The Narrows Festival of the Arts has emerged as one of the premier music and arts festivals in New England. Ideally located on Fall River’s historic waterfront, the free festival features a wide variety of high-quality art and music. This year’s line-up includes Eilen Jewell, Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band, Julie Rhodes Band, The Jim Robitaille Group featuring Dave Liebman, The Barley Hoppers, Ikebe Shakedown, Stan Martin, TJ’s Music All Stars and the Colonial Navy of Massachusetts. Continue reading
This is a free opening reception for the gallery exhibition, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Through Our Lenses,” which brings together the photography of May Pang and Deborah Feingold. May Pang and Deborah Feingold will conduct a Q&A at 7pm, followed by Louie Leeman and the Cheap Sneakers performing classic John Lennon tunes. Continue reading
Join A. Michelle and Joy for a Gong Bath Meditation. Come to clear, energize and balance through the deep vibration and resonance of the gongs. This extraordinary sound experience allows you to rest into your deeper self and move into a dream-like state while waves of gong tones wash over, around and through you . Immersed in holistic sound, your mind, body and spirit tune into a state of profound relaxation and spontaneous healing. Leave with greater clarity, inner peace, and a connection to your inner truth and joy! Bring whatever you need to be comfortable on the floor.
Carl Palmer is a drummer’s drummer. A consummate professional, a brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike for nearly four decades with some of music’s most memorable bands including Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.
Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has become recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric alongside a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice with a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar. His latest studio album, Gotta Get Back, produced by Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers, is yet another masterwork that further expands upon this reputation.
Legendary Rhody band, The Schemers make their return to the Narrows stage. Formed in 1978 and lead by Mark Cutler were one of the finest bands to ever come out of New England. They only play a few shows a year so this will be a special night of rock and roll.
Although born in Alabama, Dale Watson is as Texas as the Panhandle or a smokey plate of BBQ. He came to country music early and naturally. His truck driving father moonlighted as a country singer, and his older brothers had bands as well. Dale remembers receiving his first guitar at age 7 and starting to write songs shortly after—“the same stuff I’m writing about now,” he says with a laugh.
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Honored as the region’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” and “Best Folk Band” from 2013-2015 at the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully creative with their originals and re-imagining roots music with both power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.
The best relationships between singers are symbiotic yet mystical. They bear the demands of the song and revolve around what it needs without discussion. Whether it’s a shared sixth sense or finely tuned intuition, no one has to ask who takes what part. It doesn’t matter anyway — they are of equal importance when two voices nestle seamlessly into a melody, almost imperceptibly gliding across each other when it’s time to switch. It’s not a trick but a sacred dance. Continue reading
Ryan Montbleau has been an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and bandleader for more than a decade, but with his new album I Was Just Leaving the New England-based artist has truly arrived. Contemplative and richly emotive, the album offers a glimpse into the often-lonesome life of the relentlessly traveling troubadour, a strikingly single-minded existence too often clouded by the blur of constant motion. Continue reading