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Gang Of Thieves Friday May 22 @ MinglewoodAtLat43 ~ You do not want to miss this band…seriously!

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These legendary Vermont Rockers are bringing the funky
fury back to Gloucester this Friday! If you missed them last time, this is your chance!

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High energy is the hallmark of Burlington, VT’s Gang of Thieves. Their sound and energy is a cross between Led Zeppelin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, with a funky blast of Green Mountain soul thrown in the mix. The key to their appeal is the infectious sense of fun and showmanship, delivered with a hint of spiritual and political awareness, without any of preachy self-righteousness. With a live show that will leave you screaming and exhausted from your nose to your rump, these up and coming rock stars will leave you begging for more!

These Green Mountain rockers have won over diverse audiences coast-to-coast, opening for the likes of Skid Row on the one hand, and up-and-coming jam band Twiddle on the other. The Gang was also recently nominated for “Rock Act of the Year” by the 2013 New England Music Awards, and Best Funk Group by 7 Days “Seven Daysies” contest.

“Gang of Thieves, you’ve really done it this time. Soaring guitars,
early 90s grunge style vocals, Flea level basslines, and a mix of funk and rock to make a party a rager… you [gave] us Thunderfunk and it’s just another damn level.”
-John Powell, http://www.angelica-music.com

Check them out here: http://www.thegangofthieves.com/#about-1

This will be one of the most exciting shows you will see this month!

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @The Rhumb Line – Special Guest: Chick Marston 5.20.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, May 20th – 8pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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Traditional and contemporary folk music. Delta and ragtime
blues. Classic and old-time country. And, of course… sea
songs. Chick Marston is a master of all, with a pulsing
thumb-bass precise as a metronome. Such an incredible
study! We start at 8. ~ 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!
Upcoming…
Dan King

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Fozzie

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Rocky

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

 

The Goddesses help host Monday Night Open Jam at the Rhumb Line 9:30pm 5.18.2015

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WHAT: The Goddesses help host Monday Night Open Jam at the Rhumb Line
WHEN: Monday, May 18th
TIME: 9:30pm first set with The Goddesses
WHERE: The Rhumb Line (40 Railroad Avenue, Gloucester, MA)

Cheryl Arena joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party Thursday Night @ The Rhumb Line 8:30 -11:30pm 5.14.2015

 

 

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Dave says,

Our chronically underfunded musical re-education program proudly presents the return of Ms. Cheryl Arena, citizen, harpist, and vogellizing ringmaster of the third degree. I let her pick her herd of thundering magicians and it’s always a blast. So, Thursday night, her orange-jumpsuited crew consists of Mr. Pete Henderson, encyclopedic amazo, on, yes, the catarrh and vocals, Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett, on the eggbeaters, and me, on the blunt instrument. Ask your veterinarian if The Blues Bash is right for you. Do not dance to excess as the miracle ingredients can cause mirth defects in your unborn notions.

 

 

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http://www.cherylarena.com/

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Thursday Night Blues Party with Dave Sag’s Tonight~ Ed Scheer, Jack Ward, Mario Perrett and Paul Foss 8:30 – 11:30 @ The Rhumb Line 5.7.2015

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We got a real fine band this week: The Euphemystics. Not really new but famous in my own mind as a favorite to work with.So, let’s get going! Our fearless leader this time is the diaphanous Mr. Edd Scheer, the singing, talking drummbler par excellance. He sings, he plays, he has amusing side effects on the band and crowd.  As agent provocateur, we have the commodious Mr. Jack Ward (Cleaver): glittering glitarist, singer, and blues composter; a real pleasure. On sax, we got that former teen idol  and Playgirl® spokesmodel with his jewel-encrusted uvula: Mr. Mario Perrett. From Maine, we got the guy who put the bunion (Bunyan?) in Bangor: Mr. Paul Foss. We’re old friends. I don’t know why. Add me, the severely addlepated basis of blunt, stir well, and have a great time. Don’t miss this. 8:30 till…

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40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-973

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Put on your dancing shoes! Cause, Greg Luttrell is Dave Sag’s guest tonight…@ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30 4.30.2015

 

 

 

