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SELL OUT ALERT: Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops TOMORROW (SAT)!

Once again, we’ve got you covered with a sell-out alert while you can still get tickets. Sunday is sold out, but if you act fast, you can get into tomorrow’s Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops Concert. BUT … they won’t last long so CLICK HERE and get them now!


Tomorrow the Gloucester Meetinghouse will toll the Paul Revere bell in the Meetinghouse tower at 2:45pm, 15 minutes prior to the Spectrum Singers concert.  We will do this in honor of those who died or are suffering in Paris, the worldwide victims of terrorism or intolerance, and affirmation of our precious heritage of religious freedom.

The concert was planned before the tragic events in Paris but speaks to our common humanity through musical settings of the psalms and prayers of the 3 Abrahamic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – including the premiere of a choral piece by Mohammed Fairouz.  It concludes with the hauntingly beautiful setting of Psalm 90 by Charles Ives with the full chorus, soloists, bell choir, chimes and organ.

Whether you subscribe to a traditional religious practice or simply find a divine presence in nature…we hope you will join us for this meaningful community event.

Gloucester Meetinghouse, Spectrum Singers, letter flyer

SRO Seats Available for Yardbirds with Gloucester’s KBMG Opening

As always, we alert our GMG friends when a show is about to sell out. Gloucester’s KBMG (Dan King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks & Wolf Ginandes) are opening for The Yardbirds, right down the road at Beverly’s intimate Larcom Theatre this Friday 11/20 and there are 8 single seats left, but we added 8 more standing tickets behind the last row in the Orchestra.  The standing tickets are only available by phone on a first-call-first-served basis, so if you want them, please call 978.525.9093.  You can leave a message if you get voice-mail and one of us will call you back.

You may know that Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton were all former lead guitarists for The Yardbirds.  Malden, MA native Johnny A is their newest lead guitarist and by all accounts is carrying on the tradition in stellar fashion.  You may have also heard the story of when Jimmy Page left the Yardbirds to form his own band, he was going to call it “The New Yardbirds” and his friend Kieth Moon quipped, “Well that’ll go over like a led zeppelin.”

Here’s a video of a Yardbirds show from a couple of days ago.  They are HOT!

VIDEO: Henri Smith with the Great Allen Toussaint

Last October, Gloucester’s Henri Smith chatted with Allen Toussaint in Allen’s dressing room at Berklee Performance Center.  Check out Allen’s reaction to Henri’s song.  Plus you’ll LOVE what Allen says about Amadee Castenell!  You can see Henri and Amadee along with award-winning trumpeter Stanton Davis (who performed with Henri at Celebrate Gloucester) on December 5 right down the road at Beverly’s fully-restored, acoustically magical Larcom Theatre.  Tickets available here.

SELL OUT ALERT – Fly Amero opening for Steve Miller Band TONIGHT in Lynn – Less than 50 tickets left

It’s not often that a local musician gets to open for a major rock star at a big venue like Lynn Auditorium with over 2000 seats, but then, not every local musician is Fly Amero either!

That’s right, Fly Amero is opening for the Steve Miller Band tonight at Lynn Auditorium and there less than 50 tickets left.  GET THEM HERE if you want to go.

We’ll be there tonight cheering for one of our favorite local legends while he’s on the big stage!


Gail McCarthy’s wonderful profile in today’s Times highlights local musicians

Jon Butcher at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre

We are tremendously honored to have our gimmeLIVE work featured by Gail McCarthy in today’s Gloucester Daily Times (see article here).

In particular, we want to thank Gail for highlighting the stellar musicians who make Gloucester such a vibrant place to live, especially Jon Butcher, Fly AmeroAllen Estes , David Brown, Dan King, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes, Henri Smith, as well as some of our regional favorites Danielle Miraglia, Johnny A., John Cafferty , Michael “Tunes” Antunes, The Delta Generators, The Willie J. Laws Band.

