Providence Journal previews I&R at Columbus Theatre

By Rob Duguay / Special to The Journal

Posted Dec 26, 2018 at 9:30 PM


Cournoyer, who cut his teeth on the Providence music scene, has been living in Nashville since 2013.

A common occurrence during the holiday season is when folks head back home to see friends and family. For the person who returns to familiar surroundings, it’s a time to catch up and see what’s new.

This month, Coventry native Josh Cournoyer finds himself in that situation.

Cournoyer cut his teeth in the Providence music scene as part of the rock bands The Invite and Northern Lands before moving to Nashville in 2013 to join Runaway Saints, featuring fellow Rhode Islander Johnny Gates.

Recently, he has started his own solo project, I&R, with a revolving cast of musicians. He’ll perform at the Columbus Theatre in Providence on Saturday with singer-songwriter John Faraone and the Mountainess, led by Emily Goldstein.

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