Music Around Town ~ November 29 – December 5, 2010.

November 29, 2010 at 12:46 pm (Music)

Local Music Seen with Allen Estes  

all photos by Manuel Simoes courtesy of GoodMorningGloucester
Allen Estes
Allen Estes
Peter Van  Ness
Peter Van Ness

Allen’s first guest is the show’s co-producer, Peter Van Ness, co-founder & Celebrate Gloucester.

The premiere show features three songs by Allen Estes, two of which do not appear on any CD. The original premiere, scheduled for December 1 at 6:30pm, was thwarted by a cape-wide blackout. You can see the premiere on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Friday, December 3rd at 1pm and Sunday, December 5th at 6pm. It will air again on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30pm. Check schedule for more air times. After shows air, you will be able to see archives on this website.

Allen and his guests have fun with lively dialogue exploring creativity, songwriting and the music business.

Shows are taped before a live studio audience.

If you would like to be in the studio audience or you’d like to be Allen’s guest on a future show — or if you have an idea for a guest or questions to ask or topics to cover, please complete the form below and someone will get in touch with you.

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Joe and Renee

Tuesday November 30th at 7:00pm – December 1 at 12:00am

The Foundation Room @ House Of Blues Boston 

15 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA

Tues November 30Rene and Joe play from 7-10 and Bradley from 10-12 the House of Blues Foundation Room.
$10.00 at the door. 80% goes to musicians and 20% goes to Foundation Room charity to provide creative arts for financially challenged young adults. You can go to HOB website then go to Foundation Room then read about their charity.

Please tell everybody that they can carpool with each other if at all possible. It will be great to support our local musicians making it into Boston’s music scene.

It will also be Cynthia Sisco’s birthday  and I hear she is going to celebrate.

Photo by Louise

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Photo by Louise

Joe and Renee
Renee Dupuis (voice, piano) and Joe Cardoza (voice, guitar) have been playing together for over ten years accumulating a vast repertoire of songs from the popular, rock, and folk traditions, as well as original music.
A graduate of the Hartt School, Renee sings everything from Weezer, to Etta James, Janis Joplin, and Led Zeppelin. You can most recently hear/see her playing the role of Alicia Keyes in comedian Juston McKinney’s (Comedy Central) parody of Jay Z’s “Empire State of Mind”

Berklee graduate Joe Cardoza plays electric and upright bass with many artists in the greater Boston area. He recently opened for Livingston Taylor at the brand new Shalin Liu Performance center in Rockport MA as bassist of the Jake Pardee Trio.

Together both Renee and Joe are a part of the alternative rock country band, The Bandit Kings ( who will be celebrating the release of their first full length album at TT The Bears in Cambridge and The Mint in Los Angeles.
“She is a strong, throaty alto with the voice of an earthy angel; he plays guitar with pure passion. The two together are like kids playing in a school playground, with ever so much spark and spontaneity; two swallows darting about together in mid-air, flying tandem with well-practiced precision and skill…Their voices and harmonies match up perfectly in jazz and the more popular songs of the Americana tradition…They leave a feeling of delightsomeness floating on the air.”

Alfred Nesser, after a gig in Salem, MA

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There’s A new girl in town Heather Rose and her band ~ Stealing Earth

Photo by Adrian Lauterstein

Heather and her band will have air time Saturday Dec. 4th with Douglas Mascott in the early afternoon on, WWW.WMWM.COM 91.7 F.M  Also at 3:00 on Wednesday the 8th, with “Joyce the Voice”.  Later that the evening, “On the Town with Mikey Dee” at 9:00 91.5 F.M
The next night Heather will be debuting with her band Stealing Earth at the Dog Bar. Thursday Dec. 9th from 9:00 to close.


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Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers  are going to the International Blues Challenge 2010 in Memphis.

Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers won the blues challenge at Johnny D’s. They’re going to Memphis along with the duo act Cindy Daily and Satch Romano. I heard a new band there “ThrowDown” and man they were wild, wild enough to get me on the dance floor. Thank you Gracie for joining me. All the bands were great and I kn ow it had to have been a wicked hard decision to make. Blues like I like it. Thank you all!

Congratulations to Erin Harpe and The Delta Swingers and Driving Blind for winning the first round.  It was an excellent night of music five bands playing all types of blues. Second round goes to Gracie Curran and the High Falutin Band  and The Throwdown Blues Band.  The Lois Greco Band will be in the last day of competitions as well. I am so looking forward to this.

Boston Blues Challenge

The 2010 23 Boston Blues Challenge Line up

Boston Blues Society 2010 Challenge (updated Sep 14, 2010)

Where?Johnny D’s 17 Holland Street, Somerville MA
When? October 3, 10 and 17 (finals) at 5pm (note: there is no blues jam on these dates)
Why? Winner goes to the International Blues Challenge 2010 in Memphis

Boston Blues News

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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.

