Gloucester has been featured on Chronicle once again and this time they focus on tourism, art, fishing & Fiesta — mostly the greasy pole. And while the show sheds a fairly good light on Gloucester, it misses one of the our City’s main attractions — Gloucester’s burgeoning music scene (see tonight’s live music lineup here).
That’s why we’re so lucky to have lured T Max here — publisher of The Noise (New England’s longest running music magazine). The new issue features stories about music on Cape Ann as well as music on that shark-infested cape named after a fish. (On the web, the stories are after the features on Brad Byrd from Cape Ann and The Parkington Sisters from Cape Cod).
I was going to thank T Max for the honor of being chosen to write the story about Cape Ann (read it here), but instead I’ll complain that what I had feared has come to pass: good musicians whom I neglected to mention are asking me why I left them out. There’s no good answer to that question. My only excuse is that with limited space and time to write I simply couldn’t include everyone who’s good. Lame, isn’t it. Sorry.
Perhaps the next Chronicle story on Gloucester will include at least one segment on Gloucester’s music. I keep that hope alive given that they referred to Fiesta as Gloucester’s own Mardi Gras, which is, of course, a musical metaphor.