Herald News Staff
FALL RIVER – The Narrows Center for the Arts continues to bring high-quality music and art to the SouthCoast area, hosting a unique gallery exhibit and a diverse lineup of concerts in October, ranging from acts from nationally acclaimed to local favorites:
- Saturday, October 1st
- Epic in sound and kaleidoscopic in vision, the eclectic six-piece Entrain based on Martha’s Vineyard has thrilled critics and fans alike since its inception. Formed and fronted by drummer Tom Major in 1993 while on hiatus from touring with rock legend Bo Diddley, Entrain have been blessed with a roster of top musicians over the years.
- Thursday, October 6
- Having an influence on Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Van Halen certainly secures a place in rock ‘n roll history for the legendary Vanilla Fudge. Since the summer of 1967, Vanilla Fudge had been the architects of a new musical style that included psychedelic, rock, soul and gospel music. They were and are masters at reinterpreting other artists’ hit songs, and their effect on the soon to explode heavy metal scene of the late ’60s was undeniable.
- Friday, October 7
- The small rural town of Gause, Texas had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to herself. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to behold and hear,” her vocal talent was elevated during worship services at her community church. Drawing inspiration from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster has developed a unique sound that cannot be contained within one genre.
- Saturday, October 8
- “All the things that brought me comfort, they just seem tired and worn, what always worked don’t work anymore,” sings award-winning Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Mark Erelli a few songs in his latest release. Blinded. It’s a realization that swept over many of us like headlights sweeping across the bedroom ceiling on a sleepless night. But for a songwriter, such an assessment is a call to mind. ‘stock.
Sundog Organ Trio and Putnam Murdock
- Friday, October 14
- Sundog Organ Trio combines traditional instrumentation (organ, guitar, drums) with contemporary songwriting and a healthy appetite for improvisation, melody and groove. Putnam Murdock got his start as a professional musician with Colorado rock and roll band Chief Broom. With Murdock as frontman, the band secured a spot on the 1997 HORDE tour, appeared at festivals at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, and sold out venues throughout the western United States. After graduating with a songwriting degree from the Berklee School in Music in 2002, Murdock launched a solo career and has since traveled the country with artists such as Martin Sexton, Taj Mahal, Ben Taylor, Gregory Alan Isakov and Khaki King.
- Saturday, October 15
- As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier incorporates funk, soul, rock and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With a soulful voice, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is leading the way, racking up an impressive arsenal of accolades, and has already established herself as an artist of distinction we’d all do well to watch.
Michael Schenker 50th Anniversary Tour
- Wednesday, October 19
- Michael Schenker Group is a legendary name. After two phenomenal records under the aegis of the Michael Schenker Fest, a true guitar hero returns to his roots. By creating the Michael Schenker Group in 1979, Michael Schenker laid the foundations for one of the most glorious solo careers in hard rock. And while no one would expect less from a former Scorpions and UFO guitarist, it’s nearly impossible to mention everything Michael has built over the past 50 years, or the countless people he’s influenced or with which he played.
- Friday, 21st of October
- 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 propelling fingerplay of his solo instrumental work that cemented his reputation as a true innovator.
- Saturday, October 22
- Paula Poundstone is a comedian, author and comedian known for her intelligent, observational humor and spontaneous wit. When she’s not collecting hotel soaps on tour or on a panel on NPR’s #1 show, “Wait, wait…Don’t tell me!” Paula hosts the popular Starburns Audio podcast, “Nobody listens to Paula Poundstone. .” No one is a comedic field guide to life with taste tests, cats of the week and leading experts in everything from beekeeping to ping pong to prosopagnosia.
- Friday, October 28
- GA-20 was formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston in 2018. The project grew out of their mutual love for heavy traditional blues, R&B and rock & roll of the late 50s and early 1950s. 60s. Faherty and Stubbs bonded through legendary artists like Lazy Lester, JB Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Junior Wells. Joined by drummer Tim Carman in 2019, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums.
‘Nosferatu’ Live by Paul Bielatowicz – Halloween Spooktacular!
- Saturday, October 29
- The 1922 silent horror film “Nosferatu” has terrified audiences for 100 years. Join us this Halloween weekend for a Spooktacular live performance of a new rock soundtrack that breathes new life into the undead classic. Paul Bielatowicz (Carl Palmer, ELP, Neal Morse) has assembled an all-star cast for this very special event.
Art Gallery Exhibition: ‘Three of a Kind’
- Through November 5
- Three artists using a welding torch to create artwork. Each has a different purpose, but all come out the same. They create art from metal in different ways. Musical instruments, statues and hammered metal. A collection of found objects made of intact metal cast in art. Each artist is in a world of their own, but as they say, “All roads lead to Rome”, so here they are. “One of a kind.”
The Narrows Center for the Arts, located at 16 Anawan St., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, visit troitscenter.org.