Music Around Town ~ September 6 – 12, 2010

September 6, 2010 at 6:38 pm (Music)

Chelsea Berry ~ The Noise ~ The Big Shot

Photo by Louise

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Walk With Me

10-song CD

Ms. Berry’s voice is heard to evincing effect on numbers such as the lovely “Walk With Me” and the mesmeric “The One I’ve Waited For,” and fans of Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks will find a great deal to like in these particular compositions. Otherwise, overall this seems a largely anodyne collection of sometimes overly solipsistic confessional songs and character pieces, though never less than competently executed. Her compositions are often jazzy and melodic in a restrained fashion, which is seldom the cause of any undue offense, yet also all too seldom evocative of any particular sense of wonder. (Francis DiMenno)

From the very first time I heard Chelsea Berry’s song  ” The One I’ve Waited For”  I said this should be number one on the charts. It is number one in my mind along with ” Walk With Me”.  Being a romantic I can easily get caught up in her music. Chelsea’s songs hit home in many ways and I am sure once you have listened to them you  will certainly agree. Check out the links to get a taste of Chelsea’s music.


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Boston Blues News

Announcing the 23rd Annual Boston Blues Challenge – call for entries more…

The Boston Blues Society is pleased to announce details for the 23rd Annual Boston Blues Challenge.

This year all events will be held again at Johnny D’s in Davis Square, Somerville. The semi-finals will be held on consecutive Sunday nights, October 3rd and 10th with the finals one week later on October 17th.

The winner of the challenge will be sponsored by the Boston Blues Society at the 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and receive $400 to use toward challenge expenses.

The list of past winners reads as a who’s who of the Boston blues establishment. Please join us in celebrating our community and further strengthening the challenge tradition. United we stand, divided we fall.

To enter your band, we must receive a sample of your music (CD or MP3) and a $75 entrance fee (check or paypal) to one of the following addresses before Labor Day, Monday September 6, 2010: :


Boston Blue Challenge
P.O. Box 386
Maynard, MA 01754

We will announce the winners no later than September 12, 2010. Accepted bands will have their check deposited/paypal transfer accepted and will be given one free guest per band member.

Those who are not accepted will have their checks returned/paypal transfers cancelled.

More news concerning judges and participating bands will be announced as it is known. Please check back for more information and come support your local blues scene.

The Boston Blues Society keeps expanding its coverage of events and its participation in the scene. In order for us to keep on this trajectory and truly support local music, we need your help.

Become a member and get involved. Now more than ever community solidarity is needed to keep the blues alive. United it stands, divided it falls.

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Bad Moon Rising

by Joanne Silva on Friday, September 3, 2010 at 1:30pm

I have never heard these guys play out before. I checked them out on myspace a while ago and for some reason could not make it to one of their gigs. This band is wicked good! It was like being in the room with Creedence Clearwater Revival with some massively awesome music going on. This is of no surprise when you have Dave Brown, Greg Tower, John P. Anthony and Forrest Padget in the room. They started the night off with “Heard It Through The Grapevine”. My favorites ” I Put A Spell On You” and “Run Through The Jungle” and ” Born On The Bayou”. People where sayin is that guy (John P. Antony) from Creedence Clearwater Revival? He certainly sounds like he is. People knew the words most of the time and were singing along. Now I know why I had all of their music when I was a teenager but it became gone somehow. Guess I’m going to have to change that. There was nonstop dancing and the place was packed. Wow!.

Check them out. Hope they play again soon!


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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~

Monday  – 9:00 to 12:30  ~ Open Jam with Dan King and friends

I am wicked excited that the Monday night jam is back. If you happen to stop by you may get to hear the Bandit Kings, Inge Berge and who knows who may appear. 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 jam and to Fred Shrigley for making it possible.

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 with special guest Lisa Marie

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Groove

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Inge Berge Band

Sunday 8:00 to 11:00 ~ Chelsea Berry

Monday -7:00 – Closed for Labor Day

Thursday 9:00 to close ~

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Third Stone – New England’s premiere cover band

Saturday –  6:30 to 8:30 ~ Jenny Dee and The Deelinquents

9:00 –
Sunday  – 4:00pm ~

The Dog Bar~



Latt43 ~

Live Music at Latitude 43!


