Met a lovely couple from Acton at the Brewery on Friday. Guess what, the Brewery is growing their own hops. Great view and weather on Friday.
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The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band’s many musical influences from nearly all genres. All members sing; creating multiple combinations of 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies. All members write and sing songs about their thoughts, families, and the natural world that surrounds them. For a band without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure. Check out this video and go see them on Saturday November 23rd.
Sunday October 27, 2013
The Barbara and Al Boudreau Jazz Quartet
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Jazz Session with Kate Barry, Zach Gorrell & Steve Lace
5:00 – 8:00
Thursday, October 31, 2013 – Halloween
This will be fun blending of two great traditions. A good time is guaranteed for all. Costumes are more than welcome.
Plus it’s a great way to get you psyched for Henri’s special Christmas concert at the fully restored, historic Larcom Theatre in Beverly on December 14. Now, remember, as Fly Amero said (in this post) Beverly is NOT “up the line” it’s “virtually next-door … right down the street from us”. Best of all, the Larcom is a gorgeous theatre with perfect sound. The best seats are going fast, so get tickets here.
Annual visitor form Minneapolis, New Jersey, and North Carolina enjoy a meal at Cape Ann Brewery. Great reflection of the harbor.
Start at Captain Carlos with Cripple Cove Quartet at 5. Walk out the door to catch Alek Razdan & A-Train at Harbor Loop at 6:30, followed by Johnny Carwash. Then you can walk to Rhumb Line to see Punk legend, Wille Loco, with Dave Sag.
Yes, I said walk. It’s not that far. If you’re not from Gloucester check out Google’s Walking Directions (still in beta, but they work well). Here are Google’s directions for the 13 minute walk from Harbor Loop to Rhumbline. And it’s a nice walk — especially on a night like tonight.
Trouble deciding where to go? See the full live music schedule here.
After dinner, there’s room to stand inside to see the music. It’s a relaxed, fun, lively atmosphere. But it’s loud. People are talking over the music. You’ve been there right? The band turns up. The crowd talks louder. It begins to feel like a contest. Most musicians hate this. They’d rather be playing to a listening crowd.
Chelsea sings her song, “Blues House”, which is about this very problem. From the back, it’s hard to hear her over the crowd. But it’s too loud in there to carry on a conversation either. I’ve always puzzled about this singer vs. crowd phenomenon.
Then something magical happens. Chelsea sings her signature a cappella song, “King of Rome” and does something unexpected. She leaves the mic. Chelsea’s powerful voice is still heard over the din. And the sheer power of her presence and performance begins to quiet the crowd. Finally all you can hear is Chelsea’s soaring song about Charlie and his racing pigeon accompanied by the clanging of pots and pans in the kitchen as if it were an off-stage percussion section.
Singer vs. crowd. Singer wins. But so does the crowd. Live music takes you to a place you simply cannot experience any other way.
BTW: This is the 100th anniversary of the 1001 mile race from Rome to England that Charlie Hudson’s racing pigeon, The King of Rome, won in 1913.
Anybody who follows us on GMG knows the depth of talent living on Cape Ann (plus, I tried to capture it in an article for The Noise called Vintage Cape Ann — you can see it below the Brad Byrd interview here). Now, it seems that major talent is arriving from off island more and more — especially when you look at the live music schedule for this weekend and next week. Here are a few highlights:
TONIGHT: Swingle Singers at Shalin Liu — they’re always bringing in great musicians from out of town.
TOMORROW: Henri Smith New Orleans Friends & Flavours at Cape Ann Brewery. Well, we could almost say that Henri is from Gloucester — he’s been here since Katrina.
SATURDAY: Isaac Hayden at The Grove Cafe in Manchester. Isaac comes all way from Nashville. This new boutique/coffee house is beginning to pack the place with people who appreciate good music.
Thursday @ The Gloucester House – Berklee in Gloucester – World-renowned Berklee Professors performing with Top Students to raise money to send Gloucester students Berklee. The first of this year’s series kicks off with The Jim Odgren Quintet.
