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Calling All Music Venues: Turn OFF your TVs until AFTER the Election

David Brooks’ interesting opinion piece in the New York Times points to several sources showing that this election is causing unusual anxiety and I’ll bet two major contributor to this anxiety are all these nasty campaign ads and endless, fear-inducing news coverage that we’re seeing. We’ll we’ve got a cure for that: DON’T WATCH THE NEWS OR THE ADS. Instead of spending the weekend on your couch, go out to experience some LIVE MUSIC and let the music take you away!  You’ve got over a dozen choices on Cape Ann for excellent music and Halloween Parties.  Check out the schedule here.

If you own or manage a restaurant or bar, may we suggest that you turn OFF your TVs — or at least set them to a commercial free NON-NEWS channel so your guests won’t see any of dreadful campaign coverage or obnoxious ads.  Everyone on Cape Ann will thank you for reducing the stress among the population.

Here’s a little bit of fun from 1985 to get you in the mood:

 

Get her while you can…Julie Rhodes Band Tonight! Katrina’s 9pm with Ben Vosk of These Wild Plains to open…10.28.2016

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http://www.julierhodesmusic.com/

Julie Rhodes has just been nominated in 4 Boston Music categories
Album of the year
New Artist of the year
Female Vocalist of the year
Americana Artist of the year

The Julie Rhodes Band is about to rock the Boston Music Awards! December 8th, House of Blues Boston. �!! Ps. don’t forget to vote at bostonmusicawards.com

Check out these reviews…
Fred Knittal review
“Julie Rhodes is without a doubt one of the striking voices we’ve heard during a Folkadelphia Session. Sure, call her a powerhouse because there is certainly power – a brute, earthly force that jolts you up when she chooses to wield it. But let’s talk about the magnificent character of her voice, which is immediately charming, ear-catching, and totally malleable. Let Julie soothe your aching heart with a voice as smooth as butter, let her exfoliate the hurt away with that pumice stone singing, then let her drive you back the bottle with a voice that can get as gritty and raw as a gravel road swept up in a hurricane. Let us praise her passionate vocalizing and her soulful singing, which fit perfectly for songs that sit in the intersection between blues, R&B, rock, and folk. In less words, Julie Rhodes is a vocalist that makes you pay attention – are you listening yet?
Julie Rhodes’ Bound to Meet the Devil is her debut album and released this year, a true blues-rock affair, and well worth your time and money. For her in-studio session at WXPN, Julie, along with her band, stripped the song back just a little bit to reveal that dynamic and emotional core.”

Chris Martin review
Julie Rhodes – Bound to Meet the Devil
“From ice cream scooper to blues singer, Julie Rhodes’ music career is an incredible story. In a short amount of time she has taken the music world by storm with her debut album Bound to Meet the Devil recorded at historic FAME studios. With a big bold voice this New Englander has captured the sound, feel and soul of traditional Southern Blues music like few others. As she sings about bad relationships (“Your Key Won’t Unlock My Door”), untrustworthy people (“Grinnin at Your Face”) and heartbreak (“Hurricane”) you get the sense as if Julie has had experience in all. Songs like “Holes” and “Faith” are brought to life by her voluminous voice as she reaches into the depths of her soul. The song “In Your Garden” is the perfect cross section of Bound to Meet the Devil. Sultry guitar riffs meander through steady rhythms as Rhodes uses weeds in a garden as a metaphor for a relationship going bad. This is what the blues is all about. Bound to Meet the Devil is a solid album from start to finish. As Rhodes delivers tunes steeped in classic blues sounds her passion towards the music oozes from each word that leaves her mouth. You will be hooked from the first play and it just gets better with each listen.”

J.B Amero, David Brown, Dave Mattacks and Dear Ol’ Dave Sag Tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 10.27.2016 Put on your dancin shoes!

 

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We’re getting’ ready for Halloween this Thursday with the bewitching appearance of Mr. J.B. Amero. He’s gonna come knockin’ at your door to scare the bejeezus out of you with colorful renditions of his fabulous C&W repertoire. Voice smooth as baby’s feet.
And he’s draggin’ in Mr. Dave Brown and Mr. David Mattacks to increase your blood pressure. Don’t miss this once in a life-cycle event, brought to you by those wonderful folks at Snakebite Pharmaceuticals, makers of Dammitol®,breakfast of champions.

