Friday, March 31, 2006
If you're reading this Friday night you might want to check out Conan O'Brien tonight to sample who's playing the Narrows Saturday night.
Richard Julian will be on Conan with his full band--and doggone it, after the show they're going to drive from New York City just to play for you at the Narrows.
Richard has drawn acclaim from people like Norah Jones (who's on his latest record), Bonnie Raitt and Randy Newman.
Tickets are still available for Saturday night's show.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Anais Mitchell, who opens for Richard Shindell this Friday at the Narrows, is getting acclaim as a true original. Take a look:
“Anais Mitchell may be the best under-30 year old singer-songwriter performing today...Her melodies are like zebra mussels that latch on and stick to your consciousness.”- The Midnight Special (Chicago)
“An expressiveness that reflects and goes beyond her years: Vermont’s Mitchell is an original.”-The Boston Herald (Top 6 singer/songwriters to watch in ’06)
“Anais Mitchell breaks free of the weight of her genre...a knockout.”- Hymns for The Exiled review, Sing Out Magazine
Tickets are still available!
Sunday, March 26, 2006
It was an evening of folk songs with a retro feel.
While sometimes that's enough to put a chill down your humble blogger's back, Saturday night's show kept all the chills away, as your blogger and the audience were charmed by the musicality of The Kennedys and Mary Lee's Corvette. Both groups had never played the Narrows. We hope they will in the future.
First up were The Kennedys, fairly well known to the WUMB radio crowd (Barnes Newberry from the station was at the show). Maura Kennedy's smile lit up the room (maybe that's not politically correct to say, but it's true), and sang with a voice clear as a bell, with warmth and sincerity. Her husband Pete showed licks one normally doesn't expect in a folkie show, playing electric and acoustic guitar, ukelele, and some string instrument that looked like a cousin of the mandolin.
The Kennedys and Mary Lee Kortes, of Mary Lee's Corvette, performed together at the end of the Kennedys' set.
Mary Lee's Corvette rose to national fame with their live in-concert song-by-song cover of Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks album. While Mary Lee and her band did several from the old master, they also performed originals.
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His music was an influence on The Beatles and many others. The Beatles covered his "Act Naturally" song.
Many of us got to know him through his co-hosting duties on the TV show "Hee-Haw," with Roy Clark.
For more about his life, click here.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Friday, March 24, 2006
So, if you still want to go to the show, there should be no problem.
For details, go to www.ncfta.org.
See you Friday night? Mais, oui!
Monday, March 20, 2006
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, who rode out Hurricane Katrina in his house in New Orleans, brought what might be described as New Orleans rhythm and blues to the Narrows Saturday night.
The Wolf, known as a master axeman, actually played in an understated manner, focusing more on his soulful vocals, adding lead licks only to add spice rather than to dominate.
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Saturday, March 18, 2006
Fellow Canadian Joel Plaskett kicked off the evening in style with his quirky, off-beat songs.
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Sunday, March 12, 2006
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Saturday night hummed with the sprightly music of Aztec 2 Step, who lead our photo display. Dig that hat!
Friday we pulled back the tables and pews and created a dance floor for the Cajun sounds of Jesse Legere.