Their takeoff on the old song ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree’ was a huge hit on YouTube. They’re hilarious as they mix their rootsy sound with tongue-in-cheek social commentary.
The Waybacks These creative guys out of the Left Coast have played the Narrows a time or two before, mixing bluegrass with all sorts of other styles. Catch ’em this time as they tour in support of a new CD.
Sometymes Why is a mesmerizing trio of modern-day sirens. Their vocal intensity, sparse arrangements, and passionate lyricism whirl into the air and cut a cyclone’s path through the heart. Aoife, Ruth and Kristin have honed their recipe for ruthless tenderness with utter disregard for conformity or convention…you can see/hear this in the beauty they bring to their other projects, namely: Crooked Still, The Mammals and Uncle Earl. Their songs tell the secret tales of our own lives and beg us to believe in the power of revelation.
Born in the Mississippi Delta, this pioneering pianist’s songs have been covered by The Clash, The Who (They did ‘Young Man’s Blues’), Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello etc. His music has been described as a fusion of rustic blues and jazz. It’s an absolute high honor to bring this gentleman to the Narrows.
Our first-ever Surf Rock night! Los Straitjackets wear crazy masks and call themselves ‘America’s instrumental rock ‘n’ roll combo.’ Laika and the Cosmonauts are surf rockers from–believe it or not–Finland! www.laikaandthecosmonauts.com.
The band once fronted by Janis Joplin! But after she left they kept making great music.
Musical troubadour Patty Larkin has been redefining the boundaries of folk-urban pop music for more than 20 years with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails ‘her soundscape experiments’ while Rolling Stone praises her ‘evocative vocals, and subtle sonic shading.’ She has been described as ‘riveting’ (Chicago Tribune), ‘hypnotic’ (Entertainment Weekly) and ‘drop-dead brilliant’ (Performing Songwriter).
He tore up the crowd at last year’s Narrows Arts Festival and we expect he’ll tear up our cozy space. This quote by the legendary Dr. John sums up Henry ‘He is the pride of New Orleans and a visionistical downhome cat and a hellified piano plunker to boot’ Agreed!!
Nothing says summer more than the Drunk Stuntmen. Their countrified rock has brought down the house every time they’ve played the Narrows. And by the way, their songs are well written too. They’re bringing with them a brand new CD.
Side project of The Slip featuring singer/songwriter Nathan Moore. This electro/folk ensemble mixes Americana/blues/folk and rock into an intoxicating musical stew. Great chops, songs and lotsa attitude.