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Wednesdays with Fly Amero This week’s Special Guest: Jon Butcher! 7-10pm 1.6.2016






This week’s Dinner Special…
Roast Pork w/mashed potatoes, veggie
and mushroom gravy – $11.95

Wednesday, January 6th – 7pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

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The legendary Jon Butcher hits the Rhumb Line to put his
rootsy and soulful music on display once again. Away on the
west coast for some 3 decades, Jon has picked up exactly
where he left off since returning to us a few years ago. He
is a busy and driven man for sure, with new music weaved
into every show. These appearances are quite rare, so you
just don’t want to miss ‘em when they come around. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)


New Year’s Eve Eve: Wednesday at the Rhumb Line. Fly Amero with Toni Ann Enes @ 7pm


This week’s Dinner Special…
A Double Whammy:
1.) Roast Sirloin aus jus French Dip w/fries – $10.95
2.) American Chop Suey w/garlic bread – $9.95

Wednesday, December 30th – 7pm
Special Guest: TONI ANN!

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Toni Ann Enes is our wonderful guest this week as we come
to the close of 2015. Thank you, Toni. And… a huge thanks
to all the players (and listeners) for a great history of Wednesday
music at Gloucester’s “Forever Bar”, the one-and-only Rhumb
Line!!! ~ Fly
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Wednesdays with Fly Amero “The Amero Family Christmas” at The Rhumb Line this Wednesday 7:00pm 12.23.2015


This week’s Dinner Special:
Meatloaf Dinner – $10.95

Wednesday, December 23rd – 7pm
Here we go again: The AMERO FAMILY CHRISTMAS!


It has become an unstoppable tradition. So very festive and fun. Sister Linda and Brother J.B. jump on
the Rhumb Line sleigh once again as we ride through the night with joyous song and merriment. I’ll have
a brand new Christmas tune to showcase, Linda knocks us out every year, J.B. has his own surprises in
store… and the rest is future history. Let us sit by Fred’s cozy, imaginary fire and toast to a bright holiday
season and the wonderful friendships we all share on this tiny island! It kicks off early… 7-10pm. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
12/30 – TBA
1/6/16 – Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

3rd Annual Bang-A-Song Holiday Jam at Bang-A-Song- Studios December 21st 6-9pm

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ A VERY SPECIAL EVENT:This week is TOY DRIVE week with the amazing Marina Evans!


This week’s Dinner Special:
BBQ Beef Brisket Sandwich on a
Virgillio’s Roll w/French Fries – $11.95

Wednesday, December 16th – 7pm
A VERY SPECIAL EVENT:This week is TOY DRIVE week with the amazing Marina Evans!
I’ll let her tell you all about it in her own words…


Hello everyone!
Fly and I are excited to come together in song this week in support of Pathways for Children, a local nonprofit whose mission — to educate, empower, and support local children and their families — is vital to our community. Every year, Pathways partners with local businesses for its annual toy and book drive, and has distributed over 1,000 toys to local children & families enrolled in their programming. This drive is special because it is truly neighbors helping neighbors: all toys and books donated stay in our North Shore community. So please, join us this Wednesday – come for the tunes, stay for the good cheer, and if you can, bring a new, unwrapped toy or book to donate!
See you there, and thanks! – Marina

Learn more about Pathways for Children:
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
12/23 – Amero Family Christmas

12/30 – TBA
1/6/16 – Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Sax Gordon Returns to The Rhumb Line for Dave Sag’s Blues Party this Thursday 8:30pm 12.17.2015

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Well, just in time for the holiday seasoning, let’s get behind the one and only exploding Takata® airbag of the blues, Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle. With his projectile format and penchant for snake charming, this is the guy to take you into the Twilight Zone. Make you forget about that credit card bill due in January. He’s bringing along that nun-eating master of the qatar, Mr. Mike DiBari and the world’s foremost dribbler and fontman, Mr. Ed “Ed” Scheer to boot. Could be my ultimate agglomeration. I love working with these guys and I promise I’ll be better next year. Honest! Really, don’t miss this one! After This Thursday, We’ll be off until January 7, when the good Old Salty Jazz Band returns for some musical mayhem.



Speaking of which, The GOSJB will be circling the wagons next Monday at the Rose B. Senior Center once again. From 1 to 3, we’ll have you sucking with your upper plates to the groovy toons of yesteryear. come czech it out!



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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Thank You from Holidays & Wintertide!

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4 years ago, during the early Fall, Chelsea Berry and I were trying to come up with a great way to utilize a small chapel in Manchester-by-the-Sea for a performance. The idea was a Christmas show that became known as “Holidays & Wintertide.”

Our 4th annual production was this past Saturday night, and for the first time, the show took place in Gloucester. On behalf of Chelsea Berry, Renee Dupuis, Brian Alex, Joe Cardoza, Dennis Monagle and myself, I would like to say “Thank You, Gloucester and Cape Ann!”

The night was magical, the songs were perfect and the audience was divine, so I would like to take a moment to send out some thank yous:

To Chelsea, Renee, Brian, Joe & Dennis : It was an absolute honor to work with you on this years’ show. I was blown away – as I believe everyone else was. There were moments that literally brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for your professionalism, your kindness, and for sharing your talent and holiday spirit with all of us.

