Tag Archives: J.B. Amero

Fly Amero J.B. Amero and Dave Mattacks join the Blues Party with Dave Sag’s @ The Rhumb Line. Thursday night 8:30-11:30 8.28.2014

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Dave Sag’s

 

Well, it’s the big one this week, what with Labor Day and all, so, let’s get going!
For a real treat, c’mon down to the Rhumb Line this Thursday for a rare appearance of the Fabulous Flying Amero Brothers . That’s right; both Fly and J.B. will be whooping it up with me onstage, playing all your favorite Country and R&B toons! Moreover, Mr. Dave Mattacks will  be joining us. It’s going to be awesome! Be there or be square! Hours 8:30 to 11:30.

 

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Hold on to your hats…It’s gonna be a good one. Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8-11 @ The Rhumb Line tonight. 2.27.2014

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We’re gonna throw you another curveball this week and present to you a swinging night of country music featuring the Depot Cafe All-Stars. Led by the inimitable J.B. Amero, who needs no introduction and who has never eaten  broccoli in his entire life.  Manly! This will be his first time leading us blues type guys by the nose. He’ll have you crying in your beer with his buttery, plaintive versions of the Great American Country Schongbook. He’s lassoed the great Dave Brown and David Mattacks to help with the proceedings. We’re gonna be spitting Metamucil between our teeth all night long. There’ll be a contest for the best mullet in town. You’ll be drinking through the straw that broke the camel’s back! Don’t miss it!

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/index.htm

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: J.B. Amero 8pm @ The Rhumb Line

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Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Wednesday, February 19th
Special Guest:  J . B .  A M E R O !

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Spotlight on J.B., y’all.  He’s the king of ‘em all, y’all.  This is
as good as it gets here in Gloucester, folks.  Ask anyone.  He
puts his soul into every timeless piece of music he performs.
And… it looks like we may have a special surprise guest as
well!  Come find out who it is! :-) ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special –  $12.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Coming soon…
3/5…
John Rockwell 
(as guest host)

3/12…
Renee Dupuis 
(w/Joe Cardoza)

3/19…
Marina Evans

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

A Very Special Holiday Celebration: Amero Family Christmas @ The Rhumb Line 8-11~ 12.18.2013

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Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, December 18th

A Very Special Holiday Celebration:
Amero Family Christmas!

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Fly, Linda & J.B.

We do this pretty much every year, and it’s always fun and
festive!  David Brown will be joining us this time ‘round, so
please come and be a part (and maybe even sing along).
Merry Christmas everyone! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special -
  $12.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT

40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

T Max has a new CD, new live shows and a new Noise magazine this week

T Max, founder/editor of The Noise, New England’s longest running music magazine, is all over Gloucester this month.  You can see him on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which airs on Cape Ann TV tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm, Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.  For all you Noise readers who don’t live on Cape Ann, catch the show on-line here.

Then on Thursday, you can see him live at Giuseppe’s in Gloucester with the Singer Songwriter Shuffle.  On April 17 he’s Fly Amero’s guest at The Rhumb Line.  Speaking of Fly, he’s on the cover of The Noise this month and guess who wrote the cover story?  (Read it here).  Tomorrow, Fly welcomes his family as special guests at The Rhumb Line for a very special surprise birthday party for his sister Joyce.

And to top it off, T Max has a new CD, Thinking Up A Dream (get it here) featuring eight brand-new original songs, one of which is based on a spontaneous burst of creativity he had while we were shooting a video series about music in Gloucester.  More on that in this post.

Just to get you in the mood, we’ll leave you with Allen Estes’ only protest song (with a reggae beat) that T Max inspired him to sing when he was Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen.  You can see Allen tonight with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes and J.B. Amero at Jalapenos.  Bring the kids and request this song . . .

More Allen Estes videos here.

BREAKING NEWS: Last night’s open mic @ Dog Bar was so great that Steve Caraway will host every Tuesday

What a great week of music this has been and it’s only Wednesday!

Last night Steve Caraway struck up the open mic again at Dog Bar and by all accounts it was a HUGE SUCCESS!  So much so that he’s decided to host every week.  Way to go STEVE!

Before Steve began at Dog Bar, Allen Estes sat in Dan King’s seat at Jalapenos and rocked the house with Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes.  All were at the top of their game, especially DB, whose solos took us away!

And I just have to say that it is such a pleasure listening to Dave Mattacks, whose percussion is absolutely perfect for every song .  He is without a doubt one of the best drummers alive today.  These guys are so professional they were able to follow Allen on one of his brand new songs, having never heard it before — and it sounded as if they’d just come from rehearsal.  Aren’t we lucky to have people of this caliber on Main St., in Gloucester every Tuesday for FREE!  Next week J.B. Amero is in Dan King’s seat.  Oooohh, that’ll be HOT!

Excellent live music starts up again tonight at 7pm (early enough to take the kids).  See the schedule here.

What’s EBMG?

