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Diane Blue joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tomorrow night @ The Rhumb Line. 8:30pm to 11:30pm 7.24.2014

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This thursday, let’s welcome back the one and only Octomom of the blues: Ms. Diane Blue. A master of the harp and vocal half pipes, we’re callin’ in a special hazmat team in to deal with the proceedings.
dbharping200909First, there’s Mr. Pete Henderson, a fine, water-cooled 50 caliber guitarist, to chase away your demons, then adding Mr. Joe Bargar, a relentless air hammer, on keys, and Ms. Kathy Berkley,drummbler, to chop some wood for ya. Of course,I’ll be on base. I haven’t had these cats up here for a long while, and  I’m really quivering with anticipation. It’ll be great night! 8:30 to 11:30 at the Rummie.
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40 Railroad Ave
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest are Julie Dougherty with Woody Woodward. 8-11pm 7.23.2014

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This Week:
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 23th
Special Guest: 
JULIE DOUGHERTY!!

Julie Dougherty has recently released her third CD, The Sweet
Unraveling
.  This disc begins yet another chapter in a full and
rewarding career of writing and performing as one of the finest
divas in New England’s substantial folk/pop arena. With over 30
years as a career singer-songwriter, Julie has well established
herself as a respected and loved performer in the region’s folk
scene. In addition, Julie has enjoyed extensive forays into the
music scenes of Nashville, Texas, and Los Angeles.  Read more
on her website… http://www.juliedougherty.net/


Woody Woodward accompanies Julie this week, and is a veteran working bassist
with 30+ years on stage and in the studio. Beyond his extensive work with Julie,
Woody has performed and recorded with a long list of artists including The Shaw
Brothers
, Tommy MakeemConspiracyTriadCutts RoadThe Fabulous
Clams
 and others. Woody performed in the studio band for the TV series
“Songwriters In The Round”, backing artists such as Chris SmithersNoel Paul
Stookey
Al Kooper and many others. Woody has performed around the US,
Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
Fozzie Hill

Allen Estes

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

Dennis Brennan, Matt Stubbs and Forrest “Frosty” Padgett, Tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30-11:30 The Rhumb Line 7.17.2014

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It’s a buzzer beater with my missive this time around: what with house guests and emergency cosmetic surgery, I simply don’t know where the time has gone. If you find it, send it back, postpaid, and I’ll buy you a cherry phosphate. So, let’s go!!
This Thursday at the Rhumb Line we feature that glottal gurgler and all-around nice guy, Mr. Dennis Brennan. A fabulous vocalist and harpist, you oughta see what he can do when I’m not around! He’s bringing along his fleet-fingered stunt double in the form of Mr. Matt Stubbs, on gootar, to add a lot of electrical spice, and Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett to stir the pot.I’ll be on soup bone!

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And Sunday evening, from 5 to 8, I’ll  be down at the Brew Pub cringing whilst backing up a fabulous singer: Ms. Maureen Benson. Backed up by a bunch of the Old Salties, this portends to be a groovie evening of standards from the good old American Schlongbook. Come and say Hi!
And don’t forget Monday at the Rose Biker Senior Center,where the Good Old Salties rule from 1 to 3. C’mon down and get your pacemakers recharged!

 

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40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, Ma.

(978) 283-9732

This week “Wednesdays with Fly Amero” ~ “Down Home Swing ” Chick Marston, Ellen Ford, Laurie & Jay Keefe. 8-11pm 7.16.2014

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This Week:
Grilled Fresh Salmon, $12.95!

Wednesday, July 16th
Special Guests: 
DOWN HOME SWING!!

