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Updated 7/2/20
Pousette Dart Band 6/20 show rescheduled to 6/5/21.

 

Updated 7/2/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers and those pursuing the finer things in life,

Happy Independence Day to everyone. We have some great pre-Independence music on July 3rd with our Songwriters In The Round featuring Mike Laureanno, Louie Leeman and Chuck Williams. The show starts at 8pm and streams on our YouTube channel.

Mike’s songs are visceral and evocative. Dave Palmater, Folk-DJ of WUMB Boston Public Radio, calls Mike Fall River’s poet laureate. Mike is proud of his roots and many of his songs deal with his gritty blue collar hometown and the lives of his family and friends.He is a winner of the 2017 Wildflower, TX songwriting contest, the 2016 Woody Guthrie songwriting contest and a 2016 Kerrville New Folk, TX finalist.

Rhode Islands Motif Music Awards has nominated Chuck as Singer/Songwriter of the Year (’07, ’08, ’09, ’11), for Album Of the Year (’07, ’08 and ’10) and Best Folk Act (’07, ’12).  Chuck has had the pleasure of opening for national touring artists such as Cheryl Wheeler, Jimmy LeFave, Rod McDonald, Steve Forbert, Pegi Young & the Survivors, Kelly Joe Phelps, Beau Coup Blue, Claude Bourbon and Michael Troy.

Louis Leeman, an active member of the New England music scene for three decades, as a singer, guitarist, and song writer. During this time, Louis has had the opportunity to play with many talented musicians in a variety of musical settings and styles. He has been an opening act for Tom Rush, Leon Russell, Paul Barrere and Fred Tackett of Little Feat. “Leeman is an articulate writer with keen pop/rock sensibilities,” – Relix Magazine.

Upcoming Live Streams:
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli
Friday, July 17 – Neal and the Vipers
Friday, July 24 – The Breakers-Tribute to Tom Petty
Friday, July 31 – Anthony Geraci
Friday, August 7 – Gary Hoey
Friday, August 14 – Jim Robatille Trio and Dino Govoni

Have a great weekend, stay safe, socially distance, and wear a damn mask – our lives and economy depend on it.

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 6/25/20
ASHENMOON 7/25 show cancelled.

 

Updated 6/25/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

I hope you are all well and good. Summer is here and the time is right for having some fun. Still waiting on clarity for reopening but if I was a guessing man, I would say August with very limited capacity. Hopefully more on that soon. For now, we have been rockin’ the live stream. We are 5 weeks into it and getting better all the time. Super proud of our small all-volunteer crew who dove right in, not knowing a whole lot but determined to bring a high-quality program into your living room. We expect the live streaming to become part of what we do at the Narrows when we reopen. All past live streams can be viewed here.

This Friday at 8pm, we feature Trinity – A Tribute to Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. These guys play all the hits plus some hidden deep cuts. With Joe’s intricate fingerstyle guitar work, Fred’s driving rhythm guitar, along with Eric’s electronic hand percussion and Eric Leffingwell’s fluid bass lines, Trinity is unlike any other acoustic multimedia tribute act.

Information on live show reschedules and cancellations can be found on our website. We will be updating this listing as new changes are made.

Upcoming Live Streams:
Friday, June 26 – Trinity – A Tribute to CSNY
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli
Friday, July 17 – Neal and the Vipers
Friday, July 24 – The Breakers – Tribute to Tom Petty
Friday, July 31 – Anthony Geraci
Friday, August 7 – Gary Hoey

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 6/18/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

I hope you are all well and good. Summer is here and the time is right for having some fun. Still waiting on clarity for reopening but if I was a guessing man, I would say August with very limited capacity. Hopefully more on that soon. For now, we have been rockin’ the live stream. We are 4 weeks into it and getting better all the time. Super proud of our small all-volunteer crew who dove right in, not knowing a whole lot but determined to bring a high quality program into your living room. We expect the live streaming to become part of what we do at the Narrows when we reopen. All past live streams can be viewed here.

This Friday at 8pm, we feature Brian Dunne and Grace Morrison.

Dunne’s poignant new album, “Selling Things,” faces down doubt and disappointment head on, learning to make peace with uncertainty and find catharsis in acceptance. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer/mixer/engineer Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Caroline Rose), the collection is a dark and dreamy meditation on the nature of fulfillment, one that balances the personal and political as it contemplates an impending apocalypse that feels more literal and less metaphorical with each passing day. Dunne writes with a cinematic eye for detail here, offering up fully fleshed out character studies and immersive vignettes that capture the kind of small, seemingly inconsequential moments that only later reveal their profound and lasting impacts. It’s an approach that calls to mind everything from Jackson Browne and Tom Waits to Jonathan Richman and Chrissie Hynde, and the result is a blend of black humor and probing introspection that sounds at once vintage and modern, familiar and foreign, hopeful and fatalistic.

