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Nights on the Neck Photos by Len Burgess

July 2014 NOTN_Len Burgess Photos

We had a fun first Nights on the Neck for 2014, in spite of some last minute cancellations by performers.  Len Burgess got some wonderful shots of Three Sheets to the Wind at Trefry Park, Ernie Pigeon at Goetemann Gallery (doesn’t it look like Ernie is sitting in front of windows looking out at the water? – Gordon’s paintings are amazing), Bird Mancini performing by the Rocky Neck Accommodations, Pat Conlon and Fran Clark at the Rocky Neck Gallery.  Unfortunately missing are shots of T Max at the Cultural Center.

Great shots.  Thanks Len.

E.J. Lefavour

Don’t Miss the Final Nights on the Neck of the Season

Thursday, September 5th – Final Nights on the Neck of the Season and Closing Party for Ships, Shapes & Schtuff at Khan Studio.  Last chance to check out the very unique works of Judy Wilburn, Lyn Cardinal and Joanne Kaliontzis.

2013 NOTN September

5:30 Elynn Kröger Gallery, 15 Rocky Neck                Rick Drost
6:00 The Center, 6 Wonson Street                              T Max
6:30 Goetemann Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck                   JoeAnn Hart
7:00 Imagine Gallery, 43 Rocky Neck                         Everly Sisters
7:30 Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck                   Nathan Cohen
8:00 Madfish Wharf, 77 Rocky Neck                           Toby Tobas Steel Drums

ships shapes and schdtuff

Four Great Reasons to Have Rocky Neck on your Radar this Week

this week on rocky neck

Thursday, August 1st - Nights on the Neck – always fun for the whole family.

Saturday, August 3rd – Stop by Khan Studio and the GMG Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3 for Audi Souza’s Opening Reception for her exhibit Cape Ann Views and North Shore Gardens from 6-8:00, then head over to the Beaux Arts Ball at the Center.  And if that’s not enough, Chowderhouse is back at Sailor Stan’s with music by Kitt Cox’s Sunny Fishcakes Review 5-8:00pm.  Chowder & Chilli ($5 Cup/$7 Bowl).

E.J. Lefavour

If you’re not on vacation, find an excuse to take tomorrow off

There’s so much going on tomorrow that it’s just not a good day to be at work.

Gloucester’s Sidewalk Bazaar kicks off at 9am and must be better than ever — otherwise why would our boy Joey represent?

Click here to download the complete Sidewalk Bazaar Schedule

The Farmer’s Market starts at 3pm at Stage Fort Park — remember it’s ON, regardless of the weather.  And the knife guy (forgot his name) will be there this week.  I’m bringing my precious Sabatier French knife that I got in 1974 so he can fix the curve, which I have not been able to maintain properly because I only have a stone, not a grinder.  More on that later . . .

At 6:30pm Allen Estes and Fly Amero will be on the Schooner Lannon for a gorgeous Sunset Music Sail.  Call 978-281-6634 for tickets.  Seeing these two aboard the Lannon is a must.  No mics, no amps, no speakers.  You know you’re in the presence to world-class musicians when there’s literally nothing between you and the sound of voices and guitars.

For all of you who won’t fit on the Lannon, check out Nights on the Neck, which starts at 5pm.  This week you can see singer/songwriter and Noise founder/editor T Max at 8:45.

And of course there’s the Harbor Loop Concert starting at 6:30 — always a good time –and you can bring your kids and watch them dance.  If you video your kids dancing (or other kids) put it up on YouTube and paste the link in a comment to this post.  We’ll show it to all of Gloucester.

If that’s not enough, six other venues have music of all kinds.

But let’s not forget about tonight!  Fly Amero is back from Larry Hoppen’s memorial service and will host the great Inge Berge at Rhumbline.  Marina Evans joins Dennis Monagle at Minglewood.  Steve Caraway hosts an open mic at Catch 22 …

Whew!  I could go on and on.  See the complete live music schedule here.

What to do on the 5th of July

The 4th is yesterday, but Summer has just begun and the Gloucester music scene is in full swing.  Start out at Nights on the Neck at 5pm with Mamadou Diop.  Just in case you’ve never seen him, check out the video below:

Then there’s great music all night long with Special Guest Evan Goodrow joining Dave Sag’s Blues Party at the Rhumb Line at 9:30.  See sample of Dave Sag below:

Make a night of it!  See the full live music lineup here.

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.  It won’t be long before the sun heats things up around here and you’ll be at the beach, Fiesta, whatever … where you might forget that you can save $12 by getting tickets ahead of time, so get tickets now and stop worrying.

If you don’t remember who’s playing, click here for our video introducing the performers.

Our local music scene is already hot with 10 live music choices tonight (more really, because Nights on the Neck alone has 6 live shows between 5 and 8:45 and we only list them once — see their full schedule here).

