Friday, June 30, 2006
October 14 John Cowan Band & Darrell Scott (who has a new CD out which I just got in the mail). Darrell, by the way, is featured in the latest issue of No Depression magazine.
November 10 Left Coast Rockabilly Cat Deke Dickerson, always a crowd favorite.
There are others too. Keep an eye on this space, or visit the official schedule at ncfta.org.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Some content concerns Americana music, which is a lot of what we feature at the Narrows. Read more by clicking here.
(Full disclosure: the article talks about what Clear Channel is doing in the Americana radio field. Your humble blogger does some work for Clear Channel.)
Friday, June 23, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
That's right, November!
At this pace, I wouldn't be surprised if this thing sells out very shortly.
Get your tickets at www.ncfta.org.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Progressive jazz trio Katahdin's Edge pushed the musical envelope Saturday night at the Narrows while keeping their sense of melody.
If you're interested in learning how to play jazz, check out a website affiliated with Katahdin's Edge: jazzedge.com.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
These guys are from England, but seemed to be on a first-name basis with a good number of the fans. You would have thought they were a local band!
Apparently, some members of the audence have made the trek across the pond to the group's annual summer celebration Cropredy.
Friday, June 16, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Go to www.ncfta.org for more info.
See you Thursday night!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
When your humble blogger is not at the Narrows, he's rustling around the area looking for artistic and historic opportunities.
One is the Colonial African Burial Ground on Farewell Street in Newport. It's free and it's part of the history of Newport that has gotten traditionally little attention: slavery.
Keith Stokes, head of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and his wife have made documenting and promoting this history one of their life's passion. Visit their very fine website at www.colonialcemetery.com.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Jeremy relocated to Boston after Katrina did a number on his Crescent City home.
The evening's headliners The Iguanas--one of whom said his saxophone was under water for two weeks--got the crowd dancing with their mixture of rhythmic styles.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Billy Preston, the 5th Beatle (played on Let It Be sessions) has died. He wrote "You Are So Beautiful," for Joe Cocker and had his own hits such as "Nothing from Nothing."
More from Rolling Stone.
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Funny, people know his name but not his music--including me.
But I've been digging his new CD, which I got in the mail for my CD review duties for www.americanaroots.com.
You can listen to some samples by clicking here.
Do you think we should book him at the Narrows?
Friday, June 02, 2006
Yes, #1 country.
For the list, make a click.
Thursday, June 01, 2006
If you've attended shows at the Narrows over the past 3 years, you might be familiar with a Rhode Island kid JJ Baron, who has performed as an opener and headliner a bunch of times. If memory serves, he's even played at our open mike night.
His latest CD has a cover of him photographed in the Narrows freight elevator. Anyway, he's featured in a podcast that you can check out by clicking here.