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):
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.
Here’s a new feature for tomorrow’s (SAT) Downtown Block Party: Win Cool Prizes!
The Block Party’s new Marketplace at the Cape Ann Savings Bank Plaza between Hancock and Porter Streets (see map) has a new game called Glosta-opoly played on a brand new Monopoly-style board created by members of Art Haven.
You can play the game for free and win wicked-cool Prizes including CDs by top local artists including Chelsea Berry, Julie Dougherty, Michael Thomas Doyle, Allen Estes, Tom Hauck, Orleans “Still the One Live”, Renee & Joe, T Max, plus a limited edition Celebrate Gloucester 2010 2 DVD set, limited edition Celebrate Gloucester 2007 Staff T-Shirt, hats & shirts & pens from Gloucester Engineering, jar openers and shot glasses from Ryan and Wood, creations and services from the Teen Artist Guild, gift certificates for From Dust to Dawn Cleaning services from Holly Ciancola and Whitmarsh Lock and Safe, energy bars and candies from Sunny Variety, Mardi Gras beads and glow sticks from Cape Ann Lanes, free car washes from Maplewood Car Wash, gift certificates from downtown merchants and more . . .
Revised Entertainment Schedule
There have been a couple of minor changes to the entertainment — click here for all entertainment by stage. Click here for all musical entertainment by time.
Don’t sweat the parking. I’m always surprised when I hear people complain about parking in Gloucester. Honestly, I’ve never had trouble finding a parking space — not even during Fiesta. Last night I went to the Harbor Loop Concert. I got there after it started on a beautiful summer night in the height of the tourist season when every local hotel is full and what do you know? I found a parking space on Rogers Street at Harbor Loop! In fact I had my choice of at least half a dozen free (after 6) spots on Rogers within earshot of the music. Plus there were plenty of spaces at I4-C2. So don’t worry about the few Main Street parking spots that are not available during the Block Party. Trust me. You won’t have a problem finding a space within a couple minutes walk.
GloucesterCast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guest Donna Ardizzoni Taped April 29th 2013
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Topics Include: Kim Smith, Moving To Gloucester, Good Harbor vs Wingaersheek, One Hour at a Time Gang, Best Outside Deck To Dine, Favorite Community Events, Block Parties, Celebrate Gloucester, Schooner Festival, Ravenswood vs Halibut Point Park, Kayaking Gloucester, Staying Positive
Good Morning Gloucester Podcast With Host Joey Ciaramitaro and Guests Peter and Vickie Van Ness
Taped April 21, 2013
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Peter and Vickie run www.gimmesound.com
Topics Include :
Love Of Lesbians
Big Papi and The FCC
Potential Celebrate Gloucester Concert
Frozen Yogurt- Orange Leaf and Cafe Bishco
Blues Festival Tickets
Good Harbor Footbridge
Dan King is back in town and KBMG is going to rock your world at the Dog Bar this Friday night. Master musicians under one roof and offering up a great variety of songs. Ones that you will be able to sing along to and dance to as well.
9:00pm to 12:00pm
65 Main St Gloucester, MA 01930
Weather forecasters call it a heatwave around here when it’s over 90 °F (32.2 °C) for three days in a row.
For the past 3 days, we’ve had good music starting early enough to take the kids out, so I’m declaring it a kid-friendly-music wave.
Tonight you can take the kids to see the Honky Tonk Women of Gloucester at Seaport Grille as early as 6pm. And there’s plenty more later (see schedule here) if you want to keep them up late, or you’ve got a sitter, or you don’t have kids. One of our favorites, Pete Lindberg, is at the Dog Bar at 9. Here’s a video of Pete at Celebrate Gloucester 2010:
And here’s an early 60’s heatwave classic to remind us where the inspiration for much of the music we love today comes from:
I missed Joan Osborne with Paula Cole @ Shalin Liu back in October. Did she sing this? She does an excellent version. Check this out:
33 live music shows to choose from tonight through Sunday (see weekend live music lineup here). Oops, make that 32 (unless you already have tickets to Overboard’s sold out show at Old Sloop tomorrow night). Here’s a taste of what you’re missing if you don’t:
But wait! They’re coming back to Rockport as part of New Year’s Rockport Eve’s huge lineup of excellent entertainment. See the NYRE live music lineup here.