Most importantly we want to thank all the fans — especially GMG fans — who get off the couch and come out to support live music in our little slice of heaven up here on Boston’s north shore.  As Dave Brown says, “We’re nothing without you!”

Here’s a little video treat — the Yardbirds having a bit of Halloween fun in PA last Saturday with Johnny A (who recently joined the band) on lead guitar (past Yardbirds lead guitar players include Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck, so I’d say our local guy, Johnny A., is in pretty good company.)

SELL OUT ALERT: There are only a few seats left for the Yardbirds show right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre with local favorites KBMG opening!  Get tickets here before they’re all gone.

Santa at The Larcom Theatre ~ A Magical Experience to Benefit the YMCA

Santa_PosterEnjoy a magical 90 minute Christmas program with your child at Beverly’s fully-restored, historic Larcom Theatre!
  • Multi-media presentation of The Night Before Christmas narrated by Le Grand David (David Bull) of the Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company
  • Christmas songs by Allen Estes
  • Sing-along with Allen & Santa’s Elves
  • Special appearance by Santa
  • Perfectly Lit Photo Op with your child and Santa together on stage.
  • Limited Seating Available – Get Tickets Now

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on 10/31/15

On Halloween Night — Saturday, October 31st at 7:30pm International Sonic Artist Peter Krasinski will be accompanying the 1920’s silent film “Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney, on organ.   “Creative costumes” are encouraged; everyone in costume can join a parade at intermission and be eligible for prizes.


Experience a unique evening of entertainment for the whole family with one of the most famous silent film actors of all time, Lon Chaney, in his legendary role as the Phantom of the Paris Opera House.  When Krasinski accompanies a film it becomes literally a “once in a lifetime” event. Well known in the Gloucester area for his improvisational skills he began perfecting his craft at Hammond Castle and has become internationally known as a master of his art.  This is a “do not miss” evening!

This event is the first of 2015-16 Concert & Lecture Series to benefit the Meetinghouse Preservation Fund.   For more information see:

This event takes place at the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, 10 Church Street, Gloucester MA 01930.    Doors open at 7:00pm, the show starts at 7:30pm.


$15 general admission, $12 seniors (over 65) & students; children under 12 free.

Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie @ Old Sloop Nov 7 — Don’t miss this one!

Two of our favorite performers, Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie will share the stage at Rockport’s Old Sloop, one of Cape Ann’s best listening rooms.  If either of these artists were performing solo, you’d want to go — but the two together is like an early holiday gift!  Get tickets now RIGHT HERE before they sell out.

Cliff Eberhardt and Louise Mosrie

If you saw Cliff open for The Jon Butcher Axis this summer at The Cabot, you know what I’m talking about.  If not, check this out:

Here’s Louise Mosrie on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes

Salem News Profiles Gloucester Blues Fest Performer who’s returning to Beverly on Saturday

Check out this insightful profile by Will Broaddus in today’s Salem News of blues star Victor Wainwright and soul star Eli “Paperboy” Reed, who are sharing the stage on Saturday with local blues icons Ricky King Russell and Parker Wheeler — right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre.

If you missed Victor Wainwright‘s rousing performance at the 2014 Gloucester Blues Festival (he got the first standing ovation of the day) you’ve got your chance to make up for that on Saturday — and if you did see him, you’re probably dying to experience the power of his music in an intimate, acoustically spectacular venue.  But don’t wait ’till the last minute.  Tickets are going fast.  Get them here.

Here are a couple of videos to get you psyched up for Saturday’s show:

Crow Fest -Saturday 10/24/15 at Common Crow

CrowFestJoin us for a day long celebration of fall’s harvest at Common Crow Natural Market on Eastern Avenue! Live music in our backyard with Treehouse Charlatan, Brian King and more! Food demos, free samples, giveaways, community tables, art & family activities, herb and wellness classes, chair massages and 15% off storewide all day! A way of saying thank you to YOU, our incredible customers, for an amazing first summer season in our new digs.

