Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Meet Crooked Still

One of the hottest roots groups is out of Boston. It's called Crooked Still, and perhaps someday we'll book 'em at the Narrows.

Your humble blogger wrote a review of their latest CD for To read the review, please click here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Ryan Rocks!

Mild-mannered, nice guy folkie Ryan Fitzsimmons proved he has a rock 'n' roll heart Saturday night as he fronted a band that turned his songs to rock anthems.
If you've attended more than a few shows at the Narrows you probably have seen Ryan open for a good number of big names.

But this time Ryan had an opener--the lovely and talented Maybees--who, in spite of their youth, are starting to show their stuff as a solid roots duo.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

So How Was Dylan?

Rick Massimo from the Projo did a write up on the Dylan concert at McCoy Stadium.

If you'd like, add your own comments.

For Rick's article, click here.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

They Don't Look Like Nobody's Uncle

Sunday night the Narrows was graced, for the first time, by the presence and talent of Uncle Earl, an all female bluegrassy group.

They announced that on Monday they were scheduled to meet with Rounder Records concerning their next record. They said they were worried the record company wouldn't like their new songs.

The Narrows crowd sure did.

Local faves, the Remnants opened the evening.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

A Realistic Take On Johnny Cash

If you're like me--always looking to pop somebody's balloon--you might be uncomfortable with all of the belated Johnny Cash worship, in some cases by people who forgot all about him for decades.

Johnny Cash, the new pet rock. Yeeck.

In your humble blogger's opinion, some of the Rick Rubin-produced Cash stuff is just plain baloney. Yes, "Hurt" was a great track. But "Bridge Over Troubled Waters" was horrible, as were others.

That's why I particularly enjoyed a write-up in Slate that wrestles with the Johnny Cash fad. Check it out, if you dare, by clicking here.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Is It Flea?

It it Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers?

No, it's the bathrobed bass player for Ghorar Deem Express, a way out there progressive jazz combo that believes in giving "good visuals."

They brought their creativity and chops to the Narrows on Thursday night as our schedule begins to heat up after a short summer break.

See you soon at the Narrows?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Projo on Uncle Earl

The Providence Journal did a little blurb on our upcoming show with newgrassers Uncle Earl:

"On their debut record, She Waits for Night, the old-time folk quartet Uncle Earl honor classics such as 'Walking In My Sleep' and 'Ida Red,' and write new stuff that stands right up with them, such as 'Pale Moon' and 'Divine.'

"Banjoist-singer Abigail Washburn's solo performance (with cellist Ben Sollee) was one of the revelations of the Dunkin' Donuts Newport Folk Festival earlier this month, and the group is just as energetic, sinuous and fun. They're at the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, Sunday night at 8.

'Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. Call (508) 324-1926."

Thanks Projo for the plug!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

NY Dolls: More Son Volt than Sex Pistols

Remember the New York Dolls? They're baaaack, and sounding great.

If you care, you can read your humble blogger's review by clicking here.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Shows Not Yet Listed

October 5 Jim Lauderdale (first time ever at the Narrows)

December 8 Atwater Donnelly Trio

December 29 Johnny A

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Review of Susan Cowsill's CD

If you're interested, you can read your humble blogger's review by clicking here.