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David Brown and JB Amero Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 10.18.2017


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 18th – 7pm
My Musical Guests: J.B. & D.B.!

left to right: Genius Guitar Player; Genius Entertainer. David
Brown and J.B. Amero arrive this Wednesday to paint a fine
coat of their special magic onto the Rhumb Line walls and into
our loving hearts. We don’t do this too often folks. I’d take
advantage, if I were you’z! Come early. It’s a-gonna be nuts! ~ 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!
10/25 – TBA
11/01 – Bill Gleason

11/08 – Ron Schrank

11/15 – Honkytonk Women

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

JB Amero, David Brown, Dave Mattacks and Dear Ol’ Dave Sag 8:30 pm @ The Rhumb Line. This Thursday 5.11.2017

This Thursday it’s “turn in your old prescription bottle” week at The rhumb Line. Band operators will be available to counsel you on the ins and outs of the ins and outs. Helping us along will be that dastardly dude of country music: Mr. J.B. Amero. Always a blast to have him around! With the Dynamic Duo of Messrs. Dave Brown and Dave Mattacks, what could go wrong?? Come on out for this special evening. Grief counsellors and Kleenex will be available for a limited time.
Dave Sag

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


John Keegan Tonight ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 3.30.2017



High school Spirit is at an all-time low, so let’s welcome back Mr. John Keegan®. See if he can rally your endocrines with his unsinkable style and Dejá Voodoo. Longtime leader of Madhouse™,Johnny will surely have you banging your shoe on the dance floor with his timeless renditions of timeless toons. Better yet, his choice of factotem poles will include such illuminaries as Mr. Dave Brown, ev’rybody’s favorite seasoning on catarrh, Mr. Brian Alex, leader of the famed band Entrain, another intense flavor, on gootar and vocals, topped off with Mr. Benny Benson, the cherry on top of the whipped cream. Hot Dog!

Dave Sag

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


Mike O’Connell Tonight with David Brown and Forrest Padgett and Dear Ol’ Dave, of course @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party . The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 1.12.2017


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Thursday night at the Rhumbline sees the resprouting of that local hero: Mr. Mike O’Connell and his band of Stooges.

mike-o-rl-mon-1-18-2016-bwcSpread out! No greasy kid stuff on his chinny chin chin as he brings in Mr. Dave Brown, pound for pound the best guitarist this scene has ever seen and Comrade Drummer Forrest “Frosty” Padgett on commie shrapnel shoe bangings. We will bury you!*


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


Seaport Grille Anniversary Celebration continues tonight with David Brown, Mike O’Connell, Roger Brockelbank and Dave Sag 6-9pm 3.9.2016

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Dave Sag
There’s a big party goin’ on at the Seaport Grille.
It’s Scott Cook Night, celebrating the very first customer of that venerable institution. From 6 to 9 I’ll be slugging it out with David Brown, Mike O’Connell and Roger Brockelbank. It’s gonna be a blast. Afterwards we’ll be shifting our bods to The Glou. House to join with Madhouse to celebrate the life of Kay Ellis, of Lannon fame who passed last week.


Bob Davis aka Johnny Carwash tonight with David Brown and Dave Mattacks @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm 2.4.2016

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Time to wax your surfboards and slather yourselves with sunblock as we welcome back Mr. Bobby Davis aka Johnny Carwash to the Rhumb Line stage this Thursday night. He’s been busy changing his tune list and reconfiguring his brainstem to wow you with a whole bunch of new stuff for your listening pleasure. Lotta work for me, but a real hoot!
He’s bringing along the masters of mayhem in the form of Mr. Dave Brown and Mr. David Mattacks to nail down the rhythm section. Also , his son Jason will be singing a few toons. Alfred Hitchcock will be shooting some film, too. Don’t miss it!
Super Bowl Sunday sees me whooping it up early (3 to 6) with Chris “Stovall” Brown and Chris Fitz at Brodie’s Seasick Cafe in beautiful downtown Salem. A really nice venue. Come early and help load firewood around the stake!

Yours Truly,

Dave Sag


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




































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.

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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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


The Big, BIG STRUM Saturday, October 4, 2014 @ The Gloucester House 63 Rogers Street Gloucester, MA Doors @7pm


Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $25-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This weeks guest are J.B. Amero & David Brown @ The Rhumb Line.

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Wednesday, September 10th
Special Guests: J B A M E R O & D A V I D B R O W N ! ! ! !

