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Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Tonight’s guest: Charlee Bianchini 7-10pm 9.30.2015


This week…
Meatloaf Dinner w/mushroom gravy
and choice of potato & veg – $10.95!

Wednesday, September 30th – 7pm


Everybody loves Charlee Bianchini. She has developed a
stirring and soulful repertoire over recent years. The house
becomes her living room and the audience becomes her
special, invited guests. Tell me it ain’t true! :-) ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
J.B. Amero

Jon Butcher

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini 7-10pm 7.1.2015


This week only…
Prime Rib Dinner – $12.95 (while they last)

Wednesday, July 1st – 7pm
Special Guest:Charlee Bianchini

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It has been too long since her last appearance as my musical
guest. Charllee Bianchini never fails to sprinkle her magic
fairy dust over the Rhumb Line audience. Pure charm! Don’t
forget, it all starts early… 7pm! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
7/08 Marina Evans
Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

J.B. (shhh… he doesn’t know it yet) :-)

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


Saturday May 16 One World Coffeehouse last show this season- Meridian and Charlee Bianchini

The One World Coffeehouse, 59 Main St, Essex, MA (street level entrance of  the U. U. Church), is pleased to offer a split bill on Saturday, May 16, 8 PM, with the singing duo Meridian and singer-songwriter Charlee Bianchini.  

Each group will play a set, with an intermission in between to sample the delectable sweet, teas,  and coffees.

Meridian, known for their intricate harmonies on traditional and contemporary folk music, consists of Gloucester’s Olivia Gale and Colin de la Barre. Meridian photo credit Jason Grow

Charlee Bianchini, has been making her mark as a gifted singer and writer, starting with her local roots, then branching out as she traveled meridian photo credit Jason Growoverseas and back home to her beloved Gloucester.

Both of these talented offerings for the May 16th will give the One World Coffeehouse audience an evening of breathtaking vocals and thought provoking lyrics. Don’t miss this chance to welcome Meridian and Charlee Bianchini to the stage.

Call 978-768-3690 for reservations, door opens at 7:20, $15, payment made at the door. WWW.oneworldcoffeehouse.org for more info.

A Delightful Havdallah Evening at Temple Ahavat Achim – May 2nd

Temple Ahavat Achim

86 Middle St., Gloucester, MA


TAA presents a special event for members and guests:




7:30 pm – Supper 

8:15 pm – Havdallah Service 

8:30 pm ’til closing –  A cabaret in three acts:


  • Danceable blues & rock with Bobby Kramer Trio & a special guest
  • Charlee Bianchini performing folk
  • Mark Arnold at jazz piano

Make your own sundaes to sweeten the evening!

$10 in advance or $12 at the door


RSVP is appreciated – it will allow us to know how much food to prepare!

Call Natalia at (978) 281-0739!

We look forward to seeing you for a night of frolicking and friendship!

SELL OUT WARNING: Not many seats left for Chelsea Berry & Charlee Bianchini at Old Sloop on Saturday

Do you really want to be the schmuck who says, “What? We can’t get in? Really?”  Of course not.  So stop what ever you’re doing and get your tickets right here, right now!  (Forget what the poster says about tickets at the door.  There won’t be any.)



Chelsea Berry with Charlee Bianchini Old Sloop Coffee House Saturday, Nov. 1 @ 7:30pm

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Coming soon…
Not many tckets left for this event!
Tickets can be purchased also at The Bookstore, 61 Main St. and Toad Hall Bookstore, Rockport, Ma.




Charlee Bianchini Joins Fly Amero this Wednesday night 8-11pm 10.8.2014 @ The Rhumb Line

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This Wednesday Only:
Open Faced Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwich
w/mashed, gravy & cranberry sauce $8.95!


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Wednesday, October 8th

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Among my all-time favorite music guests, Charlee Bianchini
brings her joyful spirit to the stage each and every time she
performs. Be there. She’s gonna make you feel good. I promise. ~ Fly :-)
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Open Faced Hot Roasted Turkey Sandwich
w/mashed, gravy & cranberry sauce $8.95!

Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
10/15: Ron Schrank

10/22: Rocky Kramm

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest is Charlee Bianchini.


This Week:
Fresh Grilled Salmon, $11.95!

Wednesday, June 25th
Special Guest: 
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Sheila Roberts Orlando

We are so long overdue to have the sweet, talented Charlee
Bianchini as Wednesday’s guest at the Rhumb Line. ~ Fly
From her website: Growing up in a house filled with folk
music, bluegrass and jazz, Charlee has been singing since she
could remember. She started playing the guitar when she was
five years old, and after learning the basics, she chose to pursueclassical guitar.  She has studied with the accomplished, Anthony Weller, among others, and she continues studying both classicaland folk/rock finger-picking techniques.  Charlee has beenperforming professionally for four years now, mainly in andaround New England. Her music could be described asacoustic, folk/indie-rock. Her favorite artists include, Jeff Buckley, Alison Krauss, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Joan Baez, Patsy Cline, Phoebe Snow, Fleetwood Mac, The Talking Heads, and BonnieRaitt among so many others.
Visit: http://www.charleebeth.com/
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Grilled Salmon, $11.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
7/02 – Alexandra Valenti
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly


Wednesday’s with Fly Amero. Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini


Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Wednesday, February 12th

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photo by Louise

Charlee Bianchini is a lovely, charming young talent.  Proof
that the amazing music scene here on Cape Ann is sure to
grow through the years ahead.  One of my true favorites. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prime Rib Special –  $12.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Coming soon…
John Rockwell

Renee Dupuis

Marina Evans

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

Hot music weekend in the dead of Winter

Well, anybody who thinks Cape Ann’s music scene is only hot during tourist season should look at this weekend’s lineup (see full weekend music schedule here).

That’s the good news.  The bad news is that you just can’t see every good show this weekend.  You’re gonna have to choose.  Maybe I can help.  It just so happens that I’ve recently interviewed two people who are performing this weekend at Shalin Liu.

Here’s my interview with Brian Gore, whose International Guitar Night performs tonight at 8PM.

And here’s my interview with Kendrick Oliver, director of the New Life Jazz Orchestra, who’s performing tomorrow at 8PM.

And don’t forget Mark Berger & Ride with dramatic photographs from out west as the backdrop for this Old Sloop concert tomorrow.

And it’s Crazy Moon’s final weekend at Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Plus some of Cape Ann’s favorites all over town, including Linda Amero, Charlee Bianchini & Dave Brown, Runaround, Dan King, Michael O’Leary, Mari Martin, Allen Estes & Orville Giddings — and there’s the Community Sing-a-long in Celebration of Pete Seeger at the Lanesville Community Center tonight.  WOW!  Is your head spinning?  Click here for some help choosing.

“A huge duck would f*** you up” — Bruce Springsteen

On Jan 14 — for the benefit of Joey, Paul M. & RD — Bruce Springsteen settled the matter on Jimmy Fallon.  Here’s what he said in response to a question posted on Twitter:

This was, of course, the same night as the “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam” bit which is at least as funny:

Bruce couldn’t make it to the Rhumbline tonight, but Dan King is filling in for him with special guests Charlee Bianchini & Bill Gleason at 6pm — and that will be an excellent show.  Check out the full weekend live music schedule here.

This is not you’re grandpa’s bluegrass!

If you were at the Cape Ann Solstice concert, you heard Charlee Bianchini’s gorgeous version of Mark Erelli’s soulful “Snowed In.”  You may also remember Charlee say she was lucky enough to see him live — not many people are so lucky.   But you could be if you get your tix now to see him with Barnstar! at Old Sloop before they sell out!


Check out this video to see what I mean . . .

Thank you to Musicians, Sponsors, Volunteers & Fans for a magical solstice

WinterSolsticeSm_FlyWhat a gift it is to live in a community full of tremendously talented musicians, who can bring world-class music to one of Gloucester’s most treasured spaces.

All the performers were at the top of their game last night and, based on their level of talent, they could have brought giant egos with them.

