Swampcandy at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8pm. This stomping Mississippi blues and roots influenced duo is made of Ruben Dobbs' finger-picking and rhythmic style combined with Joey Mitchell's bass playing, pounding kick drum and percussive bass. Tickets: $19 advance, $22 general.
The Rigs, a powerful trio formed by longtime musical collaborators, perform at Harmony Presents, 8pm. Rooted in American musical traditions from the Appalachian Mountains to the streets of New Orleans, The Rigs’ sound is influenced by artists like John Hartford, The Band, Sly and The Family Stone, and The Meters.
Joseph in the Well at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8-10pm. Joseph in the Well is an original music project led by violinist-looper Joe Kye. Featuring violin, lush string loops, upright bass, and percussion, the band draws from multiple genres, including rock, jazz and classical. www.harmonypresents.com.
RUNA will return to The Cooperage, 7:30pm. RUNA is a Philadelphia based Celtic roots band that intertwines the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of bluegrass, flamenco, blues and jazz. BYOB. Suggested donation $15 at the door. 570/253-2020.
Woodsongs Coffeehouse presents "Duets," a showcase of regional folk and Americana duos, at Sullivan County Historical Society, 1:30-4pm. Featured duets will be Mike Baglione and Anne Loeb, Betty Altman and Phil Miller, Steve and Clancy Lane, and Carol Smith and Aldo Troiani of Little Sparrow. Cost: $8.
Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again at Harmony Presents in the Silk Mill, 8pm. The newly formed Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and jazz.
Adrianna Ciccone (Trio) at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8pm. Ciccone showcases Cape Breton reels, crooked French-Canadian brandys, the rollicking rhythms of Ottawa Valley stepdancing tunes, way down to Southern Appalachian stringband tunes; even incorporating Irish and Métis influences.
Peter Mulvey at Harmony Presents at the Hawley Silk Mill, 8pm. Mulvey's playing ranges from tender acoustic picking to rootsy blues and jazz.
RiverFolk Concerts presents Jann Klose, award-winning, pop singer-songwriter, at The Cooperage, 7:30pm. The Costellos open with Maverick Pop Music: Roots-Pop meets instrumental surf with a twang. Cost: $20/$25. B-day party.
RiverFolk Concerts presents Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at The Cooperage, 3pm. They play a wide variety of new acoustic American roots music, Bluegrass and acoustic country, with blues, folk, swing, and jazz. Powerful vocal harmonies, expressive songwriting, smooth ballads. 845/252-6783.