Monday, February 26, 2007
Anywhooo, it just so happens when I was still writing regular reviews for www.americanaroots.com (I'm on a hiatus right now--writing reviews can wear you down, even though I think it sharpens your ears) I reviewed Charlie Musselwhite's latest CD. If you care to read it, here is the link:
By the way, if you've been to the Narrows over the past week or so you may have heard the CD over the speaker system.
Sunday, February 25, 2007
Saturday, February 24, 2007
His name is Brad Hatfield. Visit his website to learn more.
You never know who you'll bump into at the Narrows.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Thursday, February 22, 2007
The name of the new CD: Diamonds in the Dark.
By the way, we'll soon be announcing a June show with Sarah and her band. Hope you'll be there!
Watch this space!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
But she also enjoys meeting her fans, which she did after her show.
Rory is a "godly" woman.
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Bill is a children's performer, who, if memory serves, was a prime mover for Stone Soup in Providence. He lives in Seekonk.
I spotted Bill at the Narrows last year sometime and we had a nice chat.
Congrats good guy Bill Harley!
Rick over at the Projo did a piece, which you can read here.
The other local guy up for a Grammy, Duke Robillard (coming to the Narrows in March), did not win.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
He's best known here for writing tunes covered by Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Tina Turner and others, but we understand he's huge on the Emerald Isle, which he still calls home--though he confessed to living a few months in Perryville, Rhode Island (part of South Kingstown) with folksinger Patrick Sky in the late 1960s or thereabouts. (Patrick Sky, by the way, was a wild man, though he's sort of gone legit these days.)
Rick over at the Projo wrote a nice piece in today's paper. Check it out here, and good luck Duke!
See ya in March!
Friday, February 09, 2007
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Kris Delmhorst--Great songwriter, singer. She's got a following across the country, particularly in the Boston area. She's still building an audience in the Fall River/Providence area, so you might not know her, even though she's played the Narrows several times as well as one of our outdoor events. That's her in the photo, by the way.
Aztec Two Step--These guys are a solid draw. We had them play the Narrows for the first time about a year ago. Drew a large crowd and they put on a heck of a show. They've been working musical venues in this area for decades. Might be a sell out, so don't wait too long for this one.
Richard Shindell--Wow, we're talking September already. This will be his second visit. He's a national, perhaps international, legend to those following the serious singer/songwriter types.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
In case you did, I've dug up some info about his death and his career.
In short, Sneaky Pete was in the Flying Burrito Brothers with Americana saint Gram Parsons and underappreciated Narrows vet Chris Hillman, and did session work for John Lennon, Joe Cocker and many others.
Grabbed this from the Mercury News. Click right here.
See the Flying Burrito Brothers on youtube, featuring some fuzzy, psychedelic pedal steel from Sneaky Pete, by clicking here.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
"We're very excited to have Sarah on Sugar Hill," says Kevin Welk, president of the Welk Music Group. "We are eager to expand on her already enthusiastic base and bring her music to a larger audience."
"I'm so happy to become a part of the Sugar Hill roster," says Borges. "The band and I are excited to be introduced to folks who are already fans of Sugar Hill artists, and we're looking forward to bringing our brand of rock'n'roll to the label's vast catalog of exceptional music."
Artists on Sugar Hill include Nickel Creek, the Duhks, James McMurtry, Dolly Parton and Tim O'Brien.
"I know I can speak for everyone at the Narrows in congratulating Sarah and her band on this accomplishment," said Narrows' emcee and blogger Steve Hug. "When Narrows president Patrick Norton first brought her to the Narrows a couple years back as an opening act, we didn't know what to expect. We were blown away from the start!"
Sugar Hill will release her label debut this year. Borges will go back into the studio with Paul Q. Kolderie, the Boston-based producer of her acclaimed 2005 album, Silver City (Blue Corn). Kolderie has more than 300 records under his belt as producer and engineer, including acts like Hole, Radiohead, Morphine, and scores of others.
Borges says the new record will be "a take-home version of our live show - full of energy and heartfelt songs, with a nod to the music that's come before us and an eye on our indie rock heritage."
Sugar Hill Records is owned by the Santa Monica-based Welk Music Group, who also owns the prestigious and historical Vanguard Records.