Chick Marston, Ellen Ford, Laurie & Jay Keefe.  This week marks the first
time I’ve had a chance to host all four of these wonderful guests, known
together as “Down Home Swing”.  Chick, as we all know, is the master.
Jay brings his brilliant mandolin playing to the table… and the girls sound
like sisters, with that seamless blend.  Not one to be missed, folks! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Grilled Fresh Salmon, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Coming next week…
Julie Dougherty

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

John Rankin joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight. All the way from New Orleans 8:30 to 11:30 @ The Rhumb Line 7.10.2014

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Dave says,

We’re opening up the bomb bay with a vengeance this week to keep your summer at a frantic pace. First, this Thursday, let’s welcome back honorary Gloucester resident and New Orleans native, Mr. John Rankin.This guy has spent most of his life playing music and teaching at some of the most prestigious drinking schools in the City That Care Forgot: i.e. Tulane, UNO, Loyola and Parchman Farm. This hoodoo hoodlum will be showing up with his muddy boots and eleven foot sack to show you what it really like to suffer permanent  brain damage. He got the gris gris and the mojo clubfoot to prove it. Also, he’s my best friend who knows me well and still likes me. Go figure.
Filling out this glowing gasbag of a gig will be that amazing artificer of the honkophonium: Mr. Marque Earley,on tenor and barium sax, and local boy Mr. John Loud, on the eggbeaters. This will be the zenith of interspecies communication! Rhumb Line hours:8:30 to 11:30.

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http://www.johnrankin.net/index.html

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40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, Ma.

(978) 283-9732

Ron Schrank joins Fly Amero this Wednesday @ The Rhumb Line. 8-11pm July 9, 2014

 

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This Week:
Prime Rib “French Dip”
w/choice of potato, $9.95!

Wednesday, July 9th
Special Guest: 
RON SCHRANK!
ron schrankIt gets better and better every time with Ron Schrank.
Straight ahead folk & blues all the way… no messin’ around!
~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib “French Dip”
w/choice of potato, $9.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Coming soon…
Julie Dougherty

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

 

Fly Amero’s special guest this week is the adorable Alexandra Valenti @ The Rhumb Line.

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This Week:
Seafood Gumbo:, $10.95!

Wednesday, July 2nd
Special Guest: 
ALEXANDRA VALENTI!

Gotta go back to fall of 2013, last time Alexandra Valenti was
my musical guest.  Another of so many wonderful young
talents we have coming along here on Cape Ann.  You are
just gonna want to give her a big hug, I promise! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Seafood Gumbo:, $10.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Coming soon…
Julie Dougherty

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest is Charlee Bianchini.

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This Week:
Fresh Grilled Salmon, $11.95!

Wednesday, June 25th
Special Guest: 
CHARLEE BIANCHINI!
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We are so long overdue to have the sweet, talented Charlee
Bianchini as Wednesday’s guest at the Rhumb Line. ~ Fly
From her website: Growing up in a house filled with folk
music, bluegrass and jazz, Charlee has been singing since she
could remember. She started playing the guitar when she was
five years old, and after learning the basics, she chose to pursueclassical guitar.  She has studied with the accomplished, Anthony Weller, among others, and she continues studying both classicaland folk/rock finger-picking techniques.  Charlee has beenperforming professionally for four years now, mainly in andaround New England. Her music could be described asacoustic, folk/indie-rock. Her favorite artists include, Jeff Buckley, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Patsy Cline, Phoebe Snow, Fleetwood Mac, The Talking Heads, and BonnieRaitt among so many others.
Visit: http://www.charleebeth.com/
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Grilled Salmon, $11.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Upcoming…
7/02 – Alexandra Valenti
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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

 

Johnny Carwash tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party ~ The Rhumb Line 8:30 to 11:30 June 19, 2014

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Dave says,
A special treat for you this week as I welcome back Johnny Carwash: Mr. Bobby Davis. Long a staple in the gloucester  scene, Bob’ll have you rollicking in your Snapjax , pedal to the metal,playing your favorite instrumental hits long made popular on your Zenith® stereophonic hi-fi system. Not only that, but he’s bringing along a Gloucester legend in the form of Mr.Jason Chamberlain . This cat was around in the beginning and I’ve heard about him for years. I’m so happy to have him join us. His old band The Galaxies was the biggest thing around these parts many years ago, and I know there’s a lot of folks who remember him. Something new and different! David “Doc” Vincent  will be  tapping the skins and I’ll be on base. Get out the poodle skirts and the Brylcreem®! Seeya there!
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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Tonight the original Bandit Kings do it one more time!! The Rhumb Line at 930 Friday June 13th, 2014.

