Music Around Town ~ July 19 – 25, 2010

July 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm (Music, Uncategorized)

Harbor Loop Concert Series

July 22
Erinn Brown
R & R (
Eric Reardon Bradley Royds Dave Walker and Rory Walsh)

July 29
Bingo Fridays
Eric Reardon

August 5
Special guests TBA

August 12
Jenny Dee & The Deelinquints

August 19
Paula Karahalis Band
Phat Maxx

August 26
TBA: Very Special Guests!!

Sept 2
TBA/Rain date

Please note  that this lineup is tentative and subject to change


Re post from Good Morning Gloucester

Free Outdoor Family Concert, July 20 6-8pm, Masconomo Park, Manchester


click photo for band website

Hi Joey,

Hope you’re having a great summer! We’ve got a very fun, free outdoor concert coming up next week that we would appreciate you posting about on Good Morning Gloucester. I’m attaching a photo of us and our CD album cover, in case you want to use either in the posting. Bring the whole family!!

The Music in Masconomo Park Summer Concert Series continues on Tuesday, July 20, from 6:00-8:00pm with award-winning children’s music artists Leeny and Tamara! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, maybe the fixings for a nice picnic, and get ready for a fun evening of singing, dancing, learning, and laughing for the whole family! We’ll have a full band with us for this event. And, we are especially excited to be premiering some new music, including a song that was co-written with 9-year-old Sara Wheeler of Gloucester! (Rain date is July 21.) For more details, please visit our website at and click on Shows.


Ilene Altman(aka Leeny


Two events for Cape Ann Animal Aid


click poster to go to Cape Ann Animal Aid


Harbor Cruise – Benefit for Cape Ann Animal Shelter

Re post from Good Morning Gloucester

Posted by: Manuel Simoes | July 21, 2010

Saturday JULY 24th 7:00-10:00 PM

Gloucester Fleet Vessel Lady Sea

75 Essex Avenue

Gloucester, MA

Entertainment by DJ Vito Ferrara

Tickets are only $20 per person

Call Troy …978-815-4310



July 25, 7pm, Overdrive
(R & B Rock with Horns)


Stage Fort Park

Free Outdoor Summer Concert Return to Stage Fort Park

The Free Summer Concert Series returns to the Antonio Gentile Bandstand in Stage Fort Park on the edge of Gloucester harbor. These concerts offer a wide range of musical styles to enjoy in the beautiful summer weather with a view of picturesque Gloucester Harbor.

Sunday, July 25

Celtic Music Cruise

Join Michael O’Leary & Friends for a sailing ‘seisiun’, an evening of traditional songs ‘n tunes aboard THE SCHOONER THOMAS E. LANNON as she takes a sunset sail around beautiful Gloucester harbor on Sunday, July 25, 6-8:30pm. 978-281-6634


Sunday, July 25

This coming Sunday at the Bandstand at Back Beach, Rockport.

The Rockport Legion Band
Cape Ann’s Community Concert Band Since 1933
Concert #3, Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.
Steve Thomas, Conducting

The Star-Spangled Banner
Fillmore: His Honor
Porter: Anything Goes
Suppe: Light Cavalry Overture
Sousa: The Washington Post
Losey: Addah Polka
Jason Howard, Solo Trumpet
Sack: The Hoosier Club
Hall: Uncle Dooley’s Delight
Sondheim: Send in the Clowns
Thomas: The Old 98 (in memoriam, R.E. Puff)
Willson/Anderson: 76 Trombones
Strauss: Radetsky March
Selections from “Jersey Boys”
Grundman: The Blue-Tailed Fly
Garcia: Jack Rabbit Rag
Sousa: Semper Fidelis
Berlin: God Bless America


“To err is human to forgive is divine”

It is unfortunate at times to misinform and I hope that if one finds an error in this posting please bring it to my attention so it can be fixed immediately if not sooner.



Please be sure to check out the links to all these fine musicians and venues on the side bar of this blog.

The Rhumb Line~

Inge Berge will be hosting the jam tonight. This should be very interesting, to say the least.

click for Inge's website.

