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Come to Cape Ann TV Studio tomorrow (FRI) for a taping of Local Music Seen with National Recording Artist Mark Berger

Tomorrow at 3pm we’re taping a very special Local Music Seen show at the Cape Ann TV Studios (38 Blackburn Center).  Allen Estes’ guest will be National Recording artist Mark Berger, who’s in town for a gig at the Dog Bar tomorrow night at 9.  Come and be in the audience for this show.  You can clap and cheer all you like.  You probably won’t be on camera, but you never know.  Check out Marc’s video:

Jon Butcher on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tonight at 6:30

Photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando

Photo by Sheila Roberts Orlando


Jon Butcher will be featured on “Local Music Seen with Allen Estes” today at 6:30 pm, Channel 12 Cape Ann T.V. and will be aired over the next 2 weeks! You don’t want to miss the show Jon has a BIG announcement.  

Megan Burtt @ Old Sloop on Saturday April 5th

Every year or so, Megan Burtt comes to Gloucester to visit her good friend and Berklee chum, Chelsea Berry — and to treat us to her thoughtful, moving, gorgeous music at local venues.  This time she’s at Old Sloop on Saturday, April 5th with Boston singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia.  This will be an excellent show!

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Megan Burtt is Back

Every year or so, Megan Burtt comes to Gloucester to visit her good friend and Berklee chum, Chelsea Berry — and to treat us to her thoughtful, moving, gorgeous music at local venues.  This time she’s at Old Sloop next Saturday, April 5th with Boston singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia.  This will be an excellent show!

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In celebration of Megan’s return, we’re reprising her show on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes this week starting tomorrow (WED) at 6:30 and again on Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Here’s a taste of  that show:

Young, rising stars James & Jake premieres on Local Music Seen tomorrow

Over the past few years, we’ve profiled a number of rising stars from Cape Ann.  Here’s our latest pick for whom to watch: James & Jake these kids are in high school and already making a name for themselves. Watch the show tomorrow (Wednesday 2/26/14) on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 at 6:30 and watch their stars rise over the next couple of years.

If you miss Wednesday they will be on again Friday (2/28/14) at 1:30 & Sunday (3/2/14) at 6:00

SPECIAL TAPING TOMORROW, TUES, DEC 3: Brian Alex of Entrain and local guitar virtuoso Ken Bonfield

Here’s your last chance in 2013 to be in the studio audience when we tape two new shows for Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.  We start taping about 2pm with guest Ken Bonfield, who is featured in Acoustic Guitar Magazine this month.  Then we welcome Brian Alex of Entrain for our second show.

Both tremendously talented musicians promise to make for excellent shows.  You can join the studio audience at Cape Ann TV, 38 Blackburn Center (get directions).  As usual we ask that you get there by 2pm, but don’t expect us to start on time — it’s TV, something always happens.

Here are a couple of videos to give you an idea of the very high level of musicianship you can expect to enjoy.

Panda Cams are dark, NOAA’s site is down, but Cape Ann TV is up, Gloucester Sings & Lights are on at Larcom Theatre

I sympathize.  Life is tough when you can’t get your panda fix from the National Zoo because the Panda Cams are dark.  Or perhaps you’re wondering what to do after seeing that scary message “NOAA.gov and most associated web sites are unavailable” at  www.noaa.gov.

But don’t be depressed.  When the Allen Estes Band takes the stage on Saturday, the lights will be on at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly (which opened in 1912 — same year as Fenway Park — under the slogan “Lit Completely by Electricity” and it still is!)

Cape Ann TV is still on.  And tonight they premiere a new Local Music Seen show featuring Marina Evans as Allen Estes’ guest on Channel 12 at 6:30pm.

Marina sings new songs off her brand-new CD, Unbound, which she’ll release next Sunday, Oct 13 at concert at Cape Ann Community Cinema.  This will be an excellent night of music, so mark your calendars.

Don’t worry, Marina will be there even if the Government is still shut down.

