Music Around Town ~ December 20 – 26, 2010

December 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm (Uncategorized)



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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Congratulations To Local Music Acts Taking Home Boston Music Awards Honors!!!

As seen on GoodMornigGloucester

Posted on December 6, 2010 by Joey C

Hi Joey,

I love your blog!

I don’t know if this is of interest to you but thought I’d try.

George Hall, a Gloucester resident and guitar-playing fixture at the Rhumbline, is the lead guitarist for Kingsley Flood.  The band just performed at the Boston Music Awards last night and took home the Boston Music Award for “Best New Artist of the Year”.   I don’t know if you’ve caught them live but they play at the Rhumbline frequently, when they’re not travelling up and down the east coast.  In fact, the Rhumbline holds a special place in their heart…they love the crowd there.  Their CD “Dust Windows” topped the Amazon charts for quite some time as well.  Check them out!

Also, Jen D’Angora of Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents won “Best Female Vocalist of the Year.”  Tony Goddess of Gloucester is a guitarist with the band and his wife Sam Goddess is a back-up vocalist.

The awards were held at the Liberty Hotel in Boston and it was a sold-out event.

All around, a good night for recognizing some home-grown talent.


Gregg Z.

Kingsley Flood


Jenny D & The Deelinquents



Click here >

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 know 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.

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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 – 12:00 

Hello everyone!

Wednesday, December 22nd

An Amero Family Christmas – 8PM

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank the
many wonderful friends who attended our little party at the
Inn Magnolia on Saturday.  For me, Donna, Allen, Linda &
J.B. it was a loving embrace – so much like the music parties
of Christmas past at Mother Moulty’s Inn.  You make it all
worthwhile for us – ALL YEAR LONG.   So, this Wedneasday,
we do it all over again.  See you there!

Dinner with Fly Amero: 8 – 11pm

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!


Next Week,
December 29th: Rocky & Keri
As always… 🙂 ~ Fly

Thursday9:00 to 12:00 ~ Dave Sags Blues Party with special guest

From Mr Dave Sags,

OH, come all ye faithful… the Christmas Tree is lit (so is the band) and it’s counting down to that last green light of that quarter-mile.When it hits, you’re bound to quake, as the slicks screech and the hammer hangs and dem ol’ reindeer take off, hooves a-popping, bells a-rattling, ears a-ringin’ to that V-8 heat that can’t be beat. It’s Christmas time, pretty baby and to get all your noses turning red, we got the Queen of the north, Ms. Lisa Marie. She’s got the reins and the leadfoot to get ya where ya gotta go. We’ve purposely cut the brake lines for this one special performance. Hear her sing such xmas faves as “Santa’s got a lawyer” , ” Who left the grate closed?”, and “I saw Daddy kissing Santa Claus”. It’s sure to be the high point of any dead Christian’s holiday.
We got reindeer,too! The famous finger-flailer, John “Prancer” Cameron will be on the ivories. And citizen and weekend father, Mr. Steevie “Vixen” Chaggaris, will be on the egg-beaters whilst sitting on hiz own stool. Of course, Mr. Greg “Rudolph” Tee and myself will be there, too, drinking eggnog and Alka-Seltzer. Ask your doctor if Lisa Marie is right for you. Don’t look for premiums, as the cost of the finest precludes the use if them.
But, seriously, folks, Greg and I would like to thank each and every one of you who have helped to make this past year a little bit brighter. Without you, we’d be nothing.You have helped to make my  Days sunnier!So, Merry Christmas, Seasons Greetings, Shalom, Kwanza, whatever, but have a merry! And, remember: live music is best!!

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Closed Christmas Eve

Saturday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Merry Christmas

Sunday – 8:00 ~ Open Mic wit Dan King


Closed for the season


The Dog Bar~


Thursday – 9:00 to close ~


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri           Photo by Louise              Scott Noring

Groovin’ at the Lat.
Live Music at Latitude 43!

December 22, 2010
Dennis Monagle & Friends ~ Special guest Richard James
Local Drummer Dennis Monagle and his local talent showcase every Wednesday! In the Pub

December 23, 2010
MERRY XMAS!!!! Join us for Dan and Crew as we ring in the jolly! In the Pub



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 ~



Click photo for  info and tour.


Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~ ANNETTE DION

Annette Dion, solo acoustic


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 ~

Friday December 10 -8:00 pm~


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 ~

Saturday  ~
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 ~

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