Tag Archives: Steve Caraway

Help Steve Caraway make a new CD

By now, you’ve probably heard of artists raising money from fans in order to make their next CD.  It’s call crowdfunding and it works.  As a musician, your chances of getting signed by a label are smaller now than ever before — and, frankly, getting “signed” isn’t what it used to me.  By the time you’re done recording your next record, you’re likely to be in debt to the label for more than you’ll ever make selling it.

Many top Cape Ann Artists have used various forms of crowdsourcing to fund recording projects (see my post about Chelsea Berry and KickStarter here.)

Crowdsourcing is not donating.  It’s more like paying for the CD before you get it — and it’s usually a good deal.  Plus you can choose from all sorts of goodies offered by the artist.

The latest crowdsourcing project that I’m aware of is Steve Caraway’s and he’s offering some very inventive “perks”, including an opportunity to actually perform on his new CD, which might sound crazy if it weren’t coming from Gloucester’s king of open mics!

Steve is a member of several bands, including Secret Service, Fun Bucket, Miss Judy’s Farm and an all-around booster for Gloucester’s thriving music scene.  He describes this project not so much as a solo album, but a collaborative effort with many local musicians.  Check out his video, below and make a pledge here.  Rock on Steve!

Music helps us heal this week

More than likely you know someone who was at the Marathon.  Here’s a small-world example: Vickie’s brother-in-law works for a medical device company in Cedar Falls, Iowa and his boss is the father of the eight-year-old boy who died.  Even if you don’t know someone who was there, you’re probably reeling from the shock that terrorism has struck so close to home.  I know I am.

Music has a way of healing wounds of all kinds.  And musicians have known this since humans began making music (when ever that was).

I was Speaking with T Max today about this and he gave me a quote perfect for this week from Leonard Bernstein, one of my musical heroes — I watched his Young People’s Concerts on TV as a kid (see them on YouTube here).   He says,

“This will be our reply to violence:
to make music more intensely,
more beautifully,
more devotedly than ever before.”

Maestro Bernstein’s healing words ring true as local musicians carry his reply to over a dozen venues in Gloucester and Cape Ann this week.  See the complete live music schedule here.

Tonight T Max is Fly Amero’s guest at The Rhumb Line. (Fly’s on the cover of T Max’s  Noise Magazine this month — read the story here).  Both T Max and Fly are tuned into the power of music to heal (here’s one example of how Fly transformed a dark day).

Tomorrow there’s another Singer/Songwriter Shuffle at Giuseppe’s with top local stars, including Inge Berge, Satch Kerans, Steve Caraway, Will Hunt, Randy Black, Brian O’Connor & Jake Pardee.  And just like last week you will still have time to catch rising star Brad Byrd at The Dog Bar after the Shuffle.  Currently I’m under an intense deadline that is forcing me to work late, but one way or the other, we’ll try to get to at least one local live music show over the next week or so.  And I’m sure it will help us heal.

Here’s a video that may seem a bit idealistic and hippy-dippy-trippy, but I find wisdom appropriate for our time in it’s simple, haunting lyrics especially this stanza:

Nothing you can know that isn’t known.
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown.
Nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.
It’s easy.

New TV Show on Good Harbor Beach Erosion Premieres Tonight

Gloucester’s Bob Quinn, who has been going to Good Harbor for the past 80 years, tours the dunes of Good Harbor Beach and comments on the poundin’ it took this winter.

Here is a clip from the half –hour show that airs all  week on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

Show airs: Monday (tonight) at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.; Thursday at 8:30 p.m.; Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:00 p.m.  See Channel Listings for more Cape Ann TV Shows.

Even though there’s still snow on the ground, it’s not too early to be thinking about swimming at Good Harbor.  So, to get you in the mood, here’s a very up-beat song Allen Estes wrote last Summer and performed on Local Music Seen.

Speaking of Allen, he’s appearing at Giuseppe’s this Thursday for the second week of the Singer Songwriter Shuffle along with his son Dylan and other local favorites Inge Berge, Steve Caraway, Marina Evans, Jon Waterman and Joe Wilkins.

But don’t wait until Thursday.  Lots of live music on Cape Ann all week long.  See here!

Local singer/songwriter Steve Caraway featured on TV this week

Steve Caraway is Allen’s guest on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes this week, with his new show premiering tomorrow (WED) at 6:3o pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.

Steve talks about how he got started in the music business and reveals some songwriting secrets during a lively conversation with Allen.  It’s not easy making a living as a musician and Steve will give you some tips on how to do it well.  Plus you’ll get to hear one of Allen’s most popular sad songs and three gems from Steve Caraway.  Here’s one of them:

You can catch both Allen & Steve tonight (TUESDAY).  Allen is at Jalepenos at 7 with Brown, Mattacks & Ginandes, and Steve hosts the open mic at the Dog Bar at 9.

