The 15th Annual Rhythm & Roots Festival in Rhode Island | Aug. 31st-Sept. 2nd, 2012

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Rhythm & Roots Festival adds new artists – Announces the completed lineup and expanded workshop stage for 15th Anniversary Celebration!

Rhythm & Roots Festival, Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012

Ninigret Park, 4890A Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

Fri: 5:00 pm – 12:00 am; Sat/Sun: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Tickets: $25-$175, Children 12 and under: free

www.rhythmandroots.com, 888-855-6940
(See full lineup below)

  Three new artists have been added to the Rhythm & Roots Festival at Ninigret Park. Renowned Nashville Americana artist, Nanci Griffith, who has just released a new CD, entitled Intersection,
debuts at Ninigret Park on Sunday Sept. 2nd.  Griffith calls the album,
which has gotten rave reviews, “the most personal” of her career and
contributed the track “Hell No (I’m Not Alright)” to the Occupy Wall St
album, Occupy This Album
Her band includes award-winning guitarist Pete Kennedy and wife/vocalist Maura.

  Also added is Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound.
Cebar, who describes his music as “original dance music rooted in
Rhythm and Blues traditions with a pronounced emphasis on Latin,
Caribbean and African inflections and a wildass regard for the flow of
language,” will perform on both Saturday and Sunday, Sept 1st and 2nd.

  The zydeco lineup gets a boost on Saturday and Sunday of the festival with the addition of Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, winner of 2008’s West Coast Blues Hall of Fame Award
for “Best Zydeco Group.”  Building from his love and respect for
traditional Zydeco, Thierry’s original music is a blend of old and new,
with his musical mastery enabling him to create a unique sound for his
and future generations while staying true to the past.

NEWLY EXPANDED WORKSHOP STAGE & OTHER FEATURES

The schedule and programming for the popular Workshop Stage
at Rhythm & Roots has been extended to 10:00 pm, from its previous
end time of 6:00 pm. It will also be physically expanded with a bigger
stage and bigger tent this year.  There will be three evening
performances on the Workshop Stage in addition to the daytime workshops.

In ongoing improvements to the festival, the always packed Dance Tent’s location
will be moved further back so that it faces away from the Main Stage,
allowing for more separation between the two areas.

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2012 Artist Lineup

Hosted by 4-time Grammy Nominees
The Pine Leaf Boys (Fri/Sat/Sun)
website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page
~ and proudly presenting ~

Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band (Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Nanci Griffith (Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

David Bromberg Big Band (Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Carolina Chocolate Drops (Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

La Bottine Souriante (Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Sat/Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

The Duhks (Sat/Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Donna the Buffalo (Fri) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic (Sat/Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page 

The Gourds (Fri/Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie (Fri/Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Blackie & the Rodeo Kings (Sat/Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Roddie Romero & the Hub City All-Stars (Fri/Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Johnny Nicholas & Hellbent (Sat) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Sarah & the Tall Boys (Fri/Sat/Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Dennis Stroughmatt & Creole Stomp (Sat/Sun) website

Golden Triangle (feat. David Greely, Johnny Nicholas, Sam Broussard) (Sun) website | Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

Planet Zydeco (Sat/Sun) website

Magnolia Cajun Band (Sat/Sun) website 

Hot Tamale Brass Band (Sun) website |  Visit the Pine Leaf Boys' Facebook page

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