To Dawn Caraway and the Tavern on the Harbor: Thank for saving the day and for your remarkable hospitality in the most beautiful of settings. When we realized our past venue was unavailable, you stepped up and gave us a home, and I hope you will have us back next year. Your room is spectacular, and the acoustics are shockingly crisp… more shows to come.

To Louise Welch: You are my personal and musical Dalai Lama. You do so much for me (and the Cape Ann music community), and we are very fortunate to have you as part of our community. Thank you for always being my production sidekick and making this show such a success.

Thank you to Mark Rahilly for running sound and making the show sound exceptional. To Peter Hoare, who has worked with me on this show from the start, thank you for your production help and sharing your equipment. To Lisa Hubbard, thank you for your magic touch in making the set look so good. And to Joanne Silva, thank you for your continued promotion of my productions and all of the great musical events on Cape Ann. You are another shining jewel in the crown of Gloucester’s music scene.

Lastly, to the people of Gloucester and beyond, thank you for coming out and making the night so special for the performers and for me. This has always been my favorite production of the year, and this year was better than ever. We know you have a lot of choices in live music throughout Cape Ann, and the music community appreciates it when music-lovers come together to support a paid performance. It’s a tough environment out there for professional musicians, but your show of support for events like this reminds performers why they are on this path and doing the thing they love.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or any other holiday, I hope it is/was merry, healthy and bright

And to all a goodnight.

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Chris Langathianos
Single Tree Music

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Judith Sargent Murray’s 1795 Masterpiece: The Medium, or Virture Triumphant. Final weekend! Friday & Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm

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Advance & Season Tickets at
– c/o Floating Lotus 169 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Soul Rebel Project ~ Action Inc. Toy Drive Tonight 9pm Minglewoodtavern Atlat. Friday 12.11.2015


Come on in to Minglewood Tavern this Friday night to support local families and local music! Bring a toy or donate a $5 door charge, proceeds to Action Inc, Gloucester, MA.
Charting # 5 on the top 100 Reggae albums on iTunes and #8 on The Billboards, SRP’s first two albums have grown the band quite the reputation as amazing writers, rooted in Rock Reggae Jam. SRP has also been noted to have something that not all bands can master, the art of putting on high energy, dance your face off shows, with a one love mentality…that simply radiates throughout the crowd. SRP is a top-professional band hailing from Boston MA, with their unique Pulsating Drum and Bass rhythms and heavily decorated melodies, played by some of the top musicians in all of New England. (A cross between Collie Buddz, Rebelution and Matisyahu ~Rich Parara, Ingenious Concepts).
Check them out here!


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Ricky “King” Russell Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line Thursday 8:30pm 12.10.2015

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Got a brand new guy to unwrap on you this Thursday: Mr. Johnny BlueHorn neé Morriconi or something like that. Been hearing about this dude for years, had a chance to play with him recently and he just knocked me out. Get this: he toots the trumpet and sings and basically sends one into the stratosphere. Love his toons. A real showman! Not only that, but our old buddy Ricky “Burger King” Russell will be returning on guitar and vocals after a long recovery from cosmetic surgery. I’ve missed him! Hope I recognize him! Drum chores filled in by the spattering pile driver hisself: Mr. Ephraim Lowell. Or is it E-frame? E-mail? I dunno, but he does. I’ll be there, too!

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The LobstahCrackah Rides Again…DOWNTOWN! See a preview rehearsal tonight @ The Floating Lotus 6-8pm ~ Gloucester Employee Shopping Night.

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December 10th, we officially move the North Shore Folklore Theatre Company back to Main Street!

We will be in year-round residence at the Floating Lotus in the Old Empire building at 169 Main Street. If you would like to volunteer to help us move this week and next, please contact Henry Allen at 978-704-1269 or

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Tonight’s special guest: Chick Marston 7-10pm 12.9.2015

Great dinner specials each week!

Wednesday, December 9th – 7pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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It’s shaping up to be a very cool 2015 holiday season at the
Rhumb. We start with the great Chick Marston this week.
Face it. He’s the Grand Master. Such a wonderful study of the
American folk blues genre. Next week we’ll be doing a toy
drive for the first time EVAH with Marina Evans. The 23rd caps
it off with Sister Linda and Brother J.B. That’s right… another
Amero Family Christmas. It always starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
12/16 – Marina Evans Toy Drive (see below)

12/23 – Amero Family Christmas

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there :-)

On Wednesday, December 16, Marina and I will be joining
hands (and voices) on behalf of “Pathways for Children”. We
hope everyone can pitch in with toys and books for the North
Shore kids in need. Feel-good stuff all the way. I’m very much
looking forward to this night. More details as we get close. ~ Fly

OPENING NIGHT!!! OPENING NIGHT!! IT’S OPENING NIGHT!!! Revival of 18th-century farce written by Gloucester playwright

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Chris & Joe Acoustic / Ladies Night at Katrina’s December 3rd 7:30 to 10:30

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This Thursday night, Chris and Joe take their acoustic tunes to Katrina’s in Gloucester for Gloucester’s holiday Ladies’ Shopping Night.

Great food. Good tunes. Holiday shopping. Raffles.

We hope you can join us!

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