FALL RIVER — The Narrows Center for the Arts schedule ramps up in March with 11 concert nights. The month begins with “Don Felder – Formerly of The Eagles” and will end with two consecutive evenings by Tab Benoit. The current gallery exhibition 19 on Paper continues. The new exhibition The Heart of the Story: Illustrated Adventures of Real and Imaginary Creatures will open in mid-March.
Tuesday March 1 – Don Felder – Formerly of the Eagles
Don Felder is a legendary singer-songwriter, inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 with the Eagles, a New York Times bestselling author, and a true American rock and roll guitar hero. Felder spent 27 years with the Eagles, who have the fine distinction of recording the best-selling album of all time – ‘Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)’ – which sold over 38 million copies (and more).
Wednesday, March 2 – Bruce Cockburn
For 50 years, this Canadian musical legend has captured the essence of the human experience in song, while striving to enhance it. One of Canada’s finest artists, Bruce Cockburn has enjoyed an illustrious career shaped by politics, spirituality and musical diversity. His remarkable journey has seen him embrace folk, jazz, rock and worldbeat styles while traveling to places as far-flung as Guatemala, Mali, Mozambique and Nepal, and writing memorable songs about his world of wonders in constantly expanding.
Thursday, March 3 – Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur
Teddy Thompson and Jenni Muldaur, along with producer David Mansfield, spent the spring and summer recording the classic duets of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn.
Friday, March 4 – Funky White Honkies
For over 40 years, the Funky White Honkies have been the hottest party band in the area. They invade the Narrows for a big dance party. Tables and chairs will be removed for a big dance floor and a good time will be had by all.
Saturday March 5 – David Wax Museum
Pioneering folk musicians David Wax and Suz Slezak are the spunky husband-wife duo behind the eclectic and exuberant “Mexo-Americana” group David Wax Museum. In addition to their 2019 national television debut on CBS This Morning: Saturday, the group has been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine and The New Yorker.
Saturday March 12 – Eric Lindell
New Orleans-based singer-songwriter and guitarist-multi-instrumentalist Eric Lindell blends West Coast rock, Gulf Coast swamp R&B, hard country and Memphis soul into American music. hybrid which, although deeply respectful of traditions, charts its own course.
Friday March 18 – Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre-Aqualung 50th Anniversary Tour
2021 was the 50th anniversary of the release of Jethro Tull’s legendary album “Aqualung”. The globally touring show performed with the band Martin Barre will play the album “Aqualung” in full and in sequence, as well as other great Tull classics. The US tour will also include former Jethro Tull members Clive Bunker and Dee Palmer as part of the lineup.
Thursday March 24 – Tommy Castro & the Painkillers 30th Anniversary Tour with special guest Deanna Bogart
“The hardest thing to do,” says world-beloved soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro, “is to be yourself, take risks, and bring your fans with you. .” Throughout his long and ever-evolving career, guitarist, singer and songwriter Tommy Castro has always stayed true to himself while exploring, developing and creating new music, and he has taken his thousands of devoted fans with him.
Friday, March 25 – Duke Robillard Band CD Release Celebration
The Duke Robillard Band is set to release a new CD, “They Called It Rhythm & Blues”, on March 18. They will celebrate the release of the new album with a special show at the Narrows Center on March 25. Duke Robillard has been defined not only as a great artist, but also as a true historian, scholar and curator who is adept at electric and acoustic blues, jazz, jump, swing, ballads and standards.
Saturday March 26 – Los Lobos
Los Lobos have sold millions of records, won prestigious awards and made fans around the world. But perhaps his most lasting impact will be the way his music embodies the idea of America as a cultural melting pot. Styles like son jarocho, norteño, tejano, folk, country, doo-wop, soul, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll and punk come together to create a new sound that is more than the sum of its parts.
Wednesday March 30 and Thursday March 31 – Tab Benoit
In 1992, Tab Benoit released his first recording “Nice and Warm” on the Justice label. The title track became an AAA Radio hit and Benoit’s touring career kicked into high gear. “Nice and Warm” has drawn comparisons to blues guitar heavyweights like Albert King, Albert Collins and even Jimi Hendrix.
ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
Until March 12, 2022
“19 ON PAPER”
Nineteen on Paper is a group of New England artists who come together to create and exhibit works of art of, on or with paper. Members are painters, collage artists, printmakers, book artists, photographers, digital artists and sculptors. 19 on Paper’s mission is to promote an appreciation of art created on or with paper through exhibitions and portfolios and to enable sharing, networking and professional growth among its members.
March 19, 2022 – May 14, 2022
“The Heart of the Story: Illustrated Adventures of Real and Imaginary Creatures”
Three local artists, Linda Bourke, Nancy Cote and Thea Ernest, explore how illustration illuminates a story, imbuing it with heart, humor and humanity.
The Narrows Center for the Arts is located at 16 Anawan St. in Fall River. Go to: troitscenter.org