Jimmy Webb among talented roster at Fall River's Narrows Center in April

FALL RIVER — The Narrows Center for the Arts has an April jam-packed with events. From nationally acclaimed acts to local favorites, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Narrows Center for the Arts, located at 16 Anawan St., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Narrows exhibits visual artwork of every medium in two art galleries and houses a 430-seat concert space showcasing international, national and local performers of various musical genres.

Offering arts educational programming, local school tours, artist studio spaces and free festivals for the community, the Narrows presents an ever-growing access and fellowship in the arts.

For a full schedule or more information, visit: narrowscenter.org.

John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

Saturday, April 1

  • After a decade-long run on the Northeast music scene during which they became recognized as one of the best and most popular unsigned acts in the country, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band finally broke through nationally with leader John Cafferty's score to the motion picture, "Eddie & The Cruisers." After forty years, John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band is an on-going and in-demand attraction and is unquestionably one of the greatest and most successful acts in Rhode Island music history.

Jimmy Webb

Friday, April 7

  • Jimmy Webb is an American songwriter, composer and singer known worldwide as a master of his trade. His timeless hits continue to be performed and recorded by the industry’s biggest names, and his new compositions span the musical spectrum from classical to pop. This past year saw his “Wichita Lineman” on the set list in three major artist tours — Guns N’ Roses, Little Big Town, and Toby Keith — and used prominently in an episode of the Netflix series "Ozark."

Jimmy Webb will be performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, on Friday, April 7.
Jimmy Webb will be performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, on Friday, April 7.

Liz Longley with Brian Dunne

Saturday, April 8

  • Best known for her stop-you-in-your-tracks voice, Liz Longley is an accomplished singer-songwriter based out of Nashville, Tennessee. With her deeply emotional music, Longley has earned accolades from some of the most prestigious songwriting competitions in the country, including the BMI John Lennon Songwriting Scholarship Competition.

Marc Broussard

Wednesday, April 12

  • Marc Broussard is an artist with a unique gift of channeling the spirits of classic R&B, rock and soul into contemporary terms. His father, Louisiana hall-of-fame guitarist of “The Boogie Kings,” nurtured Broussard's musical gifts at an early age, and the vibrant Lafayette, Louisiana music scene gave him the opportunity to practice his craft consistently from childhood through early adulthood.

Marc Broussard will be performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, on Wednesday, April 12.
Marc Broussard will be performing at the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, on Wednesday, April 12.

Mile Twelve

Friday, April 14

  • Mile Twelve is back in motion. From the first manic, dissonant downbeat of their virtuosic new record, “Close Enough to Hear,” you’ll discover a band that is ready to explode from a restless pandemic-induced hiatus. The first track “Romulus,” glides and rages as the narrator wrestles with the ultimate impermanence of the empire he’s forged.

Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss and Laurel Premo

Thursday, April 20

  • Jake Blount, Nic Gareiss and Laurel Premo, award-winning folk performers, have joined forces in a bewitchment of rich tones, deft movements and stories long untold. Through traditional songs, familiar and arcane, this new trio celebrates the deep rhythms and subtle harmonies of America’s oldest musics. Blount, Gareiss and Premo are not only skilled performers, but researchers with degrees in ethnomusicology, ethnochoreology and performing arts technology. Their years of experience as performers, educators and scholars in their respective traditions have drawn them close to the creative force at the heart of music-making. The trio has brought the power of those deep bonds to bear in a new performance: a paean to their deepest roots written in wood, flesh, and lightning.

Blood Brothers ft. Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia

Friday, April 21

  • Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia are true “Blood Brothers” in life  and in the music they create both individually and collectively, joining forces in a collaborative effort of songwriting and  performances to create a total listening experience greater than the sum of its parts. Added to that process are the talents of producers Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith, who brought fresh ideas to the recording sessions, pushing Mike and Albert creatively and musically to present their best work to date.

The Silos: Celebration of the 35th anniversary of the seminal album “Cuba”

Saturday, April 22

  • The Silos, the still-kicking band Walter Salas-Humara co-founded in New York’s post-punk ‘80s scene played Alt-Rock, Alt-Country, and Americana before any critics coined those terms. They were named Best New Artist in the 1987 Rolling Stone Critics Poll. Throughout Salas-Humara’s career his voice has remained textured like a walnut; meanwhile, his narratives focus not on interior, abstract weaves of doubts and anxieties but on storytelling. He renders small incidents in granular detail that take on the weight of attentive, convincing poetry and wry wordplay. Each tune is marked by such humanity, which offers much refuge in a convulsive time.

Journeyman: A Tribute to Eric Clapton

Saturday, April 29

  • Shaun Hague has built quite the resume in the last decade of his life. At just 17, he was named “The Best Young Blues Guitarist” by The House of Blues and by 21, the young guitarist was playing guitar for blues phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd. His career has also seen him sharing the stage with Amos Lee, John Waite, Terra Naomi, performing on Jay Leno and sitting in with John Fogerty.

Art Gallery exhibit: “Art Making Women” Fantasy & Realities

April 13 to May 26 

  • Joined together by Design, Imagination, Satire and Experience, eight women artists bring a collection of contemporary artworks to the Narrows Center working in and through a combination of materials including painting, drawing, mixed media and photography.

This article originally appeared on The Herald News: April concerts at Narrows Center Jimmy Webb Liz Longley Marc Broussard