Barnstar! began as the brainchild of Zachariah Hickman (bassist for Josh Ritter, musical director for Ray Lamontagne) for a local bluegrass supergroup featuring some of Boston’s best musicians and songwriters. Using the familiar tools of the genre—guitar (Mark Erelli), fiddle (Jake Armerding), mandolin (Taylor Armerding) and banjo (Charlie Rose)—Barnstar! forges its own brand of songbased bluegrass, gloriously harmonized and raucously played.
The band debuted in 2011 with C’mon!, a mix of distinctive originals and unexpected covers (Neil Young, Dawes, The Traveling Wilburys) cut live in the studio. Despite juggling various high-profile sideman gigs behind other artists, the lads in Barnstar! managed to cause quite a stir with relatively few appearances. Whether playing above 10,000 feet in the Colorado mountains, dressing up like pirates on a boat cruising around Boston Harbor, or starting a small skirmish over the last CD in Shrewsbury, England – shouts of “C’mon!” followed the band everywhere they went. Continue reading
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and country rock pioneer, Chris Hillman has never stopped making music, but these last few years have seen the music, the milestones, the special events and the live performances happening at an exceptional pace. In 2017 he released the acclaimed Bidin’ My Time, his first solo album in 12 years, produced by Tom Petty and executive-produced by Herb Pedersen. In 2018, the 50th Anniversary of The Byrds’ groundbreaking Sweetheart of the Rodeo album was celebrated with a special tour featuring Hillman and fellow Byrds alum Roger McGuinn, joined by country legends Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. Continue reading
**This show has been rescheduled from Friday, April 17th to Thursday, December 3rd. All tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. Patrons unable to attend this new date have until April 15th to request refunds. Please contact the box office at 508-324-1926 with any questions.**
Steve Forbert’s folk-rock career has spanned four decades and counting. In June 1976, the twenty-one year old boarded a train in Meridian, Mississippi bound for New York City, then the epicenter of folk music. His combination of musicianship and authenticity demanded notice. In less than two years, he went from being a street performer and living at the YMCA to filling historic Greenwich Village clubs and signing a major label record contract with Nemperor Records.
**This show has been rescheduled from Saturday, March 28th to Friday, October 9th. All tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. Patrons unable to attend this new date have until April 15th to request refunds. Please contact the box office at 508-324-1926 with any questions.**
Journeyman – A Tribute to Eric Clapton – The Layla Tour
Join us in 2020 as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the legendary Layla album. This show will feature many songs from this historic record plus special guests! Continue reading
*Howard Jones’ 3/17 show at the Narrows has been cancelled. Orders paid by credit card will be automatically refunded. For those who paid with cash, please visit us in the box office. Office hours are Wed – Sat from 12pm – 5pm.*
Howard Jones – The Trio Tour
Featuring Howard Jones, Nick Beggs & Robin Boult
Electronic music pioneer Howard Jones has been a constant presence on the international touring scene for the past three decades, playing live in a number of different configurations including intimate solo shows and dates with his full high-tech band set-up. Jones is now touring with his acoustic trio featuring himself on vocals and electric piano, Robin Boult (Roger Daltrey, Dave Stewart, Fish) on acoustic guitar and Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Steven Wilson, Belinda Carlisle, John Paul Jones) on chapman stick. These shows promise to deliver a fresh take on Howard’s best-known hits. These shows also provide the opportunity for the audience to hear first-hand about the inspiration behind Howard’s beloved material as well as stories from his touring career. Continue reading