Schedule of Events:
9am Bike Brigade
Road Bikes meet Jim Dowd at Niles Beach, Gloucester for Guided Ride to Store; Mountain Bikes meet Erin Canniff at Dock Square, Rockport for Guided Ride through South Woods

10am Crow Fest Begins
Cider Press Demonstration and Fresh Cider Sampling by Essex County Greenbelt;Community Tables with Cape Ann Farmers Market, Rockport Exchange, Open Door, Cape Ann Fresh Catch, Salt Marsh Poultry Farm, Cape Ann Vernal Pools Reptile Display; Vendor Demos and Storewide Samples & Giveaways All Day!

10 -11 Music
Bonnie Barrish & Jane Shapiro

10-12 Kid & Family Art Activity
Coco Berkman & Rocky Delforge Printmaking Station

11am Wellness
Family Plant Walk with Dr. Nicole Andrade

12-1pm Music
Drumming with John Holland & Lisa Bouchie

12-2pm Wellness
Common Crow Medicine Show with owner Pat Towler

12-4pm Kid & Family Art Activity
Crow Mural painting with Tina Lamond

1pm Family Activity
John Mahaney of Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy
Karate Demonstration and Instruction

1-2pm Wellness
Guided Ayurvedic Shopping Tour with Angela Corcoran

1-2pm Music
Brian King with Mike Leggio

2-4pm Wellness
Complimentary Chair Massage by Karen Lohnes

2-4pm Wellness
Meet the Herbalist with Margi Flint

2-4pm Music
Treehouse Charlatans

Rockport HarvestFest – Saturday 10/17/15

October 17, 2015 9am to 6pm

Here is the Music Line-Up

Rockport Harvest Fest in Rockport MA

TOMORROW, Saturday, October 17, 2015

Harvey Park Stage
11:00 am   BRIAN KING

Harvey Park Stage @ 11:15

T-Wharf Stage
1:00 pm   OLD COLD TATER

T-Wharf Stage

Harvey Park Stage @ 1:15 with Jack Tomaiolo
3:00 pm   SASQUATCH

Harvey Park Stage @ 3:15 with John Hicks
Joe Wilkins 3:00 pm   Listen to Joe Wilkins JOE WILKINS

T-Wharf Stage ~ with NuFolk Duo featuring Ryan Goodhue on Accordion
5:00 pm   ABOVE WATER

T-Wharf Stage

MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE with Elizabeth McLindon & Brian King

MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE (MMM) featuring meditation leader Elizabeth McLindon and singer-songwriter Brian King, October 25, 2015 at the Gloucester UU Meetinghouse

Meditation and Music combined in a candle-lit setting October 25, 2015 at 7:30pm in Gloucester’s Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church Corner of Middle and Church Streets, on the green

Free-Will Offering, Fully Accessible, and Everyone is Welcome
Social Gathering Afterwards with Light Refreshments
Church Contact: Karen Rembert, , (978-283-3410)


The Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church is pleased to announce the next event of its monthly series called Music & Meditation in the Meetinghouse (MMM) that offers Cape Ann residents and visitors a unique combination of beautiful music and relaxing meditation.  Each MMM event offers the participants an opportunity to enjoy a different combination of peaceful self-awareness through various kinds of meditation enhanced by the musical offerings.

The October event features meditation leader Elizabeth McLindon singer, Brian King.  There will be a collation with light refreshments afterwards in the Entrance House, giving participants the opportunity to meet the leaders and each other in a convivial atmosphere.

The MMM experience is intended to be comforting, entertaining and spiritual but it is emphatically not a church service.  It is held in the candle-lit sanctuary of the grand Meetinghouse, a place of gathering and welcoming for the entire Gloucester community for over 200 years.   The Meetinghouse, whose lantern tower with a Paul Revere bell has guided generations of mariners safely into our harbor, is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is the oldest and largest surviving building of its type on Cape Ann.

