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The Evening News, 1862

President Lincoln at Antietam with Allan Pinkerton, Brian Williams, and Major General John Alexander, 1862. I’m an admirer of Brian Williams’ work. When I was in the nursing home a year ago, my roommate and and I would spontaneously say every evening: “It’s Brian time!” It was oBrianWilliamsne of the small joys of life in a difficult situation, which I’ll never forget. Good luck Brian, I miss you and know you’ll be reporting to us again soon.

Mari Martin to open for Travis Tritt this Sunday @ The Shalin Liu 5pm 2.22.2015

TRAVIS TRITT

Solo Acoustic

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Opening Act: Mari Martin Band

 

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Tickets available here > http://www.rockportmusic.org/travis-tritt/

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37 Main St
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966
Phone (978) 546-7391

http://www.rcmf.org/newperformance.html

 

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Evan Goodrow 8:30-11:30 The Rhumb Line 2.19.2015

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Dave says,

OK girls, lets get here pronto for the U.F.O. mass hysteria sighting of that age-old teen idol: Mr. Evan Goodrow.  Front man, Qatarist mais non oui, oui,This guy will have you rocking on your crutches with his marvelous renditions of cult classics, nouveau blues, and Transylvanian folk songs. I sure do admire this man’s dogged nerve and rubber determination. E.G. is one of our faves around these parts, and a splendid show is suspected. We’ve hauled in Mr. Benny Benson, Our Irish Ace of Pace®,  afloat since Dunkirk, to handle the the breast-beating. I’ll be on base, hoping for a sacrifice fly. So, put on that Hai-Karate® or Stetson™ and/or wrap dress (or Chinese shoes )and dance the night away while you think about yourself!

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http://www.evangoodrow.com/

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest this week is Allen Estes @ The Rhumb Line 2.18.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, February 18th
Special Guest: ALLEN ESTES!

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Cape Ann’s greatest and most prolific songwriter, Allen Estes
returns to our Wednesday stage. It’s time to crawl out from
behind the snowbanks and reconnect with this extraordinary
music scene that we’re lucky enough to have here in our lives.
I mean… let’s get real! ~ 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…
Toni Ann

Jon Butcher

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

The Minglewood Shuffle with T Max as your host @ Alchemy this Thursday 7-10pm 2.19.2015

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The Minglewood Shuffle on Thursday night is moved to Alchemy (yes, Alchemy–no longer Pinoli) at 3 Duncan Street (a side street that runs between Main St and Rogers St) in Gloucester. The reason for the last minute switch is that the floor at Minglewood were redone and the work didn’t get finished in time for the Shuffle.

 

THE LINE UP:

Deb Hardy
Steve Caraway
Amy Lohman

T Max
Mosey Greams
Brian O’Connor
Inge Berge

3 Duncan St
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone (978) 281-3997
Website http://www.alchemybistro.com/

Friday’s in February * The Carlos Menezes Trio * Tonight @ The Franklin 6-9pm 2.13.2015

franklin carlosJoin us at the Franklin Cape Ann tonight from 6-9pm! We’ve got a special Mardi Gras treat for ya’ll! Come check out their new menu which also features many of the classic favorites! Its Brazil meets NOLA Tonight!
Carlos Menezes Jr. – horns
Rick Geraghty- Percussion
Gary Wolsieffer- Bass
Christian Towlerr – Guitar

I Love Me Some Matt Lauer, But….

One of my boys’ favorite things to tell people (even strangers) is that I love snow days because I get to have coffee in bed with Matt Lauer.

Truly, I can’t deny it.  On the off weekday that I don’t need to be at work at 7:45 in the morning, you can bet I’m hoping for a lazy morning in bed watching Matt and his cohorts do their thing….and, yes, with coffee.

So, while I love me some Matt, the fact that you “can’t unsee this” is unsettling even for me.  50 Shades of Yikes.  What a trooper and a good sport though, right!?

Matt Lauer Wears a Harness and Whips Jamie Dornan (Thanks to Ellen DeGeneres’ Clever Editing)—Watch the Clip!

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Dave Sag’s Blues Party This Thursday with J.B. Amero, David Brown and Dave Mattacks 8:30pm 2.12.2015

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Dave says,

This Thursday! The magnificent reappearance of that Maestro of musical mayhem….Mr. J.B. Amero. Soaked in a strong solution of Merle Haggard and held up by a strong belt of scotch, this cat has the ability to make you spill a tear into your beer without dropping a stitch of laughter, or angst.
More so than most, he really brings this town together,as he has done for many years, despite the fact that his bell-bottoms no longer fit like they used to. He doesn’t need ‘em anymore! We’re also  dragging in Mr. Dave Brown,goo-tarist xtroidinaire and Dave Mattacks, pendulumatic pacemaker to make it all happen.  A very special night! I do hope to see you all there, cuz like Dave Brown says: We’re nothing without you!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Rocky Kramm 8pm 2.11.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, February 11th
Special Guest: ROCKY KRAMM!

