Mary Gauthier

There’s freedom in knowing that you don’t have to know it all,’ she says, ‘which is why to me, a song should end with a question, not an answer.’ It might seem that after six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists ‘ that Mary Gauthier (say it: go-shay) should have a handle on some of the big answers. Yet with each new album, with each new cycle of songs that illuminate her soul, with each old and new set of characters and life changes she introduces, Mary is always ending up with more questions. Where do her people come from and where do they go? How can they find shelter from the storm? What is the truth?

Spindle City Americana Music Festival featuring the Music of Gram Parsons

This inaugural event will feature Ryan Fitzsimmons and Danielle Miraglia, Girls Guns and Glory, Sarah Borges, Bob Kendall Band, Mark Cutler Band The Mericans, Acousticana and Louie Leeman. Each act will do two Gram Parson’s songs. One chosen by the Narrows and one chosen by the act. Each act will also be playing some of their own material as well. The whole event will be recorded for a cd release in early 2013. This will be a great night of music paying tribute to one of the Godfathers of the Americana music scene. The event will run from 4-11. If all goes well, this will be an annual event paying tribute to a different artist each year.

Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards came to fame with his toe-tappin’ anti-war anthem ‘Sunshine,’ which still gets played on the radio, decades later. He’s one of the funnest artists to see in concert, which is why we’ve had him at the Narrows several times.

Celebrating our 11th Anniversary with Battlefield Band

Under their banner ‘Forward with Scotland’s Past’, Battlefield Band have been a bedrock of talent for over four decades, and continue to lead the way for Scotland with their inspired fusion of ancient and modern traditional music and song. Scotland’s great flagship band are the musicians that others measure themselves against, and their new album ‘Line-up’ finds them fresh and invigorated, illustrating once again that they are among the most relevant contemporary composers and interpreters of Celtic music today. Founded by a group of friends in 1969 and named after the ‘Battlefield’ area of Glasgow, the band have now been touring & performing throughout the world for over forty years, playing to audiences in Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, the Middle East & Canada, as well as more than 60 cities annually in the United States. Ever evolving; over the years new members have brought with them new ideas, music, instruments, attitudes and influences, leading to continued creativity, freshness and enthusiasm. The new line-up includes young multi-instrumentalist Ewen Henderson, and has been received with great acclaim on their US, Canadian & UK tours, as the group move on to a new, exciting period in their musical development.

Yulegrass featuring Tim O’Brien, Brittany Haas and Lauren Rioux

Continue the tradition and join legendary string pioneers for another luminous evening of Yulegrass and holiday music, good cheer and wassail. The Yulegrass Band is comprised of Grammy winner, Bluegrass multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tim O’Brien; elegantly expressive violinist and vocalist Lauren Rioux, West Coast guitar master and singer Scott Law (both of Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings), brilliant fiddle talent and banjoist Brittany Haas, with dynamic Vermont bassist Corey DiMario (both of Crooked Still). The artists will create a memorable musical journey into the heart of the season, performing both old favorites and novel winter songs. Harmony and good fellowship will abound in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and is a growing tradition not to be missed.