The Sanctuary is accessible with facilities for persons with disabilities via the side entrance at 10 Church Street.   A free-will offering of $10 is requested but no one will be turned away and everyone is welcome regardless of financial capability.  Find your way Sunday evening to the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets to discover an hour of peace, enjoyment and contemplation in Gloucester’s historic 1806 Meetinghouse.

MEDITATION LEADERElizabeth McLindon:  Elizabeth McLindon

With early roots in Catholicism, Elizabeth studied Theravadan Buddhism in the 1990s, and has been practicing Mahayana Buddhism for the past several years.   She learned Transcendental Meditation in 1983, then Insight meditation in the ‘90s, and is focused now on Shamatha and Vipashyana which is a big part of her life and practice.   Elizabeth is a local massage therapist and meditation teacher.

MUSICIAN:  Brian Kingbrian king fly add

BRIAN KING is a singer, songwriter, and performer acclaimed for his soulful voice and evocative lyrics. As a vocalist he’s been called the male Amy Winehouse. With his original songs, Brian carries audiences through raw meditations on love, loss, and identity. His song “Cold Rain” was recorded by New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas, on her Grammy-nominated CD “Simply Grand,” earning the track high praise in Rolling Stone, USA Today & The Village Voice. He also does fun fresh takes on songs from Joni Mitchell & Johnny Cash to Prince & Billie Holiday. Whether solo or with his neo-cabaret band, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox?, Brian has performed to packed houses like Club Passim in Cambridge MA, Joe’s Pub in NYC, Shalin Liu in Rockport, MA, and venues throughout the US. For more info visit

World Class Healing Artist Christine Tulis – In the area for a Limited Time!

Former Gloucester resident and frequent visitor Christine Tulis will be offering her unique healing sessions combining massage therapy, advanced bodywork techniques, sound, energy healing and essential oils at the Linden Tree Inn, 26 King Street Rockport on select days beginning Thursday, October 15 through Sunday, November 22.

For those who venture over the bridge she will also be offering sessions at the Watertown Center for Healing Arts.

Description of Sessions

Inner Peace Bodywork: Slip into deep peace and relaxation while receiving the finest in massage therapy and advanced bodywork techniques for pain relief, rejuvenation and healing. $110 (1 hour).

Celestial Gate Bodywork: A flowing blend of massage, advanced bodywork and vibrational healing with acutonics tuning forks. Deeply rejuvenating and restorative. $150 (1.5 hours) or $200 (2 hours).

Anointing with Holy Oils: An exquisite sacred experience combining holy oils (blessed essential oil blends), energy work, sound healing and live angel harp. Anointing is an ancient, spiritual healing art which attunes you to the radiant, sacred presence at your core. $225 (2.5 hours).

For more information and to book your session visit Booking link is on the “Buy Sessions & CD’s” page.

HEALING ARTIST Cape Ann Fall 2015Testimonials

“This was one of the most amazing healing experiences I’ve ever had! The combination of touch, angelic sound healing and sacred oils was Divine.

Christine is a glowing soul with a unique and special gift. Thank You!”  J.G.

“The first time in two years my leg has not hurt all day…beyond amazing.

I have been having massage every week and begging to get deep work done but it has not been touched until Christine got to me and in one visit! I am so pleased to have any relief…imagine a whole day pain free after excruciating pain for two years. Christine gives the best massage you will EVER GET not just angelic but productive, not just divine but medicinal, not just tender but deep & thorough.” K.M.

“Christine’s work is superb. Only someone with her mastery level of experience could craft a healing treatment of such depth. Her centering presence, deep stillness, fantastic massage, attunement to my stresses (without telling her even) and sound healing takes it over the top. She is a world class practitioner”. C.B.

“What a peaceful experience. Getting lost in the most beautiful harp music and singing in the background, then letting all my muscles relax while the vibrational therapy resolves back and arm issues. I have had a massage from 4 other therapists and NOTHING compares to the magic that Christine puts into a session. Maybe that’s why I always book at least a couple of sessions each time Christine comes back home to MA to visit old friends.” J.H.


