Category Archives: GMG Music Schedule

RUSTED ROOT PLUS ROOTS OF CREATION This Thursday Dec. 3rd 8pm doors open at 7pm @ The Cabot in Beverly MA.

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World rockers RUSTED ROOT have been bringing people together since the early ’90s. With undeniably infectious anthems like “Send Me On My Way” and “Ecstasy,” they’ve captured hearts and minds while spreading their peaceful message around the world. The quintessential live band, Pittsburgh’s Rusted Root continues to perform high energy shows around the globe to sold out crowds.

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles.The members of Rusted Root are drawn to and have explored virtually every form of music. “I am very inspired vocally by anything from Indian to African to Middle Eastern sounds and scales having grown up with a lot of Hebrew music” Liz Berlin notes. Michael Glabicki cites the Bee Gees, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, Toni Childs, Black Keys, Black Sabbath and various Afro Pop music as among his influences. Combining a jam aesthetic and a global mindset, Rusted Root combines World influences into a transcontinental brew. The powerhouse ensemble’s hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour alongside Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Plant & Page and many others.

Rusted Root brings down the house every time they hit the stage, and we’re proud to welcome them to the Cabot!JUST ADDED: ROOTS OF CREATION!

“From addictive reggae pop songs to consciously charged roots rhythms and berserk electronic improvisations, the grace and precision with which ROC executes their bass-heavy works is overwhelming. Their roots are tinged with rock, their rock brushed with electronica, and they’re as likely to dash off into a 10-minute guitar-led groove as they are to perform righteous vocal songs that resonate like the roots-rock classics of old” wrote Homegrown Music Network.

2013 New England Music and Cider Magazine Award Winners, Roots of Creation, mixes roots and dub reggae with guitar-heavy rock and electronica, all wrapped around lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and consciousness-laden lyrics.

The band is raising the bar at every performance with the intent of delivering a true rock show cleverly disguised as a reggae dance bash with psychedelic and energizing lights.  The techno-beam and LED tube lighting increases the already high-energy sound that Roots of Creation (RoC) brings to their audiences.

RoC’s newest release, Live at Bella Terra Festival (. . . And Stoned at Church), captures the band, during a 10 show tour, from the east coast to Chicago to Eastern Canada in August 2011.  The stop at Bella Terra in Stephentown, New York allowed RoC to perform a high-profile slot directly after the headliner, The Mickey Hart Band.  As thousands of fans poured from the main stage over to the late-night tent, RoC delivered a truly unique musical experience with thumping reggae bass lines, piercing guitar licks, and an electronic-dub sound only this band could create.  RoC travels with their own lighting designer, who put on a show of techno beams and LED tubes to match the music and vibe of Bella Terra as lead singer Brett Wilson demanded the crowds’ attention with his soulful lyrics and revolutionary calls.

Roots of Creation is made up of original members guitarist/lead singer Brett Wilson, keyboard player Tal Pearson, and drummer Mike Chadinha.  RoC is currently touring with a rotating arsenal of bassists, horns, and auxiliary members to blow the audience away by enhancing the overall sound and energy. The band formed in 2001 with Wilson, Pearson, Chadinha and former bassists while attending Franklin Pierce College and began touring heavily in 2004. RoC also tours with a rotating arsenal of horns to blow the audience away by enhancing the overall sound and energy.

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!

Single Tree Music Presents Holidays & Wintertide featuring Chelsea Berry, Brian Alex of ENTRAIN, Renee Dupuis, Joe Cardoza and Dennis Monagle.

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On Saturday, December 12th at 7pm, join us for our 4th annual celebration of Christmas on Cape Ann: HOLIDAYS & WINTERTIDE.

Each year, this magical celebration of the holidays has highlighted holiday classics and lesser-known, future favorites performed by some of the area’s most acclaimed talents.

This year’s performance has moved to Gloucester, Massachusetts’ Tavern on the Harbor. The new location will afford our guests a more comfortable viewing and listening experience, a full bar and convenient access to parking.

Tickets are just $25 ahead of time or $30 at the door.

tavern eTavern on the Harbor
30 Western Ave, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930

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Thanksgiving Eve @ The Rhumb Line ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Part with this crazy good lineup. Orville Giddings, Mark Earley, Tom Palance, Kent Allyn & Steve Chaggaris. This Blues Bash is right for you!

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Due to impending Turkey-eating holiday this week, We are commandeering Wednesday night at the Rhumb Line for a night of pre-digestive exercise. This means the heavy dancing guns.
So, C’mon down and boogie your scruples away to Mr. Orville Giddings and crew, featuring The Tower of Kielbasa Horns. That’s world-famous Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone and Tootin’ Tom Palance, on strumpet. Furthermore, a new guy: Mr. Kent Allyn will be poking’ those ivories in the nose. Wait till you hear this guy! Li’l Steevee Chaggaris will be thumpin’ and I’ll be basic. We’re gonna start a li’l later, too: 9 to midnight. Comport or contort yourself! Ask your yoga instructor if The Blues Bash is right for you!

