Friday, June 30, 2006

New Shows Not Yet Posted

October 13 Jon Langford's Ship featuring Sally Timms

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

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Rock Posters from the Summer of Love

Your humble blogger was at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts Wednesday where they have a display of posters from the legendary Summer of Love.

Check it out by clicking here.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006

So You Were Thinking About Getting The Dixie Chicks' CD?

If you were, you might want to read a review.

Your humble blogger offers one right here.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

What is Americana?

A new website for Urban Boomers has been developed with the address (What else?)

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

The Hearing of the Green

Irish dudes Teada (pronounced tay-ta) returned to the Narrows Thursday night.

Celtic on the shores of the Taunton River.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Richard Thompson Tickets Moving Already!!

The words were barely out of your humble blogger's mouth Thursday night before people started lining up for tickets to see Richard Thompson in November.

That's right, November!

At this pace, I wouldn't be surprised if this thing sells out very shortly.

Get your tickets at

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Katahdin's Edge Images

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:

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Fairport Fotos

Fairport Convention showed why they've lasted for decades, exhibiting their inspired musicianship and down-home showmanship at the Narrows Friday night.

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

Tickets ARE Available for Fairport Convention

Plenty of tickets still available for tonight's show (Friday night) starring Fairport Convention.

Guys from Little Feat Photos

Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett from Little Feat visited the Narrows for the first time on Thursday night.

If you were there and have a couple nice photos to share, please email your humble blogger at

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Richard Thompson Coming November 4

It's true. Richard Thompson will play the Narrows for the first time on November 4.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Plenty of Tickets Available for the Guys from Little Feat

Yes, there are tickets available for Thursday night's show with Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat.

Go to for more info.

See you Thursday night!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Day Tripping: Visit Overlooked Newport History

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

Will Bruce Springsteen Save Folk Music?

Does folk music need saving?

If it does, Bruce Springsteen may be the savior.

Then again, maybe not.

Read your humble blogger's review of the Boss's latest by clicking here.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Saturday Night N'Awlins Style

Slide blues guy Jeremy Lyons opened a Saturday night of New Orleans music at the Narrows.

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

Janis Ian's Narrows Debut In October

Legendary folkie Janis Ian has been booked at the Narrows for Friday, October 20.

"At 17" and "Society's Child" were her big hits, if memory serves.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Billy Preston: RIP

Can't believe I have two RIPs in a row.

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

Grateful Dead's Vince Welnick:RIP

The Grateful Dead's last keyboardist, Vince Welnick, died Friday, June 2.

Vince performed at the Narrows at least once.

For info from the Dead website, click here.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Charlie Musselwhite: Nasty Blues

Check this out: Blues guy Charlie Musselwhite has a cool new album.

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

You can listen to some samples by clicking here.

Do you think we should book him at the Narrows?

Friday, June 02, 2006

Dixie Chicks Hit #1--Without Country Radio

Though country radio won't play the Dixie Chicks' latest CD--because the Chicks jumped ugly (to use an I-Man term) with George Bush during wartime--the ladies are #1 pop and #1 country.

Yes, #1 country.

For the list, make a click.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Son of Narrows Featured in Podcast

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.