In addition to her nationally renowned healing sessions Christine is an award winning healing music composer, harpist and singer. She will be doing a Healing Harp Concert at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 pm joined by Kem Stone and Stan Strickland.

Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door space permitting. Reserve your seats on the Calendar page of

Christine Tulis is the Founder of Sound Temple Music and Healing Arts based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Massachusetts native, she has been in practice for over 25 years and delights in sharing her musical gifts and healing arts as her contribution to promoting a conscious, heart centered culture.

David Roth with Connor Garvey at Old Sloop Coffeehouse – 10/10/15

David Roth strikes many chords, hearts, and minds with his unique songs, offbeat observations, moving stories, sense of the hilarious, and powerful singing and subject matter. As singer, songwriter, recording artist, keynote speaker, workshop leader, and instructor, David has earned top honors at premier songwriter competitions – Kerrville (TX) and Falcon Ridge (NY) – and taken his music, experience, and expertise to a wide variety of venues in this and other countries full-time for more than two decades.

Connor Garvey is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine, with the amiable presence of an entertainer, the lyrical depth of a poet, and the enchantment of a storyteller.

Garvey leaves audiences uplifted and inspired through a positive message delivered in a way The Portland Press Herald says proves you can be optimistic and self-aware without being boring. His unique sandy tenor and masterful blend of rhythm and melody draw comparison to Paul Simon and contemporaries Josh Ritter and Jason Mraz. He wins song competitions. He fills rooms. But most of all he moves people.

Old Sloop Coffeehouse  More Information & Get Tickets
First Congregational Church • 12 School St • Rockport, Massachusetts

“John talked very kind of Liverpool docker talk…George was a bit more of a perfectionist. John seemed a little more relaxed”


Cha-Chi Loprete was gracious enough to give us permission to post his extraordinary interview with British Rock Star, Joey Molland that aired yesterday morning on his famous WZLX radio show, Breakfast With The Beatles.

Joey tells some fascinating stories about his life, what it was like working with John Lennon on “Imagine” and George Harrison on “All Things Must Pass” along with other momentous musical experiences, including being part of the Concert for Bangladesh.  And the whole thing starts off with a brand-new version of Badfinger’s hit “Come And Get It” by The Hollywood Vampires (Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and guests including Paul McCartney, Robby Krieger, Dave Grohl and others).

You can see Joey Molland and Badfinger this Saturday, right down the road at Beverly’s intimate, acoustically spectacular Larcom Theatre with Salem’s rising stars Brooks Young Band opening.  Good seats are still available.  Get tickets here.

Speaking of the Concert for Bangladesh, here’s a short recap of how some of the world’s biggest rock stars came together in 1971 for THE concert that set the standard for all future fund-raising efforts.

You could meet British Rock Star Joey Molland of Badfinger next Saturday

Joey Molland of Badfinger

In case you missed this post, here’s a reminder that we kick off our third season right down the road at Beverly’s intimate Larcom Theatre next Saturday, Oct 10, with British Rock Star Joey Molland and Badfinger.

Hand picked by The Beatles, Badfinger was the first group signed to the Beatles’ label, Apple Records and their first #1 hit “Come And Get It” was written by Paul McCartney!

George Harrison and Paul McCartney produced a string of world-wide Badfinger hits, including “No Matter What,” “Day After Day,” “Without You” and “Baby Blue”, which hit the charts again in 2013 on the Breaking Bad soundtrack.

Badfinger is still led by founder Joey Molland, who performed on George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” album and John Lennon’s “Imagine” album (check out this recent article for more detail on Joey’s contribution to “Imagine”).

You can enter a contest to win an exclusive back-stage meet & greet with Joey and the band before the show next Saturday.  It’s easy, just click here and enter BADFINGER where it asks for the CONTEST NAME.  Winners will be notified via email.  You must have a ticket to win.  Get them here.  The contest ends on Sunday.