Dave Sag.

 

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Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ This week Ron and Sheila Schrank with their special guest: Deby Wantman 7-10pm 10.26.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 26th – 7pm
Guest Hosts: RON & SHEILA!!!

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The very popular Ron Schrank & Sheila Jones take the
reins at the “Rhumby” this week, hosting “Honkytonk Women’s
Deb Wantman (pictured below) as guest. A good time will be
had by all, I’m sure! ~ Fly

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Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…
…now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
11/02 – Dan King (w/guest Bill Gleason)

11/09 – Fly Amero Returns! (w/guest Mark Hoffmann)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there🙂

Gloucester’s Chelsea Berry at Female Music Fest in Beverly on Saturday $20

Once in a while, when good people work together, something wonderful arises.  That’s what you can expect on Saturday at the Queen Treatment Only Music Festival co-produced by award-winning Boston vocal powerhouse Ruby Rose Fox in partnership with us at gimmeLIVE.

Our vision was to bring the area’s top female artists together for one show on the same stage for an extraordinary night of music.  Ruby has chosen a stellar lineup for what the press are calling a “groundbreaking” show (see videos of all artists here).  Of course, no North Shore festival lineup would be complete without Gloucester’s Chelsea Berry!

Tickets are only $20 in advance GET THEM HERE ($30 at the door).  ALL AGES festivals like this can pave the way for the next generation of girls and women to make independent music without apologies, fear or rules.  Bring your friends for a one-of-a-kind musical experience you won’t see anywhere else!

Just in case you don’t know Chelsea, here’s a taste of some of her music:

And here’s a video of Ruby Rose Fox (some of which was shot the last time she played at The Larcom in Beverly)

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Guest Host:Orville Giddings with special guests: Jerry Smith and Bella Palance 6pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.19.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 19th – 6pm
Guest Host: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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Orville Giddings steps in this week, hosting Jerry Smith, plus
up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Bella Palance (pictured below).
Rhumb Line Wednesdays will be in good hands through my brief
absence. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! ~ Fly

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Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

Due to the debate, it’ll be 6pm-9pm tonight only!
Come early, have dinner/show, go home and laugh
yourselves to sleep!!!🙂

10/26 – Sheila & Ron (guest hosts)

11/02 – Dan King (guest host)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight to host Diane Blue, Ricky “King” Russell and Ed Scheer 8:30pm 10.13.2016 There’s gonna be whole lotta shakin going on!

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Diane Blue. She’s a fireball of intergalactic rocket fuel,and no fool, either. Watch flames erupt from her harmonica as she thrills you with her cantankerous systemic vibrosis! Watch mere ordinary world-famous vocalists cringe as she lets loose with her four dimensional uvula! You’ll need your Ridalin!

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And she’s dragging in kicking and screaming two of your favorite (and mine!) mooseicians to tickle your brain stem. First, Mr. Ricky “King” Russell, mastermind of the Boston Blooze Scene,will be in the glitar chair ,safely fastened for that burning sensation. Then there’s “Mr.” Edd Scheer, our diaphanous yet protophonic swamp popper, on the skins. and me two, on base. Ommm…..
It just doesn’t get any better than this. I mean it!

Dave Sag…

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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Hottest Show of the Season Under $20 THIS FRIDAY ~ Don’t forget: all seats are good at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre

Larcom Theatre BaclonyWatch the 2 videos below and then tell me you’re not gonna stop whatever you’re doing right now and get tickets to see Lez Zeppelin this Friday, Oct 14!

While staying true to the sound and spirit of Led Zeppelin, this is no ordinary tribute.  Lez Zeppelin’s album was produced by Eddie Kramer, renowned for having mixed much of Led Zeppelin’s material and Lez Zeppelin was hailed as “The most powerful all-female band in rock history” by Spin Magazine.

Don’t worry that much of the orchestra is sold.  Great seats are left in the balcony starting at $19.00 (including the seat this picture was taken from) GET THEM HERE!

 

Professor Harp Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 10.6.2016

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We all need a little edumacation and respeck, so c’mon down to the Rummie this Thursday for another Blooz Semenar by that quixotic quack master of indigo, Professor Harp.* He’s got this harmonica that’s plugged into either an electric razor or a blender before it gets directly drilled into your skull. Goes ZZZZZ, beep,wheee, uncle!But seriously,folks. Prof H is the real deal and since he’s driving all the way from New Bedford to sing in Portuguese for you, the least you could do is bring some kale and mebbe some chorizo.

