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Wednesday, November 23rd – 8:30pm Thanksgiving Eve features: ORVILLE GIDDINGS ALL-STAR BLUES BASH

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 23rd – 8:30pm
Thanksgiving Eve features:
ORVILLE GIDDINGS
ALL-STAR BLUES BASH

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Thanksgiving Eve at the Rhumb Line is probably the most festive
and happening Cape Ann musical scene I’ve ever known. Totally
sets the mood for the holidays. Always a big night, I’d plan on
getting there early. Grab a seat. Order dinner. Have a blast!
My good friend Orville Giddings has something special lined up
for you. All you have to do is be there to enjoy it. And, speaking
of being there, I wish to thank Allen Estes and all those who attended
my return last week. It was a special night, and it meant the world!
Have fun, everyone! Love ~ 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!
Coming sooner than you think…
An Amero Family Christmas!

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

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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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.”

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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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

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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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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

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Toni Lynn Washington ~ Tonight’s host @ The Rhumb Line’s “Dave Sag’s Blues Party” 8:30pm to 11:30pm 9.22.2016

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Dave says,
Another huge week for you music fans! It’s still summer as far as I’m concerned, so, here ’tis:
Thursday night at the Rump Line: you gotta come and see Ms. Toni Lynn Washington. If you don’t know this lady; shame on you.A world class performer who’ll rip your lungs out,Jim. Last time here, she had ’em swinging’ from the rafters.

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Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Dave Sag’s Blues Party is gonna rock n roll tonight with Mike O’Connell, Steve Sadler and Forrest Padgett and of course Dave himself! @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 9.1.2016

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Tonight the Kapusta King of Wooster, Mr. Mike O’Connell, returns to the Rhumb Line stage. Mikey, who was nearly arrested last week for wearing a Speedo® at the beach has just gotten back from a vacation visiting the Sonny Bono Memorial Pine Tree in Calif. Oughta be a story there…

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He’s bringing the heavy guns to put you in the mood for celebration. There’s Mr. Steve Sadler, utility glitarist, Mr.Forrest Padgett, on defibrilllators and me, on the big bass.

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Tim Gartland @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.25.2016

 

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Dave says,
Mr Tim Gartland returns! Presently living in Nashville where he is the top-rated John Deere® Salesman,he not only plays a mean harmonica and sings like an angel, but he has just returned from Rio, where his synchronized spitting team brought home the Gold for the good ol’ USA.

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He’s dragging in a crack team to black him up, featuring Mr. Tom West, dishpan handed keyboardist for the (Eupho) Mystics, Pete Henderson,on catarrh, who ,like me is still in recovery from last week’s Sax Gordon show,and Forrest “Tucker” Padgett to make butter on the skins. A great time!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.18.2016

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The exploding cigar of honky sax, Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle, returns to The Rhumb Line. They broke the mold before they made this guy! Always a party!

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And he’s bringing along the Mysterious Mr. Pete henderson to thwack the glitar as well as Mr. Chris Rivelli, of Broomful ‘O Blooze fame to hit on all cylinders. Don’t miss it!

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Lisa Marie Tonight! Thursday the 8th.8:30pm. Davesag’s blues party @ The Rhumb Line 8.4.2016

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Are you ready? Do you suffer from 4 weal drive? Wheys and miens? Corrosive carbuncles? Well, we offer the perfect ointment for your troubles in the form of Ms. Lisa Marie. Yes, this Thursday Ms. LM descends through the clouds spraying sunshine on all those parts that you fear need toning. Gonna be a big dance party. She’ dragging in Mr. Johnny Juxo on the keys and those fabulous wombat-skinned pointy Italian Shoes to shake things up. A drummer of dubious origin, too? I’m not sure….
It’s also Dave Trooper’s Going away party! From 6 to 8 pm, come by and wish him and Catherine good luck as they deport themselves to Ecuador, where the living is easy, the fish are jumpin’ and the coca grows high. Bring your instruments and show him who’s boss! Seriously, I’m going to miss him terribly and wish both all the luck on their new adventure. Do come!
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Dance the night away at the Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Steve Sadler, Jimmy Scoppa and Mr. Jeff Casper @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 7.14.2016

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We’re having a guitar extravaganza this Thursday. I’m calling’ in the big guns for a battle plan.
First, We got the commodious Mr. Steve Sadler and his willfully meandering slide catarrh in the top spot. He sings, he plays anything;  he does it all.

 

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On the other side, there’s Mr. Jim Scoppa, guitarist non pareil,  with his gas-fired style and smoking amplifier. Mr. Andrew “Pops” Jones will be freaking out on the drums. I’ll be in the middle with a bunch of new toons to torture you with. Ask your doctor if The Rhumb Line is right for you!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

They call her “Queen of the Blues” ~ Toni Lynn Washington Joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 6.16.2016

 

 

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Dave says,

The bases are loaded this Thursday as I Welcome Ms. Toni Lynn Washington to the Rhumb Line stage. A veritable living legend in the Boston area, Ms. T is sure to have your Adam’s apple bobbing with delight. I know she’ll hit it out of the park, too, with such luminaries as Mr. Mike DiBari, the mentalist of the blues, on catarrh, and Mr. Steve Bankuti,the drummer whose line is always busy!
It’s her first time here in town, so come early and stay late! You’ll be quizzed on this next week!