And, of course, there’s live music all week here in Gloucester.  See the live music lineup here.

Just in case any of you in Washington who voted to shut down the government are reading this post about all that’s going on here despite your antics, we’ve got five words for you: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

Toni Ann Enes on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tonight

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Toni Ann Enes on the set – photo: Joanne Silva

Local diva Toni Ann Enes is Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which premieres tonight at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

One of Gloucester’s most passionate singers, Toni Ann treats us to her original folk, blues and rock with a heartfelt, emotion that reaches through the screen and grabs you.

You can see Toni Ann live this Saturday at the Block Party Sovereign Stage at 6:45pm.

Watch the show tonight and get ready to have your heart strings pulled!

See complete Block Party music lineup here.  More Block Party details coming soon . . .

Joe Thomas & Memory Layne on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tonight

Memory Layne (L) and Joe Thomas of Giuseppe's

Memory Layne (L) and Joe Thomas on the Local Music Seen set
photo Sheila Roberts Orlando

Giuseppe’s gets it.  They know how to blend food and music into an entertaining evening out for all ages.

Earlier this year they partnered with T Max, editor of The Noise Magazine to feature local singers and songwriters in what became a very popular Singer – Songwriter Shuffle.

Beginning tonight at 6:30pm, Giuseppe’s owners, Joe Thomas and Memory Layne are Allen’s guests on his Cape Ann TV show Local Music Seen with Allen Estes on cable channel 12.  The show airs again on Friday at 1pm, and Sunday at 6pm.  For all of you FOBs, who don’t live in Gloucester, you can now watch Local Music Seen and other shows on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool on-line streaming service here.

If you do live here, bop on down to Giuseppe’s after the show and see rising stars Renee & Joe perform live at 7pm.  Then you can head over to the Rhumb Line and catch Allen with special guests, The Backwoods Ramblers later in the evening.

And tomorrow, live music in Gloucester starts at 1pm.  See the complete live music schedule here.

All of us are looking forward to a few weeks from now when Giuseppe’s fires up their Singer/Songwriter Shuffle for an exciting new season.  Stay tuned  . . .

Young, rising star Alexandra Valenti premieres on Local Music Seen tomorrow

Over the past few years, we’ve profiled a number of rising stars from Cape Ann.  Here’s our latest pick for whom to watch: Alexandra Valenti. Her insightful songs and endearing spirit captivate audiences and keep you listening, wanting more.

You can see her live at the Town Hall Stage at 3pm during Manchester’s Festival by the Sea this Saturday.  And you can be introduced to her on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  She sings three wonderfully original songs and speaks candidly — and with wisdom beyond her years — about the songwriting process and music business.  Here’s a taste of what you can expect:

“I’m on a tightrope, balancing myself so I don’t choke on fear.”  You can tell she’s going places if she’s already writing lyrics like that.  You might as well catch this rising star while you can close to home.  It won’t be long before she’s playing big venues far away for a steep ticket price.

Here’s your chance to be in a live studio TV audience without even crossing the bridge

Next Monday 7/29, we’re filming two Local Music Seen with Allen Estes shows for Cape Ann TV at their studio at 38 Blackburn Center (see map).  Filming will begin around 2:30pm.  Allen’s guests will be Joe Thomas & Memory Lane of Giuseppe’s, who hosted the very popular Noise Magazine Singer Songwriter Shuffle.  There will be a break after filming Joe & Memory and then we’ll begin filming a show with very talented, young singer/songwriter Alexandra Valenti as Allen’s Guest.  Here’s Alexandra at the Singer Songwriter Shuffle.

People are welcome to attend as guests.  If you’d like to attend, please be there by 2:30pm. And please be patient as we have to test sound and lights and often we have to move stuff around and mess with various gadgets to get things just right.

If you’d like to be notified, by email, of all future Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tapings (along with other concert info before the public knows) you can join our gimmeLIVE Concert Club here.

