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SRO Seats Available for Yardbirds with Gloucester’s KBMG Opening

As always, we alert our GMG friends when a show is about to sell out. Gloucester’s KBMG (Dan King, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks & Wolf Ginandes) are opening for The Yardbirds, right down the road at Beverly’s intimate Larcom Theatre this Friday 11/20 and there are 8 single seats left, but we added 8 more standing tickets behind the last row in the Orchestra.  The standing tickets are only available by phone on a first-call-first-served basis, so if you want them, please call 978.525.9093.  You can leave a message if you get voice-mail and one of us will call you back.

You may know that Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton were all former lead guitarists for The Yardbirds.  Malden, MA native Johnny A is their newest lead guitarist and by all accounts is carrying on the tradition in stellar fashion.  You may have also heard the story of when Jimmy Page left the Yardbirds to form his own band, he was going to call it “The New Yardbirds” and his friend Kieth Moon quipped, “Well that’ll go over like a led zeppelin.”

Here’s a video of a Yardbirds show from a couple of days ago.  They are HOT!

Gail McCarthy’s wonderful profile in today’s Times highlights local musicians

Jon Butcher at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre

We are tremendously honored to have our gimmeLIVE work featured by Gail McCarthy in today’s Gloucester Daily Times (see article here).

In particular, we want to thank Gail for highlighting the stellar musicians who make Gloucester such a vibrant place to live, especially Jon Butcher, Fly AmeroAllen Estes , David Brown, Dan King, Dave Mattacks, Wolf Ginandes, Henri Smith, as well as some of our regional favorites Danielle Miraglia, Johnny A., John Cafferty , Michael “Tunes” Antunes, The Delta Generators, The Willie J. Laws Band.

Most importantly we want to thank all the fans — especially GMG fans — who get off the couch and come out to support live music in our little slice of heaven up here on Boston’s north shore.  As Dave Brown says, “We’re nothing without you!”

Here’s a little video treat — the Yardbirds having a bit of Halloween fun in PA last Saturday with Johnny A (who recently joined the band) on lead guitar (past Yardbirds lead guitar players include Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck, so I’d say our local guy, Johnny A., is in pretty good company.)

SELL OUT ALERT: There are only a few seats left for the Yardbirds show right down the road at Beverly’s Larcom Theatre with local favorites KBMG opening!  Get tickets here before they’re all gone.


Safety played to a wall to wall packed house last night, actually it was more than a packed house, the place was overflowing with rockin fans, with Tony Goddess, Renee Dupuis, Dan KingBrian King, Megan McKenzie Downey, and Dennis Monagle.

FUN at Mile Marker with Safety 80s!

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Wednesday’s With Fly Amero…This week’s special guest is Dan King…Tonight 7pm 6.10.2015


This week only…
Greek Shrimp w/Linguini – $10.95
American Chop Suey – $9.95



Wednesday, June 10th – 7pm
Special Guest: D A N K I N G !

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Everyone’s friend and songwriter hero, Dan King joins us at
the Rhumb Line this week. Whenever he and I get together,
it’s always simply a matter of time before the evening starts
going “Beatles”. 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!
6/17 Annette Dion

6/24 Brian King

7/01 Charlee Bianchini

7/08 Marina Evans
Coming Soon… Fozzie-kins

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





The power of community! What a memorable gala for ACTION, INC’s 50th milestone!

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This anniversary inspired a very special evening for the 2015 Annual Meeting: a tribute to all of Action’s staff for so many years of dedication, engagement and –well 50 years says it all- sustainable programming!

Last night, the curtains were drawn at Shalin Liu Performance center, the massive screen dropped and we were treated to this short, great tribute video. Look closely at the old photos and history of Action, Inc. Write into the comments below if you can name the four people involved with Action in 1965. We’ll see if you’re right.

Kudos to the movie crew:

Jessica Benedetto, Action’s Director of Marketing & Planning

Megan Merlin, Action’s Project Coordinator

Grieg Cranna, Photographer

Adam Kooken, Videographer, Montserrat


Jessica and Megan organized the event. Willow Rest rocked the food. Speaking of rock, we were treated to the happiest musicians ever. Perfect sound and coolest set from Dan King and friends, with Erika Van Pelt adding powerful vocals.

Executive Director, Tim Riley, is retiring this year. He received the Lyndon Baines Johnson War on Poverty Award and promptly shared the award right back with everyone else.


Herr Merci makes their debut tonight @ The Rhumb Line…Crazy good line up, so it’s gonna be wicked good!

Herr Merci

Herr Merci will be throwing down some psychedelic rock at the The Rhumb Line in Gloucester, MA. Herr Merci is a newly formed ensemble of some of the most rockin’ jam band musicians the North Shore has to offer:
Dan King – guitar
George Hall – guitar
Brian O’Connor – vocals
Lori Perkins – keys
Peter Koeplin – drums
John Newcomer – bass (and the ultimate misfit)
Show starts at 9:30. No cover!


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


Thursdays at Katrina’s just got whole lot cooler! This week Dan King brings Renee Dupuis and Annmarie Shimanonski. Tonight @ 8 for your listening pleasure.


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14 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Today 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone (978) 515-7817
Email tfuller01929@comcast.net



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.

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

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Dan King to host this Wednesday with a tribute to John Lennon. 12.11.2013


 Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, December 11th 8-11
Special Guest Host: DAN KING!

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Dan King hosts this Wednesday with a tribute to John Lennon,
23 years this month since his passing.  My touring takes me
away to Orlando, then Phoenix.  But I will be here in spirit.
Thank you, Dan-O! ~ 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!
12/18 – Amero Family Christmas
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Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly

See, go see and Shop Locally ~ Hand Made with Love @ Present ~ Ladies night downtown Gloucester… 5-10 pm December 5, 2013

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Present Gloucester

Many thanks to Dan King, KBMG and friends! Here is a taste of this year’s Present. We hope to see you Thursday night for Ladies’ Night!

Music starts @ Six O’Clock for the Dan King’s early show then @ 9:30 Groove Therapy kicks it up a notch @ The Rhumb Line

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Sit back relax and enjoy the early show
Dan King‘s guests today
George Hall  and Brian O’Connor ( I’ve seen these guys at In a Pig’s Eye you don’t want to miss them).
Then if you feel so inclined to let loose
Groove Therapy
Let’s go crazy….
All this is happenin @ The Rhumb Line


THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT40 Railroad Ave.Gloucester, MA 01930phone: 978-283-9732

Listen to the first release from the upcoming KBMG EP that should be arriving on CD today.

While mixing I always take long rides around Cape Ann to check out the sound in the Van. I also think about lyrics and themes while walking through Ravenswood or stopping at my favorite spots including Little River and Stubby Knowles Landing. This particular track seemed to fit perfectly with the Foliage around the West side of Gloucester as I shot the Album Cover over there a  couple weeks ago and then last week decided that area would make for a great simple video shoot for a Blue Sky Sundown. Hope you enjoy this fun autumn cruise around Cape Ann.

Dan King

btw, features New Orleans Michael Ward-Bergeman on Accordion

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