$37 Advance | $42 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana. Born November 17, 1967, he's one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene. For most of the 1990s and into the 2000s, he's worked each of his records the old-fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play. Unlike so many others before him, Benoit understands that blues is not a medium in favor with 50,000-watt commercial rock radio stations, so as a consequence, he's combined each of his releases with as many shows as he can possibly play. Since the release of his first album for Justice,Â BenoitÂ has taken his brand of Cajun-influenced blues all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe.Â Nice and Warm, his debut album for Houston-based Justice Records, prompted some critics to say he was sometimes reminiscent of three blues guitar gods:Â Albert King,Â Albert Collins, andÂ Jimi Hendrix.
$70 Advance | $75 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.Â Rose Cousins starts the show at 8pm!
Patty Griffin is a Grammy-Award winning artist who has achieved great acclaim for her songwriting as well as her powerful voice. Her first two albums, "Living With Ghosts" and "Flaming Red" are considered seminal albums in the singer-songwriter genre, while "Children Running Though" won Best Album and led to her being named Best Artist at the 2007 Americana Music Awards. She won the Grammy for "Downtown Church," her 2010 gospel album. Her songs have been covered by a myriad of artists including Emmylou Harris, The Dixie Chicks, Joan Baez and Bette Midler.
Very much in the traditions of American transcendental writer Ralph Waldo Emerson, and mystical poets like Rumi and Rainer Maria Rilke, Patty Griffin grounds her themes of love and mystery in the experience and rhythms of the everyday, the stuff of life. "Servant Of Love" takes on big ideas, but does so in the vernacular of folk tales, blues cants and jazz gestures. Griffinâ€™s characteristic expressive vocals - equal measures passion and poignancy - and her potent songwriting blur the lines between the personal, the spiritual and the political. These songs move and persuade while they dive deep.
About the opener, Rose Cousins:Â
â€śCousins has a disarmingly fluid vocal tone and an ability to convey the most internalized emotions - disappointment, grief, resolve, forbearance - without an ounce of fuss.â€ťÂ -NPR MusicCanadian JUNO Award winning songwriter Rose Cousins was born on Prince Edward Island and lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.Â Fueled by collaboration, she tours internationally and deeply values being part of multiple music communities.Her latest work, Joe Henry-producedÂ Natural Conclusion,Â was nominated for a 2018 GRAMMY (Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical) and featured in the LA Times who claimed, â€ś...Cousins delivered an exquisite album thatâ€™s easily one of the most distinguished Americana releases of 2017.â€ťÂ Among several awards, Rose won a Canadian JUNO for her 2012 releaseÂ We Have Made a SparkÂ and was nominated this year for JUNO Songwriter of the Year.Â Â Her music has appeared in several TV shows including Greyâ€™s Anatomy and Nashville.
$32 Advance | $37 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm. Kevin Connolly starts the show at 8pm!
In the tightknit musical community of Austin, Texas, itâ€™s tough to get away with posturing. You either bring it, or you donâ€™t.
If you do, word gets around. And one day, you find yourself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, or standing onstage with the Allman Brothers at New Yorkâ€™s Beacon Theater and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. You might even wind up getting nominated for a Best Blues Album Grammy â€” three times in a row. And those nominations would be in addition to your seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the AcadĂ©mie Charles-Cros in France, a Living Blues Criticsâ€™ Award for Female Blues Artist of the Year, and the title of an â€śinspiring American Artistâ€ť as a United States Artists 2018 Fellow.
Thereâ€™s only one Austinite with that rĂ©sumĂ©: Ruthie Foster. And with the release of her latest album, Joy Comes Back, the Recording Academy might want to put its engraver on notice. Because every note on it confirms this truth: Itâ€™s Ruthieâ€™s time. The small rural town of Gause, TX had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to itself. Described by Rolling Stone as â€śpure magic to watch and hear,â€ť her vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre. That uniqueness echoes a common theme in Ruthieâ€™s life and career - marching to the beat of her own drum.
About the opener, Kevin Connolly:
Writing and performing for over twenty years, Kevin Connolly has carved out his own way of writing American songs and earned a reputation as a passionate performer. Connolly has toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe while maintaining a strong presence and tie to his New England roots. Working the college and coffeehouse circuit solo, Kevin has also played major festivals including Newport Folk, SXSW, Kerrville Folk and Bumbershoot. He has opened up for a long list of notable artists including Indigo Girls, Huey Lewis, Todd Rundgren and Joan Osborne. Kevinâ€™s songs have also appeared on network television shows and in major motions pictures as well as independent films.
Raised on Bostonâ€™s South Shore, Kevin comes from a musical family with composer/brother Jim Connolly, a fixture of the West Coast â€śNew Musicâ€ť scene. Early influences like John Prine, Tom Waits and Bob Dylan remain inspirations and guiding forces. Writing descriptive songs that capture something about regular life in America today has been a running theme and preoccupation.
$49 Advance | $54 Day of Show
Doors open at 7pm.
ForÂ The Outlaws, it was always about the music. For over 40 years, the Southern Rock legends celebrated triumphs, endured tragedies and survived legal nightmares to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Now, The Outlaws proudly make their debut performance at the Narrows Center to bring you the best Southern Rock show you can see anywhere. The three guitar army is ready to give you a performance filled with the hits (â€śThere Goes Another Love Song,â€ť â€śHurry Sundown,â€ť â€ś(Ghost) Riders in the Skyâ€ť), fan favorites (â€śGreen Grass & High Tidesâ€ť) and deep cuts. The Outlaws are a group that respect their own legacy while refusing to be defined by their past. But most of all, itâ€™s about satisfying their fans with one stellar live show after another.