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The Root Farmers- string band blues, old-time breakdowns, rags, stomps, ballads, toddles, waltzes, heart songs, and reels. 

A group of multi-instrumentalists and singers tilling the fertile fields of American music to produce a bumper crop of fine songs and tunes both familiar and obscure. With Craig Edwards on fiddle, guitar, banjo, and mandolin. 

Down South BluesRoot Farmers
00:00 / 02:46
Melvin Wine's TuneRoot Farmers
00:00 / 02:20
I Get My Whiskey in RockinghamRoot Farmers
00:00 / 03:21

Sweet Mercy- a Stonington, CT-based band playing the original Americana music of singer/songwriter/guitarist/pianist/harmonica player John Speziale. John's rich, gravelly, expressive voice enlivens his superb songwriting, evoking the sounds of New Orleans barrelhouse music, folk, soul, zydeco, honky-tonk, circus music, blues, and rockabilly. With Craig Edwards on fiddle, button accordion, and mandolin, Sandy "Sandman" Allen on lap steel and mandolin, Jaime Duquette on upright and electric bass, and the expanded version with the addition of Jim Tarbox on guitar and Chris Gonsalves on drums and percussion. The band debuted at the famed Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly and won the American Roots Music category in the New London CT' 2015 Whalie Awards, played the Block island Music Festival in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and we've honed our sound in a steady stream of local bar gigs. Check out John's website:

Beasts of LoveSweet Mercy!
00:00 / 02:44
The JugglerSweet Mercy!
00:00 / 03:41

The Dead Sea Squirrels- old time string band music for contradancing. 

Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar) play driving, danceable, music for contradancing. Check out our facebook page:

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