If folk, roots, and Americana were on a Venn diagram, Grace Morrison would be squarely in the center.  Grace was selected to be an Official Showcase performer at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance, an Alt. Official Showcase Performer at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, named a finalist in the Wildflower (TX) Festival performing singer-songwriter contest, and selected to perform in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (NY). Her sophomore solo album, “Reasons,” was released on May 10th and debuted the # 2 Top Album on the Roots Music Report’s Top 50 Contemporary Country Airplay Chart.

Information on live show reschedules and cancellations can be found on our website. We will be updating this listing as new changes are made.

Upcoming Live Streams:
Friday, June 26 – Trinity – A Tribute to CSNY
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli
Friday, July 17 – Neal and the Vipers
Friday, July 24 – The Breakers – A Tribute to Tom Petty
Friday, July 31 – Anthony Geraci
Friday, August 7 – Gary Hoey
More to come!

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 6/11/20
Martin Taylor 6/17 show cancelled.
Marc Broussard 7/8 show rescheduled to 1/9/21.

 

Updated 6/11/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

It feels great to be out in the fresh air and enjoying the beautiful weather. Nice to see the world starting to reopen and we hope to be open in some capacity sooner rather than later. We are awaiting direction from Governor Baker and we are working behind the scenes to ensure that when we do reopen we provide a safe and great environment. Our live streams will continue and will be part of what we do moving forward.

We have put together a great schedule for our live stream shows that will happen every Friday night at 8pm. You can watch the stream on our YouTube channel.

The show is free but donations will be accepted at our PayPal or Venmo account. Donations will be split evenly between the Narrows and the artists performing. This week we feature GA-20. Led by Matt Stubbs blistering guitar work wrapped around Patrick Faherty’s snarlingly soulful vocals these cats kick up a racket. Formed by a mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late 50s and early 60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Feeling a void in current music, the duo have set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Joined by drummer Tim Carman in 2019, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Raw, passionate and honest performance, both on stage and in the studio, is the only goal. GA-20 released their debut album, “Lonely Soul,” Oct 18th, 2019 on Karma Chief / Colemine Records. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard blues charts.

We will be streaming shows every Friday night for the foreseeable future.

Here’s the line-up:
Friday, June 12 – GA-20
Friday, June 19 – Brian Dunne and Grace Morrison 
Friday, June 26 – Trinity-A Tribute to CSNY 
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno 
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli 
Friday, July 17 – Neal and the Vipers 
Friday, July 24 – The Breakers – Tribute to Tom Petty 
Friday, July 31 – Anthony Geraci 
Friday, August 7 – Gary Hoey 
More to come!

Looking to enhance your live streaming experience? Stop by our good friends at Troy City Brewery. They have some great beer to go with your live stream. You can order your beer in advance and they will bring it out to your car. Nothing like great music and great beer to ease your soul.

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 6/4/20
Paul Thorn Band 8/7 show cancelled.

 

Updated 6/4/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

I hope everyone is doing well. We have been working hard to improve our live stream quality. Here’s a clip from last week’s show.

We have put together a great schedule for our live stream shows that will happen every Friday night at 8pm. You can watch the stream on our YouTube channel.

The show is free but donations will be accepted via our PayPal or Venmo accounts. Donations will be split evenly between the Narrows and the artists performing. This week we feature Colby James and the Ramblers. Soulful vocals with a good time groove are the signature sounds of Colby and crew. They know how to rock and keep it fun. We will be streaming shows every Friday night for the foreseeable future.

Here’s the line-up:
Friday, June 5 – Colby James and the Ramblers
Friday, June 12 – GA-20
Friday, June 19 – Brian Dunne
Friday, June 26 – Trinity – A Tribute to CSNY
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli
Friday, July 17 – Neal and the Vipers
Friday, July 24 – The Breakers – Tribute to Tom Petty
Friday, July 31 – Anthony Geraci
Friday, August 7 – Gary Hoey
More to come!

Looking to enhance your live streaming experience? Stop by our good friends at Troy City Brewery. They have some great beer to go with your live stream. You can order your beer in advance and they will bring it out to your car. Nothing like great music and great beer to ease your soul.

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 5/26/20
Amy Helm Band & Brian Dunne 7/11 show at Westport Rivers Winery cancelled.
Jimmie Vaughan 8/21 show cancelled.

 

Updated 5/21/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

I hope everyone is well and safe. On Friday, May 22, the Narrows Center begins a new era with our first livestream concert with the Neal McCarthy Band. The show begins at 8pm. You can view the show on our YouTube channel here. It’s free but donations will be accepted at our PayPal or Venmo account. Donations will be split evenly between the Narrows and the artists performing. We will be streaming shows every Friday night for the foreseeable future.