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The “incredible” meets the “unbeatable” in this week’s phenomenal Rhumb Line match-up! Please come and say hello
to Brother J.B. and Brother David Brown… the absolute cream of the crop here on Cape Ann. I mean, like, WOW!
~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Fresh Baked Haddock $12.95!
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
John Rockwell

Orville Giddings

Renee Dupuis

Ron Schrank

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

John Rockwell’s FINAL GIG with David Brown at Minglewood Tonight Wednesday 5.21.2014

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John Rockwell

That’s no typo. I hope you can join me and the phenomenal guitarist David Brown as I close out my run at Minglewood Tavern this Wednesday from 7-9pm.
I love when some of my previous musical guests come up and join me for a song or two. If you are so inclined, please do!
I also learned a very moving Townes Van Zandt song just for the evening and I will try to do it justice, with Fozzie Hill singing the Emmylou Harris part.
I hope you can make it!

Hold on to your hats…It’s gonna be a good one. Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8-11 @ The Rhumb Line tonight. 2.27.2014

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We’re gonna throw you another curveball this week and present to you a swinging night of country music featuring the Depot Cafe All-Stars. Led by the inimitable J.B. Amero, who needs no introduction and who has never eaten  broccoli in his entire life.  Manly! This will be his first time leading us blues type guys by the nose. He’ll have you crying in your beer with his buttery, plaintive versions of the Great American Country Schongbook. He’s lassoed the great Dave Brown and David Mattacks to help with the proceedings. We’re gonna be spitting Metamucil between our teeth all night long. There’ll be a contest for the best mullet in town. You’ll be drinking through the straw that broke the camel’s back! Don’t miss it!


Gloucester, MA 01930

phone: 978-283-9732


Allen Estes ~ Marina Evans ~ David Brown @ The Dog Bar, Sat. Dec. 7th, 9pm Do not miss this…

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Allen Estes, Marina Evans and David Brown…I got a feeling that the place will be packed!

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Gloucester, MA

Phone : 978.281.6565 


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!





Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Hello everyone!
Wednesday, November 27th, Thanksgiving Eve

We haven’t done this in a few years.  Always festive.  Very cool.  It’s Fly, Dave Brown, Wolf Ginandes & Dave Mattacks.  Know what happens?  Da walls get ripped down, that’s what happens!
This is how we kick off the holidays in Fishtown.  It starts at 8:30, but you’d better get there earlier than that if you wanna sit… and if you wanna get some prime rib before it’s gone!  ~ Fly
Thanksgiving Eve with Fly & the Band: 8:30 – ‘til
*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!
12/4 – John Rockwell

12/11 – Dan King (John Lennon Tribute)

12/18 – Amero Family Christmas

Looking forward…
…to seeing you there!  🙂 ~ Fly 



Lordy be, what fun. You will see ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party Thursday night @The Rhumb Line. 8-11

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We’re penetrating the Gardol® Shield this week with two of the finest slide glitar players this town has ever produced: Mr. Mike O’Connell and  Mr. David Brown. Mikey is a big favorite, what with his agglutinated vocal style and sponge-coated gritar stylings, he’s sure to have you sucking on your upper plate, whilst he  goes for your jugular.  And Brownie, of course, the systolic swami of slide, with his jewel-encrusted whammy bar and electric gas pedal, surrounded by a spaghetti mess of 2500 feet or so of extra cables. Heartfelt heartbeat duties performed by  one of our favorite egg scramblers: Mr. Forrest “Frosty” Padgett.

The last time this ensemble played together, I thought Mitch Miller was gonna come running and offer us a contract! But seriously, folks, it was a magic night, filled with psychic

DON’T FORGET:  WE’RE ON WINTER HOURS: 8 TO 11. Tell your friends and enemies!
NEXT WEEK:  Wilbur and Orville Giddings with Marque Earley and Steevee Chaggarris, the laughing drummer. The fur will fly. O.G. writes great songs. Nice teeth, too.

THE RHUMB LINE BAR & RESTAURANT40 Railroad Ave.Gloucester, MA 01930phone: 978-283-9732http://www.therhumbline.com/index.htm

David Brown to join John Rockwell Tomorrow night @ Alchemy Bistro ~ Ladies night 7-9

Women, Wine & Chocolate


5-5-5 SPECIALS: Tapas, Wine, Dessert $15 For Women only, and those who admire them.

John Rockwell fills the house 7-9 PM


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David Brown

If you heard any Billy Joel song from the 1980’s,

you’ve heard Dave Brown play guitar.
If you enjoyed Simon & Garfunkel’s “Concert for Central Park”,
you’ve heard Dave Brown play guitar.
If you come to Alchemy this Wednesday from 7-9pm, you can hear it again!
Gloucester has produced some amazing musicians, and it is a real privilege for me to have Dave join me this week. This should be good.
Oh, and don’t forget: it’ll be Ladies Night and there are some great food and drink specials.
I hope to see you,

The Big, BIG STRUM Saturday, May 18

Saturday, May 18
The Gloucester House
63 Rogers Street
Gloucester, MA
Doors @7pm

Purchase tickets ($20-advance, $22-at the door)
The Gloucester House – 978-283-1812
Gloucester Music – 978-281-4874
Fly at the Rhumb Line Tonight!


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