It’s time for Joe Wilkins

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Joe Wilkins on the Local Music Seen set

OK, if you haven’t heard Joe Wilkins, it’s time.  Don’t let his pleasant, unassuming personality fool you.  This guy is a powerhouse talent, whose songs paint vivid pictures in your head, so you might not notice just how good he is on guitar.  You can see him on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Then bop over to Giuseppe’s and catch him live with Chris Langathianos.

If you miss tomorrow, you can see him with Joe Cardoza on bass and Leo Ciamitaro on drums at Dog Bar for a Fiesta Friday party.  And if you’re in the mood for something more quiet, catch solo him at The Landing on Saturday.  See full live music schedule here.

Listen to this from Local Music Seen:

Watch what happens at 1:16 in this video and you’ll get why he’s a pro.  See more Joe Wilkins videos here.

Come Monday morning, there’s simply no excuse for not knowing who this rising star is.  Before you know it Joe Wilkins will be on tour in Europe or Asia and you’ll have missed your chance to see him in an intimate venue serving good food in your own back yard FOR FREE!

Cape Ann TV Annual Special tonight 10:30 on Channel 12

Last month we told you about Cape Ann TV’s Annual Meeting, which they filmed and it airs as a special tonight at 10:30 p.m. Channel 12.

“Why would I want to watch an annual meeting?” you ask.  Well, this is not your average annual meeting.  It’s fun.  Allen Estes and I were among 4 producers who talked briefly about our experiences and showed clips from our shows (Local Music Seen in our case).  The other producers were Kim Smith who wowed us with clips from her spectacular butterfly movie that premieres Friday at Cape Ann Community Cinema (more on that here); Shaun Goulart, who’s tale of how he came to make his thriller is almost a thrilling as the movie itself; and John Ronan, who has the longest running show on Cape Ann TV and offered us a wonderful surprise in his clips.  Here’s a taste of what you’ll see:

If you miss it tonight, you can catch it again Saturday 6/22 at 5pm and Monday 6/24 at 9pm.

One of the things Allen talked about is how the music scene in Gloucester and Cape Ann is growing.  Proof that he’s right can be witnessed this weekend with over 50 live shows to choose from starting tomorrow.  See the complete live music schedule here.

Nashville rising star on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow (WED)

Louise Mosrie, Allen Estes, Anna Uptain

L-R: Louise Mosrie, Allen Estes, Anna Uptain
on the Local Music Seen set – photo: Roger Ward

Last week we posted that Louise Mosrie is back on Cape Ann this Saturday to play at Old Sloop and since her first trip to Cape Ann was to record a special show of Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, we felt it fitting to reprise that show this week.

You can see it tomorrow (WED) at 6:30 pm, Friday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 6 pm on Cape Ann TV channel 12.  

This show will get you psyched to see her live.  Even though her TV performance reaches through the screen and grabs your heart, there’s just no substitute for her live shows.  This one is likely to sell out so get your tickets now -right here.

New gem from the heart of Gloucester’s most prolific songwriter says it all

Check out this video of Allen Estes’ new song, “We All Fall Down”, which premieres on his show Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Allen had been working on this song before the marathon bombing, which gave the song a more profound meaning closer to what we’re all feeling right now.  If this song doesn’t move you, nothing will.

In this special show, Allen is his own guest and sings four new songs and one older one from his Nashville writing days.  He ends with one of my new favorites, “Swimming” or “The Good Harbor Beach Song” — a perfect way to get into the Cape Ann Summer spirit!

