Tift Merritt

She’s an alt country chanteuse with a Grammy nomination and a boatload of great views. Her voice is smooth and warm with a throaty twang and unforced power. Her recent record Another Country ended up on many Top Ten lists of 08

Glenn Tilbrook (of Squeeze) and the Fluffers

When the wheel in question is the perfect three-and-a-half minute pop song, Tilbrook is a certified patent holder and member of that elite group that includes such tunesmiths as Lennon & McCartney, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello. As one half of the songwriting ampersand behind the beloved band Squeeze and now a successful solo artist, Tilbrook has perfected a signaturestyle marked by brilliant melodic invention, cheeky humor and slice-of-life pathos, all wrapped up with unshakable hooks and his golden boy tenor. From chestnuts like ‘Up the Junction’ and ‘Pulling Mussels (From the Shell)’ through stunning new tracks ‘Untouchable’ and ‘Ray and Me,’ he has amassed a veritable Sears Catalog of memorable songs.

The Radiators

For over thirty years, The Rads have been making some of the swampiest rock and roll on the planet. Their live shows are legendary for the great music and great vibes. Bring your party hat, this one is gonna rock

Ollabelle

Ollabelle artfully mixes gospel, soul folk, and rock into their own unique sound. Their music is rooted in the past but they have a contemporary feel and sensibilities. Gorgeous harmonies and ensemble playing make this group very special.

Seth Walker

Although he is heavily influenced by guitar players-BB King, T Bone Walker, and Snooks Eaglin to name just a few, Seth also has a great gift for songwriting in the blues idiom. He’s got a soulful voice and a killer band. Fans of Eric Lindell will totally dig this show.

The Flatlanders

We darn near had The Flatlanders at the Narrows before, with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock making an appearance awhile ago. This time Joe Ely will be with them so it’s truly a Flatlanders gig.

Bruce Molsky

Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades ‘ synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky’s influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe.