A founding member of British rock band The Kinks, guitarist Dave Davies was an integral part of the quartet who helped shape the sound of rock with hits like ‘All Day and All of the Night,’ ‘Lola,’ and ‘You Really Got Me,’ the latter of which features his iconic guitar riff to kick off the song. Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s ‘100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,’ Davies massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day. He also released three critically acclaimed solo albums and, in 1990, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Kinks. For this show, Davies will be performing with a full band.
Red Molly consistently brings concert-goers to their feet with stunning three-part harmonies, crisp musicianship and a warm, engaging stage presence. They have earned a devoted and ever-widening fan base, and have begun to tour nationally. Laurie MacAllister, Abbie Gardner and Carolann Solebello have a lot of fun on stage, and it’s contagious. The Boston Globe says: ‘Everything Red Molly sings is delivered with tick-tight arrangements, crystalline vocals, and caramel harmonies. But what is most striking is the ardor they bring to everything they do, whether snuggling into the sweet parochialism of an old spiritual, or the gritty pathos of a Gillian Welch tune. They come on less like stars strutting for their minions than pals.
Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. John Molo: Drums, Vocals. (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band). Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz). Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers) Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends). Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band)
In a relatively short period of time, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare, the Boston-based combo mines time-honored elements to create music that’s unmistakably fresh and contemporary. The group quickly won an enthusiastic following through their high-energy live performances at festivals around the country. The band expanded its reputation with their self-released first album, 2011’s I Built This Heart, which won an impressive amount of attention for a D.I.Y. release. This World Oft Can Be, Della Mae’s second album and Rounder debut, shows that like the Avett Brothers, Lumineers, and Punch Brothers, these five multitalented young women are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries’ worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.
Before they even hit a chord, Royal Southern Brotherhood has your attention. In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll bloodlines tower above all others. In the saloon bars from Mississippi to Maryland, mere mention of the Allman and Neville Brothers casts a magic spell. Conversation falls silent. Pool balls stop rolling. Ten-gallon hats are tipped in respect and beer-bottles raised in salute. These aren’t just bands, they’re gods, and with a lineup comprising both the iconic Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, Royal Southern Brotherhood comes pre-loaded with expectations. Don’t worry: they can match them. The family tree might be auspicious, but this new band trades on talent, not genealogy. It’s not about rock history: it’s about the here-and-now. Last time through they sold the place out. Get your tickets now.
A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time. Her latest CD PEACE MEAL was released September 27, 2011. ‘Wonderland’s voice is a force of nature. She’s an explosive belter with soul and passion to spare. And her brand of chicken-and-biscuits blues comes smothered in rock fire.’ Says Mario Tarradell of Dallas News.
Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead, the renowned guitarist/composer Charlie Hunter’s new duo recording with drummer Scott Amendola, is an album that’s easy to get behind. A complete departure from last year’s Public Domain – a true solo album – and the previous year’s Gentlemen, I Neglected to Inform You, You Will Not Be Getting Paid – which incorporated two trombones and trumpet into Hunter’s instrumental arsenal – Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead (Release Date: October 2, 2012) is Hunter’s first recording of original compositions in three years. It’s also, perhaps, his most candid and forthright set of songs ever. ‘Our intention in making this record was to tell a bunch of stories around the central theme of the album’s title,’ says Hunter. ‘The new tunes are meant to evoke some of the things you might see in your travels through the USA these days. Scott and I wanted to think of each composition as a starting point for some kind of narrative.’
This is a FREE EVENT taking place on South Main Street in front of the District Court House in downtown Fall River. With a non-stop performance schedule for over 40 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans around the globe. Twice, the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll selected them as Best Blues Band’. Songs for Ryan Montbleau typically need to simmer. In his 10-year career this gifted singer and his limber band have built their catalog the old-fashioned way, by introducing new songs to their live set, then bending and shaping them over dozens of performances before committing a definitive version to the hard drive’..
A Narrows favorite. Funky, countrified, soulful and downright rocking aptly describe The Wood Brothers sound. They have recently added a drummer to flesh out their sound. They will be touring in support of their great CD ‘Smoke Ring Halo.’
One of the most electrifying and soulful guitar players on the planet. Ronnie easily moves between blues, jazz and r&b to craft his signature sound. On this visit he will be celebrating the release of his new live cd which was recorded at the Narrows.