Monday  – 9:00 to 12:30  ~ Open Jam with Dan King and friends
I am wicked excited that the Monday night jam is back. I
have to say that I loved hearing The Bandit Kings and Chelsea Berry
over the past few months. They took the place of the jam and gave us
some extraordinary music.
During these jams you get some magical moments from musicians that are there
to let loose with no planned agenda. Thank you to Dan King for hosting
this and to Fred Shrigley
for making it possible.

Dan King at a previous jam session at The Rhumb Line

Tuesday – 9:00 to 12:30 ~   Henely Douglas and Soul Force ~V~

Wednesday – 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Fly Amero ~ Dinner with Fly Amero *I’ll be hosting and performing as always *Each week will feature a special, invited musical guest *Comfort food dinner specials from Dave Trooper’s kitchen *Sponsored by Shipyard Ale

Thursday – 8:30 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues Party

Sick and tired of the same old thing? Wanna add some voltage to your puny, miserable existence? Do you feel like slashing your ankles everytime you look in the mirror, or while reading the Herald? Then, maybe I can help you out. You need my new recession eraser: Mr. Larry Sortwell. Hobgoblin on glitar, menace to the Muses, and snake oil singer. This guy is something else, and a truly wonderful cat to work with, too. But don’t just believe me, czech it out for yooself. You’ll throw those razor blades away for good , this time.
Pushing good ol’ L-man over the top will be Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, a fugitive from these parts since he caught the Katy. Be good to see him, for a change. And, of course, Greg “Whammy Bar” Tower  and myself will be there too. You’ll never be the same. Don’t ever change.

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Groove

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ The Tide

Sunday 8:00 to 11:00 ~  Pick 3 ( Bluegrass)


Monday -7:00 – Mark Carlsen’s Swingin’ Groove Meisters w/Mark Earley

Thursday 9:00 to close ~Acoustic Hot Tub-energetic asoustic rock duo

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Joshua Tree – Boston’s premier tribute to U2- On the dock and under the stars!

Saturday –  6:30 to 8;30 ~ Acoustic Dinner Set. John Jerome and Jim Frontiero

9:00 to Close ~Jim Bogus Crew

Sunday  – 4:00pm ~ The Swamptones – New Orleans R&B roots Rock and Roll

The Dog Bar~

Check it out!

Inge Berge’s new  Band is “The Sweet Hang”

click photo for the website


Latt43 ~

——————————————————————————— Jalepenos~

Tuesday – 7:00 to 9:00 ~ The Woodpeppers – Featuring Dan King, Wolf Gindandes and David Brown

Thursday – 7:30 to 10:00 ~ VILLAGE NIGHT ~Dan King

Blackburn Performing Arts ~


Madfish Grille ~

Thursday ~ 9:00 to close

Friday ~9:00 to close –

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~




Tuesday –  9:00 to close ~ The Sea Shanties ~

Wednesday – 9:00 to close ~ Blues Addiction – E very Wednesday night

Friday –

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30  ~ 100

100 is back at Cameron’s on April 24th. Our last show was a blast and we’re going to keep that momentum going! We have new material and we’ll be bringing the full light & laser show along for your viewing pleasure.We’ll be playing your favorites (ours too!) from Aerosmith, the Ki…nks, the Doors, Led Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, Queen, The Cult, Stray Cats, The Cars, Audioslave, Velvet Revolver, and more, plus maybe some surprises.

We’ll probably start playing around 9:15 to squeeze in a little extra rock. Get there early; you don’t want to miss anything!


Topside Grille –  Upcoming Events  ~

Thursday- 8:00 to close ~ Erinn “2N” Brown:
Erinn Brown, the singer/ songwriter/ musician is sultry with an edge. She has a soulful,original style fusing folk, blues/rock and funk. Brown writes the trueth with strength. “She is an amazingly talented vocalist. You don’t just hear the notes or words she sings – you feel them. She has an uncanny knack for knowing when to hit the brakes and when to slam the gas pedal to the floor…” Check out more at

Friday 8:30 to close ~ Bradley Royds

Bradley has been playing live on the East and West coasts for years. He is a great solo performer and continues to electrify the crowds every week. Go see him LIVE, and you will get it.

click photo to listen to Bradley


Click photo for tour and info.