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I’d like to take the time to let you all know that June 13th will be my last show with the Bandit Kings. My last show with Safety will be at the end of the Summer.
It’s been an amazing run with incredibly talented musicians.
Music lovers, friends, and family, you continue to help make the magic happen.
I’ve been lucky to have many paths to follow, but it’s time for me to venture onto another.
Thank you so much for rocking with me, and I hope to see you on the dance floor!

AnnMarie

http://banditkings.com/

The Rhumb Line

 40 Railroad Avenue

Gloucester, Massachusetts

(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Thursday Night Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line to host Ricky “King” Russell with Ed Scheer and Mario Perrett 8:30-11:30.

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  It’s been a while so put away that greasy kid stuff and welcome back those charming rascals of Rhythm: Edd, Ricky and Mario.These guys fit like an old pair of smelly shoes!
Ricky “King” Russell has long been a palimpsest on the Boston scene, what with his searing  guitar and ironic vocals. What’s not to like? Then there’s Eddie Scheer, front man , emcee and Osphena® sales rep on drums and vocals,  Mario Perrett, saxist and former teen idol on sax and vocals. We always manage to tear the joint apart and put it back together for the next time. We all sing and harmonize, sometimes at the same time!  One of my all-time favorite outfits! Come see! Don’t forget: our hours are now 8:30 to 11:30.
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Then, this Saturday nite, I am honored to join Ms. Mari Martin and her really hot band ( the Lucky Boys) at the Rhumb Line. Easily the best singer around, Mari brings an incredible amount of great energy to the stage and will have you rollicking in the aisles and spilling your beer all over your chinese shoes. Come dance the night away.
And for the Cheez-Whiz and jello crowd, don’t  forget next Monday afternoon at the Rose Baker Senior Center downtown, where the Old Salty Jazz Band holds sway from 1 to 3.  It’s free! These guys are a riot!
The Rhumb Line
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest will be Alexandra Valenti @ The Rhumb Line 6.11.2014

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Wednesdays Only:
Lobster – on roll or salad, $12.95!

Wednesday, June 11th
Special Guest: 
ALEX VALENTI!

I’m so sorry to have waited this long (7 months) to bring back
this wonderful young talent.  What could I possibly have been
thinking?  Great music.  Sweet voice.  Plus… she’s just so
adorable!  Please come and enjoy Alexandra Valenti! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Lobster – on roll or salad, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…
6/18 - Jon Butcher

6/25 - Charlee Bianchini

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

Dave Sag’s Thursday night blues party at the Rhumb Line to host Sax Gordon 8:30-11:30pm 6.4.2014

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This could be my highlight of the summer,so c’mon down to the Rummie and grin and barbaric to the likes of that Saxophone wizard: Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle.  Gordon bleu will have you rockin’ in the aisles with his drug resistant strain of infectious musical madness. This guy really scares me sometimes: he’s so up and away that I get the chills along with my shortness of pants.
He’s travelled the world with his take on rhythm and blooz, backed up everybody, and I’m so honored that he still finds time to come up here  and entertain us. Take your Wayfarin®!
And he’s bringing along one of the most sympathetic Qatarists I know in the guise of Mr. Mike DiBari. This Kat knows all the chords! Tintinnabulations provided by Broomful  drumbler Mr. Chris Rivelli. Me on base. Don’t miss it!

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http://www.saxgordon.com/

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Allen Estes

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Wednesdays Only:
Prime Rib is BACK!!! $12.95!

Wednesday, June 4th
Special Music Guest: 
ALLEN ESTES!

                                                                                     
 photo by Donna Amero

Recently, Allen has been filling in as host here and there when
I’m on the road.  This week, we get to play together again!
How many times have I mentioned how lucky we are to have
him here on the island?  Such a great spirit!  Allen Estes! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib, $12.95!(while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Coming soon…
Jon Butcher

Charlee Bianchini

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

Dave Sag’s Blues Party to host Steve Sadler and Jimmy Scoppa tonight @ The Rhumb Line 5.29.2014

