Bluegrass Song. “TEN: The Errant Night” has been nominated for Best World/Traditional Song (“An Buachaillín Bán”) in the Independent Music Awards. Don’t miss the return of one of BRT’s favorite acts!

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge




Posted on: December 19th, 2019 by Russell Gusetti

Call in your reservations for our January 18 show with Windborne to 401-725-9272.

“Picking up the torch of protest folk song for the next generation...old songs for new struggles.”  Windborne has collected and studied polyphonic vocal music for over 15 years from traditional singing masters from cultures around the world. The quartet is able to shift from radically different genres like no band you have ever heard, as comfortable with an improvised Corsican couplet song, as an English ballad. Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage – their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident. They educate as they entertain, telling stories about the music and explaining the characteristics and stylistic elements of the traditions in which they sing. Says Brian O'Donovan, from WGBH's A Celtic Sojourn, "The best musical discovery of the year ... Stunningly powerful vocal harmony in the tradition of the Watersons, The Voice Squad, and Coope, Boyes, and Simpson, Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today.”

*All ticket prices include a $1.00 per ticket restoration charge


Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking

Posted on: December 9th, 2019 by Russell Gusetti

Blackstone River Theatre is proud to be hosting a Town Hall Meeting to Prevent Underage Drinking on Dec. 10, 6 P.M. presented by the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition. This important and free event features a guest speaker, "Dirt: A One-man show" by John Morello, a panel discussion with local youth about underage drinking and a Q&A session. For more info call 401-301-2894