Which folk band should you see this weekend?

Nicole Aikens

Folk Alley ‘Round Town features folk artists performing in more than 35 venues around Kent. Folk music can be broadly defined, so if you’re unsure about what artists to see, this list can help. All shows take place tomorrow and are free

IF YOU LIKE classic or southern rock,

WATCH Patrick Sweany

TIME/LOCATION Zephyr Pub, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Patrick Sweany’s bluesy vocals sound like a combination of Van Morrison and Creedence

Clearwater Revival.

IF YOU LIKE acoustic folk,

WATCH Ashley Brooke Toussant


Coffee, 8-9 p.m.


WATCH Rachel Roberts

TIME/LOCATION Acorn Alley, 3-5 p.m.

Both of these girls sound like Joni Mitchell mixed with a little bit of Alanis Morissette and a pinch of Jewel.

IF YOU LIKE acoustic pop,

WATCH Justin Miller

TIME/LOCATION Last Exit Books, 2-4 p.m.

In his sweet and silky-smooth voice, Justin Miller sounds a little like Dashboard Confessional and Howie Day.

IF YOU LIKE bluegrass,

WATCH The Walkies

TIME/LOCATION Zephyr Pub, 9-10 p.m.

The instruments are definitely bluegrass, but the songs sound really punk. It’s an interesting new twist on an old style of music.

IF YOU LIKE post-punk,

WATCH Red Beard

TIME/LOCATION The Robin Hood, 11 p.m.

Red Beard sounds a lot like The Killers, but less electronic sounding.

List compiled by features correspondent Nicole Aikens.Contact her at [email protected].