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From Third Stream to Contemporary Improvisation

Join concert curators Gunther Schuller and Tanya Kalmanovitch for From Third Stream to Contemporary Improvisation, a concert exploring the Third Stream in its historical and present-day status. When musical visionaries Gunther Schuller and Ran Blake founded New England Conservatory's groundbreaking Third Stream Department in 1972, they inaugurated a rich conversation between multiple musical styles and communities.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 20:00


There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers. Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony.

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/31/2013 - 20:00


Often encapsulated as the “Sound of Maui”, HAPA’s music evokes a place that many people at different times have referred to as heavenly. The overriding quality of their music is one of beauty and serenity, found in the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), the elegant movements of the sacred dance known as hula, and the exhilarating innovative sounds of virtuoso slack key guitar. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/29/2013 - 20:00


Todd Snider is on the happy back end of happy hour at a favorite East Nashville bar, talking about his new album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables. “This record doesn’t come from good times,” Snider says. “I wanted to sound the way I feel, which sometimes means sounding like a broken soul.” 

He might carry the mantle of “storyteller” – it’s what he titled his live record, after all – but Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables is anything but a nice, folk/Americana troubadour album.

$25 Advance | $28 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/28/2013 - 20:00

JOAN OSBORNE, Opener: Jill Andrews

Her most recent release “Bring it on Home” was just nominated for a Grammy in the Best Blues album category. She is a charismatic performer and has one of the most soulful voices on the planet.

$40 Advance | $45 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/21/2013 - 20:00


The good Doctor on St. Paddy’s Day at the venerable Narrows.

I can’t think of anything Mo' better than that.

$75 Advance | $75 Day of Show


Event Date: 
Sun, 03/17/2013 - 20:00


“There’s freedom in knowing that you don’t have to know it all,” she says, “which is why to me, a song should end with a question, not an answer.” It might seem that after six groundbreaking albums of original songs, more than a dozen years of recording and touring around the world, a harvest of music industry awards, and covers of her songs by a roster of great artists – that Mary Gauthier (say it: go-shay) should have a handle on some of the big answers.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 20:00

CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE, Opener: Dennis Brennan

A groundbreaking recording artist since the 1960s, Musselwhite continues to create trailblazing music while remaining firmly rooted in the blues. His worldly-wise vocals, rich, melodic harmonica playing and deep country blues guitar work flawlessly accompany his often autobiographical and always memorable original songs.

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 20:00


A two night run with the area’s finest tribute band.

$18 Advance | $20 Day of Show
$30 Package for Both Shows

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/08/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 03/09/2013 - 20:00

ED KOWALCZYK, Opener: Craig DeMelo

Ed Kowalczyk is the singer and songwriting force behind a multi-platinum rock band Live, one of the most successful and enduring bands of the 1990’s and 2000’s. They sold more than 20 million albums and had nine Top 10 radio hits including: “I Alone,” “Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama,” and “Heaven.” Experience the energy of Ed Kowalczyk’s live show.

$42 Advance | $45 Day of Show

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/02/2013 - 20:00


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