8:00 to 10:30


The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~


Studio Restaurant ~

Friday –  9:30 to 12:30 ~ Henri Smith

Saturday- 9:30 to 12:30 ~

Sunday ~  Steve Caraway`s Sunday Residency at The Studio

Start Time:  4:00pm
End Time: 8:00pm
Where: The Studio ~ Hopefully on the deck
51 Rocky Neck Avenue,

Gloucester, MA 01930-
4152(978) 283-4123‎

The Rudder at Rocky Neck ~


Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

July 25, 7pm, Overdrive
(R & B Rock with Horns)

August 1, 7pm, Compaq Big Band (Jazz)

August 8, 7pm, Soft Touch Dance Band

August 15, 7pm, Cape Ann Community Band (Concert Band)
“A Salute To Swing”

August 22, 7pm, Old Cold Tater
(Acoustic Bluegrass)

All programs subject to change
Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series, 32 Revere St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Community Cinema


Woodmans –
The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~

28th Season Sponsors:

Come to Rockport to experience outstanding performances by world-renowned musicians. Choose from a variety of musical and educational events for people of all ages. Concerts are held at the Rockport Art Association, First Congregational Church, and Rockport High School Performing Arts Center.Click here to view a seat map for the Rockport Art Association
For information on last minute tickets to sold out concerts call the Rockport Music Box Office
at 978-546-7391, Dial 3.Don’t miss out on future performances – now throughout the year. Sign up today to receive Rockport Music email communications that feature upcoming events and concerts.<!–

Following the acclaimed Rockport Chamber Music Festival, join us for ROCKPORT MUSIC PRESENTS, a new series featuring a variety of musical genres and exceptional artists. All concerts take place in the new Shalin Liu Performance Center.

All concerts take place in the new Shalin Liu Performance Center, our stunning new 330 seat oceanfront concert hall.


Saturday, July 24
5pm: Tickets available

8pm : SOLD OUT

Regina Carter

Reverse Thread
Internationally acclaimed violinist Regina Carter plays music from her new album Reverse Thread
released in May 2010 – a collection of African folk melodies in a contemporary fusion of world music and classical violin as only Regina can provide.

Saturday, July 31 : 8pm

Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet, with Synchronicity (Garah Landes, piano, and Gregory Landes, percussion)

Enjoy a weaving of jazz, classical, bebop and Latin music in contemporary compositions ranging from arrangements of works by Bernstein to originals by Paquito.

Friday, August 6 & Saturday, August 7

Paula Cole

Rockport’s own! Born in Rockport, Massachusetts, this singer, songwriter and Berklee graduate became an international star with hits “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone” and “I Don’t Want to Wait.” Winner of the 1997 Grammy for Best New Artist, Ms. Cole launches the final weekend of concerts during the 2010 summer season.

Sunday August 8 : 5pm

Bill Charlap Trio with special guest Sandy Stewart

Bill Charlap’s multiple Grammy-nominated CDs include his latest release for Blue Note, The Bill Charlap Trio – Live at the Village Vanguard.

Charlap is Artistic Director of New York’s 92nd Street Y’s “Jazz in July” series. This concert includes music by Gershwin, Bernstein, and works from the great American Songbook.


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

click photo for event happenings


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

9:00 am ~ Stuart & Lyn Ferguson w/Phil Punch
Vocals, Guitar, Bongos Back by Popular Demand! /

One World Coffeehouse ~


The Farm –
Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Mother Ton

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ Dreadrocks

Manchester Crossing –
Saturday- 8:00 to 11:30

Date: Saturday,
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm
Location: Manchester Crossing
Street: 40 Beach St.
City/Town: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

The Landing –

Sunday – 6:00~ Open Mic with Janice & Will at 7:00 in The Pub


Events/Upcoming Events


THE GLOUCESTER MARITIME HERITAGE CENTER is proud to present SEASCAPE on July 24–25. This 2-day festival celebrates Gloucester’s relationship with the sea through music, dance, storytelling and the visual arts. SEASCAPE is produced with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Commission. 978-281-0470

Seascape Festival at the Heritage Center is coming up soon: July 24-25


picture from the GMHC website

Heritage Center Hosts SEASCAPE

Two day festival features music, storytelling, dance and art

SEASCAPE.  The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center is proud to present SEASCAPE on July 24th and 25th. This 2-day festival celebrates Gloucester’s relationship with the sea through music, dance, storytelling and the visual arts.  SEASCAPE is produced with grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, and the McCarthy Family Foundation.