The Boston Blues Society seeks volunteers to write feature stories and CD reviews for our monthly e-zine. Experience is helpful, but not required. If interested, email <!–

Editor Karen Nugent gets angry, and then reflective, after reading harpist-college professor-author Adam Gussow’s new book, “Journeyman”s Road.” –>

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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 – 7:00 to 10:00 ~ Fly Amero ~ Dinner with Fly Amero *


Dinner with Fly Amero – 7 to 10pm!!!

Hello everyone!
Dinner with Fly Amero: 7 – 10pm
*I host and perform as always
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
*Comfort food dinner specials from Dave Trooper’s kitchen
*Sponsored by Shipyard Ale
Great fun!
Food is prepared fresh by “Troop” and is always good!
Fred features special discounted entrees with half-off
on a Shipyard every week!

Wednesday, December 1st Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES

Thursday December 2, 2010 – Dave Sag’s Blues Party

Friday December 3, 2010 – Groove

Saturday December 4, 2010 – Bingo Friday’s

Sunday December 5, 2010 – Allen Estes & Orville Giddings

Closed for the season


The Dog Bar~


Latt43 ~

Groovin’ at the Lat.
Live Music at Latitude 43!
Karaoke Mondays! ~  With DJ Scottie Mac!

Wednesday ~ Dennis Monagle&Friends~Rotating Talent

Thursday  ~ 6:30 Mark Early

9:00 to close – The Gravel Project ~Modern Blues/Funk/Rock

Friday ~ Birdface ~Funked out Improv/Blues/Rock    4.

Saturday ~ Mike O’Connell  Band ~Classic & Southern Rock



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



“Art of Alchemy” Gallery Opening
10% of proceeds go to fund Gloucester Arts Education.
We’ll have a new artist every month. Matt

The Franklin Cafe ~

Friday – 7:00 ~ Linda Amero –

Blackburn Performing Arts ~


Madfish Grille ~

Thursday ~ 9:00 to close

Saturday – 9:00 to close ~

Sundays ~



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  ~

8:30 to close ~  Ryan Fardy



Click photo for  info and tour.



8:00 pm

Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ Dale Reynolds


Sunday Brunch – 11:00 to 2:00 ~ Jake Pardee and Joe Cardoza

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 ~


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 ~

Thrilling jazz, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and a Celtic Christmas

The Shalin Liu Performance Center offers audiences an intimate and personal experience. The acoustics are “superb” (Boston Globe) and the sight lines – clear and direct.
This holiday season, surprise your friends and family with Gift Certificates from Rockport Music. To purchase, call the Box Office 978-546-7391 (M-F, 10-4).
Carmen McRae
Carmen McRae

This Sunday —
Celebrate a Jazz Legend.

“Tribute to Carmen McRae” with Shawnn Monteiro and the Mike Renzi Trio

Sunday, December 5, 4PM

Eight years younger than her idol, Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae was a contemporary of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Although lesser known, jazz aficionados of the era considered McRae to be one of the most important artists of the day. The acclaimed singer Shawnn Monteiro, whose father performed with McRae, believes that the world must learn about this forgotten, yet significant, performer. Monteiro will take you on a fascinating musical journey.

Tickets – $25, $37, $46 – are still available and may be purchased online or through the Rockport Music Box Office beginning at 3PM on Sunday.

Murder, Madness, Revenge

Shakespeare’s Hamlet
National Theatre HD Simulcast
Thursday, December 9, 7PM

Prince Hamlet’s father dies in the orchard and his uncle, Claudius, assumes the throne, taking the Queen, Hamlet’s mother, for his wife. At the urging of his father’s ghostly visage, which claims to have been poisoned by Claudius, Hamlet begins to plot revenge, while seemingly falling deeper and deeper into madness. View the trailor. Rory Kinnear, celebrated actor of stage and screen, plays the lead role. Read the preview article about Kinnear’s portrayal of Hamlet in The Guardian.

The Shalin Liu Performance Center is the only venue on the North Shore offering reserved seating for National Theatre broadcasts. Tickets: $22, $26, $29. Order your seats today!

Holiday Celebration!
Famed Singer & Harpist of “Celtic Woman”
Órla Fallon
Friday, December 10, 8PM

Órla Fallon won the International Feis Ceoil and International Pan Celtic Competitions for harp, and is also a renowned vocalist. After leaving Celtic Woman in 2009, she released her solo album Distant Shore to great acclaim. Her repertoire includes delicate songs of love and of home, as well as lovely performances of Britain’s traditional Christmas music. Don’t miss her debut at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Tickets: $25, $37, $46. Order your seats online! Or, call the Box Office at 978-546-7391 (M-F, 10-4) or visit them in person at 35 Main Street in Rockport.



Friday – 8:00 pm ~

Sunday  – 5:00 ~




Old Sloop Coffee House ~

Click banner for event happenings


The Rockport Legion  Band~

Steve Thomas, Music Director
Rockport (MA) Legion Band


Sea Garden Restaurant at Seaward Inn –

One World Coffeehouse ~

The Farm –

Friday ~ D.J. Slipwax

Saturday  ~  Umifest

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 ~ Michael O’Leary – Celtic Sessions


Upcoming Events

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