General Admission Standing Room Only
WILL EVANS (OF BAREFOOT TRUTH)
Hailing from the Atlantic coastline of Rhode Island, Will Evans has spent the last decade as the frontman for the New England-based Roots Rock outfit Barefoot Truth. After four albums and 50+ million streams on Pandora & Spotify, he embarked on his solo journey—and has since released three additional full-length albums and traveled the U.S. & Europe several times over.
Showcasing his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, Evans displays technical mastery of live-looping in his shows that include the didgeridoo, steel drums, percussive beatboxing, acoustic guitar, and layers of soulful vocals.
His album “Rise” was nominated for three categories by the New England Music Awards: Album of the Year, Roots Act of the Year, and Video of the Year. The album features deeply personal topics of humanity, compassion, and a reflection of the current political times.
While promoting the album, he toured extensively with his friend, mentor, and fellow conscious-roots musician Trevor Hall, performing for sold-out crowds across North America and Europe. Shortly after returning to the U.S., he recorded a full-length live album for Sugarshack Sessions and also released ‘The Summer Swell,’ a 3-song live EP, as well as a new summer-vibed single: “Lean In.”
ENVIRONMENT, HOPE, AND INCLUSION
A lifelong surfer and environmentalist, Evans’ songs speak to the importance of connecting with—and protecting–the earth. At a time when so many are looking for words of inspiration and reassurance, his songs deliver messages of family, love, hope, and inclusion.
Will Evans has shared the stage with many top artists, including Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Rusted Root, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, Xavier Rudd, Donavon Frankenreiter, Six60, Ryan Montbleau, Railroad Earth, and members of Dispatch.
Tracy Jo is a Black Rock, CT based musician and leader of her roots-rock band Tracy Jo & the Toads. After studying music in New Orleans, Tracy Jo relocated to Connecticut, bringing new experience and influences into her songwriting. Her music is a blend of blues and gritty soul led by powerful, sultry vocals. In addition to her own projects, she tours as a singer with reggae band Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads.
Joining her for this special acoustic performance is guitarist Jon Kamal of her band.
FOR FANS OF: Susan Tedeschi // Yola // The Wood Brothers
Based in Newport, RI, Laden Valley is an indie-folk band fronted by Evan St. Martin and Dave Sarazen. With songs that oscillate between stripped down acoustic ballads to winding psychedelic improvisations, their sound pays homage to the wide-ranging sonic palette of the 1970s. Centered on tight vocal harmonies and honest songwriting, the band explores the themes of passing time, the excesses of modern life, and the long road to realizing redemption.