New Season of Rhode Island Live Begins September 30

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Producer Kent Clemmons has done it again. This season of RHODE ISLAND LIVE captures outstanding local and national musicians recorded in local venues. Season three was recorded at the Knickerbocker Café in Westerly, RI, and at the Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI. RHODE ISLAND LIVE airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS, beginning September 30.

This is the Season 3 line-up (in parenthesis, premiere dates scheduled as of Oct 7):

#301 Marc Douglas Berardo, Abbey Gardner and Jesse Terry at the Knickerbocker Café (9/30/18)

#302 Willie J Laws Band at the Rhythm and Roots Festival (10/7/18)

Raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Willie J. developed his "funky blues" guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B, Tex-Mex Tejano/ Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country. The influences heard in the music of the Willie J. Laws Band are many and eclectic. There are deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music.

#303 Matt Andersen and the Bona Fide at the Rhythm and Roots Festival (10/14/18)

With nearly 10 million views on YouTube, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth.

In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theaters throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more.

#304 The Love Dogs at the Knickerbocker Café (10/21/18)

#305 Hat Fitz and Cara at Rhythm and Roots Festival (10/28/18)

#306 HoneyHoney; Jim Kweskin and Geoff Maldaur at the Rhythm and Roots Festival (11/4/18)

#307 Joe Lewis Walker at Knickerbocker Cafe (11/11/18)

#308 Los Texmaniacs; Phil and Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones at the Rhythm and Roots Festival; Artist Spotlight – Josh Grabert (11/18/18)

309 The CarLeans; Wild Sun – both at the Knickerbocker Café

310 David Grisman Sextet at Rhythm and Roots Festival; Artist Spotlight – Steve Volkmann (12/2/18)

311 Dustbowl Revival at Rhythm and Roots Festival (12/9/18)

312 Orchestre Royale at Rhythm and Roots Festival

313 The Silks at the Knickerbocker Café; Artist Spotlight – Kevin Herchen

314 Roomful of Blues at Rhythm and Roots Festival

315 Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers at Rhythm and Roots Festival

RHODE ISLAND LIVE spotlights the musicians that live and travel through the Ocean State. The series covers all genres of music, from rock to rap, from traditional spiritual, to blues and folk. Filmed at various venues and festivals in and around Rhode Island, the series showcases the variety and depth of talent Rhode Islanders have at their doorstep. Each week, RHODE ISLAND LIVE presents an up-front and personal look at touring acts, some in intimate clubs, others performing to an audience of thousands.