Sunday @ the UU Church – Free BSO Chamber Music Concert – The Boston Symphony Orchestra has chosen Gloucester to launch its 2012-13 Community Chamber Concerts series. What a coup for Gloucester!
Keep an eye on next week’s live music schedule. More shows tend to get added at the last minute.
As most people know I cannot eat Seafood, Boo.. But Rick can and the Cape Ann Brewery is very careful about food allergies, which I thank them, Rick’s fish and chips and my hamburger were yummy
My Burger was also yummy
You Just Can’t Trust em’!
Unfortunately the Boston Based Pirate Ship The Formidable sailed into Gloucester HarborEarly Saturday Morning Under The American Flag,While the Sentries at Stage Fort Park were Asleep.
In these Photos you can see these Scalley Wags planning evil.
It looks like their first Victim was a cooler full of Grog in the Cruiseport Parking lot.
KEEP ON THE LOOK OUT!
Your Cooler could be Next!
Knitting Seaman Scarves and raising money for the children of Matteo Russo, a Gloucester fisherman who was lost at sea, in January 2009.
Organized by Kathleen Valentine and designer of the seaman’s scarves.
ANOTHER BIG MUSIC WEEK!!
Remember you can subscribe to GMG Local Music by clicking on the link on the sidebar.There’s lots of good music in Gloucester this week. This post will be updated as info comes in.
From Dave Sag
Rhumb Line Thursday Night Blues Party
Buono ex post facto fiesta! Whew!…got thru another one without needing invasive surgery. What fun! Not being a “true” local, I dig it because I’m a true Italian.I know my whole family would dig it, too, especially if they were alive. Especially my aunt Tony.
Now, we’re facing another grueling holiday weekend, so gird your grid; here it comes: This thursday at the Rhumb Line I’m proud to present Bob Davis, Mr. Johnny Carwash hisself…the man who put the mental in instrumental. Behind him will be Roger Brocklebank, on drumns, and of course, Greg t. and myself. We’ll be mewling and puking our way thru a special program of national anthems and patriotic tunes. I have no idea what’s gonna happen, but ambulances will be on standby. Don’t miss it!
And if you still haven’t had enough,
on Saturday nite the Musical Surplus Club of Hong Kong is proud to present: MADHOUSE at the MADFISH. Grill, that is… on Pocky Neck, here in Globster. Johnny K. and the whole aggravation will be a-hootin’ and a-hollerin’ thru yet another evening of madcap escapades and musical mayhem. C’mon down and burn your leather on the floor!
Open Mic at the Gull
“Come down and bring your voice or Axe (not a real axe)”
What: Jam Session
Host: The Gull Restaurant
Start Time: Today July 1 at 9:00pm
Where: The Gull Restaurant
Roots Rock Jam at Latitude 43°
Dan King hosts Wednesday Night Roots Rock Jam at Latitude 43°.
Wednesdays starting at 9pm. This Weds, July 1 features Dave Mattacks and Jimy Ryan!
Cape Ann Brewery is hosting the “Mind your Manors” Throwdown! Featuring SAFETY at the Manor Inn on Sunday July 5.
Beer tasting, free apps, and awesome 80’s tunes.
SAFETY and Deejay X-Press from 5-9pm.
Tix are $15 for apps, tasting and entertainment
141 Essex Ave. Gloucester
From Barbara and Al Boudreau-
SUNDAY JULY 5, 2009
THE STUDIO RESTAURANT
51 ROCKY NECK Ave
GLOUCESTER MA, 01930
This Sunday MIKE TURK brings his dynamic jazz harmonica to the bandstand for a night of unbelievable musicianship. Mike plays this insrument as well as any of the horn players that we feature. If you are familiar with and like TOOTS THIELEMANS don’t miss this player. The music starts at 5pm
We will be having another great lineup for the Studio this season. I have a few new players added to the roster this year; Greg Abate will be coming as well as the new young lion; Mike Tucker, two exceptional sax players.
Looking forward to seeing and and goofing-off with you all this upcoming season…….Stay well……….Best, Barb & AL
MARK CARLSEN-BASS JACK SENIER-PIANO