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Also, special guests Mari Martin and a dear friend from the west coast, George Friedenthal!
Mike DiBari, sizzling blowtorch of pain, will be on the guitar. Steevee Chaggaris, with that beautiful head of skin, will be on tubs.
This is the first of many weekends that I don’t have other gigs. Uh-

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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

THE MENTALIST & REGGAE FEST – Time to think about what you’re doing Thanksgiving Weekend

While we don’t ordinarily plan ahead that much, Thanksgiving weekend is one notable exception.  That’s because if you don’t plan ahead, you’re often left with just a couple of lousy choices.  Here are two very different (ALL AGES) entertainment options that will likely both sell out by Thanksgiving:

Ever wonder who’s the REAL MENTALIST?

The character of “The Mentalist” (portrayed by Simon Baker in the hit CBS TV series) was inspired by Jon Stetson, who was a consultant on the show.  He’s entertained five U.S. Presidents, The King of Sweden, The Royal Family of Monaco, and appeared on several major Television Networks (CBS, NBC, PBS, A&E and more).  On Black Friday (Nov 25), You can see him LIVE right down the road at The Larcom in Beverly.  It’s the perfect way to laugh off the pounds you put on the day before — and be amazed by his sleight-of-mind!  Check him out in this video:

Then on Saturday Nov 26 you can be part of the first North Shore Reggae Fest featuring Warrior King & the Rootz Warriors, who are making their first East Coast U.S. appearance in NINE YEARS with local favorite Mamadou Diop and his band with Rockport’s Jake Pardee on guitar!  Gloucester’s DJ’s Lion Pride Sound opens the show with top spins from roots, rockers, lovers rock ska, and dancehall.  Check out Warrior King in this video:

Fozzie Hill and Wolf Ginandes Join Fly Amero This WednesdayEvening 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.5.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 5th – 7pm
Special Guests: FOZZIE & WOLF!

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Alberta “Fozzie” Hill is among my all-time favorite female
artists here on the island. Wolf Ginandes and I have been
sharing one stage or another for well over 30 years and
running. Small wonder. The man is a genius. These two
unique, gentle spirits share a chemistry rarely found in the
world we all know today… and it all starts at 7! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Upcoming…
10/12 – Toni Ann

10/19 – Orville Giddings (guest host)

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there🙂

Edgar Winter reveals the first instrument he & his big brother Johnny played together in a wonderfully personal interview with Salem’s Blake Maddux

Every once in a while a reporter is able to get a rock icon to open up and share personal stories.  Local writer, Blake Maddux, is one of those rare few as you’ll be able to see in his interview with Edgar Winter in the Beverly Citizen.  Read it here!

Weaved through several fascinating stories about Woodstock, his brother Johnny, his father, mother and grandfather, Edgar says, “music is a lot more than just my internalized private world. It has the power to transcend boundaries and reach out and bring people together.”

You can experience what Edgar is talking about this Saturday, right down the road in Beverly at The Larcom, the most intimate, acoustically stellar listening room north of Boston!  Good seats still available starting at $29.00.  Get them here!

SPOILER ALERT:

Here’s an Edgar Winter quote from the article:

So Johnny and I started out playing ukulele, singing Everly Brothers songs like “Wake Up Little Susie” and those kind of songs.

Ten Foot Polecats Tonight @ Katrina’s! It’s gonna be a good one for sure…9pm Saturday 10.1.2016

 

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http://www.tenfootpolecats.com/videos

 

BIO
Their sound, though hard to define, has been referred to as “punk-blues”, “gutbucket soul” and “explosive stomp and groove”. This high-octane trio from Boston, MA has been touring every year since 2008, taking their unique form of roots and blues all across the United States.

In 2013, Ten Foot Polecats were featured in Relix Magazine and their song, “Moonshine and Mud”, was featured on the accompanying October/November CD, along with songs by North Mississippi Allstars, Jack Johnson, and others. The band also had two songs (“Moonshine & Mud” and “So Good To Me”) featured on episodes 8 and 10 of the History Channel show, “Hatfield and McCoy’s”.