Wednesday November 25 9pm-12am


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


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.

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The Primate Fiasco ~ A Fiasco of A GOOD TIME!!!! New Orleans FUNK STREET BAND!!! @ MinglewoodAtLat43 Friday 9pm 11.20.2015

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Seriously one of the best bands to come to town…go see them…you will be glad you did!

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25 Rogers Street

Gloucester, MA


Tonight . Chris Stovall Brown . Dave Sag’s Blues Party . The Rhumb Line . 8:30pm . November 19, 2015

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Dave says,

We’re cookin’ with aghast this time around with the crash landing of Mr. Chris “Stovall”
Brown on our shores. His clinically-approved method of guitarnomics and vocalizations will have you writhing in ecstasy on the dirty floor. Only Asgard®, the stain remover of the Gods, can help clean up this human stain. Pork crackling rants provided by Mr. Steevee Chaggarriss, finger popping somnambulist, and eardrum specialist. I’ll be there, too, whining about the tip jar once again. Hours 8:30 to 11:30.

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Now,kids, next week sees Thanksgiving on Thursday, so to prepare your pyloric valve for the festivities, I’ll be moving to Wednesday night, dragging in the bone-breaking Mr. Orville Giddings and a cast of several including Mr. Marque Earley on honkophone, Mr. Kent Allyn, on keys, and Mr. Steevvee Chaaggaarriss (once again) on drummps. A special night! hours 9 to 12.
December is heart attack month. Read it and weep! My best shows!??!!
Dec. 3 Ms. Lisa Marie. Who knows who she’ll drag in?
Dec.10 Ricky “King” Russell and Johnny Bluehorn. Wait till you hear this guy! Otherworldly!
Dec.17 “Sax” Gordon Beadle with Eddie Scheer and mike DiBari. What can I say?
Dec. 24 and 31 off to the Gerald Ford Clinic for rehab. See you next year!






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



Wednesdays with Fly Amero…This week’s Special Guest: Brian King 7-10pm 11.18.2015


This week…
Fresh Baked Haddock – $13.95

Wednesday, November 18th – 7pm
Special Guest: BRIAN KING!

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photo by Nadia de Lemeny

This week features the great Brian King as musical guest.
He’s a world-class singer, folks… with a touch of theater
and a boat-load of innovation! It all starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly

ps: Next Wednesday is Thanksgiving Eve. I’ll be home
making pumpkin pies while the incredible Dave Sag hosts
the night, featuring Mark Early & Orville Giddings! Be there!
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!
11/25 – Rockin’ Thanksgiving Eve w/Dave Sag & Friends

12/2 – Mary Lou Lord

12/9 – Chick Marston

12/16 – Marina Evans

12/23 – Amero Family Christmas

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

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!

Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line to host Evan Goodrow Tonight! 8:30pm 11.12.2015


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Dave Sag
“It’s time again for that clinically proven master of mayhem, Mr. Evan Goodrow. He’s flyin’ in on gossamer wings to drive all you kittens wild with his neatly shaven head and croon salivation. Makes me feel really old! Anyways, it’s always a pleasure to have him around to remind me of…what? Also, a new guy: Mr. Dave Moore, on pistons, will be handling the rhythm duties, so, cheer him on! showtime: 8:30 till 11:30.”

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

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.

Wednesdays with Fly Amero Tonight Special Guest: Allen Estes 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 11.11.2015

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line
This week…
Lobster Roll w/French Fries for two – $22. (while they last)

Wednesday, November 11th – 7pm
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

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Allen Estes has quietly-but-firmly held his tenure as Cape
Ann’s strongest original music artist for over three-and-a-half
decades under our very noses. His profound and loving lyrical
tributes to the local fishing community alone will surely stand
the test of time for generations to come. Allen has already
placed a personal stamp on our culture that will last forever.
To my definition, this is the true measure of success for us all. ~ 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!
Chick Marston

Mary Lou Lord

Jon Butcher

Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Gang of Thieves Tonight Minglewoodtavern Atlat 9pm 11.6.2015 . Vermont’s Premier Funk Rock and Roll Band

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Ya, A Premier Funk Rock and Roll Band, Indeed!
p.s. a few of my favorite songs right here >


25 Rogers Street

Gloucester, MA

(978) 281-0223

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.

Allen Estes Tonight @ The Gloucester House 8-10pm Every week except holidays…11.5.2015

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hey folks, starting tonight, thurs. nov. 5th, and every thurs. (except holidays) i’ll be pickin and singin at the Gloucester House from 8-10 pm…every week, i’ll have a special guest joining me, so please stop by, have some food and drink, and enjoy some good local music !! xo, Allen


63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

HOOTenanny JAM & Cake Auction 1 Lexington Ave, Magnolia – Gloucester, Ma. 7pm 11.6.2015

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HOOTenanny Jam & Cake Auction. Time for another Hootenanny! The last one was so much fun, we decided to do another. Featuring the band Bare Bones from Newburyport. A benefit for the North Shore Folklore Theatre Company.

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