Live Stream: Jimmy Ryan’s Wooden Leg 11/4/20

What do you get when you combine a crooning bluegrass mandolin master, a veteran bassist, a fiddler who plays through fuzz boxes and wah-wah pedals, sounding more like Jimi Hendrix than Papa John Creach, and a big band swing drummer who inexplicably feels moved to pound the skins harder than John Bonham on a bender? Do you call it country, folk, bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, or maybe just a freak of nature?

Just call it Wooden Leg, and give the group room to do its thing. It’s much safer that way. These cats rock. Continue reading

Live Stream: The Schemers 9/11/20

Legendary Rhody band, The Schemers, make their return to the Narrows stage!

Formed and led by Mark Cutler in the late 1970s during the Punk/New Wave era, The Schemers were one of the finest bands to ever come out of New England. They were at the center of the Rhode Island original music scene and won the WBRU Rock Hunt and Boston’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble talent contests. They only play a few shows a year so this will be a special night of rock and roll. Continue reading

Robert Cray Band 4/1/21

Robert Cray
That’s What I Heard

Hearing is a funny thing. It’s not just receiving sound — it’s understanding and interpreting it, making sense of the various vibrations swirling around our heads. That’s how two people can listen to the same thing, and come away with opposite impressions. The sounds may be the same, but the comprehension isn’t. Continue reading

Live Stream: Jim Robitaille Trio and Special Guest Dino Govoni 8/14/20

The Jim Robitaille Trio performs original music and arrangements that express a wide scope of emotional elements and rhythmic dialects, generating atmospheres realized with a complete dynamic range from moving ballads to compositions displaying explosive energy.

The trio features Jim on electric and acoustic nylon string guitar along with bassist Bill Miele and drummer Chris Poudrier. The trio’s new recording on Whaling City Sound entitled Space Cycles, documents their ability to deeply listen to one another and create an empathetic and authentic interplay, culminating in an impassioned journey for the listener within the interpretation of each song. Continue reading

Live Stream: Danielle Miraglia and Lisa Bastoni 8/21/20

Enjoy a live concert from the comfort of your own home! Every Friday night at 8pm, tune in to our YouTube channel for a live streamed concert. The shows are free to watch, but donations are appreciated and will be split 50/50 between the Narrows Center and that night’s artist(s). Interested in making a donation? Visit our PayPal or Venmo us at @Narrows-Center. Continue reading

Los Lobos 2/6/21

**This show has been rescheduled from 9/11/20 to 2/6/21. All tickets for the original date will be honored for this new date. Please contact the box office with any questions.**

The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, when David Hidalgo (vocals, guitar, and pretty much anything with strings), Louie Perez (drums, vocals, guitar), Cesar Rosas (vocals, guitar), and Conrad Lozano (bass, vocals, guitarrón) earned their stripes playing revved-up versions of Mexican folk music in restaurants and at parties. The band evolved in the 1980s as it tapped into L.A.’s burgeoning punk and college rock scenes. They were soon sharing bills with bands like the Circle Jerks, Public Image Ltd. and the Blasters, whose saxophonist, Steve Berlin, would eventually leave the group to join Los Lobos in 1984. Continue reading

Pat Travers Band 3/20/21

**This show has been rescheduled from Saturday, June 27th to Saturday, March 20th. All tickets for the original date will be honored for the new date. Please contact the box office at 508-324-1926 or with any questions.**

Pat Travers was born in Toronto, Canada on April 12, 1954. Soon after picking up the guitar at age 12 Pat saw the legend Jimi Hendrix perform in Ottawa. This obvious inspirational concert must have sparked the young Pat to go after the dream of becoming a star like so many of his early influences. Inspired by such guitarists as Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, Pat began playing in bands early in his teens. His first bands were “Red Hot” and “Merge” who played in Quebec area clubs. While the early years were hard, they would eventually pay off in the form of improved musicianship, style, and exposure. Continue reading

Fall River Portraits – Feasts and Festivals

This online exhibition brings together photographs from the 1950s to the present of the feasts and festivals that have long been a prominent part of Fall River’s cultural life. The over 200 images from the archives of Fall River’s Herald News and the work of anthropologist, Andrea Klimt, tell the story of the city’s rich history through its public celebrations. The focus on events such as Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, neighborhood block parties, Fall River Celebrates America Event, Holy Ghost feasts, St. Patrick’s Day events, and Greek, Polish, and Cambodian festivals show how Fall River’s residents have, over the decades, come together to have fun, honor cultural traditions, and celebrate community. Continue reading