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Dave says,

I am just wiped out from all the necessary machinations incurred oner the last weekend. Played music a lot and had to soak my aching body and head in a strong solution of Epsom Salts and Tito’s Vodka for two daze, just to get the banshees to wave a white flag. It helps to rub a little on the inside, too. Presently, I’m lucid enuf to egest this at you before the little people carry me away. At least, when I get Alzheimers,  I won’t remember that I forgot.
So, this Thursday  at the “newly renovated”* Rhumb Line, let’s welcome back Steve Sadler and Jimmy Scoppa. The commodious Steve S. has just returned from a successful campaign in Gaul, where jokes and sandwiches are divided in three parts.** No one knew enuf to clap. And Jimmy, late mechanic of T.H. and the Wreckage fame,  has got his scutum and pilum in fine shape for executing  masterful maneuvers against the enemy. These two guys will show you what it’s like to be an underrated glitar hero. Unbelievable! Can you say ooh-whee? Tintinnabulations supplied by the current hotshot  drummmbler of Broomful o’ Blooz, Mr. Chris Rivelli with myself on base. So launder your Spanx®, splash  on some Stetson© and join in on the fun!

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*A countertop has been painted, and the lights have been turned off, making everybody look real good. See for yourself.
** just got done re-reading all of Woody Allen’s three old books. Maybe this is where I  stole everything. I was amazed at the similarities.

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

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

 

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Inge Berge 5.28.2014

 

 

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Wednesdays Only:
Prime Rib is BACK!!! $12.95!

Wednesday, May 28th
Special Music Guest: 
INGE BERGE!

Songwriter on the edge.  Brutally honest.  Up close and quite
personal.  Inge Berge takes the Rhumb Line stage by storm
this Wednesday.  LOVE backing this guy on guitar! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib, $12.95!(while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Coming soon…
Jon Butcher

Charlee Bianchini

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero Special Guest: J.B. Amero

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Wednesdays Only:
Lobster Roll w/French Fries or Salad,
$12.95!

Wednesday, May 21st
Special Music Guest: 
J.B. Amero!
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This week, brother JB rides in with a few special numbers
in honor and celebration of country legend Merle Haggard’s
76th birthday!  Should be a real good one.  Come get it! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Lobster Roll w/French Fries or Salad, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Coming soon…
Inge Berge

John Rockwell

Jon Butcher

Charlee Bianchini

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

 

 

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Sasquatch!

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Wednesdays Only:
Lobster Roll w/French Fries or Salad, $12.95!

Wednesday, May 7th
Special Guest: 
SASQUATCH!

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It’s been over two years since last we had this wonderful
guest at the Rhumby.  Sasquatch, a.k.a. Paul Cohan, has
been a part of Gloucester’s folklore and pop culture for more
than a generation. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Lobster Roll w/French Fries or Salad, $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Next Week…
Allen Estes hosts (w/guests
“Down Home Swing”)

Coming soon…
Charlee Bianchini

Jon Butcher

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

John Keegan joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line this Thursday 8:30 to 11:30. May 8, 2014

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Dave says,

Put your class ring and your Snapjax® back on: It’s time for  that Marduk of musical mayhem: Mr. John Keegan™. Get ready to break bread and wind with our own locally grown master of Madhouse© as he storms the stage and causes great wailing and gnashing of teeth. You’ll never know what’s gonna happen or who’s gonna show up, so be ready for anything.
He’ll be bringing along a passel of kool kats to make it all worthwhile. First, there’s Brian Alex,on guitar, the girdle of the band Entrain. His first time here,so start whistling. Then there’s John Hyde, jazz snob and loving husband, on keys. and Marque Earley, tootin’  on tenor and baritone Sax, from Broomful ‘O Blues all served in an amusing compote stirred by former Broomful drummbler,Ephraim Lowell. and me, of course, on base. Come watch the train wreck!!

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http://madhouseproductions.com/

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT
40 Railroad Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732

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

Cripple Cove Quintet Featuring The Goddesses @ The Rhumb Line 9:30 tonight. 5.3.2014

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WHAT: The Cripple Cove Quintet featuring The Goddesses

WHEN: Saturday May 3rd, starting at 9:30pm, ending at 12:30am

WHERE: The Rhumb Line (40 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester, MA)

Join The Cripple Cove Quintet featuring The Goddesses (and featuring James Cohen on drums) for their last scheduled gig before The Goddesses take a summer-long break to go forth and multiply.  Three sets of rock and roll standards, harmonies, guitarmonies, and dancing at The Rhumb Line on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 starting at 9:30pm.

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