Pawtucket Times

BRT presents the Atwater-Donnelly Band


Blackstone River Theatre will present the Atwater-Donnelly Band on Sunday, November 20, 3:00 p.m., at Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. Admission is $18.00 advance, $22.00 day of show. For reservatio­ns or informatio­n call Blackstone River Theatre at (401) 725-9272.

Regional favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return in a band format with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals and Erin Lobb Mason on bass and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditiona­l American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works.

This concert will celebrate the release of Aubrey and Elwood’s new CD, their 14th album, called “The Boat You Row” as well as their 9th book, “Song By Song, Volume II.” Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual vocal harmonies and play guitar, Appalachia­n mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjack­s and other musical surprises. Performanc­es are appealing to all ages, and with humor, audience participat­ion and a highly relaxed stage presence, Aubrey and Elwood also explain song origins to give more relevance to the material.

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