When Henri Smith brings New Orleans Friends & Flavours, featuring Grammy-winner Amadee Castenell to Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion on August 29, he’ll be helping to raise money for the Cape Ann YMCA — and he’ll release his new live CD recorded at The Larcom Theatre last March.
This will be Henri’s first live CD and it features stellar guests, including Grammy-winners Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell along with young, rising stars — all brought together by Henri Smith, one of the country’s premier band leaders.
Recorded and mixed by Bill Winn (whose award-winning credits include Whitney Houston and Herbie Hancock among many others), this CD is destined to become a classic — and you can get yours signed at the concert.
Henri Smith concerts have been selling out, so you probably shouldn’t procrastinate.
Get your tickets now (right here) and then you can relax the rest of the summer.
Just Announced: James Montgomery’s Celebrate Gloucester Guests
James has invited young rising stars Danielle Miraglia & Marissa Licata along with Gloucester’s own Willie Loco Alexander to join him on stage Friday night August 22 at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion to help raise money for the Open Door.
This is James’ first appearance in Gloucester on over 2 years and he won’t be back for a while — and you can’t see him with this lineup anywhere else. So get tickets now (right here) before it’s too late.
Check out these videos of James and his guests and you’ll see why this is one summer concert you absolutely don’t want to miss!
Due to a scheduling conflict, we have moved the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert featuring John Sebastian to Saturday, September 13 at the UU Meetinghouse. Get tickets here.
This is one more example of how things often work out despite my frustration when I found out about the conflict. The UU Meetinghouse a fitting venue given that this concert helps raise money for its restoration and the acoustics are excellent. But with no air conditioning, it wouldn’t have worked for an August concert. However, it’s perfect for September when the average high is 72 and low is 55 (it might be a little chilly at 8pm on the water that time of year) and the cushioned pews are quite comfortable.
This concert is a perfect opportunity to experience the music that helped define a generation up close and personal. Here’s a video of John Sebastian at Woodstock (45 years ago this August):
Over the last few months, I’ve compiled a lot of information on the new FEMA regulations and flood zones here on Cape Ann. The links are all in one place on my blog. Just click here.
If you don’t need this, share it with someone that does. It’s a big deal and will really affect property values.
As always, let me know if I can help.
Just in case you’re one of those people who thinks blues is a bunch of old folks singing sad songs, you’ve got to check out young rising star, Victor Wainwright, who will have you dancin’ on the grass at Stage Fort Park on August 9. Just 2 weeks left to save $12 on your Gloucester Blues Festival Tickets (get them here).
From Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith:
On the Waterfront is a brand new, original production from Cape Ann TV. The show takes an in-depth look at the Cape Ann ecosystem, highlighting the people and businesses that rely on the ocean for survival. The premiere episode features the lifecycle of the clam. Shep Means, a clammer from Essex and Gloucester hosts the show. Join Shep as he goes digging on the clam flats and the beach, stops by Essex Shellfish to weigh them up, then visits Intershell to see them shucked and packaged, and finally to Woodman’s to fry them and eat them.
Air times on TV are:
Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 23 at 9:00 am and 8:00 pm
Friday., July 25 at 11:30 am and 8:30 pm
Saturday, July 26 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, July 27 at 9:30 am and 11:00 pm
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Following her trend of interviewing local and national rock stars, Aurelia Nelson is hosting Chelsea Berry on her “Curtain Up” show tomorrow (Sunday) at 9am on North Shore 104.9FM.
Chelsea is back from a her national tour and will be performing Friday (7/25) at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion (the BIG tent). There are still seats available and you can get tickets here.
We know we live in a very special music community when someone who made her name in Gloucester comes back from a national tour and remembers where she got her start by appearing on local radio and performing in local venues.
Aren’t you glad you live here?
Just in case you don’t know who Chelsea Berry is, check out this video of her at Shalin Liu:
BREAKING NEWS: We just announced the Celebrate Gloucester Benefit Concert Series — three great concerts for three great causes, beginning with Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee John Sebastian on August 15th, the 45th anniversary of his performance at Woodstock. Get tickets here.
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Governor Patrick recently declared July as Hurricane Preparedness month and MEMA is following suit with tools and information relative to tropical storms and hurricanes. The press release includes some links that are very useful and informative on this issue.
WOW! Good news is you don’t have to choose because they’ll ALL be at the Gloucester Blues Festival in 3 1/2 weeks. And if you get your tickets now (right here), you’ll save $12. You really don’t want to miss this one . . .
For making this special flag for my Beannie’s Birthday sail
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She does custom mailboxes, flags, you name it.
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From Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith:
Awesome Gloucester- The TV Show
The series premiere of “Awesome Gloucester” airs tonight, Thursday, July 10 at 7pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. Explore Gloucester and its awesomeness with host David Wesson and get an insiders look at baking bread at Virgilio’s Italian Bakery; explore the Maritime Gloucester tide pools with kids; and learn about distilling rum at Ryan & Wood Distilleries. This show is created by Lanesvillian Matt Morris, a filmmaker who loves this town and decided to make a television show about one of the coolest places on Earth.
The show also airs on Fridays at 3:30 pm; and Sundays at 5:00 pm. See full Cape Ann TV Schedule here.
Tomorrow at 3pm we’re taping a very special Local Music Seen show at the Cape Ann TV Studios (38 Blackburn Center). Allen Estes’ guest will be National Recording artist Mark Berger, who’s in town for a gig at the Dog Bar tomorrow night at 9. Come and be in the audience for this show. You can clap and cheer all you like. You probably won’t be on camera, but you never know. Check out Marc’s video:
This just in from Harbor Loop Concert Series organizer, Bradley Royds. He says we’ll have the full summer lineup soon. What better way to kick off a summer of free outdoor music than with Mamadou & Jake! — Thanks, Bradley, for making this happen again this year!
Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014
Summertime in Gloucester – its time for a party!
Thursday, July 10th marks the launch of the 41st Harbor Loop Concert Series. This is the perfect event for music-loving folks of all ages and the fun-loving musicians who enjoy playing for their hometown crowd.
Concert organizer Bradley Royds proclaims “The kick-off acts are sure to cause unbridled happy-feet and impulsive head-bobbing.” Jake Pardee will open at 6:30pm, and Mamadou will hit the stage from 7:45pm until 9:00pm.
Headliner, Mamadou, is well-known for whipping up original world-fusion rhythm and reggae based music. The band is comprised of a variety of well known Boston based musicians, featuring multiple percussion players and Pardee as lead guitarist. Royds adds “Jake is fantastic and he will knock it out of the park before Mamadou does the same.”
Lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and coolers are all welcome in the park. A variety of food and beverage vendors will be on-site. As the sun sets over Gloucester, come enjoy the music while overlooking the scenic-historic Inner Harbor from the hillside of Fitz Hugh Lane Park.
The Harbor Loop Concert Series is totally kid-friendly, and the park offers an environment that is safe for the whole family. Shows are every Thursday in July and August, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Please go to http://www.harborloop.com for further information and for notice of cancellation in the event of rain.
The Chair Project 2014
By Second Glance Thrift Store · Updated 15 hours ago · Taken at Second Glance Thrift Store
Check out this year’s parade of chairs. You can vote for your favorite in the store July 7 through 12. Reuse. Repurpose. Reimagine.