Here’s the line-up:
Friday, May 29 – Ward Hayden and The Outliers
Friday, June 5 – Colby James and the Ramblers
Friday, June 12 – GA-20
Friday, June 19 – Brian Dunne
Friday, June 26 – Trinity – A Tribute to CSNY
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli
More to come!

Looking to enhance your live streaming experience? Stop by our good friends at Troy City Brewery. They have some great beer to go with your livestream. You can order your beer in advance and they will bring it out to your car. Nothing like great music and great beer to ease your soul.

We will also be adding virtual art galleries to our YouTube channel. While we wade through this new normal, we think it is important for everyone to still be able to experience art and culture. We hope you enjoy our offerings. We look forward to when we can open our doors and see all of your beautiful and smiling faces.

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 5/15/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

I hope all of you are well and safe. We are here to bring you some good news. Beginning Friday, May 22 at 8 pm, and every Friday moving forward, we will be live streaming some great music from our venue into your home. These shows will be free to watch with the option to make a donation. All donations will split evenly between the Narrows Center and the artists.

Schedule is as follows:
Friday, May 22 – Neal McCarthy Band
Friday, May 29 – Ward Hayden and The Outliers
Friday, June 5 – Colby James and the Ramblers
Friday, June 12 – GA-20
Friday, June 19 – Brian Dunne
Friday, June 26 – Trinity – A Tribute to CSNY
Friday, July 3 – Songwriters In The Round with Chuck Williams, Louie Leeman and Mike Laureanno
Friday, July 10 – Mark Erelli
More to come!

All shows will be streamed on our YouTube channel. We are also in the process of creating virtual art galleries on our YouTube channel.

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 5/12/20
An Evening With Jonathan Edwards 7/10 show rescheduled to 5/14/21.
Pat Travers Band 6/27 show rescheduled to 3/20/21.

 

Updated 5/7/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Music Lovers,

I hope all of you are well. As we settle into what has become our “current” normal, we here at the Narrows want to stay relevant and find a way to bring some joy and happiness into your lives. We heard from many people over the years that said the Narrows was their “escape” or “happy place.” While we know it will be some time before we gather together, we want to bring entertainment into your homes.

Beginning on Friday, May 22 at 8 pm, the Narrows will begin live streaming concerts from our venue to our YouTube channel and into your homes. Rest assured, we will be following all CDC and state health and safety regulations in producing these events. We will be working with local and regional bands. The shows will be free with the option of donating to the cause. The Narrows will split the profits evenly between bands and the venue. Next week, we will announce the schedule for the first 4 shows. We are learning as we go on this venture and we ask for your patience as we improve the show. We are also in the process of creating virtual art galleries on our YouTube channel. This will take some time, but we are committed to being as accessible as we can in these difficult times.

We appreciate all your support. We know that there is no substitute for gathering with like-minded individuals and grooving to the beat. We can, however, make the best of what we have and enjoy it for what it is. While it may be a while, make no mistake; live music and the Narrows Center will return. Please stay positive, continue social distancing, and love one another.

See You on YouTube

 

Updated 5/6/19
The James Hunter Six 6/19 show rescheduled to 2/19.

 

Updated 5/5/20
Tim Reynolds 5/13 show cancelled.
Uli Jon Roth 5/19 show cancelled.
Fantastic Negrito 6/6 show cancelled.

 

Updated 4/23/20
Parsonsfield 4/16 show rescheduled to 10/10.
Colby James & The Ramblers 6/12 show rescheduled to 11/14.

 

Updated 4/17/20
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters 4/18 show rescheduled to 1/30.

 

Updated 4/16/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Friends,

I hope this finds you well and safe. Challenging times for all, but we need to remain hopeful. Not much has changed in our world as we patiently await a return to operations. We don’t know when we will be able to open for full operations, but we are in the planning stages of producing live stream concerts from the Narrows. We don’t know when we can start but hopefully mid May. We will be working with some of our great regional and local musicians to bring some music into your homes.

Like so many industries, this outbreak shuttered our operations overnight. While we have been fiscally prudent, we need to reinvent ourselves to remain relevant and vital. Stay tuned for more on this.

While we remain isolated, keep the faith with music and the arts. Stay away from the news and listen to some music – let it take you away. Collectively, we’ll get through this, understanding that shared sacrifice shows kindness and respect for all.

See you soon!

 

Updated 4/9/20
Bruce Cockburn 5/8 show rescheduled to 11/6.

 

Updated 4/2/20
Jimmie Vaughan 5/16 show rescheduled to 8/21.
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band 5/22 show rescheduled to 12/5.

 

Updated 4/1/20
Forever Young – A Tribute to the Music of Neil Young 5/23 show rescheduled to 9/12.

