Anybody who follows us on GMG knows the depth of talent living on Cape Ann (plus, I tried to capture it in an article for The Noise called Vintage Cape Ann — you can see it below the Brad Byrd interview here). Now, it seems that major talent is arriving from off island more and more — especially when you look at the live music schedule for this weekend and next week. Here are a few highlights:
TONIGHT: Swingle Singers at Shalin Liu – they’re always bringing in great musicians from out of town.
TOMORROW: Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours at Cape Ann Brewery. Well, we could almost say that Henri is from Gloucester — he’s been here since Katrina.
SATURDAY: Isaac Hayden at The Grove Cafe in Manchester. Isaac comes all way from Nashville. This new boutique/coffee house is beginning to pack the place with people who appreciate good music.
Thursday @ The Gloucester House - Berklee in Gloucester - World-renowned Berklee Professors performing with Top Students to raise money to send Gloucester students Berklee. The first of this year’s series kicks off with The Jim Odgren Quintet.
Sunday @ the UU Church – Free BSO Chamber Music Concert - The Boston Symphony Orchestra has chosen Gloucester to launch its 2012-13 Community Chamber Concerts series. What a coup for Gloucester!
Keep an eye on next week’s live music schedule. More shows tend to get added at the last minute.