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Monday, September 10, 2012


The most badass man in Providence: Joe Fletcher. The band was well worth the wait since the Newport Folk Festival this summer.

On a rainy, humid Saturday night a trifecta of rock & roll graced the stage at The Met in Pawtucket. Bostonians Coyote Kolb, Local blues-rockers The Silks and the legendary Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons electrified the masses with tunes that made you groove and bust a move. Fletcher and the boys were playing their first Rhode Island show since lighting The Newport Folk Festival aflame this past July. Man, was it worth the wait.

Coyote Kolb

Coyote Kolb were playing their second set of the day after jamming up The Jamaica Plains Music Festival in Beantown earlier that afternoon. With lead singer & guitarist Chad Kolb who looks like a cross between Edgar Winter, Kurt Cobain and Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, Coyote Kolb brought the crowd to life with their brand of down & dirty folk-rock. The night was poised to be one to remember right from the start.

The Silks

Up next were The Silks, a bluesy power trio consisting of the charismatic Tyler-James Kelly on guitar and one of the most soulful voices you'll ever hear, the straight up cool Jonas Parmelee on bass and the raucous drumming skills of one Matthew Donnelly. A great set featuring "Mean Ol' Woman", "Down At The Heel", a dynamic extra saucy version of Robert Johnson's "Stop Breaking Down" with Diamond Rugs and local legend Bryan Minto blowin' the harp like a maniac, "Try All You Want" and "Learnin' To Let Go". The Silks have an album in the works that'll be due out during the holidays—one more thing to put on your  wishlist.

Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons

Bringing the night to an epic close were The Wrong Reasons led by the most badass man in Providence, Joe Fletcher. Kicking off with a cover of Bob Dylan's "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" with Minto again on the harp, then erupting with originals "Who Makes The Knives", "I Never", "Flat Tire", "The Drowsy Surgeon","Say What You Will", "Every Heartbroken Man", "Ambulances", "Drunk & Single (For George Jones)" and a cover of The Band's "Up On Cripple Creek" with Kolb and Kelly in dedication to the late drummer of The Band, Levon Helm.

As with every Wrong Reasons show, the crowd wants more, more and more. Fletcher and his gang delivered with an encore of "A Better Place" and the audience roared in applause. There a three things guaranteed in life: death, taxes and Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons rocking your ass 'til kingdom come. Wanna check out the next amazing show in Pawtucket? Check out www.themetri.com for all the details, tell 'em Mr. Duguay sent you.

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