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Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 3.26.2015

Dave says,

So, this is the big one: The return of the one and only Mr. Gordon Beadle. The man with the golden Sax. This hypoxia-inducing master of the honky sax will have you gasping for breath as he literally sucks all the oxygen out of the room and recycles it wobbling directly into your pineal gland. Woe to those who miss this.
But, wait, there’s more: Mr. Edd Scheer, leader of the Love Dogs, will be bashing the drums and singing all those crazy old songs that you know and love. Furthermore, Mr. Mike DiBari will be plucking those glitar strings. this could be one of my all-time favorite units to work with. It always takes me two days to recover! We all sing, we all play and we’re gonna laugh our asses off, to boot.  You should come!


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks’s Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini 8-10pm

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, March 25th – 8pm


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She’s back! A good friend and a wonderful talent. Thank
you, Charlee, for gracing our stage once more! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
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Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Third Friday Contra Dance Today at 7:30pm ~ American Legion in Gloucester, Massachusetts

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The next Third Friday Dance will be held on March 20 at the American Legion Hall, 8 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA.

The dancing starts at 7:30 PM. We welcome dancers of all ages and our attendees range from eight years to 80 plus years!
There is a requested donation of $10 per dancer, dancers younger than 16 are free.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Cape Ann Contra Dances are organized and produced by Folk Life Studio.

Drinking water is available. Please bring water bottles to reduce the use of paper cups. Other non-alcoholic drinks and finger food snacks are welcomed to share during the break.

You can find us at or contact us at

Check it out! Gloucester Blues Festival August 8, 2015

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I am so excited!

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Website is setup for 2015 festival.
Order tickets
Line up with pictures and links to the aritsts.
Thanks to Jen Taylor of Vividpix

Click on the link and have a listen to all the bands. I just and it’s going to be another wicked good blues festival! Right on the water, too! >

Tonight! Brian Templeton, Billy Loosigian, David Mattacks and dear Ol’ Dave Sag’s. Thursday night blues party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 3.19.2015

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Dave says

I’m sick. I’ve been diagnosed with thrombosis of the gnosis. And it’s all my fault.
To make amends I’ve got to get down with Mr. Brian Templeton, harpist galore and weeper of the flame. We just pulled him out of the muddy water and gave him free reign to oil all your moving parts.  He’s coming!  And this Kat can sing and captivate you effortlessly. He’s the only Kat I know who can wear overalls and make you believe it. You won’t want to miss it.
He’s bringing along the ferocious and mighty Billy Loosigian, the catarrhist among Qatarists, the most electrifying stylists I know, as well as that carbuncle- inducing master of the drums: Mr. David Mattacks. Shangri-La, here we come!
And, remember, folks, try Dave Sag’s Blooze Party Detergent® for all your catharsis needs. It’s 30% more effective than the leading Blooze Party with less egotistical soloing and more danceable grooves. Just pour our gloppy mess directly on  all your human stains and watch our secret ingredients assuage all your honky guilt and related angst. Works for me.


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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
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Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest is Bill Gleason


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Wednesday, March 18th – 8pm
Special Guest:




He’s not as mean as he looks, but… his guitar playing sure
is!  And singing, too!  Bill Gleason is our very own blues
master, and we’re extremely lucky to have him among us.
He’s the real deal, folks.  We start at 8.  Don’t miss it! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!



Jefferson Starship lands in Beverly next weekend @ The Larcom Theatre on Saturday, March 21st at 8pm

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Beverly, MA.  M.E. Productions is excited to present psychedelic rock icons Jefferson Starship at the Larcom Theatre on Saturday, March 21st at 8pm .  Rising from the ashes of Jefferson Airplane, their music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism. This special show celebrates all the music of Jefferson Airplane on it’s 50TH anniversaryTickets for Jefferson Starship start at $35.

Beginning in 1974 as a break-off of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship is arguably one of the most well-known bands to come out of that decade. Their first album Blows Against the Empire was the first ever rock music recording nominated for literary science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award. Their music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism.

Currently the band is fronted by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service, and newest member Cathy Richardson, anchoring (and some say channeling) the historic role made famous by Grace Slick. They continue to perform their iconic repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including “Jane,” “Somebody To Love,” “Miracles,” “White Rabbit,” “Volunteers,” “Count On Me” and many more.

“This is one of the most exciting classic rock shows touring today,” says Seth McNally of M.E. Productions.  “The members haven’t lost a step, if anything they are playing with more energy than ever since the addition of the show stopping Cathy Richardson…and this show is especially exciting as they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Airplane.”


Tickets to see Jefferson Starship are $35, $45, and $55 for premier seating.  For tickets and more information visit or call  978-525-9093.

Contact Seth McNally with Interview Requests / / 603-554-4130






Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight @ The Rhumb Line. Hold on to your hats cause Steve Sadler and and Jimmy Scoppa are joining in on the fun! 8:30 pm 3.12.2015



Dave says,

C’mon down to the Rhumb Line this Thursday and reset your humorous bone to the dulcet tones of the world’s biggest glitar duo on the whole North Shore. I’m talking about the sweet return of the one and only Mr. Steve Sadler and Mr, Jimmy Scoppa. Masters of perspication, these two cats will have you squirming in your BVD’s with their wholesome interpretations of the entire blues and rockabilly cheese log. Steve is one of the Boston areas biggest call guys for studio and live work. Matter of fact, so is Jimmy. Steve and I go way back. He even knew Fred before they changed the water. And Jim was the pile driving force in the T.H. and the Wreckage Band before I ruined his life. These cats are amazing!  Do come!