Beginning at 10 am on Saturday, a lively schedule of workshops and concerts will explore the cultural impact of Gloucester’s distinction as the oldest seaport in America. Featured performers include David Coffin, story teller Jay O’Callahan, Sea Shanty singers The Johnson Girls, singer Ken Sweeney, and native American musician Strong Eagle Daly. The performers will conduct a series of 50-minute long concert/workshops on both Saturday and Sunday, providing the public with opportunities to learn from experienced performers.

Workshops are open to visitors of all ages, with the exception of the Saturday 11 a.m. workshop with Jay O’Callahan, which is limited to 25 participants 15 years old on up.

Throughout the day on Saturday, master batik artist Mary Edna Fraser will facilitate the making of a 3’ x 10’ community banner. Participants will draw in wax and paint with dyes on silk as they add to a banner which will serve as the backdrop for the Saturday evening concert.  Younger children will use crayons and water colors to have a similar experience while creating projects to take home. On Sunday, all participants will make small pieces to take home.

On Saturday evening at 7 pm, all performers will gather for a three hour long concert under the Heritage Center’s tent overlooking Gloucester Harbor. They will perform both individually and together, creating a lively night filled with music and stories. Students from the Cape Ann Center for Dance will perform a piece of choreography commissioned specifically for SEASCAPE, set to an arrangement by David Coffin of a popular “fishing” lullaby.

The festival continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a second series of concert/workshops. There will also be a 3 p.m. concert bringing together all participating musicians in one long collaborative set.
Children’s activities and refreshments will be available throughout both days of the festival.

All of the daytime concert/workshops are free of charge. The same goes for the Sunday finale concert. Tickets to the Saturday night concert are $15 ($7 for kids 14 and under) and are available at the Heritage Center, in advance and at the door.

The Performers
David Coffin, who lives in East Gloucester, has performed throughout New England for the past thirty years.  While his venues include concert halls, festivals, coffeehouses, and museums; he is most often found performing one of his two school enrichment programs throughout New England. He has also performed with the Cambridge-based Revels since 1980 as a singer, instrumentalist and, since 1991, as Master of Ceremonies.
At the heart of David’s work is traditional and contemporary folk music, including an extensive collection of songs from the Maritime tradition. Widely know for his rich baritone voice, his impressive collection of musical instruments includes concertinas, recorders, penny-whistles, bombards (loud Breton double reeds), gemshorns, cornamuse, shawms, and rauschphieffes.
Jay O’Callahan is one of the world’s best-known storytellers. He has performed at Lincoln Center, at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and other theatres around the world, at the Olympics, and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. His work appears regularly on National Public Radio. In addition to creating and performing stories, he leads workshops on storytelling and writing.
Jay was commissioned by NASA to create a story in celebration of the agency’s 50th anniversary in 2008. The National Association of Independent Record Distributors and Manufacturers awarded first prize to the High Windy recording of his story, “The Boy Who Loved Frogs.”
The Johnson Girls is an energetic all-woman mostly a cappella group performing folk music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore.  Each member (Joy Bennet, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdra Murtha) of the group brings a specialty and style to the ensemble.  The Johnson Girls’ extensive repertoire of both traditional and contemporary music includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian and French Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more.  With a sound that has been called “exciting”, “haunting”, “uplifting”, and “full of harmony”, the Johnson Girls give “hair-raising” performances of powerhouse chanteys, tender ballads and just plain fun songs, bringing audiences to their feet wherever they go.
Ken Sweeney performs mountain ballads, old time songs and sea music. A top notch player of the clawhammer banjo, English concertina, and harmonica, he also makes music playing spoons. He is a former member of the infamous Mystic Seaport Chanteymen.
Strong Eagle Daly, of the Nipmuc nation, handcrafts the flutes he plays. Each of Daly’s flutes contain a hand carved animal which faces the performer. He says that “in addition to the animals, the spirit of tree resonates through the flute as I breathe new life through it and give it a new voice.” Through Daly’s observation of different flute players and their varying techniques, he has created his own improvisational style and voice. He fills empty space with the haunting and inspirational sounds that come from the various woods and octaves of his flute.
Mary Edna Fraser is an internationally known textile artist who collaborates with scientists from a variety of disciplines to illustrate the changing environment. She researches her landscapes by hiking the terrain, exploring the waterways by boat, and by taking aerial photos from the open cockpit of her grandfather’s 1946 Ercoupe plane. She also uses satellite images and maps to plan her expansive compositions, which take the form of huge batiks. In 1994, she was the first woman to be honored with a one person textile exhibition at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Mary Edna’s work has been included in exhibits at many museums and organizations including the National Academy of Sciences, the New England Aquarium, Mystic Seaport , North Carolina Maritime Museum, and the Duke University Museum of Art.




