The Narrows Center announces upcoming concerts and gallery exhibitions for October
FALL RIVER – The month of October features 11 concerts at the Narrows Center, ranging from legendary guitarists to country hitmakers. The “One More Time” gallery exhibition continues with the graffiti art of Max “GYER” Bready.
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Saturday October 2 – GA-20 and JD Simo
GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018. The project grew out of their mutual love for heavy traditional blues, R&B and Rock & Roll of the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Chicago-born Nashvillian JD Simo is like a lone crusade dedicated to keeping music real, raw, and honest. Whatever the setting and whatever his role (whether he is a winger or a conductor).
Tuesday, October 12 – Rodney Crowell
With over 40 years of American roots music under his belt, Texas-born Rodney Crowell has won two Grammy Awards with five number one hits, six Americana Music Association Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement For Songwriter Award and a Legacy of the excellence of the composition which made him an icon among the giants.
Thursday October 14 – Leo Kottke
Leo Kottke was one of the most influential acoustic guitarists to emerge in the 1960s, bringing unique sound and virtuoso flourishes to the instrument. Although he also recorded as a singer-songwriter, it was the fingering propulsive play of his solo instrumental work that cemented his reputation as a true innovator.
Friday, October 15 – Marty Stuart and his superlatives
Marty Stuart is one of country music’s most historic new traditionalists and is also one of its most flamboyant showmen, supporting his party image with a wardrobe of rhinestone-laden Nudie costumes. Despite his fondness for the flash, Stuart was one of the most eclectic country artists to become a celebrity in the ’80s.
Saturday October 16 – Anthony Geraci Band and Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo
Anthony Geraci is an American pianist, organist, singer and songwriter of blues and jazz. Keyboardist with a professional career spanning over 40 years, Geraci has performed on stage with Muddy Waters, BB King, Otis Rush, Chuck Berry, Big Mama Thornton, Big Joe Turner and Jimmy Rogers,
A rising star of the roots and blues scene with a growing fan base worldwide, guitarist / singer / songwriter Erin Harp has been compared to legendary blues women like Bonnie Raitt and Rory Block.
Tuesday, October 19 – Rick Wakeman
After making a name for himself creating progressive rock extravagances, in his solo shows, Rick Wakeman returns to his roots with a program filled with virtuoso piano performances and hilarious anecdotes inspired by his career spanning more than 50 years. The repertoire will range from his solo works and appearances in the YES group to his debut as a session musician playing keyboards on classics such as David Bowie’s Life On Mars, as well as surprises like his Unique interpretations of Beatles hits and many more memorable melodies, adapted for the grand piano.
Thursday October 21 – Bill Frisell and Tony Scherr Duo
Bill Frisell’s career as a guitarist and songwriter spans over 40 years and spans many famous recordings, the catalog of which has been cited by Downbeat as “the best recorded production of the decade”.
New York jazz musician Tony Scherr plays acoustic and electric bass and guitar in a variety of formations (often downtown). He performed with Woody Herman as a teenager, and later performed in Russ Gershon’s Either / Orchestra and John Lurie’s Lounge Lizards.
Friday, October 22 – Suzanne Vega: An evening of New York songs and stories
Widely regarded as one of the main composers of her generation, Suzanne Vega established herself as a leading figure in the revival of folk music in the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on the acoustic guitar, she sang what we called contemporary folk or neo-folk songs. of its own creation in the clubs of Greenwich Village.
Saturday 23 October – The Breakers: Tribute to Tom Petty
The country’s first Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers tribute band. Created to allow fans of the late great Tom Petty to continue enjoying the live experience of TP & the HB’s. No other Tom Petty tribute band manages to capture the SOUND and emotions of Tom’s songs like The Breakers.
Thursday October 28 – Samantha Fish with Jonathon Long
“That was my mission on this album: to really put these songs together to have a life of their own,” says Sa-mantha Fish of Kill or Be Kind, her sixth solo album and debut on Rounder Records. “Strong messages from the heart – that’s what I really got into. Indeed, what immediately stands out when listening to the album is the extraordinary level of songwriting across its eleven tracks, the way these songs are so cleverly put together to produce a powerful emotional impact.
Saturday October 30 – The Airplane Family with Live Dead ’69 performing the 50th anniversary of “Blows Against the Empire”
The Airplane Family reunites Jefferson Starship, Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Bob Weir’s Rat Dog, David Crosby Band, New Riders & JGB alumni to perform the 50th anniversary of sci-fi and rock & roll masterpiece Jefferson Starship by Paul Kantner … “Blows Against Empire.
Art gallery exhibitions
An exhibition celebrating the life and works of Maximillian Bready, known to the graffiti art world as GYER. Max’s works, both in the studio and on the street, exemplify the spirit with which he lived his short but extremely busy life. This exhibition brings together prints, paintings, photographs and digital works from Max’s prolific collection. “One More Time” runs until November 6th.
The Narrows Center for the Arts, located at 16 Anawan Street in Fall River, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. Visit: étroitscenter.org