 

Updated 4/1/20
For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and visitors, the Narrows Box Office and Gallery will remain closed until further notice. Emails and phone messages will continue to be monitored remotely.

 

Updated 3/26/20
Narrows Music News

Hello Friends,

I hope all of you are doing well. We miss all of you. Here at the Narrows, we have been rescheduling shows, adding some killer new shows we can’t talk about yet, and hoping to get back in business soon. The more we practice social distancing and stay at home, the sooner that will happen. We are rescheduling or cancelling all shows through the end of May.

We know these times are strange and uncharted. Even though we can’t be together, we must unite in spirit and cooperation to help each other to get through these trying times. There are some great musicians putting on live-stream concerts, etc. Check out and support some of these events. They will make you feel good and you will be helping out some people who really need it. Very few industries have been hurt as bad as the concert industry. We all know that live music is essential for the soul. Rest assured live music will be back. Until then stay safe, listen to the music, and be kind to one another.

See You at the Shows

 

Updated 3/25/19
JD McPherson 5/1 show rescheduled to 8/22.
Asleep at the Wheel 4/11 show cancelled.
Songwriter’s Circle ft. Joshua Radin, Son Little, and Nicki Bluhm 6/4 show cancelled.

 

Updated 3/23/20
Martin Sexton 5/15 show rescheduled to 10/24.

 

Updated 3/19/20
The James Hunter Six 3/27 show rescheduled to 6/19.

 

Updated 3/18/20
Shemekia Copeland 4/10 show rescheduled to 6/26.

 

Updated 3/17/20
The Schemers cancelled.
Steve Forbert 4/17 show rescheduled to 12/3.
An Evening With Jonathan Edwards 4/25 show rescheduled to 7/10.
Colby James & The Ramblers 5/9 show rescheduled to 6/12.

 

Updated 3/15/20

The Narrows Box Office and Gallery will be closed until March 31st for the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. Emails and phone messages will be monitored remotely.

 

Updated 3/14/20
Narrows Center COVID-19 Update:

Hello Friends of the Narrows,

We realize that everybody’s world has been turned upside down by recent events. We hope you are all well; we want to let you know that we are good. The health and well-being of our friends, family and society at large is everyone’s utmost concern. This will be a good time to read that book you were hoping to get to, dig deep into those great music collections you have and spend some downtime with loved ones.

The Narrows Center is suspending our concert schedule until further notice. We are currently rescheduling all our shows thru mid April and will continue to evaluate the situation as we move forward. Hopefully, we will get a handle on the situation quickly and we can all go back to what we were doing before this. Thanks to your generous support over the years, our great volunteers, staff, and our Board of Directors, the Narrows Center has the financial stability and organizational resilience to survive these events. This too shall pass. Think of how much fun and great music we will have to enjoy together soon. Stay well, calm and positive.

See You at the Shows

Sincerely,

Patrick Norton
Executive Director

 

Updated 3/14/20
Pousette-Dart Band 3/20 show rescheduled to 6/20.
The James Hunter Trio 3/27 show to be rescheduled. New date pending.
Journeyman – A Tribute to Eric Clapton 3/28 show rescheduled to 10/9.
David Wax Museum 4/2 show rescheduled to 8/20.
George Winston 4/5 show rescheduled to 10/30.
The Carol Campbell Concert for Charity 4/19 show to be rescheduled. New date pending.

 

Updated 3/13/20
Kat Wright 3/14 show rescheduled to 7/18.
Howard Jones Trio cancelled.

 

Updated 3/11/20
A Message from the Narrows Center about the Coronavirus:

The health and safety of our staff, volunteers, audiences and performing artists is of utmost importance to us. Due to the public health concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Narrows is taking precautions by increasing cleaning and disinfecting our public spaces. We encourage everyone to follow best hygiene practices regarding hand washing, avoiding face touching and covering sneezes and coughs. We ask any patron who may have been exposed to COVID-19, or is exhibiting symptoms, to please stay home. Symptoms include fever, cough and shortness of breath. All staff, volunteers and audience members who are not feeling well are encouraged to stay home.

In light of this, the Narrows is amending our “No Cancellations” policy. Until further notice, tickets already purchased will be available for cancellation and a credit will be issued toward a future ticket purchase. Contact the office by phone or email to request the cancellation.

The Narrows Center will continue to monitor CDC advice and will follow the recommendations of local and state authorities. All upcoming concerts will take place as scheduled unless we are advised otherwise. Further updates will be made via email as well as posted on our website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

We are committed to bringing you Music that Matters and Art that Inspires and will do so while maintaining health and safety as our highest priority.

Thank you for your understanding and your help in our efforts. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming show.

Sincerely,

Patrick Norton
Executive Director

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