Go See- ANNIE, opening August 10 and running through August 15th


What :   Annisquam Village Players presents the musical ANNIE

When :  August 10 through August 15, 2010

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday performances at 7:30pm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday performances at 8:00pm

Where :  Annisquam Village Hall

34 Leonard Street, off of Route 127 North

Annisquam, MA 01930

Ticket prices :  $15 General Admission

$30 Reserved Seating, ordered only online at

General Admission tickets can be purchased at :

The Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main Street, Gloucester MA 978-281-1548

The Annisquam Exchange, 38 Leonard Street, Annisquam MA 978-281-0358

Lula’s Pantry, 79 Main Street, Rockport 978-546-0010

Sea Fair in Annisquam Village only on Saturday July 31st

and online at

The Annisquam Village Hall is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

Refreshments available at intermission.


The Next George’s By Night Event Scheduled For Saturday July 31st


Dean Salah writes in-

Our next nighttime event is Sat. July 31st. Tickets on sale at Georges starting Sat.July 17th
$25 per person/advance sales only. This is a BYOB event featuring a full course Hawaiin Chicken
Dinner and the music of Michael Zaitchik. Mike is quite a talented musician and we are very fortunate
to be able to host a night with him. Mike has toured professionally with the James Cotton Band as well
as his own Zaitchik Brothers Band. Mike has settled down here on the North Shore and is ready to spread
his talents around the area. This promises to be a great evening of food,music and fun so get your friends
together and reserve a table  or come and meet some new friends. As always tickets are limited so don’t miss out!!
See you soon,  Dean




Re post from Good Morning Gloucester.

Chickity Check It!- 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival Line-up of Performers

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Hi – As promised, here is the Line-up of Performers for the 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

Click on Performers at

Here is the list:

12:00- Sound Check w/ John, Matt, plus!?

12:30- Brian O’Connor

1:00- Bandit Kings

1:30- The Dejas

2:00- Brad Byrd

2:30- What Time is it Mr. Fox?

3:00- Alek Razdan and The A-Train Orchestra

3:30- Baze Band (Christine, Greg Dann and friends)

4:00- Bob Kramer Band

4:30- Bingo Fridays

5:00- Jam till we’re done with Sonny Fishcakes Music Review

Throughout the day’s setups, experience Diabolis Musica.

Food sales to support Rockport’s own extravaganza – New Years Rockport Eve – Save room for: hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, strawberry shortcakes, desserts, Nisu (Finnish Coffee Bread), popcorn, lemon ice, and beverages.


Please join us for the 31st Annual Rockport Acoustic Music Festival

See new info and video at

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In Millbrook Meadow – Across From Front Beach in Rockport, Mass

Noon to 6:00 PM

All Are Welcome for Free

See you there…. for:


Food and Fun are always available

Spread the news… tell your friends about

Thanks to everyone for supporting this free community event!


David Cutler



  1. Music Around Town ~ July 15 – 25, 2010 « GoodMorningGloucester said,

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  2. rockportlegionband said,

    Thanks for the plug, Joanne! We appreciate it.

    Steve Thomas, Music Director
    Rockport Legion Band

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