Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Instead of being a quiet, introspective concert (as I feared) it was a high energy celebration, filled with the over-the-top stuff that Bruce is a master at. It was a ball!
Rick Massimo at the Projo has a different view. Read his review by clicking here.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Stumbled across this write up about Bruce's folkie doings.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
The show is Saturday, June 24.
She recently worked with Bob Dylan, as is chronicled in this article in a New Haven paper.
Tickets are still available!
Sunday, May 21, 2006
We've just wrapped up a singer/songwriter weekend at the Narrows, although the two are very different performers.
Friday night it was David Wilcox, above, who might be described as having a James or Liv Taylor approach.
Saturday night it was the brooding "trance" bluesman Otis Taylor.
We try to offer variety at the Narrows!
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Monday, May 15, 2006
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Yes, there are tickets to see The Mammals tonight (Saturday) at the Narrows.
Their latest CD, Departure, has been on the national Americana radio chart for awhile!
So you'll be seeing one of the hottest groups in the Americana genre!
See ya tonight?
Friday, May 12, 2006
A good crowd showed for Little Charlie and the Nightcats' first visit to the Narrows Thursday night.
Little Charlie is the guitarist, though he's pretty much low-key except when he's playing some scorching guitar.
The center of attention is lead singer/harmonica player Rick Estrin who rapped and raved through a couple of hours of jumpin' blues.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I've listened to it a few times--and it's quite different. There ain't no "You Can Call Me Al."
As noted below, I'm in the process of writing a review for www.americanaroots.com and would love to include your comments if you've had the chance to listen.
Little Charlie and his crew come to us from the land of AAAhnold, playing a hoppin' brand of hip and jivin' jump blues.
Tickets are still available.
See you tonight?
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Anyway, after a first listen, there's no question that this isn't your father's Paul Simon record. I couldn't hum a single melody, which is unusual since Paul specializes in catchy tunes.
On the other hand, it is very much a Paul Simon record. His voice and guitar playing are prominent. The other playing on the record is fairly restrained--including keyboard work from Herbie Hancock.
But, for better or worse, every song consists of what Paul Simon has called "soundscapes" from Brian Eno.
Congrats to Paul Simon for challenging himself artistically. It will be interesting to see listener response.
I'm planning to write a full review for americanaroots. com over the next few days. Those are, however, my initial thoughts for what they're worth.
Anybody else hear the new Paul Simon CD? Please leave comments. Help me write the review!
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
After Richie Havens' show at the Narrows Saturday night he spent a lot of time with his fans.
But he wasn't too busy to meet one of the Narrows' top volunteers, Benjamin Norton.
Benjamin, and his younger brother Owen, may be few in years--but they've seen so many concerts that they're sophisticated way beyond their youth.
It looks like Benjamin liked Richie's show. Guess we'll invite Mr. Havens back!
Sunday, May 07, 2006
It's called "Surprise" and is a collaboration with Eno.
Sunday's New York Times has a nice write up, which you can access as long as the link lasts by clicking here.
Songs included Maggie's Farm, Love Is Alive, Freedom, and Here Comes the Sun. Richie brought his energy and joy to these and many others in a generous performance that lasted well beyond 90 minutes.
Since the place would be bathed in flashes constantly, photographs were limited to after the show, which is why there are only a few shots.
Richie graciously sat and signed CDs and posed for photos for a long line of admirers after the concert. If you have photos to share, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Friday, May 05, 2006
Thursday, May 04, 2006
He's playing the Narrows tonight, and there are plenty of tickets left.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see this finger-poppin', jive talkin' legend.
For more info, go to www.ncfta.org.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
But he's got his own CD out (which also features Norah Jones btw), and I wrote a little review of it for americanaroots.com.
You see read the review by clicking here.
Monday, May 01, 2006
At this writing, many tickets are still available.
Don't miss this opportunity to see at least one of these legends!
Get yer tickets at www.ncfta.org.