Music Around Town ~ January 3 – 9, 2011

January 3, 2011 at 3:43 pm (Music)

Happy New Year!

This past year was fruitful for the music scene. There were many shows that were new for me and I have to say I am so grateful to all the excellent musicians out there bring their talent to the stage. New bands: The Inge Berge Band, Bingo Fridays, Magnolia, 100, The Bandit Kings.  Totally awesome and I could never tire from hearing them. Shows that I have never seen: The Celebrate Gloucester Concert held last summer, The Amero Family Christmas Special that was put on  at The Rhumb Line. Linda hit the floor and was singing to the guest one on one. This was such a jovial time full of fun and Christmas spirit. Fly shared a new Christmas song. I believe it is called “How I wish could fly” that he and Allen Estes wrote together. It was soft and emotional. J B ended his segment with Me and Mrs Jones, let me tell you this was a gift in itself. I was getting in my car and realized I did not thank Linda, immediately I ran back back in to do so. I believe if you loved them let them know it. You can’t get shows likes this anywhere else without paying a charge. No cover at the Rhumb Line and all around Gloucester. We certainly have it good on this Island!

Smokin Hot blues Bands out of town include T- Model Ford, Smoke Stack and The Foothill Fury ( one man band) Scott Biram (one man band), James Keys (one man band), Throw Down Blues Band, High Falutin, Watermelon Slim and The Workers, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Six Strings Down and last but not least The New Hoodoo Revelator. My favorite band The Ten Foot Pole Cats, blues like I like it


Happy New Year Music Fans,

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GARFISH will be performing at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner Dance at Cruiseport this Saturday from 6:30pm to 10:30pm. This is a public invited event where reservations are required. Cruiseport is located at 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester. For tickets and additional information please contact The Cape Ann Chamber Of Commerce at 978-283-1601 or

This is a great event to get all dressed up and head out on the town. Always a popular venue for the business leaders and politicians to get together, socialize, have a few drinks, a great diner, a few more drinks then kick up their heels and have some fun.

Garfish will be performing dinner music along with classic rock-n-roll from the 1960’s & 70’s  and 80’s along with some current hits that will surely get the crowd to its feet. This is the first show of the New Year for Garfish since their sold out performance at the Gloucester Elks Lodge in November. Tickets are limited so please make your reservations early.

The band consists of Kevin Lopes on lead vocals, along with fellow musicians: Walter Piscitello on drums, Doug Comeau on guitar, Gary “Gar” Hiltz on bass and Jeff Worthley on piano & saxophone.

Garfish has played regularly at many area venues, including the American Cancer Society and Senator Bruce Tarr fundraisers along with other local benefits.  The band performs their own renditions of classic songs by Elton John, Jethro Tull, The Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, Styx, Lionel Richie, Dropkick Murphys, Moody Blues, Joe Cocker, Billy Joel and others.

Best Wishes to you all for the New Year…..Gar


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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 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

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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 – 10:00 

Hello everyone!

Dinner with Fly Amero with special guests Rocky and Keri

*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!

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

From Mr Dave Sags himself,

Our unsub this week is the one and only Steve Sadler, string genius, gargler, and poster boy for Men’s Health Magazine.  The Star of the East has risen and muhgals from many distant lands ( like Peabody) will be bringing in their caravans and refrigerator boxes in celebration of the blessed event. Steve has just finished up  a brand new CD of his own tunes, in which he’s taught a thing or two to Brian Wilson. Smooth and creamy vocals, like a frappe. Groovey tunes with real chord changes, too. Get yerself a copy. Great cruisin’ music!
Stirring the pot will be Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer, who’s been on hiatus ever since he had to bite off his own leg , to escape that bear trap. Ankles Aweigh, Jeff! Of course, Greg T. will be there as well as myselph, on base. Now, if I could only shake that cold….

Friday – 9:30 to 12:30 ~ Local 28

Saturday -4:00pm ~ Groove

Sunday – 8:00 ~ TBA


Closed for the season


The Dog Bar~

Open Mic with Steve Caraway

Tuesday – 9:00 to close  ~ Open Mic ~ with Steve Caraway

Wednesday – 9:00 to close ~ Linderg, Pardee and Cardoza

Thursday – 9:00 to close ~ Royds, Pardee and Reardon

Friday – 9:00 to close ~ Joe Mack Band

Saturday – 9;00 to close ~ The Runaround

9 – close


Minglewood Tavern

Sebastian Moceri           Photo by Louise              Scott Noring

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

January 3, 2011
Karaoke Mondays
Dj Scottie Mac every Monday! In the Pub

January 5, 2011
Dennis Monagle Sessions
New Talent EVERY WEEK! In the Pub

January 6, 2011
Gravel Project
Modern Rock/Soul In the Pub

January 7, 2011
Gloucester Greats all on one stage…. In the Pub

January 8, 2011
Rockin… Original Improv Funk/Soul/Blues In the Pub




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



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  ~

Friday – 8:30 ~  Ryan Fardy



Click photo for  info and tour.


Sunday – 7:00 pm  ~


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

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 –

New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch @ Gloucester House Restaurant
Linda Amero & Steve Heck Jazz brunch with Linda Amero (vocalist) and Steve Heck (Piano) at The Gloucester House Restaurant, Seven Seas Wharf, Gloucester, MA on New Year’s day 11:00-2:00 pm. 978-283-1812.

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 ~


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 –

One World Coffeehouse ~

The Farm –

Friday ~ Elephant House

Saturday  ~ Generation Gap
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



Sunday ~

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