And let’s not forget Bradley Royds begins his Thursday Night Series at Giuseppe’s.

We’ve been getting new listings all week long so click here to see the new updated music lineup.

Young Artist of the week!

This young artist of the week is a very talented 14-year-old photographer  named Sarah. Sarah does digital and darkroom photography, and did a great series of graffiti photography last fall for the TAG gallery opening [one pictured below]. Above are some of her photos on display at Nights on the Neck last summer, but you can see more of her work at the TAG gallery at 180B Main St.

If you know of a young artist that should be featured here, email dawn.gadow@gmail.com  with a short description and a photo of some of their work!

Today- Must Do Events Nights On The Neck- Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

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Thursday, July 7 : NIGHTS ON THE NECK

Elynn Kroger Gallery, 15 Rocky Neck Ave

5 – 8 pm: Live music: Lisa Landry and Janet Young
Skye Fresh will demonstrate jewelry techniques and sales

Sailor Stan’s, 1 Wonson St.

5 – 9 pm: music and dinner

Imagine Gallery, 43 Rocky Neck Ave

5-7 pm: Rick Drost, accoustic guitar player and singer
7 – 8 pm: Moira Kelly on Harp
8-9 pm: Rick Drost, accoustic guitar player and singer

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave

6 – 8 pm: The Quarry Men featuring Matt Natti on the Didgeridoo, Eli Natti on Upright bass and Jim Corcoran on the hand drums

Alma McLaughlin Antiques, 77 Rocky Neck Ave

5-8pm: Paco, Flamenco guitarist and Concertina player

Madfish Wharf,77 Rocky Neck Ave

6-7 pm: Moira Kelly, Traditional Irish Harpist

7-8:30 pm: outdoor concert, Bird Mancini : "A cosmopolitan fusion of blues-tinged rock, Latin-flavored Bossa Nova, country folk balladry, and woolly psychedelia!" Listen: www.birdmancini.com/

Schooner Adventure in The Marine Railways

5 – 9 pm: Sea Shanty Singers

For more detailed info on all events see EJ Khan’s Did You Know on GoodMorning Gloucester.

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Cape Ann Farmer’s Market- 3-6:30PM at Stage Fort Park Click Pic Below for Directions

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Tonight Bring Your Cameras To The Neck For “Kids Dancing With Lighted Hula Hoops”

Nights On The neck Tonight- Rock Neck that Is Sucka!

This just in from Jim Dowd-

Tonight- on rocky neck across John Nesta’s gallery- nightfall.  Kids dancing with lighted hula hoops and christmas lights.  Margie Green’s fun idea.
should be good photos- do long exposures!!!!
Rock on, brotherman!!!!

From Margi-
Hello Joey !
I met you briefly at the BEAUX ARTS BALL not too long ago -I was the Queen of Spades ! Jim Dowd had said he would contact you about videoing our 5 minute event , but I think he’s gone off working in Chicago, and may have forgotten.

At 8:30 , in front of Gully Hand’s studio, myself and 17 kids from in and around Rocky Neck will be donning battery-pack Xmas lights , and moving around to a wonderfully upbeat piece of music !  The kids are age 3-14. The piece is less than 5 minutes. We’d love it if you’d record it – what do you think ?

Rocky Neck Art Colony Presents- Nights On The Neck This Thursday-

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Gloucester -  The Rocky Neck Art colony presents an evening of performance and entertainment from 5:30 to 9:00 pm. at Nights on the Neck, Thursday, August 5, 2010, on Rocky Neck.

Performers and entertainers include:

Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Schooner Adventure crew members, are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Carol St. John will explain how graphology (the study of handwriting) works, talk about appropriate uses, and call for participants to contribute handwritings to demonstrate its validity for a fun, friendly, positive event.

Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.

Catherine Strisik has been active in the writing community of Taos, New Mexico, for over 26 years. Her poems have appeared in numerous publications including The Cafe Review, The Comstock Review, Peregrine, Northwest Review, War, Literature and the Arts, and others. Her new book, Thousand-Cricket Song, from which she will be reading, is receiving much acclaim.

Laura Dow / Zumba. Working out can be healthy, rewarding, and beneficial; it can be lots of things, but it’s never been known to be an exhilarating experience… until Zumba! The Zumba program fuses Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a fitness program that will blow you away. Laura will present three Zumba rhythms ~ Salsa, Tango, and Flamenco~ to give you a taste of the program that’s taking the world by storm.

Click here For Photos From Past Events At The Rocky Neck Art Colony Website

Nights on the Neck Starting Up June 3

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Save the first Thursday of every month from June to September for Nights on the Neck, beginning June 3.  Open Galleries and wonderful entertainment on Rocky Neck in Gloucester. Festivities are from 5 to 9 p.m.

Features for specific dates will be available at www.rockyneckartcolony.org/notn.html, or on signage in the parking lot on the Rocky Neck Ave causeway on the day of the event.