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The ROCK is back! Awesome guy. Awesome music. ~ 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…

Allen Estes

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Jon Butcher

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Diane Blue joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm to 11:30pm 2.5.2015

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http://www.dianebluemusic.com/

Dave says,

Well, I’m sitting around the house waiting for the snow to stop and my codpiece to dry, with Weal Of Fortune oozing out of my Elsie D. screen (no sound) and three martinis under my Kuyper belt, biting my toenails and begging for a break.
Rheumer has it that there’s another storm coming on Thursday, but I’m willing to shake my shaman rattle and toss the dicey bones on another outcome: The arrival of Ms. Diane Blue to our stage.  OMG, it’s been a while since Miss D., the Octomom® of the blues has been in these parts, and I’m so glad to have her back. Not only that, but she’s bringing along a killer band with some new people to tintinnabulate your eardrums with the latest ghastly sounds.
Firstly, there’s Bobby Gus, a veritable Boston mainstay, on catarrh. First time. Add Joe Bargar, one of my heroes, on keys. Then trip over Mr. Steve Bankuti, who never heard of me, on eggbeaters. First time, too. I’ve been dying to meet and play with these people. I need the thirty bucks. But, seriously, folks, I’m expecting to have a rousing good time waffling through the entire blue spectrum. C’mon out and dance!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

“Wednesdays with Fly Amero” February 4th Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, February 4th
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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This week, it’s the great Chick Marston. American folkblues
at its absolute finest – plus a few smiles along the way. ~ 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…
Rocky Kramm

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Allen Estes

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

 

Mo Bounce, Tonight! MinglewoodAtLat43 9pm 1.31.2015

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We are Mo Bounce…

Mo Bounce creates a party; playing the funkiest hits from past to present. You will dance the time away to Mo Bounce’s captivating groove and energetic performance!

“We care how we sound and perform. There’s no artificial flavor in what we do. Mo Bounce will make you feel that bounce! We will make you ‘bop your head saying, ‘Ohhh, this is the real deal!’ ” — Bren (Lead Vocalist)

Mo Bounce has been booking and performing at various venues in the New England area for over 4 years. Always professional and utilizing pro sound & lighting gear. Mo Bounce is equipped to provide the entertainment quality you expect to make your event a successful one. Contact Mo Bounce for consideration of your next event,

When you need mo’ music, mo’ dancing and mo’ fun…You need MO BOUNCE!

Tonight at Katrina’s ~ Inge Berge Filling in for Toni Ann 7-10pm 1.29.2015

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Dear Friends,
Once upon time there was a local singer songwriter who got a steady Thursday night local gig.
This was very exciting for her to play weekly with some of the finest players in her little town. One January
Thusday night she had planned to play with her good friend, and, have for the first time, her cousin
as her guest!
Sometimes the best layed plans mean nothing…this singer songer got the flu and couldn’t
perform!
Luckily her friend, Inge Berge, put on his superhero cape and saved the night! THE END

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At Katrina’s tonight 1/29 from 7-10PM Inge Berge will be covering for me, so please show him your support and I’ll see you next week!

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14 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Good Ole Salty Jazz Band at Dave Sag’s Blues Party – 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM Thursday 1.29.2015

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I’m late again! Poetic licence had expired and had to wait in line for *** tetragrammation**** to re-up my status. So let’s go!

I can’t wait for you to hear this fabulous band: The Good old (Sea)Salty Jazz Band. All 35 of them are showing up on Thursday to wail away your blues!
But seriously, folks there’s only 8 to 11 of us,depending on who has a doctor’s appointment at the time. Looks like there’ll be 10 of us this evening. We’ve been holding SRO concerts at The Rose Baker Senior Center for years, and now that our record sales have gone platinum, it’s time to play the big time! So grab a date (or some prunes), put on those soft shoes and beat me, daddy eight to the bar! and don’t forget to try one of Jeff, the bartender’s famous Metamucil-infused cocktails for the smell of success. Ahhhh.

The Ole Salty Jazz Band  play great music  at Rose Baker a few times a month. This was shot on  Monday March 19th.

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special guest: Ron Schrank @ The Rhumb Line 8pm 1.28.2015

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Wednesday, January 28th
Special Guest:
RON SCHRANK!!

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Ron has developed a serious fan base around here.  Why?
Well, let’s start with a soft, soothing voice.  Then there’s the
eclectic, hand-picked song repertoire.  But, bottom line… just
look at him.  I mean, how can you not love this guy? :-) ~ 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…

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

 

Come join us as we celebrate the the 256th birthday of the beloved Scottish bard Robert Burns this Sunday, January 25th (his actual birthday!) at our Celtic Music Session at the Dog Bar in downtown Gloucester.

 

 

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I’ll be joined by fiddler Adrienne Howard, string player Linda Shields Swicker and whistle player/piper/singer David de la Barre. We’ll feature songs and poems of Burns – and other Scottish ‘fare’ (except haggis!) – bring one to share! 5:30-8:30. No cover.

Dog Bar

20 Rogers Street, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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