Dave says,

Just back from the Sum Yung Guy food festival in Shanghai,  let’s welcome back Mr. Greg Lutrell, citizen and catarrh master. Sings like an angel, too. Mr.l spends a goodly time in China each year, but he’s home now and willing to regale you with his seasick repertoire. It’s always a pleasure to follow him around all his groovy machinations, curve balls and all. Drumming up some enthusiasm will be my old buddy Mr. Roger Brocklebank. With his hollow leg, he’ll be taking anybody’s leftovers home with him. Eat hardy and enjoy!

greg

http://www.gregluttrell.com/

 

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ this weeks special guest: Allen Estes 8-11pm 4.29.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 29th – 8pm
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

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Photo by Donna Amero
Cape Ann’s finest songwriter. The great Allen Estes comes
to us this week! We start at 8! ~ 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!
Upcoming…

Dan King

Rocky

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

Chris Stovall Brown Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30 – 11:30 April 23, 2015

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Dave says,

I’m back! And I’m ready to esophageally regale you with tales of loup Garou, after visiting the hinterlands  of swamp county, USA. Let’s go!
This week is brought to you  by those  zzzing folks at Instant Blues® liver enlightener. Yes, Yes, feeling blue? or seasick?  Just mix our steaming powder with vodka  for instant relief of conundrums, boils and shortness of pants. Relief guaranteed!
That means Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown and his band of renown are in town. Chris, the ultimate string-biting, double- jointed gootarist and vogellist is ready to take you to the cleaners, blues- wise. I love playing with this guy! Not only that, but Mr. Jim Gwin, Fred’s brother,and Boston Pops stalwart will be allowed to remove his ankle bracelet and join us. I’ll be back singing’ and frolicking’ on the bass. Come join us!

 

 

 

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http://users.rcn.com/drhepcat/CHRIS_WEBSITE/Home.html

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: JB Amero 8:00pm 4.22.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 22nd – 8pm
Special Guest: J.B. AMERO!

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The one and only! Brother J.B. – top of the list of greatest
entertainers New England has ever known. We start at 8! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
4/29
Allen Estes

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

Heath’s Tea Room … Re-opening Friday April 24th, 2015. Now accepting Mother’s Day Reservations for our 11:30 am, 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm seatings.

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Here’s a slide show of one of my visits. I highly recommend the cottage pie, quiche and the Roast Turkey with Stuffing  is to die for. https://www.flickr.com/photos/joey_grl/sets/72157626793853325/

visit their website> http://www.heathstearoom.com/Home.html 

M.E. Productions Presents ‎LEON RUSSELL w/ guest Allen Estes May 30th 8pm @ The Larcom Theatre

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Rock and roll Renaissance man. That best describes this Music Legend. Leon Russell’s long and storied career includes collaborations with a virtual who’s who of music icons spanning from Jerry Lee Lewis to Phil Spector to the Rolling Stones. A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaced in his solo work, which couched his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel.

Between his solo work, contributions to high-profile albums by other artists, and screen exposure in the Bangla Desh and Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentaries, Russell became a veritable superstar in the Seventies. Russell has won two Grammy awards, chart-topping hits and was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Don’t miss this Intimate Show with a Music Legend.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter, Allen Estes, wrote Tammy Wynette’s top 40 hit “Next To You”, “Where’d They Go” (the official song of the City of Gloucester) and songs for The Souls of the Sea musical. While working as a songwriter in Nashville, Allen practically invented the genre “Americana” and you’ll hear influences from pop, rock, folk, blue-grass and country.

 

Allen has produced over a dozen albums and his songs have be

en recorded by Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, Dave Mallett, Tom Wopat and The Judds. He has toured with/and opened for Bonnie Raitt, J. Geils, Tim McGraw, America, Jose Feliciano, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor, Robert Palmer, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and Earl Scruggs, among many others.

Winner of the Independent Music World Series New England and voted Best Independent Act of New England, Allen and his band always give a captivating performance that brings audiences to their feet.

 

http://allenestes.com/allenestes/Allen_Estes_Welcome.html

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Tickets here >http://gimmelive.com/Concert.cfm?c=41

LEON RUSSELL

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.

