Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

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Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends

Will Evans

Thu, October 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$22 Advance | $25 Day of Show

Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends
Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends
Reeves Gabrels is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. A member of British band The Cure since 2012, Gabrels also worked with David Bowie from 1987 to 1999, and was a member of the band Tin Machine. He has lived in New York, Boston, London and Los Angeles, and since 2006 he has been based in Nashville, Tennessee.

As a guitarist, Reeves Gabrels is recognized for his virtuosity and versatility, able to “explore sonic extremes with a great, adaptive intuition for what each song needs most.” He has also been characterized as “one of the most daring rock-guitar improvisers since Jimi Hendrix.”

As a songwriter and composer, Gabrels spanned genres. The songs on Ulysses, an album from 2000, range from “hard-hitting blues rock to 21st century electronica,” as Guitar World reviewer Gary Graff put it.

Describing Rockonica, in 2005 Guitar Player’s Andy Ellis wrote online, “Reeves Gabrels walks the line between song structure and wiggy sonics like no one else… His tunes on Rockonica have familiar verse/chorus construction (and are often maddeningly catchy), and his riffs and solos typically possess the contours that define classic rock. But bubbling and roiling under and around this foundation are layers of eerie, broken sounds and oddball textures. And Gabrels isn’t shy about juxtaposing genres. For example, ‘Underneath’ ends with a trippy mélange of Wheels of Fire-era Clapton licks, acoustic Delta blues riffs, and fluttering, guitar-generated helicopter sounds.
Will Evans
Will Evans
Will Evans has spent the last decade as the primary song writer and drummer/ front man for the roots rock outfit Barefoot Truth. Will recorded four full length albums and several EP's of his original music with the band. Their most recent release, "Carry Us On", debuted at #10 on the iTunes Rock Chart. With Barefoot Truth now on an extended hiatus, Will has opened a new chapter in his musical journey.

His first solo release landed him in Entertainment Weekly as being right on target in the "Bullseye Of The Week" and warranted a #4 spot on the Northeast Billboards. Will's entry into the Guitar Center sponsored "Search For The Next Great American Songwriter" also brought him national attention. Out of over 10,000 entrants, he was chosen as one of the nation's top ten finalists.

In his live performances, Will uses his impressive looping skills to combine his drumming background with his highly energized and entertaining acoustic style. When Will is on stage, the crowds always get to their feet and he always gets to their hearts. Will has shared the stage with many top artists including Crosby and Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, State Radio, Badfish and members of Dispatch.
Venue Information:
Narrows Center for the Arts
16 Anawan Street
Fall River, MA 02721 - 508-324-1926, 02721
http://www.narrowscenter.org/