Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks

Beginning as a drummer in the seminal 60’s San Francisco rock band The Charlatans, and continuing with his unique and legendary Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Dan Hicks is widely acknowledged as one of the defining figures in American roots music. Having earned a reputation as a true original with his signature eclecticism and humor, Hicks continues to carve his way through a number of genres from proto-psychedelia to western swing and jazz, from tin pan alley to country blues — all the while cultivating his own unique sound.

An Acoustic Evening with Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys

There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers. Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience. His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out.

AUTOGRAPHED ARTWORK FOR AUCTION

An original painting – canvas size 6’7” H x 8′ W  by Narrows’ studio artist Tony Henriques graced one wall in the performers’ Green Room in 2012. All the performers were invited to sign the canvas and most did. The painting includes dozens of autographs of your favorite performers and musicians and is an incredible collector’s item and a reminder of the outstanding concerts you enjoyed last year at the Narrows.

As a fundraiser for our 2013 Air Conditioning Capital Campaign, the Narrows is offering this original, one-of-a-kind, extraordinary work of art for purchase via auction. Bidding starts at $1,000. Bids can be placed by email to publicrelations@narrowscenter.org

The current bid amount will be posted – and updated as bidding increases – in the blog section on the homepage of the website. Bidders’ information will be confidential.

The canvas is on display in the Narrows Café Gallery. To view the signed artwork CLICK HERE

WINE TASTINGS 1/12 & 1/26

Two wine tasting events will take place from 7 – 8 p.m. prior to the Johnny A and Cheryl Wheeler concerts.
January 12 features Simi Cabernet Sauvignon and Simi Chardonnay.
January 26 features Wild Horse Pinot Noir and Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc.
The evenings’ wine tastings are sponsored by Globe Liquors of Fall River, located at 180 President Ave.,“Where we love to enhance your wine shopping experience.”

Francisco Pais ‘Raise Your Vibration’ CD Release Party

A devoted yogi who was born in Sintra, a small village near Lisboa, Portugal, Pais has played his own music all over the world with some of the best musicians in the New York scene. He plays original music that blends elements of his diverse cultural upbringing with elements of rock, world music and pop. As grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding says: ‘Francisco Pais is an incredibly talented composer and arranger; he is dedicated and I support him and believe in him.’ Music critic Brent Black 5 star review says: ‘While Pais is a stellar guitarist and a compositional beast, he now assumes the role of vocalist…’ ‘It is rare that an album contains such honesty and passion that both a visceral and cerebral connection can be made by all that should take the time to simply listen…’ ‘…Incredibly inventive and highly entertaining. A stunning recording on more levels then I have space to print…’

Johnny A

Only the finest musicians have the ability to capture the nuances of life in sound, which puts Johnny in a very exclusive group of six-stringers that includes Les Paul, Wes Montgomery, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, and Jimi Hendrix. The secret is his blend of melody, sonic definition, technique and that indefinable-yet-tangible quality called ‘soul.’ And he’s eloquently shared that secret on the CDs Sometime Tuesday Morning (2001), Get Inside (2004) and the instructional DVD Taste, Tone, Space (2006). All the virtues of Johnny A.’s playing are in abundant display on One November Night. Johnny has shared the stage with B.B. King, Les Paul, Jeff Beck, JJ Cale, Etta James, Dr. John, Joe Satriani, Peter Frampton, Steve Vai, George Thorogood, Eric Johnson, Joe Bonamassa, Huey Lewis and the News, Sonny Landreth, Robben Ford, Monte Montgomery, Duke Robillard and Coco Montoya, among others. SPECIAL EVENT Wine Tasting featuring Simi Cabernet Sauvignon and Simi Chardonnay from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. sponsored by Globe Liquors, 180 President Ave., Fall River, MA. ‘Where we love to enhance your wine shopping experience.’

SOLD OUT Lake St. Dive

They blew everyone away at this year’s Arts Festival. So we are bringing them back for more fun and great tunes. If you haven’t heard them you should, do so immediately.