More Allen Estes videos here (including Swimming)

Special Guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes

Dave Foley & Rich Holerook came to the North Shore for a special taping of Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.  The show airs on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 Wednesday (tonight), at 6:30pm and it airs again Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

Rich Holerook, Allen Estes, Dave Foley

Rich Holerook, Allen Estes, Dave Foley

Music Updates – Renee & Joe on TV and the Goddesses play the Rhumbline

Renee & Joe on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 Wednesday (tonight), at 6:30pm and airs again Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

20130430_155500CrippleCoveThe Cripple Cove Quintet featuring The Goddesses will be performing three sets of pre-Beatles and Pub Rock at The Rhumb Line on Friday, May 3rd starting at 9:30pm.   The CCQ consists of husband and wife harmonizing duo Tony and Samantha Goddess plus Pete Koeplin on drums, Ryan Alto on bass, and Geoff Small on guitar.  No Cover/21+.

Check out the full music lineup here.  Don’t forget the Fly Amero’s special guest tonight is John Hall at the Rhumbline

Charlie Farren on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes Tonight 6:30pm

Boston rock star Charlie Farren (lead singer/guitarist for The Joe Perry Project & Farrenheight) has emerged as an outstanding solo acoustic artist, who has always been known for great songs and great singing.  He proves why as the featured guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which premieres tonight at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

You may remember that a couple of years ago, Charlie teamed up with Jon Butcher (another Boston rock star – see Jon Butcher videos here) to form Farren, Butcher, Inc. (FBI).  Perhaps you remember their spectacular benefit for the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team at Cruiseport!

Here’s a sneak preview of tonight’s premiere with Charlie singing his smash hit You Are The Only One.  Watch and you’ll know why he’s a star!

After you catch the show tonight at 6:30 there are excellent live music choices in town, making it very hard to choose.  They’re all free and they start at 7,8 and 9, so you could try to catch some of every show.  Check out the complete live music schedule here.

Before you go out tomorrow (WED) night, catch Charlee Bianchini on TV

Charlee Bianchini (R) with Allen on the set – photo: Roger Ward

Charlee Bianchini is Allen Estes‘ guest on Local Music Seen this week.  Charlee’s distinctive voice and thoughtful lyrics capture the studio audience and will capture you too. Plus you will hear another one of Allen’s excellent new songs.

The show airs on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Wednesday 2/13 at 6:30pm.  Then again on Friday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 6pm.

After you see the show, check out the great live music available in Gloucester.

How lucky we are to live in a town so full of musical talent!

Leading up to Mardi Gras weekend, you can catch Henri Smith on Radio & TV tomorrow

Henri Smith with Aurelia Nelson

Aurelia Nelson (L) with Henri Smith (R)
104.9 Production Director Jay Foss in background

As you can see in the picture, when Aurelia Nelson and Henri Smith get together everybody has fun.

Aurelia decided to reprise last week’s Curtain Up again tomorrow SUN at 9am.  Don’t miss it this time.  Set your alarm and tune into 104.9FM.

Then at 6pm you can catch the very first Local Music Seen with Allen Estes show filmed on location.

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Allen Estes (L) with Henri Smith ~ photo Roger Ward

Last Mardi Gras (2/21/12) after a brief studio intro, we took the cameras and crew to Minglewood Tavern  to film Henri Smith’s excellent band featuring Charles Neville at a Mardi Gras fundraiser for the Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans trip.  The result is a high energy concert and interview with Henri Smith and Charles Neville in Latitude 43′s super comfy lounge area.  This special show airs tomorrow (SUN) at 6pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 and again WED 2/6 at 6:30pm

Henri Smith w/ Charles Neville on sax North Shore Music Theatre
June 2012 ~ Photo by Paul Lyden

For Mardi Gras 2013, Henri Smith and his band featuring Charles Neville will perform their Y Benefit concert at the historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly this Friday, February 8th at 7:30pm.  Tickets are selling fast, so get yours here.  Plus, there’s a great VIP Package, including premium reserved seating in the first 5 rows, exclusive pre-show Mardi Gras party with a Cajun inspired buffet by Chianti’s of Beverly, meet & greet with the performers and more (see details here).  VIP Tickets are limited.  Get them here.

But don’t wait for next weekend.  There’s plenty of live music this weekend and much of it starts early enough to bring the kids.  See the full live music lineup here.

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