LARCOM THEATRE

13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Seth McNally
Director of Booking & Marketing
Flying Monkey Performance Center
Plymouth, NH

“Lovewhip” Tonight @ MinglewoodAtLat 9pm 4.18.2015 Don’t Miss It!

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http://www.lovewhip.net/

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25 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 281-0223

http://minglewoodtavern.com/

Tonight! Lisa Marie hosts The Dave Sag’s Blues Party…8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.16.2015

 

Lisa Marie Harrington says, “Music got me through the hard times.’’ (Bill Greene/Globe Staff) By Lenny Megliola

Lisa Marie Harrington says, “Music got me through the hard times.’’ (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Lenny Megliola

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2011/08/21/milford_blues_singer_lisa_marie_finds_her_audience/

Dave says,

I’m throwing Ms. Lisa Marie to the wolves this week as I bow out to the travel gods and take my muddy boots to New Orleans. I need a vacation. I’m gonna search for loop garou in the fetid swamps. I’m gonna get bit on my mojo hand. And I’m gonna eat too much. I can’t wait!
So Ms. LM is bringing in the heavy artillery in the form of Mr. Johnnie Juxo, Tarzan of the keys, Mr. Silverfish Steve on DDT glitar and Mr. Chris “Anzio” Anzelone on clubs. It’ll be a blast! And, I’ll see you next week! Always have fun!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest will be, Ron Schrank 8-11pm 4.15.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 15th – 8pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

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Ron makes us all feel at home whenever he plays. Sweet and
gentle. Join us. We start at 8! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
4/22
J. B. Amero

4/29
Allen Estes

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

Masters Moment

I am not a golfer, but I’d like to be some day.  Likewise, my boys haven’t spent much time swinging golf clubs, but it is something that I look forward to them falling in love with in the years to come.

It is funny to me, that as a non-golfer, I am totally smitten by the sport.  There’s something about the gorgeous fairways and greens, the history and tradition, and even the vocabulary….birdie, bogey, eagle, albatross, putt, slice, sink…that gives me the warm fuzzies.  And then, there’s the “uniform”…and, yes, I realize it isn’t really a uniform…I just wasn’t sure what else to call it. I’m not going to lie, in my books, it is hard to beat a good looking golfer in his Under Armor, Nike, what have you.  They even make visors look good.

The day that Finn was born I was induced at about 8:00 in the morning.  He was born just after 8:00 that night.  For most of the loooong day, The US Open was on the TV in my hospital room.  Call me crazy, but I think that somehow has something to do with the fact that, when a golf tournament is on TV, Finn can’t keep his eyes off of it.  For the record, Lucas Glover went on to win the tournament that year.

So, yesterday was no different.  After a really busy day, we settled in to unwind and watch the end of the Masters.  I am so glad that we did.  What a great learning opportunity for the boys to witness the history unfold.  21 year-old Jordan Spieth became the 2nd youngest golfer to win the Masters after only Tiger Woods and his 1997 performance.  He also became the 5th ever Masters Champion to hold the lead throughout the entire tournament.  “Wire to Wire” they say in golfing lingo.  With a final score of 18 under, he tied Tiger Woods for the lowest round in Masters history.  If not for a bogey on the 18th hole he would have broken the record.

More special than all of that, however, was watching Jordan Spieth celebrate with his family after his win.  Seeing his parents, grandfather, and more, obviously teary-eyed and unbelievably emotional and proud, was so tremendous. Watching Jordan hug them all, it was hard to not think of the hours, the commitment, the money, and the support, that they provided for him.  It was impossible to not think of the smiles, the cheers, the triumphs, and the dreams, that he provided to them.  The side of me that loves the sport enjoyed watching Jordan don the illustrious green jacket.  The mother in me saw his childhood flash by on the road to yesterday’s unbelievable day.

While we celebrate all of our children’s little successes weekly, if not daily, it was hard to not wonder what will be their “Masters Moment.”  What will be the pinnacle to their hard work and where will their road take them?

Read the PGA’s  Player Profile of Jordan Spieth here.
Read CNN’s Report here.  Masters 2015: Jordan Spieth smashes records to win first major title at Augusta

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