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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Funds For Fridge PARTY ~ The Word (Reunion)

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Don’t miss this dreadful winter’s best event to help support our good friend Paul Carr, as he fights the big C. AKA Fridge, was a big fan of the cover band “The Word”. Along with the long awaited reunion of this great band, comprised of the original 5 members, we are offering some great bucket raffles with chances to win many awesome prizes. All ages are welcome so bring your kids! Cash bar and light snacks. We anticipate a full room, so be early to get in. $5 cover at the door
Also, $25 buys a chance to win an original Ken Knowles Painting worth $5000. Call Ken or Eric Beal

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell ~ Tonight!

Dinner Specials Every Week!


Wednesday, March 11th
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!



John is excited to be resuming Wednesdays over at Alchemy,
and will be bringing his gang into the Rhumb Line directly
from there this week. It is truly a great and hilarious time
whenever the two of us get a chance to play together… and
it’s been quite a while since the last! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there :-)

There’s a new band in town! The Fabulous Supersonics and they are making their debut tonight @ The Dog Bar 3.7.2015




We are called the “Fabulous Supersonics” and we are:

John Fatello – guitar and vocals. John was, most recently, the host of
the popular Open Mic night at the Franco-American Club in Beverly. He
has also backed up such blues luminaries as James Cotton and others in his career.
The band features veterans of local bands Quits, the Nor’easters and Points North. And the Diva, Westward Ho of the Diva Hos. We are covering tunes from Steely Dan to the Stones. Eric Clapton to Stevie Wonder. With a dash of Iggy Pop and Tom Petty.

The Dogbar is located at 65 Main Street in Gloucester. Rear entrance is
located on Rogers St.

Goodbye Winter Auction – March 7, 2015 @ 6 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village – Gloucester, Ma.

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Made my way over to Walt Kolenda’s Antique Shop @ 6 Lexington Ave. because I had my eye on these boots, but they were way to big : (  probably a size 10ish

DSC00490 DSC00491DSC00492Then low and behold I saw these beauties tried them on and SCORE! I love them. I bet they are close to a 9 but fit way better and cant wait to wear them out.

DSC00500Here are a few more plus a wicked cool pair of I Dream of Jeannie slippers.

boots2You just have to see these boots and shoes in person. You know, touch and feel. Tis a shame that they are not my size.



I found this sweet vintage necklace and had to have it. Saving it for dress up.


Oh, and take a look at this lot of wicked cute glass figurines. Some are so tiny.



The shop is set up very nice and so many items are up for auction. Like the poster says, (antiques, art, jewelry, boots, collectibles, small furniture, glass, china, metalware, rugs, lamps, postcards, ephemera and much more).- Enjoy your bidding!

Check out the website for more info and items.



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Dave says,

It’s Snowbank Removal Week as temperatures threaten to climb into the Forties. I loved my forties, when I was at the peak of my insanity, rather than being the recondite cretin that I am now: talking to pigeons and wiping saliva off my chin. But enough about me: what about that finger in your eye music happening on Thursday? And that guy who had a seizure whilst skydiving? What’s the big deal? Happens to me all the time….
So, this Thursday let’s have a ball with a sorta new guy: Mr. Tim Gartland. He’s been here before. He’s really talented and deserves your rabid attention. Tim hails from Cleveland, where he was arrested for arson after setting the Cuyahoga river on fire. Now he’s gonna torch your cerebellum with his swingfoot style of harp and vogelsang. He’s got a really cool voice, sort of a cross between Arthur Prysock and Arthur Prysock. With hints of mint courtesy of Metamucil Pete, my street connection.
Backing him up will be that plisky, spoon-bending master of glitar, Mr. Jon Ross. Trader Joe’s secret weapon. Jon is one of my favorite musicians. Fluent on Guitar, bass and drums. drives a cool ’92 Buick Wagon, too.What’s not to like? Drums beaten by Mr. Jeff Casper, the friendly drummer. I’m on bass, trying once again to steal second. C’mon down and have a good time. It’ll be warm! You might even find a parking spot!

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And, don’t forget: Next Monday The Old Saltys will be controlling the universe from our secret base hidden at the Rose Baker Senior Center in downtown Gloucester. From 1 to 3, we will be controlling transmission. You ought to see these guys before it’s too late and your prune juice stock tanks on NASDAC. I really mean it: it’s the best show in town. You’ll see….

Allen Estes to host for Fly Amero with Danielle Miraglia tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8-11pm 3.4.2015

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Wed. March 4th, i’ll be hosting for Fly Amero at the Rhumb Line in Gloucester, Ma. and my special guest will be Danielle Miraglia..!!! she’ll be coming all the way from Somerville so show your support for this very talented up-n-coming artist…we’ll be pickin and grinnin!! 8-11 see ya there! x,o,allen

 Danielle Miraglia


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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

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