*Scheduled to perform on June 3:

Three Sheets to the Wind

The Schooner Adventure organization spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Adventure crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Michael Kirsch/Ed Spilllert

Mike Kirsch and Ed Spillert (guitar, five-string banjo and vocals) will do a range of country, blues, bluegrass, rock and standards. 

Chick & Ellen

             A Gloucester fisherman and his Brooklyn-bred bride play oldtime and newfangled blues, folk, country, and swing tunes.

Steff Deschenes
The Ice Cream Theory is ice-cream guru Steff Deschenes’s charming exploration of the parallels between human 
personalities and ice-cream flavors, a tongue-in-cheek celebration of the variety inherent in a well-lived life.

Gloucester Area Astronomy Club

The friendly folk of the GAAC will set up their telescopes on Rocky Neck, give out observing guides to any passersby who take an interest, and help them pick out things of note in the night sky.

Seeking musicians, readers and dancers for short performances for Nights on the Neck

From Good Egg Amanda Nash-
Hey Joey, could you post a notice seeking musicians, readers and dancers for short performances for Nights on the Neck (first Thursdays, June thru Sept, on Rocky Neck)? You can send em to me, NoTeaParty@yahoo.com. Sure would appreciate it, thank you!

Amanda

Save The Dates-

June 3 Nights on the Neck
July 1 Nights on the Neck
August 5 Nights on the Neck
September 2 Nights on the Neck

For More Info Check Out The Rocky Neck Art Colony Website

Things To Do- Nights On The Neck Thursday September 3rd

Please join the Rocky Neck Art Colony for Nights on the Neck, an evening of gallery receptions and entertainment, on Thursday, September 3, 5-9 pm, featuring

Three Sheets to the Wind

The Schooner Adventure organization spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Adventure crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Rick Drost

Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge MA where he started playing with the folk-rock group Parts and Labor.  He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes, and has enjoyed stints with great instructors and students at Song School in Colorado , SAMW and other workshops.

Rick Berlin

Rick Berlin sings honest narrative (sometimes funny) songs from the torn pocket of the heart; his style has been compared to Waits, Weil, and Newman. Rick’s impressive past credits in the Boston music scene include Orchestra Luna/Luna, Berlin Airlift, Rick Berlin–The Movie, Rome is Burning, Rick Berlin–The Awful Truth, and The Shelley Winters Project. He was a regular at Jacques in Boston ’s Bay Village for nine years, and now appears frequently at the Lizard Lounge, among many other places.

Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina

Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina, both well known in the indie rock scene, will play pre-World War II country blues songs on acoustic guitars and vocals, including such favorites as Stagger Lee and Trouble in Mind.

Geoff Farina

In 1998, Geoff and his bandmate, Jodi Buonanno, purchased and renovated the Narragansett Grange Hall, a historic public building that would otherwise have been demolished.  With the aid of a HUD program they made the building into music and painting studios and living space, and for seven years provided living and studio space to annual artists in residence. Geoff will talk about his experiences developing the project.

Boston Derby Dames

A group of Boston Derby Dames, Boston ’s first and only all-female, DIY, skater-owned and -operated flat track roller derby league, will make a swift but no-doubt high impact appearance on Rocky Neck Avenue.

Additionally, Sigrid Olsen & Kathleen Archer invite you to a cocktail party at their galleries, ISLA Beach House and Painted Bird, at 77 Rocky Neck Avenue.

Rocky Neck Art Colony, Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester

Things To Do- Nights On The Neck

Please join the Rocky Neck Art Colony for Nights on the Neck,

an evening of gallery receptions and entertainment,

on Thursday, August 6, 5-9 pm

featuring

Three Sheets to the Wind

The Schooner Adventure organization spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Adventure crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Todd Brunel

Todd Brunel is an innovative, critically acclaimed clarinetist and educator who leads a dual life as a cross-over classical and jazz musician. The Boston Globe said he had “tremendous virtuosity and heart.” Brunel has made guest appearances at Carnegie Hall, the International Woodwind Festival, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the SEAMUS Festival, the National Black Arts Festival, and Preservation Jazz Hall in New Orleans

Leigh Calabrese

With her singing saw in tow, over the years Leigh has been humbled to perform with artists including What Time Is It Mr. Fox?, The Sob Sisters, Sukey Tawdry,  Beat Circus, The Burlesque Revival Association, and (of course) as part of the soundtrack to countless haunted houses. And yes, it does cut wood.

David Kirkdorffer / UNDO

David Kirkdorffer / UNDO performs melodic textural ambient music that can sooth or seethe your spirit. You are invited to bring your consciousness however you will.

Boston Hoop Troop

The Boston Hoop Troop is a collective of (hula)hoopers from New England who gather to practice, perform, and teach the graceful art of hoop dance. Make sure you stay ‘til the end for a special treat! ;-)

Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester

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