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Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014 Alek Razdan & The A-Train Orchestra & Mike O’Connell Band

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Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra

Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra is composed of 20-year-old Alek Razdan on vocals and saxes, his father Rikki Razdan on saxes, Ken Demaine on bass, Dave “Doc” Vincent on drums, and Dan Whalen on guitar. The group is based out of Rockport and Gloucester, MA, and was formed in the summer of 2010.
Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra appear regularly around Cape Ann and the Boston area. They have performed at festivals, night-clubs, and private parties. Playing a unique blend of blues, jump-blues, and swing covers and originals, the group puts on an energetic and extremely danceable show.
The band’s new album, “Alek Razdan and the A-Train Orchestra: Two-Timin'”, was released in January of 2012. The title track, “Two-Timin'”, was the Grammy U award winner of the Indaba Music Master Critique competition,  held in New York City, New York.
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Mike O’Connell and Friends

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Mike O’Connell Worcester Born Blues Rocker has been living in Gloucester for 13 yrs

Tomorrow Night Harbor Loop Concerts in Gloucester with Local Natives Jay Aptt, Leo Ciaramitaro and Ben Ferrini play this concert with me,, we did a couple of practices and ready to rip some songs for you,, we have a good set. so come see,, bring your blankets coolers and juice boxes, kids,, Love MO’C

This Thursday on the Lannon! A Sunset Cruise with ALLEN ESTES & FLY AMERO!!

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This Thursday on the Lannon!
A Sunset Cruise with
ALLEN ESTES & FLY AMERO!!
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We only do this once a year, folks, so… please don’t miss it!  Sitting on the deck of
the Thomas E. Lannon is perhaps the most elegant way to appreciate the amazing
and beautiful city in which we live.  Actually, there always seems to be people from
other parts of the country (and world) on board, taking it all in for the very first
time.  We find ourselves looking at familiar waters through fresh eyes as we hear
their stories from points beyond the island.  But it’s Tommy, Kay and the rest of the
Ellis crew who are the true stars of the show.  So smooth and professional, you can
hardly tell there’s serious work being done all around you – until you volunteer to
help hoist a sail, that is!
Thursday, July 31st
A Sunset Cruise with Great Music!
6:30 – 8:30pm (be at the dock by 6:15)
The Thomas E. Lannon
Seven Seas Wharf at The Gloucester House Restaurant
Rogers Street (Rte. 127) | Gloucester, MA  01930
978–281–6634 | info@schooner.org
Visit: http://schooner.org/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest:Inge Berge

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This Week:
Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 30th
Special Guest:
INGE BERGE!!

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Inge Berge is among the finest and most sophisticated
songwriters on Cape Ann.  His lyric is sharp.  His music is
self-contained and utterly complete.  And his right hand hits
a perfect groove on the guitar – every time.  World class all
the way. ~ Fly
Upcoming…
8/06
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8/13 Fozzie Hill

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

Diane Blue joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tomorrow night @ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm to 11:30pm 7.24.2014

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This thursday, let’s welcome back the one and only Octomom of the blues: Ms. Diane Blue. A master of the harp and vocal half pipes, we’re callin’ in a special hazmat team in to deal with the proceedings.
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First, there’s Mr. Pete Henderson, a fine, water-cooled 50 caliber guitarist, to chase away your demons, then adding Mr. Joe Bargar, a relentless air hammer, on keys, and Ms. Kathy Berkley,drummbler, to chop some wood for ya. Of course,I’ll be on base. I haven’t had these cats up here for a long while, and  I’m really quivering with anticipation. It’ll be great night! 8:30 to 11:30 at the Rummie.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest are Julie Dougherty with Woody Woodward. 8-11pm 7.23.2014

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This Week:
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 23th
Special Guest: 
JULIE DOUGHERTY!!

Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet
Unraveling
.  This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and
rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest
divas in New England’s substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30
years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established
herself as a respected and loved performer in the region’s folk
scene. In addition, Julie has enjoyed extensive forays into the
music scenes of Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles.  Read more
on her website… http://www.juliedougherty.net/


Woody Woodward accompanies Julie this week, and is a veteran working bassist
with 30+ years on stage and in the studio. Beyond his extensive work with Julie,
Woody has performed and recorded with a long list of artists including The Shaw
Brothers
, Tommy MakeemConspiracyTriadCutts RoadThe Fabulous
Clams
 and others. Woody performed in the studio band for the TV series
“Songwriters In The Round”, backing artists such as Chris SmithersNoel Paul
Stookey
Al Kooper and many others. Woody has performed around the US,
Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Fozzie Hill

Allen Estes

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014 with Groove & Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys. 7.17.2014

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Groove Therapy ( Mark Pelosi, Jeff Arnold, Brian O’Connor, Vinny Briguglio and Leo Francis) opened the evening. Many high energy songs. Lots of hoola hooping and dancing going on. Mari Martin and The Lucky Boys (Mari Martin, Vinny Briguglio, Mark Retallack Bob Enik Roger Brockelbank closed out the evening. Jazz, rock and roll filled the air for hours. It was a perfect night for a concert and so much fun!