It’s an excellent week to see lots of live shows with start times from 6 to 9.  Plus Seaport Grille has music all mid-week as part of their 4th Anniversary Celebration.  Check the complete live music schedule here.

Jon Butcher on The Noise Cover & TV This week – here’s a preview video

I’m guessing nearly every music lover in Gloucester is as thrilled about Jon Butcher’s decision to move here as they are about T-Max’s doing the same a couple of years ago.  This week Gloucester celebrates Jon’s choice in two big ways: Jon’s on the cover of the February Noise Magazine, which should hit the streets tomorrow.  And he’s also Allen Estes’ guest on Local Music Seen, which you can see tomorrow at 6:30 on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Here’s one of Jon’s songs from the show.  Love his version of the blues!

BTW: You can see Allen tonight at Jalapenos 7pm with Brown, Mattacks & Ginandes (early enough the bring the kids).  And if Jon is in the audience, it’s a good bet that Allen will ask him to sit in.  Then check out Steve Caraway at Dog Bar and finish up with Henley Douglas Jr. at Rhumb Line.  Not bad for a Tuesday night in the middle of winter!  See full live music schedule 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.

It may be the dead of winter, but it’s not dead in Gloucester

A mighty fine week of live music is shaping up beginning with Allen Estes in Dan King’s seat with Brown, Mattacks & Ginandes at Jalapenos 7pm, followed by Steve Caraway’s open mic at Dog Bar at 9 and Henley Douglas at Rhumb Line at the same time.  You can get to all three excellent shows if you play your cards right.

Tomorrow, live music begins at 7 as well.  It’s nice to have live music that isn’t too late for kids.  And it’s good to get kids out to appreciate live music at a young age.

As the week progresses it becomes harder to get to every show, so you’re gonna have to choose.  See the live music lineup here and start thinking about the weekend.

In the meantime check out this video of Steve Caraway — oohh, don’t you love the sound of that twelve-string!

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.

GMG Local Music Schedule June 22-June 28

BIG MUSIC WEEK!!

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Elliott’s

Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

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From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party

Well, it’s that time, again; good ol’ Fiesta is almost here, and I’m almost there. So, in keeping with tradition(?) Have I got a guy for you. Mr. Brad Foucher, glitarist of the axis mundi, will be appearing and disappearing all night long this Thursday nite wailing and speaking in tongues, trying to get it right. This guy is to traditional blues as Birdseye is to frozen fish.A good place to be as an alternative to greasy sausage and cotton candy.

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From Mike Lindberg

Exit 11 w/ Earl Foote (Gloucester till the end Fame)

Captain Carlo’s Thursday

JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit

Mike Lindberg/ Peter Malaquias/ Jim Frontiero/ Frank Gentile

Groove Captain Carlos Friday Night

Get your groove On!

Camerons

Earl Foote / Mike Lindberg / Peter Malaquias

Saturday Night

Earl’s Original Songbook

Sorry Archie could not make it. His wife is in Labor in Florida.

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From Mike O’Connell
Dogbar Fiesta Friday 26 Mike O’Connell Band

Hey to all! This weekend here in Gloucester is Fiesta Weekend, and Band heads into Dogbar. This weeks act,, First we have coming off his “Drum Week” at Berklee Performance Shows will be the magical and exhausted Joey”6 Red Bulls”Scrima… Tempos are gonna fly,, Also, we have of course.. Cliff “Hidden Agenda”Spencer on Keyboards! (Hope he left Dont Stop Believing at The Vineyard) And Wow! We have Borderland “Bar Tab Boy” Chrissy”Slim Pickin’s”Houston on Bass Guitar, Closed Eyes, and Earplugs…Yeaaah, and also, Gloucester Native Guitar Frontman Jason “Kung Fu/Grasshopper”Aptt doing his Foolishness for you. I will also be there recovering from the multiple stab wounds and other Nonsense, Ouch. Yah gotta love these Backstabbers, speaking of love, we Love You and we need your support! Band starts at 9 come early!  Traffic and Parking will be hectic, so allow some time,  Please watch For Mike & The Backstabbers “Ides of March” 2010 Tour Dates followed by the new live record Et Tu Brute- Live And Bleedin”
Have a great Fiesta Weekend, MO’C   www.dogbarcapeann.com
Maybe Uncle Jeffrey will also make a show of Orange Ear Plugs and Badgering too.
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Fiesta Saturday with SAFETY!
“After the greasy pole, come see what everyone’s talking about.”
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Saturday, June 27 at 9:00pm
Latititude 43°

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From Barbara and Al Boudreau

SUNDAY JUNE 28, 2009 THE STUDIO

This Sunday JEFF GALINDO brings his dynamic trombone to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable horn music like you’ve never heard.a leading professor of BERKLEE MUSIC COLLEGE he plays with all the best big bands in the area. Check out the big man with the big sound. The music starts at 5pm

We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.

Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best,    Barb & AL

GREG HOPKINS-BRASS          MARK CARLSEN-BASS   JACK SENIER-PIANO

AL BOUDREAU-DRUMS/VOCALS  BARB BOUDREAU-VOCALS

JACK SENIER-PIANO

(978) 283-4123 or go to the website at:  boudreaujazz.com

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ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FRSTIVAL “The Newberry Consort”
Thu, June 25, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Jupiter String Quartet and Mary Persin, Viola

Thu, Jun 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
ROCKY NECK ART COLONY Artist in Residence Gallery Talk

Fri, Jun26, 6:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Prelude Lecture Series: Princeton University

Concert Series Director Nathan Randall”
Fri, Jun 26, 8:00 PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL ” Biava String Quartet”

Sat, Jun 27, 10:00AM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL Free 45 Minute Concert “Biava String Quartet”

Sat, Jun 27, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
BEAUPORT, SLEEPER-MCCANN HOUSE ” Capturing Historic Houses” Sawyer Free

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Sat, Jun 27, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Biava Quartet with Quynh Mguyen, Piano”

Tue, Jun 30, 8:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Brasil Guitar Duo”

Sun, Jun 28, 5:00PM
ROCKPORT CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL “Boston Symphony Chamber Players”

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madfish

Madfish Grille FINALLY!!

“Mile 21″ on Friday, June 26 at 9:30pm.

“Hope Road” on Saturday, June 27 at 9:30pm.

“Reggae Sunday Night” on Sunday, June 28 at 8:30pm.

Rocky Neck

Gloucester

Exit 11 w/ Earl Foote (Gloucester till the end Fame) Captain Carlo’s Thursday JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit Mike Lindberg Peter Malaquias Jim Frontiero Frank Gentile

Groove
Captain Carlos Friday Night
Get your groove On!

Earl Foote / Mike Lindberg / Peter Malaquias Camerons Saturday Night Earl’s Original Songbook Sorry Archie could not make it. His wife is in Labor in Florida.

GMG Local Music Schedule June 15-June 21

Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.


Elliott’s

Latitude 43

Dog Bar

Rhumb Line

Capt. Carlo’s

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From Dave Sag

Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party

Well, summertime’s here and you need sumphthin’ to keep you kool… so here it is: Mr. Willie Alexander heads over to the Rhumb Line this Thursday for a rip-snorting, heart attack inducing maelstrom of good ol’ rock n’ roll. Backing up over him will also be his longtime  glitarist from his Boom-Boom band, Mr. Billyclub Loosigian, and much revered drumnambulist Mr. Stevie Chaggaris. As usual, Greg T. and I will try to rein everyone in just enough to not blow a fuse. Good luck to us! It’ll be a great nite, so don’t miss it!

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From Steve Caraway-

..Of Babylon at The Dog Bar

Big Aqua-Net hair and leg warmers welcome

Thursday, June 18 at 9:00pm
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Phat Maxx this Friday night at Latitude 43

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When:
Friday, June 19, 2009
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM EDT

Where:
Latitude 43
Rogers St
Gloucester, MA 01930

So come on by and join us this Friday, June 19th!

See ya soon!

Thad, Pete, and Eric

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Mike O’Connell Band Elliott’s Tonight Friday  June 19

So Sorry! Last minute shout out,, Tonight at Elliott’s we will be appearing here on 1 Main St. Gloucester Ma. 8:30-11:30, Please come early for some Great Food and Drinks by Chef Jon,,  Special Guests coming to play also! Sorry so last minute with this e mail, Remember.. We Love You,, and we need your support so come on down and join in Tonight. Hope to see you, Have a great Father’s Day Weekend, Mike

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GARFISH returns to The Rhumbline Saturday June 20th

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Come dance the night away!

Start Time: Saturday, June 20 at 9:30pm
Where: The Rhumbline

The Rhumb Line has been in the live music business for over 30 years and has built a reputation as THE live music venue on Bostons North Shore. The Rhumb Line attracts a clientele who are passionate about music and expect nothing but the best. The Rhumb Line also serves up GREAT FOOD, so stop in for a great meal before the music starts! http://www.therhumbline.com

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Erinn Brown Band –  Our last gig with Fran McConville on guitar….

JUNE 20th, SATURDAY
9:15 pm – 12:30
The Dogbar
65 Main St Gloucester,MA

Come down and say “Bon voyage”…. but don’t buy him too many cuz he’s got a plane to catch!
Steve Peabody, drums/ Alison Keslow, bass/ Fran McConville, lead guitar/ and 2N on gtr/vox.

www.dogbarcapeann.com

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Elegant Trash – Cameron’s

Saturday   June 20th    9pm