 

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Cheryl Arena 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 6.2.2016

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Thursday night Ms. Cheryl Arena returns to Fred’s Coliseum in force!  Yes, that lovable gal with the nasty harmonica and the big voice is ready to chase you back to whatever evil rock you’ve been lying under.

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And, oops, I forgot to write down who the guitar player is, but rest assured you won’t be disappointed. Forrest “Forrest” Padgett will be the heartbeat du jour. My buddy Paul F’oss will be arriving by sled dog from the hinterlands of Bangor ME to tickle the ivories, and I’ll be on base with two men out.

 

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Dave Sags Blues Party Tonight with Greg Luttrell and Benny Benson 8:30pm 5.26.2016 It’s gonna be smokin!

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I’m so excited about all the fun for me this weekend that I’ve practically burst my diaper. Let’s be quick about it:
Thursday night: Rhumb Line: Greg Lutrell is back from China and along with Benny Benson, Fred’s insurance is going to go up.

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Saturday night: John Keegan® and Madhouse™ lays waste to the stage at Captain Carlo’s here in beautiful, clogged, Downtown Gloucester. 9 to 12
Sunday night: I join Stovall Brown and Johnny Juxo for some real dice-shaking fun at Terry O’Rielly’s in downtown Newton.5 to 9
Monday night: close out the long weekend by enjoying the groovy sounds of Tony and Samantha Goddess plus friends like John Cameron ,Steevee Chaggaris, and meself at the Mile Magic Marker at the CA Marina. 5 to 8. Whoo, boy, I’m pooped already! Dave…

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Chris “Stovall” Brown Tonight with guest drummer Chris Anzalone Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 4.14.2016

 

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Nose-busting Mr. Chris “Stovall” Brown returns this Thursday for yet another rousing evening of Bad jokes, incredible glitar and heartfelt vocals. Always a pleasure to have mr. B. around. He keeps me honest, knows a million toons and has a new wireless rig that allows him to communicate with the planet Altair IV, as well as jump around all over the place whilst whanging out yet another incredible solo enroute to the front door. You gotta see this.

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Of course, our Gatling drummmbler aka Mr. Chris Anzelone will remain forcibly rooted to the floor and the groove via welded connection to me; the basest.

 

chris a Wear your hardhat. Bring cash, tons of it. No salesman will visit your home.

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Dave Birkin Tonight! The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 4.7.2016

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We’re late celebrating Keaster this week as I offer you hipster replacement therapy in the guise of Mr. Dave Birkin. A newbie for you and me. I met this guy at a party where the wallpaper curled and houseplants died after a rousing set of heat-seeking blues and j**z got the audience wheezing and drooping in hysteresis. Just back from a perspirational visit to The Mount Of Olive Oyl, where he scored a pair of Roman sandals and a scutum real cheap, Dave will visibly shake you up with modern renditions of classic blues and jazz. He has a really great Sax sound. And he sings, too. I really mean this.

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Blacking him up will be that nun-eating master of the gootar, Mr. Mike DiBari; our antidisestablishvegetarianism recipient of the year, and Mr. Chris Anzelone, a new piston-popping drummmbler, who’ll knock your block off. I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time and can’t wait to hear me cry “Uncle!” Do come!

 

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

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Andrew Clark joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 3.31.2016

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This Thursday we offer significant symptom relief with the infusion of that Tootin’ Torquemada of the Tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. Just back from an awesome Third Reiki Massage and gentle Acubeating session, I guarantee you he is limber and smood as greek Yohgurt. I just love his high energy and stylish hats. Loves to get the crowd dancin’. Might have a concussion, too.

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Completing the circuit will be the lugubrious Mr. Jack Ward, on catarrh and vocalese, and the big Papi of Beverly, Mr. Andrew Jones, on jumper cables. This is never to be missed. See ya then!

 

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Gloucester, MA 01930
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Willie “Loco” Alexander Tonight @ The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm The Rhumb Line 3.24.2016

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Just in time for Easter I’m bringin’ in the man in the biohazard leisure suit: Mr. Willie Alexander. A fixture in the music world, actually a light fixture or streetlamp of Rocque and Role and all things musical, willie ill blind you to your evil ways as he get’s the band to channel The Fat Man, L’il Richard, et al. It’s always a pleasure.

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He’ll be bringing along his long-time bug zapping glitarist, Mr. Billy Loosigian and helpful digestive aid, Mr. Steevee Chaggaris,whopping those jungle drums. I’m gonna sing some Irving Berlin! Bite me!

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Tonight A Tribute Allen Toussaint at The Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30 to 11:30pm 2.25.2016

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It’s a special week for me as I capture some of my favorite high-value targets and toss ’em on the stage for a big whoop-di-do. Seeing as how one of my favorite songwriters and performers passed on a few months ago, I thought It’d be a good idea to honor him with a tribute. I’m talkin’ about Mr. Allen Toussaint.

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http://allentoussaint.com/

You may not have heard the name, but this guy was one of the most important tunesmiths of the 60’s and 70’s. He wrote over 1000 songs, some of which are classics.. We’re gonna do like 30 of them, if we can, with no rehearsal, no backsies and no money down. To help me out I’ve engaged my most favorite lovers of his music. Phew!
Let’s start with Edd Scheer, everybody’s favorite frontman, drummer and vocalist. Add Mr. Jon Ross, on guitar and vocals, and Mr. John Cameron , on keys, and me, suffering with a swollen enigma, coughing my brains out, and writing out words to 30 songs and what do you get? Hopefully a stellar night of Allen’s top notch music!
Somebody help me!

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