Robert Cray Monday April 15 Narrows

As we continue to celebrate Robert Cray’s upcoming show on Monday night. Today, we feature the original video for Smoking Gun.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gQEDwjhaDE  A great tune with some stinging guitar that put Robert on the map. The band in the video is the same band that will be backing Robert at his Narrows show, crack tight with plenty of swing. Tickets still available for his show, get them now.

Comedy Night featuring Artie Januario, Frank Santorelli and Chris D

Artie Januario is one of Boston’s premier comedians. A regular in Las Vegas he is also makes frequent appearances at the Comedy Connection of Boston, Nicks Comedy Stop, and Giggles in Saugus, MA. He also recently hosted the prestigious Comics Come Home event in Boston and he’s opened for Dom Irrera, Richard Lewis, Lenny Clarke, and many other national headliners. Relating stories of family, married life and the work place, Januario is able to relate to virtually everyone in his audience and has one of the funniest acts in the business. Frank Santorelli has not only been a long time Boston area headliner, but fans will recognize him from his recurring role of ‘Georgie the Bartender’ in The Sopranos and his star role in film ‘The Godfathers of Comedy.’ Santorelli has appeared in numerous movies including ‘No Reservations,’ ‘Meet the Parents,’ and ‘Crooked Lines,’ as well as having been seen in many television shows including ‘Law and Order.’ Santorelli has headlined at some of the world’s most famous comedy clubs including Comic Strip, Catch a Rising Star, the Comedy Cellar, and Caroline’s, all in New York City as well as the Laugh Factory and The Improv in Los Angeles. He has also appeared at many of the major clubs around the country. Chris Dimitrakopoulos (Chris D) is the second son of Greek immigrants and uses his family background to become a rising star in the Boston stand-up comedy scene. Performing at all the top clubs and venues all over New England, he was recently voted as Boston’s second best young comedian by the Boston Comedy Scene Examiner. With his blend of jokes about his quirky, Greek father and his unique perspective on the world around him, Chris has left audiences laughing.

Robert Cray at Crossroads Festival

In celebration of Robert Cray’s upcoming show at the Narrows Center on April 15 and to pay homage to blues great Hubert Sumlin(Narrows alum). Here’s a clip from Crossroads Guitar festival  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tEVB-t04OU which coincidentally Robert Cray is playing in tonight at MSG with our buddies Los Lobos and a slew of great guitar players, many of whom have graced the Narrows stage.

Robert Cray Celebration

I had a good time and got some good feedback on the week of Los Lobos videos, I thought I would keep it rolling with the  great Robert Cray who plays the Narrows on Monday April 15. Robert is a great singer and guitar player deluxe. Here is a nice version of his song Bad Influence from the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKvCmwOVMbQ Check back tomorrow for more with Mr. Robert Cray

Bettye LaVette

Bettye ripped up the Narrows last time through. Impassioned vocals writhing and prancing the stage like a panther. One of the best shows we have ever hosted. We are honored and estatic for her return performance.

Craig DeMelo and Rebecca Correia

Winner of Limelight Magazine’s 2010 male vocalist of the year award, Craig DeMelo (The Whiskey Poet) is a versatile, passionate, and eclectic singer/songwriter, who can spin a ballad, paint a picture, blast out a rock song, or even freestyle. Craig has opened for Howie Day, Hootie and the Blowfish, Matchbox 20, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less than Jake, Griffin House, and Ed Kowalczyk. ‘Craig has great songs, a great vibe, and it’s only a matter of time before his talents are discovered by the masses.’-Chris Foitle, Dir. A&R Atlantic Records Nashville based singer/songwriter Rebecca Correia is the rare combination of talent realized in one person: a soulful songwriter, a feverishly adept musician and a phenomenally gifted singer, which is likely what led Vance Gilbert to call her ‘a broken winged angel’ after their first shared performance. The growing list of major artists who’ve welcomed Rebecca as their opener reads like a veritable Who’s Who, and so far includes Natasha Bedingfield, Shawn Colvin, Livingston Taylor, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Melissa Ferrick, Tracy Bonham, Jessie Colter, Raining Jane, Ryan Cabrera, Keb Mo, Lucy Kaplansky, Matt Cusson & Javier Colon.

Entrain

Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic Martha’s Vineyard-based six piece Entrain has been thrilling critics and fans alike since it’s inception. Entrain has jammed with the likes of singer/songwriter James Taylor, Grateful Dead Alum Bob Weir and rock legend Bo Diddley. But Entrain’s goal is not just to be the biggest and the best, says founding member Tom Major, ‘We wanna create music that makes people feel good. When we look out from the stage, all we see is smiling faces and bodies moving. You can’t beat that feeling.’ SPECIAL EVENT Wine Tasting featuring Clos duBois Pinot Grigio and Dreaming Tree Crush (red blend) 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.’

Los Straitjackets and Sarah Borges Band

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the ‘Jackets’ have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 10 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows. Viva Los Straitjackets! ‘Band Seeking Audience Willing to Leave Their Seats’ is how the New York Times titled a review of a Sarah Borges live show, and their characterization nailed it. Borges and her three piece backing band alternately roll, wail and testify in a set filled with roots, rock and contemplation that encompasses songs from the singer’s four albums, the last of which, ‘Radio Sweetheart’ is soon to be released. Borges’s clear and cutting voice is the focal point of the live show, but the rest of the band do their part to showcase her strong songwriting and storytelling.