Tag Archives: Gloucester Music

Ghetto Mysticism’s Stanton Davis and Les Lumley join Henri Smith on June 30th at North Shore Music Theatre

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 … Continue reading

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Zip Line Kid Saves Bird Nest & Eggs

Well, our son John has a new project this week.  While repairing our roof, we displaced a bird nest with eggs in it and John moved the nest with some help from Vickie, who’s been talking to the bird for … Continue reading

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Local Favorite Opens Blues Festival ~ Top Local Talent On Stage with National Recording Stars!

Did you really think Gloucester would have a Blues Festival without featuring Local Talent?  Not in the Live Music Capital of the World!  (Just in case you thought that was Austin TX, check this out) Gloucester’s favorite New Orleans transplant, … Continue reading

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Move Aside Austin ~ Gloucester, MA is the New Live Music Capital of the World!

Austin, TX claims to be the Live Music Capital of the World saying that they have the most music venues per capita.  Now the Austin Chronicle lists 923 Venues for a city of 790,390 people, which works out to 1 music … Continue reading

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Why do they call this the Kenny Neal(s) Band?

Why the (s)?  Watch the video and see how long it takes you to figure it out.  If you don’t get it after 20 seconds, have another cup of coffee . . . Kenny will be at the Gloucester Blues Festival. … Continue reading

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Yes folks, Sun will shine again, and when it does top Blues Stars will also shine on Gloucester

Yesterday’s video introduced you to the Gloucester Blues Festival performers (click here if you missed it) and promised a week-long preview.  Today, we feature the headliner Shemekia Copeland, whose stellar performance at the White House recently aired on WGBH TV. … Continue reading

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Blues Festival Performer Preview

On August 11, Paul Benjamin & Bob Hastings bring some of the world’s best blues artists to Gloucester for what we hope will be an annual event, the Gloucester Blues Festival.  In this video (the first of our week-long Blues … Continue reading

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Don’t miss the City’s biggest concert since Celebrate Gloucester

Gloucester Blues Festival ~ August 11 Stage Fort Park ~ Save $12 if you get your tickets now ~ get tickets here. In this video, Vickie talks with producers Paul Benjamin & Bob Hastings about what we can expect.  It … Continue reading

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So much to do tonight ~ How do I choose?

Don’t choose.  Do it all!  OK, all might be a tad ambitious, but you can do a lot because the first show starts at 6:30 and the last one at 9:30.  See the complete music lineup here. Tonight is your … Continue reading

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Her new electric band rocks, but it’s her voice that wraps itself around your heart and won’t let go

Yes, we’ve been touting Chelsea Berry‘s new electric band lately (see this post, for example)  But it’s really her voice that captures you.  Watch this video and see what we mean.  Allen got goose bumps listening to this song when … Continue reading

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“Without cover of the night would you still be the light he is drawn to?”

Any doubt that Chelsea Berry is one of Cape Ann’s finest songwriters will be vanquished by her haunting new tune.  Chelsea uses the first TV performance of this song to show off her powerful, dramatic, versatile voice.  Then she reveals how … Continue reading

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Special Herb Pomeroy Tribute @ Fuller on Friday 8pm

Herb Pomeroy’s Big Band ~ To Herb With Love Friday, May 18 ~ 8:00pm @ Fuller School Auditorium Sponsored by gimmeLIVE Summer Concert Series and  BankGloucester Come see the people who performed with Herb Pomeroy at a special tribute concert to … Continue reading

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“I can hardly stand to buy anything I can make myself” ~ Greg Bover

In this final video of our gimmesound Artists of the Week series featuring Greg Bover and Frances Fitch, the two of them talk about their inspiration and reveal some of the things that make this harpsichord so special ~ all … Continue reading

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Frances Rocks Greg’s Harpsichord

Didn’t think the harpsichord could ROCK?  Check out this video of gimmesound Artist of the Week, Frances Fitch performing a piece written in 2005 by American composer Edwin McLean, who lives in the South.  Listen carefully and you’ll hear a … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek Inside the Harpsichord

You’ve heard Frances Fitch play her new harpsichord (see here or here if you missed either of those videos).  In this video, her husband and gimmesound co-artist of the week, Greg Bover, takes us under the hood (literally — he takes off the … Continue reading

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1650s Improv. Bet you’ve never seen music that looks like this!

Yesterday we introduced you to gimmesound artists of the week, Frances Fitch & Greg Bover (click here if you missed it – people asked what time is next Tuesday’s concert at Shalin Liu.  Answer: 7:30pm). Today we have a special treat as Frances Fitch … Continue reading

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Quick do the math: How long is 1000 Sunday Mornings?

It’s how long it took master craftsman Greg Bover to build a harpsichord for his equally talented wife Frances Fitch, who plays it magnificently in this video.  Frances & Greg are the gimmesound artists of the week and all week … Continue reading

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