David Grisman Quintet

For more than 40 years, mandolinist/composer David Grisman has been busy creating ‘dawg’ music, a blend of many stylistic influences (including swing, bluegrass, latin, jazz and gypsy) so unique he gave it its own name. In doing so, David has inspired a whole new genre of acoustic string instrumental music with style and virtuosity while creating a unique niche for himself in the world of contemporary music. Praised for his mastery of the instrument as well as his talents as a composer, bandleader, teacher and record producer by the New York Times, David’s role as an acoustic innovator continues to grow. After recording for several major and independent labels, Grisman founded his own company, Acoustic Disc, which he runs from his studio in northern California. After launching the label in 1990, David entered the most prolific period of his distinguished career, producing over 50 critically acclaimed, high quality recordings of acoustic music (five of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards). Today his discography includes recordings with Bela Fleck, the Grateful Dead, Stephane Grappelli, Emmylou Harris, Chris Isaak, Dolly Parton, Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt , Earl Scruggs, Dan Fogelberg, Maria Muldaur, John Sebastian and James Taylor.

Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter ‘Wolfman’Washington

Joe Krown (Hammond B-3), Walter Wolfman Washington (guitar & vocals) & Russell Batiste (drums & background vocals) started playing together in March 2007. The trio has been performing every Sunday at a local New Orleans nightclub, the Maple Leaf Bar. The combination of the soulful vocals of Walter with the big sound of the Hammond B-3 (which Joe also plays all of the bass parts on the B-3) and the masterful drumming skills of Russell Batiste Jr. has developed it’s own unique sound. The trio recorded and released a live CD, Live at the Maple Leaf (JK1003) in the fall of 2008. Live at the Maple Leaf captures the magic of these great musicians. ‘A killer collaboration between three of New Orleans greatest players!’ Jan Ramsey, offBEAT Magazine.

Dave Mason

He’s a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, co-founder of the legendary group Traffic and an accomplished solo artist. Dave is also one killer guitar player.

Maria Muldaur

For over 40 years, Maria has been one of the finest interpreters of the American songbook. From her early days in the Kweskin Jug Band, to Midnight at the Oasis to her amazing Tribute to Bob Dylan. Maria has put her own unique signature style on this wide body of work

Sine Nomine: Music for Voices and Viols

Sine Nomine collaborates with viol consort in works from the 16th-, 17th-, and 18th-centuries. Enjoy the modern-day premier of music by 18th-century composers Samuel Capricornus and Johann Rosenmueller in new editions by Hendrick Broekman. Continue Sine Nomine’s celebration of the 350th anniversary of Henry Purcell’s birth with his O Sing Unto the Lord, and revel in the Cries of London by Orlando Gibbons! In all published material and publicity, recipients must include the following statement and or Logo, ‘This program is supported in part by a grant from the Fall River Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a State Agency.’

WPA featuring
Glen Phillips, Sean Watkins and Luke Bulla

Works Progress Administration takes its name from FDR’s 1939 New Deal initiative, which put millions to work making buildings, bridges, theater, art and music. WPA is an expandable collective, the core band comprised of Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), and Luke Bulla (Jerry Douglas Band, Lyle Lovett.)WPA was born out of the musical community surrounding the legendary LA club, Largo. Glen, Luke & Sean are hitting the road in support of the new album, to be joined by additional band members along the way as individual schedules allow.

Cheryl Wheeler

She’s a Narrows fave who easily moves from outrageously funny to achingly beautiful. By the time this show arrives, she will have a new record out.