In just one week Chelsea Berry will be at Cape Ann Marina’s Waterfront Pavilion for A one-night-only summer homecoming concert in Gloucester, Ma. 7.25.2014 8:00pm

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Getting ready for next Friday night

A one-night-only summer homecoming concert in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Chelsea Berry

Waterfront Pavilion

Next to Mile Marker One

75 Essex Ave.

July 25th

In the big event tent on the water
Renee & Joe will be opening
There will be a solo act by Chelsea and also Chelsea and a full band with Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza, Brendan Burns and Dennis Monagle.
This line up is great and you know it’s going to be a most excellent time!
You can get your tickets here before the show > http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/709321

http://www.chelseaberry.com/

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Dennis Brennan, Matt Stubbs and Forrest “Frosty” Padgett, Tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30-11:30 The Rhumb Line 7.17.2014

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It’s a buzzer beater with my missive this time around: what with house guests and emergency cosmetic surgery, I simply don’t know where the time has gone. If you find it, send it back, postpaid, and I’ll buy you a cherry phosphate. So, let’s go!!
This Thursday at the Rhumb Line we feature that glottal gurgler and all-around nice guy, Mr. Dennis Brennan. A fabulous vocalist and harpist, you oughta see what he can do when I’m not around! He’s bringing along his fleet-fingered stunt double in the form of Mr. Matt Stubbs, on gootar, to add a lot of electrical spice, and Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett to stir the pot.I’ll be on soup bone!

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And Sunday evening, from 5 to 8, I’ll  be down at the Brew Pub cringing whilst backing up a fabulous singer: Ms. Maureen Benson. Backed up by a bunch of the Old Salties, this portends to be a groovie evening of standards from the good old American Schlongbook. Come and say Hi!
And don’t forget Monday at the Rose Biker Senior Center,where the Good Old Salties rule from 1 to 3. C’mon down and get your pacemakers recharged!

 

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Gloucester, Ma.

(978) 283-9732

This week “Wednesdays with Fly Amero” ~ “Down Home Swing ” Chick Marston, Ellen Ford, Laurie & Jay Keefe. 8-11pm 7.16.2014

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This Week:
Grilled Fresh Salmon, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 16th
Special Guests: 
DOWN HOME SWING!!

Chick Marston, Ellen Ford, Laurie & Jay Keefe.  This week marks the first
time I’ve had a chance to host all four of these wonderful guests, known
together as “Down Home Swing”.  Chick, as we all know, is the master.
Jay brings his brilliant mandolin playing to the table… and the girls sound
like sisters, with that seamless blend.  Not one to be missed, folks! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Grilled Fresh Salmon, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Coming next week…
Julie Dougherty

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

New update for the Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014. Tommy and The Toys will be playing instead of Choctaw Rocket on 8/7/2014

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Updated/correction for The Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014
Gloucester, Ma.
Tommy and The Toys will be playing instead of Choctaw Rocket
The bands are scheduled for these dates, but things happen and unfortunately are subject to change.
Special thanks to Bradley Royds for putting this together and for the info. Plus all those that are involved with making this event happen.

 

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2014 ~ The list..

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Special thank you to all involved, Bradley Royds, Harry (Skip) Pardee, Frank Hawks, John Silviera ( the sound guys), Walter Peckham, the Police, the Mayor: Carolyn Kirk, Suzanne Egan, Gail McCarthy, Peter Van Ness, Lucky, Will Hunt, Sheila Orlando…the bands, and everyone who lives in and/or loves Gloucester…

It’s a community effort!

It was a great night of music at the first Habor Loop Concert Series July 10, 2014~ Mamadou and The Jake Pardee Band

Beautiful evening, filled with expressive dancing, happy children, blues and world fusion music. The Jake Pardee band invited a special guest Dierdra Darrha to share her talent. She was very sweet performing a country kind of song.  I believe the crowd was pleased. Many thanks to Bradley Royds all the sponsors that make this event possible. Especially the sound guys Frank Hawks and John Silveira. Looking forward to the next one.

John Rankin joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight. All the way from New Orleans 8:30 to 11:30 @ The Rhumb Line 7.10.2014

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Dave says,

We’re opening up the bomb bay with a vengeance this week to keep your summer at a frantic pace. First, this Thursday, let’s welcome back honorary Gloucester resident and New Orleans native, Mr. John Rankin.This guy has spent most of his life playing music and teaching at some of the most prestigious drinking schools in the City That Care Forgot: i.e. Tulane, UNO, Loyola and Parchman Farm. This hoodoo hoodlum will be showing up with his muddy boots and eleven foot sack to show you what it really like to suffer permanent  brain damage. He got the gris gris and the mojo clubfoot to prove it. Also, he’s my best friend who knows me well and still likes me. Go figure.
Filling out this glowing gasbag of a gig will be that amazing artificer of the honkophonium: Mr. Marque Earley,on tenor and barium sax, and local boy Mr. John Loud, on the eggbeaters. This will be the zenith of interspecies communication! Rhumb Line hours:8:30 to 11:30.

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Gloucester, Ma.

(978) 283-9732

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