But they chose to leave their egos at the door and collaborate at the highest level of professionalism in order to lift a packed house at Gloucester’s UU Church to a level of musical joy that many said they hadn’t felt in years.


Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers and Cape Ann TV crew who helped to bring The Cape Ann Winter Solstice Concert to life.

Thanks, most of all, to everyone who came out to support our local music treasures and help restore the Meetinghouse so it can become a premier listening venue for dozens of major musical events  every year.

Based on last night’s success, it’s safe to say we’ll be doing this again and again and again.  Stay tuned …

Cape Ann Solstice Tickets Available at the Door ~ Plenty of FREE PARKING

You can’t get advanced tickets online any more, but you can still go the Gloucester UU Church and get tickets at the door ($25 for all ages).  Box office opens at 4pm.  Doors open at 7.  Concert starts at 7:30.  There’s plenty of free parking at the Church and nearby (Trinity Church parking lot and Library lot off School St. are both plowed) so come on down and celebrate the longest night of the year with some of Cape Ann’s finest musicians while you help to restore one of Gloucester’s most treasured buildings!


The best radio Christmas shows you’ll hear this year ~ SUN 12/22 @9AM & 7PM on 104.9

Curtain Up host Aurelia Nelson

We’ve pointed out before that North Shore 104.9 host Aurelia Nelson frequently features local talent on her show, “Curtain Up” (see examples here).  This Sunday 12/22 she pulls out all the stops with her hyper-local Christmas show featuring some of Cape Ann’s top talent performing a Christmas repertoire that rivals what you’d hear on a big city radio show!

You’ll hear Dan King’s wonderful new Christmas song “Handmade With Love (Present)” featuring Charlee Bianchini, “I wish I Could Fly” written by Allen Estes & Fly Amero, new songs by Bryan Alex, John Stevens and Angie Miller (Beverly’s own Idol finalist) and selections by the Beantown Swing Orchestra.

We know you’ll be at Gloucester’s UU Church on Saturday night, where you can see many of these stars LIVE — and we promise the show will be over in plenty of time for you to get a good night’s sleep and get up by 9am for Curtain Up on North Shore 104.9.

Then on Sunday night at 7pm, you can hear a real radio play, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”  This is a rare experience you simply can’t get any other way.  Build a fire, sit together as a family in the living room, tune the radio to 104.9, chill in a comfy chair, close your eyes and lose yourself in this classic story.  When’s the last time you heard a radio play?

STRESSED? Here’s an antidote that will make you feel great!

christmas shopping 1Take a break from all this madness and enjoy great music with friends & family Saturday December 21st.  Get your tickets now so you can relax.


If you’re not convinced this will be the concert of the season, check out Gail McCarthy’s piece in today’s Gloucester Daily Times.

You have a few options for tickets:

Reserved Pews (no hassle):  $225 Seats 12 or $195 Seats 10 (less than $20/person)
General Admission $20 in advance $15 Child/Senior (under 12/over 65)
$25 At the Door (all ages) – Cash only, please, at the door.

Tickets are available online, at the church and liquor locker.  They will also be available on Saturday morning at Solstice Farmers Market.

Plenty of free parking available:

  • both sides of Pine Street and Proctor Street (Pine becomes Proctor after it crosses Church Street)
  • in a small parking lot on Proctor Street (free parking)
  • portions of both sides of Middle Street (and any place on Middle where there is a parking meter – no fee on Sunday)
  • one side of Church Street (please be mindful not to block the driveway of residents)

Parking also available at Trinity Congregational Church 70 Middle Street & Saint John’s Church at 48 Middle Street

The Line-Up:

  • Allen Estes with Matt Leavenworth, Wolf Ginandes & Dave Mattacks
  • Willie Loco Alexander & the Raztones
  • Fly Amero
  • Gordon Baird
  • Inge Berge & Julie Cleveland
  • Charlee Bianchini
  • Ken Bonfield
  • Lenny Campanello – Gloucester Police Chief
  • Will Hunt & Alexandra Stella D’Maris
  • Dan King
  • T Max
  • Michael O’Leary
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