Tonight’s music lineup is killer and includes KBMG @ Dog Bar featuring Dave Brown on guitar. Just in case you forgot who Gloucester’s greatest guitarist is, here they are at Celebrate Gloucester 2010 (with Nelson Bragg on percussion):
If you went to Celebrate Gloucester, you saw Stanton Davis on trumpet (you can see one of his solos at the end of this video). Stanton led a very popular Boston ensemble in the in the late 1970s called Ghetto Mysticism. In the video below the band got together at Scullers 3 years ago and invited Henri Smith to sing a couple of songs.
On June 30th Henri brings Stanton and Ghetto Mysticism’s percussionist Les Lumely to North Shore Music Theatre along with other top New Orleans musicians to open for Aaron Neville. This will be a night you won’t soon forget! Get tickets here.
This is a big week on Cape Ann. It’s the first summer week with more than 40 artists at 18 venues (and Summer doesn’t technically start until next week).
Today we were told that Ned Nugent and Mark Pelosi will join Dennis Monagle tomorrow at Minglewood. Check this week’s complete Gloucester music lineup for all the latest updates.
… just because you can see them every Tuesday at Jalapenos. They are some of the best musicians on Cape Ann. And once in a while guests show up and sit in. Last week it was Allen Estes. You never know what will happen.
Yesterday we published a clip from Celebrate Gloucester 2010 and people asked for more. Here it is. It’s KBMG Electric and they ROCK!
Now if you can’t get into Jalapenos to see these guys tonight because it’s too crowded, there are other choices. And if you’ve never seen Henley Douglas, Jr, you should really go down to the Rhumbline at 10 and check him out. See full music lineup here.
We need help. You probably know that we’re producing a new concert series at North Shore Music Theatre this summer featuring top local talent on stage with national recording stars (more info here).
As you can see from this video (taken from the Celebrate Gloucester DVD) concerts are a lot of work — and we do EVERYTHING, from dreaming up the idea to organizing talent, lights, sound, staging porta-potties … to convincing someone to purchase a VIP ticket when he wasn’t planning on it (you can see that in the video) to designing, printing and hanging posters to … well you get the idea.
So, if this looks like fun to you and you’re willing to work as hard as we do, we’ve got a job for you. And it pays. 20 hours a week to start. Full time later this year. You need lots of energy, just the right amount of ambition, a love of live music, brilliant communication skills (texting doesn’t count) and fairly thick skin.
If this sounds like you, we’ll have a lot of fun together! Call Vickie or Peter at 978-525-9093 or click here to contact us.
It’s Monday. That means Bandit Kings host an open jam @ Rhumbline. Always a good time. Big music week here on Cape Ann. You can’t get to everything so check out the full week’s music lineup and start thinking about where you want to go.
You don’t often get to see KBMG ELECTRIC, but you can tonight at Minglewood at 9pm. Just in case you forgot, they ROCKED Celebrate Gloucester. Here’s a video from that beautiful September day in 2010 proving who the best guitar player in town really is!
And there’s a visiting rock star in this video ~ he looks like one too. Anybody know who he is?
If you’re in the mood for something more quiet, check out our friend Marina Evans at Cafe Shalom.
Plus there are plenty of other excellent choices for music tonight. See the full music lineup here.
gimmesound Artist of the week: Allen Estes was one of the stars of Celebrate Gloucester 2010 at I4-C2 — and he was joined on stage by Fly Amero in a surprise appearance (Fly originally couldn’t play Celebrate Gloucester due to a scheduling conflict) for one of Allen’s most popular songs, Not With Ya Hands about Gloucester legend Howard Blackburn.
Their inspiring performance was one of the highlights of the festival. Click on the video and check it out!
Lots to choose from tonight swing, funk, jam band & good ol’ rock ‘n roll. See full lineup here:
Chickity Check It!
Today, I took some time out of my busy schedule to edit this unseen footage of Celebrate Gloucester. This song was not featured in the Celebrate Gloucester DVD main feature OR the bonus features.
Please enjoy the always incredible Inge Berge and his band (this was one of their first times playing together).
Do yourself a favor and watch in high def!
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Celebrate Gloucester Filmmaker Sam Hartson-
At The Celebrate Gloucester DVD release party Sam Hartson talks about the Movie documenting the historic day when Gloucester Musicians, politicians, fishermen and citizens came together for a music festival on a piece of land which had gone unused for over 30 years.
The two DVD set is for sale on the Celebrate Gloucester website for only $20 and is filled with incredible performances and uplifting spirit. Hello fantastic Christmas presents!!!!!!!
A Film by Sam Hartson- has a nice ring to it doesn’t it?
Remember this name- “Sam Hartson”