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Thursday, November 01, 2012


Infectious folk-rock from Rich Ferri & The Wealth on the Water were part of a stirring All Hallows eve at AS220.

On Halloween night at AS220 in downtown Providence, folk music ruled the stage that was a treat to the costume adorned masses. The Sugar Honey Iced Tea, Kristen Ford, Rich Ferri & The Wealth On The Water and The Crazy Exes From Hell brought some fantastic tunes that provided a marvelous experience on an evening where people were dressed up and ready to party. Good vibes and visual delights highlighted the Halloween festivities for a night that was simply a treasure.

The Sugar Honey Iced Tea

Dressed as a Moth, a Spider and a Bee, The Sugar Honey Iced Tea's folk sounds were absolutely beautiful. Awesome tunes that definitely kicked the night off just right. "Blessings & Blues", "Sister Stay Away","The Dino Song" and "China Shop" featured in a glowing performance from one of the best female acts in Providence today.

Kristen Ford

As not your usual cat with whiskers, flannel and crazy curly hair, Kristen Ford's soulful voice accompanied by an acoustic guitar enthralled the audience, so powerful that it didn't even seem like she needed a microphone. A breath of fresh air, it's always satisfying when you see what a talented musician can do with just a guitar and an emphatic voice. Kristen definitely upped the ante with "February Sun" and "Bag of Bones" along with an earth-shattering stage presence that just couldn't be ignored. You also shouldn't ignore her album The Grindstone accompanied with her activity book and mixtape that she has available at her shows. Something you gotta pick up to give your ears some good vibrations.

Rich Ferri & The Wealth on the Water

Rich Ferri & The Wealth on The Water were up next with their infectious folk-rock sounds that had everybody cutting a rug on the hardwood floor. "The Long Way Back", "The Remnants Of A Novel", "Parallel Lines", "When It's My Turn To Go", "Good Old-Fashioned Greed", "Catacombs", "He, The Greatest Deceiver" and "Good Men Look Like Me". Rich and the boys have an album out called The Last One Out Of This Town along with a music video that goes with each track off of it at www.richferri.com, a very unique approach to a spectacular piece of music.

The Crazy Exes From Hell

The Crazy Exes From Hell's folk-punk rhythms featuring Steve Subrizi and Kirsten Opstad had everyone clapping their hands and grooving to the dueling acoustic guitars. The catchy songs "I Want To Be Alone", "Who The Fuck", "Summer In Somerville" and "Carol For The Bitter At Heart"  were part of an angst-filled set that made it for a great ending to a dynamic show on All Hallow's Eve. It's always a good time at AS220, log on to www.as220.org to see when the next awesome band is playing the performance space and everything you need to know about getting involved at The Creative Capital's haven for music and art.


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