In 2014 Ten Foot Polecats will be traveling half way around the world and back, literally. Check out what is going on in 2014 with the band.
TFPC has been featured on the TV Series “From Dusk Till Dawn” on the El Rey Network as their song “Squeeze” was played on the third show from this season.
Touring Europe for the first time as they will be playing The Blues Rules Festival in Switzerland and Muddy Roots Europe in Belgium in June. Other dates have been scheduled in Germany, France, and possibly in The Netherlands and UK as well.
One week tour of Alaska in early August
Playing the Garvin Gate Blues Festival along with Anson Funderburgh in Louisville, Kentucky in October
Playing Moonrunners Music Festival II with Scott H Biram, Roger Alan Wade, and more in Chicago Illinois in April
Playing Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville Tennessee on Labor Day Weekend
Playing Dark Horse Brewery Festival in Marshall,Michigan in August
Playing The Dead of Summer Festival in New Hampshire in July
Scheduled to open for “The Moody Blues” in New Hampshire in August
Touring with Molly Gene One Whoaman Band in May. Tour stops include Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Touring with The Cannibal Ramblers in October. Tour stops include Kentucky, Tennessee, Delta area (TBD), Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and/or Michigan
…..and as usual Ten Foot Polecats will be playing regionally across the Northeast throughout the year.

CURRENT MEMBERS:
Jay Scheffler (Vocals, Harp)
Jim Chilson (Guitar)
Chad Rousseau (Drums)

DISCOGRAPHY:
2013 – “Undertow” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2010 – “I Get Blamed For Everything I Do” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2009 – “Sterno Soup” (Independent)

SHOWCASED AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
2014 Blues Rules Festival – Switzerland
2014 Muddy Roots Europe – Belgium
2014 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2014 Moonrunners II – Chicago, IL
2014 Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville, KY
2014 Dead of Summer Music Festival – NH
2013 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2013 Heavy Rebel Weekender XIII – Winston Salem, NC
2013 Return to Milltown VII – Palmer, MA
2012 Bloody Roots Music Festival – Worcester, MA
2012 Deep Blues Festival – Cleveland, OH
2012 New England Winter Blues Festival – Salisbury, MA
2011 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2011 Deep Blues Festival – Cleveland, OH
2011 Heavy Rebel Weekender XI – Winston Salem, NC
2011 Heavy Hammer Jamboree – Three Rivers, MI
2011 Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival – Minneapolis, MN
2011 Return To Milltown V – Palmer, MA
2011 Bloody Roots Music Festival – Worcester, MA
2010 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2010 Heavy Rebel Weekender X – Winston Salem, NC
2010 Return to Milltown IV – Palmer, MA
2010 Hot Rod & Kustom Fallout V – South Glastonbury, CT
2009 Deep Blues Festival – Minneapolis, MN
2009 Keene Music Festival – Keene, NH
2008 Keene Music Festival – Keene, NH
2008 Boston Music Festival – Boston, MA

Two of our favorite rising stars tomorrow – Danielle Miraglia & Victor Wainwright – both for under 20 Bucks

We’re torn.  Two of the hottest rising stars of today’s blues scene will be close to home tomorrow.  Danielle Miraglia in a co-bill with Jon Shain at Old Sloop in Rockport ($10 in advance HERE, $12 at door)

… OR …

Victor Wainwright and the WildRoots with Roomful of Blues Horns and Dwight & Nicole opening at The Larcom in Beverly.  Tickets start at $19 HERE.

Here are some videos to help you decide:

Thought you’d find nothing to do this weekend because Summer is over?  NOT!

Brian Templeton Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb LIne 8:30pm 9.29.2016…There shall be lots of dancing!

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It’s been a long time since Brian Templeton has graced our stage, so we’re getting out of wimp mode and into a strong belt of scotch. I’m putting my bass to the grindstone for a hone job to keep up with Mr. T’s ebullience. Brian’s the big guy with an acoustic guitar and a huge unmuffled glass pack voice. Every time he comes here it’s guaranteed to cure your IBS (irritable blues syndrome). See if you agree.

He’s draggin’ in that proton beam of a catarrist: Mr. Billy Loosigian and the Atomic Clock: Mr. David Mattacks. Ask your chirofractor if BT is right for you.

Dave

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