In the Pub

September 8, 2010 ~ Dennis Monagle & Friends

In the Pub

September 10, 2010 ~ PIMPIN THE CHIMPS 70’s FUNK In the Pub

September 11, 2010 ~ Blues Your Daddy Blues, Funk, Classic Rock

In the Pub



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 ~


Friday ~9:00 to close –

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ Full Circle




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  ~


Topside Grille –  Events  ~

Thursday September 9 ~ Greg Luttrell
Greg Luttrell is a singer & guitarist from Detroit, MI who relocated to Boston and gets around doing performances of all kinds of feel good music. Whether performing with one of many bands or as a solo act, Greg’s energy and delivery are a unique experience. Luttrell is an outstanding guitar player and his voice has been likened to Marvin Gaye, Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Wonder and Brad Nowell. He honed his skills playing in blues and cover bands in the 90s and formed his own funk and soul band, Michigan Blacksnake who released Michigan Blacksnake(1997) and the road at a breakneck pace.  They were nominated for a Boston Music Award as Best Funk Band in 2000  and continued playing concerts and festivals for the next three years. They shortened the name to Blacksnake and released Mind Over Matter(2004) and played 200+ shows that year and for years after all over the US and in the Caribbean. In between runs with his bands, Greg has thrilled crowds from NY to LA with his solo acoustic performances. With a song list topping 400 tunes and a deep knowledge of genres, there’s almost no crowd he can’t jam with.  He formed his own band again in 2005, the Greg Luttrell Band, a full band version of his acoustic act where genres blend seamlessly and songs evolve every night for whatever kind of party is happening. Check out more at
Friday September 10  ~ Cool Change:

Cool Change is a music project that consists of a number of great musicians from the North Shore area. The nice thing about it is, it can change from an acoustic duo, to a two guitar trio, to a one guitar/percussion trio to a full band and fits into whatever venue. The kind of music, being blues, classic rock, R&B, and a small dose of pop  stays the same but the library of songs just keeps growing. One of our goals is to have people listening to songs and thinking “I love this song, no one ever plays this!! ” and it’s working. More often than not, people will come up after the gig and say just that, that our song selections are like old friends they haven’t heard from in a while. Check out more at


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Wednesday 8:00 to 11:00pm ~  True Vintage: 1930’s jazz, lounge, and torch

Brian King sings, Joe Thomas plays piano.
Songs made famous by Billie, Ella, Chet, Porter, Gershwin, Hart, and more. Innuendo galore. Sit around the piano and sing along. Wear your top hat and your Sunday shoes. Bring your stole, order a Tom Collins, and toast to the glamorous life.

7:30 pm  GREENHEAD

Greenhead ~ Acoustic Rock and Roll (Mike Maino and Chuck Doran)
Pleasant Street Tea Company ~!/pages/Gloucester-MA/Pleasant-Street-Tea-Co/69436656326

As seen on GoodMorningGloucester

Roaring Mary, a Celtic music trio with guest musicians who appear at the Pleasant St. Tea Co. on the first, third, and (when applicable) fifth Fridays of every month, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Roaring Mary consists of Lin Swicker on guitar, banjo, and mandolin, Steve Levy on banjo, guitar, and mandolin, and vocals, and David de la Barre on whistle, Scottish small pipes, concertina and vocals. They do traditional music from the British Isles–Scotland, Ireland, Britain, and Wales. Invited guests join them each time for additional tunes and songs. They have a Facebook page, Roaring Mary, with graphics etc.

It’s a great time and very cool for kids as well as adults in a venue that is not a bar, appropriate for all ages. Hope to see you there!

Thanks for all you do here Joey, it’s a great website!!


Pamela Campbell


The Gloucester House –

Cruiseport Gloucester ~


Studio Restaurant ~

Friday –  9:30 to 12:30 ~

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


Antonio Gentile Memorial Bandstand Summer Concert Series ~

Gentile Bandstand Summer Concert Series, 32 Revere St., Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Community Cinema


Woodmans –
The Shalin Liu Performance Center ~


Old Sloop Coffee House ~

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The Rockport Legion  Band~

Steve Thomas, Music Director
Rockport (MA) Legion Band


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

9:00 am ~ Karen Grenier
Acoustic Pop/Rock

One World Coffeehouse ~


The Farm –

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Acoustic Underground

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~ Georgetown Fats

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 – 7:00 pm ~ Open Mic with Janice & Will

Open Mic with Janice & Will at 7:00

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Upcoming Events



Repost from Good Morning Gloucester

Lanesville Community Center Music Festival

Joey | August 26, 2010 at 9:40 am | Categories: Uncategorized | URL:

The Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan St., Gloucester,

presents the first annual Lanesville Music Festival on Sunday Sept. 19, 1 – 6
PM. Five hours of great music performed by some of the North
Shore’s best. Each hour will include primary musicians with guest players,
covering selections from acoustic classics, bluegrass, blues, Celtic, jazz,

swing, and new originals. The line up is: 1-2PM: Barry O’Brien and

friends, 2-3PM: Steve Brennan and Henry Nigro, 3-4PM: Ryan/Ortolani/Fleming,

4-5PM: Sheila Jones and Ron Schrank, with Honky Tonk Women, and 5-6PM: Wild

Maple (Gary Dolinsky, Trish DeCaprio and friends). The setting
is outdoors, under the tent in the field next to

the historic barn that houses the Lanesville Community
Center. Food and beverages will be available for sale by The Plum Cove

Grind, Smokin’ Jim’s BBQ, The Lobster Pool, and Fisherman’s Brew. Local
crafts for sale, plus a great raffle. Admission is free, with
donations gratefully accepted. Parking is available at the St. Paul
Lutheran Church at 1123 Washington St. Come join

The LCC is currently raising funds to
redesign the center’s interior to accommodate more music and arts, as well as
private parties, to create a community resource for everyone
to enjoy. Come see what we are up to. For more information on
the players, other LCC events, parking areas, and directions, see our website,

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