Singer-songwriters Kerri Powers and Lauren King will perform at the Blackstone River Theater on September 17

The Blackstone River Theater will present a shared concert featuring Kerri Powers and Lauren King on Saturday, September 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Blackstone River Theater, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. Admission is $15.00 in advance and $18.00 the day of the show. For reservations or information, call Blackstone River Theater at (401) 725-9272.

Steeped in the emotions of blues, folk and country music, roots singer-songwriter Kerri Powers uses her dramatically dark voice to tap into the depths of romantic heartbreak and shattered dreams in the edgy narratives of her songs. Hailing from rural Massachusetts, Powers sings the blues with such authentic, local grit that you might think she’s from Mississippi.

As well as being an accomplished chronicler of disappointment and despair, she can also transform into a mischievous, cheeky rebel with a cause, a Mark Twain-esque trickster whose wry words and phrasing can also celebrate joy and happiness. ‘hope. According to John Apice of No Depression, “I don’t know where this young lady is from, but it must be a secret place. It’s not the kind of singing and performing that can be easily taught. It must be in your mind, in your blood, and the fact that she’s from the Northeast is going to confuse artists down South, in the Delta, in Memphis, Clarksdale, Austin and Nashville.

Lauren King (Photo courtesy of Blackstone River Theatre)

Raised in Smithfield, RI, Lauren King is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter who enjoys pairing poetic lyrics with memorable melodies. Lauren recently won two 2022 RI Motif Music Awards for Best Singer-Songwriter and Best Country Actor. King’s album “The Wolf is Back” has already won a 2021 RI Motif Music Award for Americana Album of the Year.

Lauren has caught the eye of the likes of Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams), Chris Trapper (Rob Thomas, music from the film August Rush) and Sasha Ostrovsky (Darius Rucker) who are all King fans and also star on “The Wolf” project. is Back”. . King recently announced that she will be moving to Colorado in November, so this will be one of her last gigs in the area.

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