Allen with his band circa 1973 (you know it’s been a while when people start using the word “circa” on your photos)

Not what, who?  You don’t think Jalapenos is going to cancel their wicked popular Tuesday night music — even though Dan King is off to the west coast, do you?  Nope.  This coming Tuesday, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes (BM&G) will be joined by Allen Estes, hence: EBMG.

But don’t wait for Tuesday, lots of great live music this weekend.  See the full live music schedule here.

Here’s a quick farewell to GMG FOBs video we shot just before filming the Local Music Seen Dan King Farewell Special featuring J.B. Amero.  You can see part 2 of the special on Cape Ann TV Channel 12, this Sunday (Jan 6) at 6pm.

Allen will play a request for you on Tuesday if you can tell him the name of the song he quoted to Dan in this video.

Love Christmas music or not, lots of great live music choices in Gloucester tonight

Those of you who like Christmas music are in luck tonight.  Fly Amero is signing Christmas songs with his brother J.B. and Allen Estes at the Rhumbline tonight starting at 8pm.

Then catch the Local Music Seen with Allen Estes 2011 Christmas Special at 11pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 (originally aired last year) featuring Dan King, Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan, Ann Marie, Bradley Royds, Inge Berge, Chelsea Berry, Dave Sag, Courtney Reid and Allen’s son Dylan Estes.  Here’s a video of many of the performers singing Santa Claus is Coming to Town. (see more air times here)

Of course, there’s lots of other excellent music in town (not necessarily Christmas — see full schedule here), including Dennis Monagle with Marina Evans, Joe Cardoza and Dave Brown at Minglewood Tavern starting at 9pm.

Music connections revolving around Gloucester

Allen Estes‘ Cable TV show Local Music Seen features Brian King tonight at 6:30pm.  On the show, Brian sings his hit Cold Rain, which was recorded by Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans” (listen here).   You can see Brian at Giuseppe’s tonight.

Irma Thomas appears in the HBO TV hit Treme (season 3 premieres this Sunday night).  And in the Treme video below, you can see Irma Thomas with Amadee Castenell in the blue suit on sax right next to her (that’s Dave Bartholomew, who lived down the street from Henri Smith, on trumpet next to Amadee)

Amadee performs with Henri Smith here in Gloucester and was in Henri’s band when he opened for Aaron Neville on June 30 at North Shore Music Theatre (see him in the photo below, on the right next to Danny Heath on Trombone)

Before he went on stage that night, Aaron Neville had been reviewing mixes from his upcoming album, My True Story with his wife, Sarah, who directed the video, below, that was released exactly 1 week ago today:

Now back to Gloucester:
Veteran blues man, Bill Gleason is Fly’s guest tonight at the Rhumb Line.  He’s also one of the featured performers at the Lanesville Music Festival on Saturday followed by KBMG with Fly’s brother J.B. as a special guest.

And Pete Lindberg, who plays drums on Marina Evans‘ new EP (listen here) is performing his own songs at the Lanesville Music Festival at 5:30 (see festival schedule here)

Confused yet?  Sort it all out with the full local live music lineup here.

Fly Amero & his friends transform a dark day into a night of healing through music

L-R: J.B. Amero, Wolf Ginandes (behind J.B), Fly Amero, Dave Brown last night @ the Rhumbline

“How can you be here tonight?” was the question asked of Fly Amero by friends and fans who knew he had lost his dear friend of over 3 decades and band-mate Larry Hoppen, one of the founders of Orleans, who had died less than 24 hours earlier.

“The show must go on,” replied Fly.  “It’s not just a slogan, you know.  Everyone in the entertainment business takes it very seriously.  If Lance [Larry Hoppen's brother, another Orleans founding member] had a gig tonight, he’d be there too.”

Fly began by delivering the terrible news for those who didn’t already know, followed by 3 Orleans classics.  By the time the crowd sang, with Fly, the last chorus of Dance With Me, we had all been lifted through Fly’s personal grief to a higher place only music can take you.

Then Fly’s friends began to share the stage with him: Wolf Ginandes on bass, Allen Estes on harmonica.  The energy shifted a little, from memorial to entertainment.  Finally J.B. and Dave Brown joined Wolf & Fly to bring the house down!

Fly thanked the crowd for sharing this “living room” with him during a difficult time.

Something special — indeed magical — was at work last night.  Everyone felt it.

Thank you, Fly, for using music and your extraordinary rapport with your audience to heal all of us a little bit last night.  We hope you were healed a little too.

Allen Estes’ New Song Written for J.B. Amero

Check out this new song  by Allen Estes that premiered on Local Music Seen on June 6.  Allen wrote the song with J. B. Amero in mind, thinking J. B. would do a great job with it — especially the end where he could scat and whail.  What do you think?  Tell us by leaving a comment.

Allen will likely stop by Jalapenos tonight and might even sit in and sing this new song and, if JB’s there, perhaps he’ll chime in too.

Don’t you love living in a town where stuff like this (and lots more — see full live music lineup here) happens on a Tuesday night?  And it’s all FREE!

One of the many reasons I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else on earth.