Keystone Revisited was bought together because of the huge demand from fans to hear more music from the originators of the so-called ‘Jam Band.’ When Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia got together it was pure magic. They were in these groups; Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia, Reconstruction and Legion of Mary, which were at the forefront of the jam band era. What better way to pay homage to these legendary players than by having BILL VITT who played with Merl and Jerry, TONY SAUNDERS, the son of Merl, who started playing with them when he was 18 and continued to play with them both doing other projects and Jeff Pevar who has played with Phil Lesh and Friends and Jazz is Dead. The album will be performed in it’s entirety as well as selections from the Dead, Legion of Mary and other Garcia solo material.
Ottmar has been nominated five-times for a Grammy award. Ottmar first pursued his rock and roll aspirations in his native Germany and then in Boston where he played in the alternative band RED with his brother Stefan. Ottmar then moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. By 1989, he had founded the first ‘Luna Negra’ band. The ground-breaking album Nouveau Flamenco began life as a self-produced local release called Marita: Shadows and Storms, copies of which local artist Frank Howell distributed in his art galleries. When the record found its way to radio stations and began generating a response among listeners, Higher Octave Music picked it up and released a re-mastered version. Since 1990, Ottmar Liebert has released a total of 25 albums including live releases, Christmas CDs, 15 CDs of original music, a DVD and remixes. He has received 38 Gold and Platinum certifications in the USA as well as certifications in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. His debut album sold double-platinum and has become one of the best-selling guitar albums of all time. In May 2006 Ottmar was ordained as a Zen Monk by Dennis Genpo Merzel, at the Kanzeon Zen Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Joy Kills Sorrow’s sound is born from the best of two worlds. They start with a base of time-honored timbres and techniques, yet fashion original songs and arrangements that reflect a love of indie-rock and new folk. They take their name from the 1930’s radio station WJKS, Where Joy Kills Sorrow, a studio where the Monroe Brothers played; and are armed with formidable talent — a Winfield fingerpicking champion guitarist, a John Lennon Songwriting Contest winning composer, and the haunting voice of Emma Beaton, a young performer of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Sweet, full of swagger, and thoroughly fresh, they’re honing a new territory in acoustic string band music.
They’re back. One of the finest bands on the planet. For over 35 years, Los Lobos have been the leading purveyors on the American music scene. Their incendiary live shows at the Narrows are legendary. Always a sell out, always a blast.
In the short time since her graduation from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music, singer-songwriter Liz Longley has assembled an impressive resume. While best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz has steadily developed a reputation as an accomplished songwriter, crafting intimately personal portraits through her music. In the past two years, Liz has taken home top prizes at some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition, the International Acoustic Music Awards and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. New England named her the 2011 Female Performer of the Year, the Washington Post declared that Liz is ‘destined for a larger audience’ and Dig Boston called her ‘a rising acoustic sensation.’ Even John Mayer is a fan, calling her music ‘gorgeous, simply gorgeous.’ . Most recently, Liz’s music has taken center stage on a national level with numerous television placements and radio airplay. ABC’s critically acclaimed series NY Med featured Liz’s music throughout the first season, and the 2012 season finale of Lifetime’s Army Wives displayed her towering vocals in an epic grand finale song, ‘This Is Not the End.’ Executives at SiriusXM caught wind of her captivating cover of Van Morrison’s hit ‘Moondance’ and added it into regular rotation, along with her award-winning original song, ‘When You’ve Got Trouble.’ After an impressive response from listeners, Liz was invited to perform live in the SiriusXM studios in New York City and was named one of their Coffee House Discoveries of 2011. Following the success of her previous release, Hot Loose Wire, and an impressive crowd-funding campaign this past summer, Liz is releasing her fourth full-length album in early 2013.
She’s a Narrows fave who easily moves from outrageously funny to achingly beautiful. Cheryl’s performance is a fundraiser to benefit Everett | Company, Stage and School whose mission is to develop new generations of young artists and its vision of the arts in contributing to a just, equitable and joyous future. Learn more about Everett at everettri.org and watch their 2011-2011 year in review video Here SPECIAL EVENT Wine Tasting featuring Wild Horse Pinot Noir and Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. sponsored by Globe Liquors, 180 President Ave., Fall River, MA. ‘Where we love to enhance your wine shopping experience.’
He is one of the swampiest, funkiest and hottest guitar players on the planet. This will be a night of smokin blues.
They’re back. Last year we did a two night stand with Eilen and company and sold out both shows. We figured we would do it again with our favorite Queen of the Minor Key.
Their performances astounding, and diversity unparalleled, these three revered musicians are not actually natives of the ‘Golden State.’ The California Guitar Trio (CGT) is Bert Lams from Belgium, Hideyo Moriya from Japan, and Paul Richards from Utah. Together, their technical wizardry is breathtaking, as is the wide range of instrumental music the group renders… everything from unique originals to dazzling, cleverly-arranged interpretations of jazz, classical music, and even surf rock. Since their inception in 1991, the Trio has released 14 CDs: nine studio albums (including a Christmas record), three live releases (including An Opening Act from their 1995 worldwide tour with King Crimson), and two compilations. On screen, CGT can be seen in documentary Following the Music: On the Road w/ California Guitar Trio (??2004 Stone Chapel Films) and the new Hi-Def multi-camera shoot of an intimate house concert in 2009. In October 2010, the California Guitar Trio released Andromeda, an entirely new all-original album nearly three years in the making. It was named Best Instrumental Album that year by the Indie Acoustic Project.