Henry Butler

A six-time W.C. Handy Best Blues Instrumentalist – Piano award nominee. Playing piano since the age of six, Butler is a master of musical diversity. Combining the percussive jazz piano playing of McCoy Tyner and the New Orleans style playing of Professor Longhair through his classically-trained wizardry, Butler continues to craft a sound uniquely his own. A rich amalgam of jazz, Caribbean, classical, pop, R&B and blues influences, his music is as excitingly eclectic as that of his New Orleans birthplace. www.henrybutler.com

Walter Wolfman Washington – CANCELLED

The Wolf is back in town,’sang the late Howlin’ Wolf. He’s gone, but there’s a blues guitarist who’s carrying the name ‘Wolf,’ and he will be in town for his first show at the Narrows. The Wolfman is from New Orleans and has been playing for a long time, backing up the legendary Lee Dorsey and Irma Thomas, as well as playing his own acclaimed gigs at the Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans and elsewhere. Learn more: www.piedmonttalent.com/bios.cfm?ID=23

Livingston Taylor

We’ve always considered Liv a better performer than his famous brother James. Whether it’s guitar or keyboards or his wonderful vocal stylings, Liv excels. He’s also personable and funny, and really knows how to entertain. Plus he’s a heck of a songwriter as well. Don’t miss his debut at the Narrows! His website: www.livtaylor.com

Tom Pacheco

Tom, originally from New Bedford, struck it big when Jefferson Starship recorded his song ‘All Fly Away’ for their acclaimed ‘Dragonfly’ album. Richie Havens recorded his ‘Indian Prayer’ song, and Rick Danko recorded several of his songs. Tom lived in Ireland for awhile and got a following in Europe. He returned to the USA, writing songs and performing out of Woodstock, NY and Nashville. These days he’s working out of Woodstock and has played several outstanding shows at the Narrows. Visit www.tompacheco.com Opening Act: Tim Grimm
A Midwesterner, and singer-songwriter in the Woody Guthrie tradition. His 2003 CD featured Ramblin’ Jack Elliott and Stacey Earle, and he’s won a slew of songwriting contests as well. Visit his website: www.timgrimm.com

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason

This couple is so devoted to the acoustic music scene and traditions that they own and operate fiddle & dance camps in the Catskills! You may have heard them on Prairie Home Company (where Molly once worked in the house band), CBS Good Morning, and NPR’s All Things Considered. Jay’s composition ‘Ashokan Farewell’ was a central sound in the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War on PBS. Their website: www.jayandmolly.com

The Strawbs

British folk pioneers, the Strawbs have a history that includes Sandy Denny (later of Fairport Convention) and Rick Wakeman (later of Yes). David Cousins was one of the band’s founders and mainstays, and he’s still with the group despite a long history going back to the early 1960s. Their biggest hit was a tune called ‘Part of the Union’ in the early 1970s. Learn more: www.strawbpage.ndirect.co.uk

April Verch

Rounder Records’ artist April Verch has won fiddle championships in her native Canada. She mixes a variety of sounds: French-Canadian, Scottish, Irish, Latin and Appalachian. You may have seen her play in New Bedford, but this is her first trip up the long and winding steps at the Narrows! Learn more: www.aprilverch.com

Rosie Flores

$12 to see Rosie Flores? What? This is a bargain! And she’s bringing her combo with her! Rosie has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and the Conan O’Brien show! Her latest CD has topped the charts of XM Satellite Radio and Americana radio stations across the land. She’s worked with Marshall Crenshaw, Joe Ely, Freddy Fender and Elvin Bishop as well as her idol, Wanda Jackson, a rockabilly legend. Is Rosie alternative country? Is she rockabilly? The answer is: yes! Learn more: www.rosieflores.com

The Cottars

Celtic and cute! No disrespect intended for their musical prowess, but they are adorable! Brother & sister Ciaran & Fiona MacGillivray and brother & sister Jimmy & Roseanne MacKenzie are in their mid to late teens and are from Cape Breton Island, a breeding ground for Celtic. In their young lives, they’ve already played the Newport Folk Festival, Boston’s Symphony Hall and other prestigious venues. They play Celtic, but experiment with other styles and contribute their own songs. Visit www.thecottars.com