Coco Montoya

He learned the electric blues guitar from Albert Collins while playing drums in his band. John Mayall recruited him for his newly re-formed Bluesbreakers, filling the spot once held by the likes of Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. ‘In a world of blues guitar pretenders, Coco Montoya is the real McCoy. Be prepared to get scorched,’ says Billboard.

Giveway

Musical sisters from Scotland bring the music of their homeland to the Narrows for the first time. Fiona, on fiddle, guitar, piano, whistle and vocals; Kirsty, piano, accordion, vocals; Amy, drums and accordion; and Mairi, keyboards, vocals and bass. Meet these talented women at www.givewaymusic.com.

Roots of Creation

Jam banders unafraid to let their freak flag fly as they boogie through all sorts of funky rhythms. Every time we have these folks in, we love them even more. www.rootsofcreation.com.

Steve Forbert

Yes, he’s the ‘Romeo’s Tune’ guy. But his career has been much more than that, as those who have seen him previously at the Narrows know firsthand. We particularly dig his version of the Kinks’ ‘Star Struck.’

Entrain

The Boston Globe’s Steve Morse described Entrain as ‘like a lively summit conference between the Dave Matthews Band and Little Feat.’ Says it all.

Eilen Jewell

We first met her as an opening act; now her music is popular on Americana radio stations across the USA. She’s gotta a kinda lazy, sexy, western swingy kind of voice and a cookin’ band. And she knows how to write a tune. Give a listen to this young woman!

Eric Lindell

The Washington Post calls him ‘a rock-‘n’-soul man in the tradition of Van Morrison and Southside Johnny but with a twist: Lindell has spent the past seven years in New Orleans.’

Alison Brown Quartet /Joe Craven

Talk about a Renaissance person! Allison Brown is a Harvard grad, a Grammy-winning banjoist, a co-founder of Compass Records, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University. She kind of blends bluegrass with acoustic jazz, or something like that, when she does the music thing. Meet this wonder woman at www.alisonbrown.net. Bring your daughters to this show. Sounds like she’d be a heck of a role model!