Speaking of Sunday, Joey Molland will be Cha-Chi Loprete’s guest on his famous WZLX radio show, Breakfast With The Beatles.  Be sure to listen in on 100.7FM or online.  It’ll certainly be worth getting up for.

Anybody still have one of the records pictured in this video?  Bring it along.  I’m sure Joey would love to sign it for you!


Acclaimed singer Chelsea Berry will perform a solo concert of original vocals to benefit the Cape Ann Symphony.  Her exciting performance in the folk/pop/rock genre promises to be compelling and energetic.

Concert Tickets: $35 – General seating 2:00pm

Post-Concert Reception – 3 :30 pm

A post-concert reception will be held upstairs to meet Chelsea Berry. Live entertainment will be provided by guitarist Nate Weaver and vocalist Brittany Betts.  Refreshments will be served.

Post-Concert Reception Tickets: $15

Tickets for both the concert and reception are available at the Rockport Music Box Office, 35 Main Street, Rockport, through the website here or by phone at 978-546-7391.

About the Cape Ann Symphony:  Celebrating its 65th season, the Cape Ann Symphony has grown into a 70 piece professional orchestra that rivals any regional symphony in the country and features concert soloists throughout the year. The Youth Initiative Program gives 4th and 5th grade students their first exposure to Classical Music.  To learn more about the Symphony, click here. 

Meet Chelsea Berry

Chelsea Berry is a singer/songwriter with incredible edge, power, and finesse. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” Born and raised in Alaska, she now makes her home on Boston’s North Shore.

A favorite among venue owners up and down the East coast, Chelsea’s commanding stage presence and energetic rock/folk/pop sound has begun bringing her across the U.S. as regular support for Livingston Taylor as well as headliner of her own shows from California to Washington, Minneapolis, New York, and everywhere in between.

Along with her solo shows, Chelsea frequently supports artists such as Chris Isaak, Jonathan Edwards, Jon Butcher, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Marshall Crenshaw, Patty Larkin, and many others.


Here’s an update on our third season at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre, the most intimate, acoustically spectacular listening venue north of Boston — and guess what: it’s just down the road from you!

We kick off the season in two weeks (OCT 10) with British Invasion Rock Stars, BADFINGER, the first band to be signed to the Beatles’ label, Apple Records, with huge #1 hits, “Day After Day,” “No Matter What,” “Without You,” “Baby Blue” and “Come And Get It” written by Paul McCartney!

Two weeks after that (OCT 24) it’s our Blues & Soul Festival featuring the triumphant return of Victor Wainwright (who brought the packed house down last year) with Soul sensation Eli “Paperboy” Reed and local Blues icons Ricky King Russell and Parker Wheeler’s Blues Party.

SELL OUT ALERT: As promised, we always warn GMG viewers about impending sell-outs BEFORE they occur.  On Friday, November 20th, we welcome rock icons The Yardbirds and this show is nearing sell-out.  Your best bet now is to get Balcony seats HERE.  If you haven’t been to the Larcom, don’t worry, the last row of the Balcony is only 60 feet from the stage.  Sight lines are perfect and the sound is spectacular.  You do have to walk up the stairs, though, so if you can’t do that, there are still some seats left in the Orchestra, here.

ON SALE ALERT: Tickets just went on sale to the public for this special appearance of Elisabeth von Trapp (granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp, who inspired “The Sound of Music”) in Beverly on the 50th anniversary of the film’s debut.  Here’s what the Boston Globe says about Elisabeth: “Before the concert is over, she will have the crowd gasping with the sheer beauty of her voice.”  Renowned composer/pianist Douglas Major (who now lives in Marblehead) joins her.  This show will sell very quickly, so get tickets right now, right here.

More shows will be announced soon.  If you want to be notified with an exclusive pre-sale link so you can get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the public, join our free Concert Club by clicking here.

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