These ladies have a lot of fun on stage, and it’s contagious. Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship, and a warm, engaging stage presence. Red Molly’s newest release, Love and Other Tragedies (2008), is their first full-length studio album. Produced by Ben Wisch, it finds the women of Red Molly adding a little spice to their winning recipe.
From Scotland, Old Blind Dogs is a band on the cutting edge of Scotland’s roots revival. Dynamic percussion and bluesy harmonica blend with the small pipes and whistle and a fine blend of guitar, cittern, mandolin and fiddle.
Cutting-edge, roots-music pianist, John Davis, continues his excavation of previously-unacknowledged 19th-century black pianist/composers from the Deep South who influenced 20th-century R&B, jazz, and rock ‘n roll. Tonight, Davis will perform works from his 2008 Newport Classic release, Marshfield Tornado: John Davis Plays Blind Boone, that has been a repeat #1 seller on the Ragtime chart at Amazon.com. ‘In John Davis’ hands,’ reports Living Blues Magazine, Boone’s piano works become ‘more than artifacts’they live, with an immediacy that cannot be denied.’ No doubt, Davis will also play a selection or two from his earlier, top-ten selling, critically-acclaimed John Davis Plays Blind Tom on the same label that, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ‘singlehandedly revived the lost legacy of the Georgia slave pianist, Thomas Wiggins.’
A Grammy award winner with the mega hit Walking in Memphis. Marc has become one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation He is a terrific piano player with a rich unmistakable voice. His most recent release ‘Join the Parade’ is one his finest.
Mvyradio comes to the Narrows Center to present Livingston Taylor with special guest Ryan Montbleau. One of the most entertaining performers of our time and a highly regarded interpreter of the modern song, Livingston has delighted audiences for over 30 years. Ryan Montbleau will open for Livingston with his soulful voice and insightful, heartfelt songs. With 25 years on the air and 10 years on the web, mvyradio is one of the premiere radio stations in the region and the world.
DOORS and RECEPTION at 6:00 p.m.
CONCERT at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at friendsofmvyradio.org or in person at the Narrows Center.
CD Release party, for Sarah and company’s ‘The Stars are Out’. This is their third release which is a little bit of a departure from previous efforts. More rock and roll, a little glam rock, all in all quite excellent.
Quite simply, one of the most celebrated and legendary blues harmonica players in the world. With 18 W.C. Handy awards to his credit and 6 Grammy nominations, he is firmly entrenched in musical history. Musselwhite has also been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Monterey Blues Festival and the San Javier Jazz Festival in Spain and the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
When Bonerama struts onstage with its four-trombone frontline, you can guess it’s not quite like any rock ‘n’ roll band you’ve seen. When they tear into some vintage New Orleans funk, there’s no questioning from which city these guys hail. And when those ‘bones start ripping into Hendrix and Led Zeppelin licks, all stylistic bets are off.
The Gnomes’ World Folk Fusion will take you on a ‘whirled tour’ encompassing Celtic, klezmer, Caribbean and latin styles with their Gnomish arrangements and originals. Local icons of the Rhode Island music scene, Phil Edmonds, Cathy Clasper-Torch, Otis Read, Peter Breen and Ron Schmitt come together in The Gnomes and bring a wealth of experience, depth, energy and joy to their music.
Amy’s music jumps genres as a mix of rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and bluesy balladry. She doesn’t like categorizing it anyhow, and feels boxed in even by the notion. As in ‘Killing Him,’ she sometimes lets the specter of death or consequences of murder inform her thoughts on love. (These days, she’s shaping what you might call a Civil War post-murder ballad.) But the uneven intersections in her work explain why she makes her home at the musical crossroads of Memphis.