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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🙂

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ Fly Amero returns, with Allen Estes tonight! 7-10pm 11.15.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 16th – 7pm
A Special Songwriters Show with:
FLY AMERO & ALLEN ESTES

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After several weeks away, I finally return to the Rhumb Line
Wednesday show. Wanting it to be special, I called upon my
longtime friend, Allen Estes to join me for something a bit
out of the ordinary… an entire evening devoted to songwriting.
There may be some surprises along the way as well. It would
mean a great deal to me to see a number of you fine people
in our audience on this particular night. Love to you all! ~ 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!
11/23 – Thanksgiving Eve (Orville Giddings Band)

Coming sooner than you think…
An Amero Family Christmas!

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

Jalapenos is keeping their bar, and their kitchen (!), open late night for you on Fridays and Saturday nights, with musical accompaniment to boot!

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This Friday (November 4th, 2016) from 9:30pm – 11:30pm, Samantha and Tony Goddess (The Goddesses) will be on hand for two hours of acoustic boy-girl-husband-wife harmonies.  Come down and see if they can avoid falling off their chairs after indulging in some Queso Fundido and a couple Ultimate Margaritas.
WHAT:: The Goddesses at Jalapenos (www.jalapenosgloucester.com)
WHERE: 86 Main Street, Gloucester
WHEN: Friday November 4th from 9:30pm – 11:30pm
MORE: Brian King and Renee Dupuis will take the helm Saturday, November 5th from 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Thousand Dollar Singer-Songwriter Challenge kicks off tonight! 7:30pm @ Katrina’s 14 Rogers Street. Gloucester, MA

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Tonight’s lineup for the kickoff of our $1,000 Singer-Songwriter Challenge. Call to reserve a table:(978)515-7817
7:30pm: Mike Foley (solo) – Michael Foley
7:45pm: Greg Guba (solo) – Greg Guba
8:00pm: Annabelle Lord-Patey (solo) – Kevin Patey
8:15pm: The Lucky Ones Duo – Tony Frontiero
8:30pm: Sasquatch (solo) – Paul Cohan
8:45pm: Banda de Goma (duo) – Lynne Taylor
9:00pm: Amy Spillert (solo) – Amy Spillert
9:15pm: Renee & Joe – Renee Dupuis & Joe Cardoza
9:30pm: Charlie Russell (solo)
9:45pm: Will Hunt (solo) – Will Hunt
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR PERFORMERS:
– These set times are approximate. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to your set.
– Each act will have roughly 15 minutes, including the 2 to 3 minutes needed for judges’ feedback. Please plan your 2 to 3 songs accordingly.
– Participants are not required to sing any original material, however, a points bonus will be given in the scoring if one original is performed.
– The stage will be set with 1 monitor, 2 microphones (Shure Beta58) on boom stands. Please bring guitar and/or keyboard cables.
– This week’s judges: Chelsea Berry (singer-songwriter), Brian Alex (singer-songwriter, ENTRAIN), and Aurelia Nelson (North Shore 104.9)

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This weekly event, hosted by Chris Langathianos, will showcase musicians – solo performers, duos, trios & bands (no drums as setups must take less than 5 minutes) – allowing them to perform up to 4 songs. Songs may be covers or originals and the number of songs will be dependent on number of sign ups – at least 2 and up to 4 songs. Performers will play before a panel of judges. The judges panels will change from week to week and will be made up of local musicians, business owners, etc. After each performance, judges will provide their live feedback to the performer and audience. A confidential score card will be kept, and a weekly winner will be announced at the end of the evening.

After the 7 weeks of preliminaries, all 7 finalist and 1 wild card will return for week 8 to perform 3 songs – 1 MUST BE AN ORIGINAL – before a panel of celebrity judges. 3 winners will be selected and will go home with a piece of the $1,000 cash prize. 1st place / $700, 2nd / $200, and 3rd / $100.

Other details:
1. Performers may participate on a weekly basis but may only win one week.
2. In the event of high demand for performance spots, the event host reserves the right to move previous performers further down the list.
3. All audio equipment is provided – PA, microphones, stands, and monitors.

Sign Ups:
Performers may register for a performance slot 1 week prior to the weekly event – starting on Wednesday. Performers may register through by leaving a request/comment on this event page https://www.facebook.com/events/232570887157735/or by emailing Chris Langathianos at clangathianos@me.com

If you have any questions, they may be directed to Chris at the email above.

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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http://www.julierhodesmusic.com/

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.”

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line ~ This week Ron and Sheila Schrank with their special guest: Deby Wantman 7-10pm 10.26.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 26th – 7pm
Guest Hosts: RON & SHEILA!!!

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The very popular Ron Schrank & Sheila Jones take the
reins at the “Rhumby” this week, hosting “Honkytonk Women’s
Deb Wantman (pictured below) as guest. A good time will be
had by all, I’m sure! ~ Fly

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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!
11/02 – Dan King (w/guest Bill Gleason)

11/09 – Fly Amero Returns! (w/guest Mark Hoffmann)

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Guest Host:Orville Giddings with special guests: Jerry Smith and Bella Palance 6pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.19.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 19th – 6pm
Guest Host: ORVILLE GIDDINGS!

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Orville Giddings steps in this week, hosting Jerry Smith, plus
up-and-coming singer/songwriter, Bella Palance (pictured below).
Rhumb Line Wednesdays will be in good hands through my brief
absence. Don’t miss this rare opportunity! ~ Fly

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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!

Due to the debate, it’ll be 6pm-9pm tonight only!
Come early, have dinner/show, go home and laugh
yourselves to sleep!!!🙂

10/26 – Sheila & Ron (guest hosts)

11/02 – Dan King (guest host)

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

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Fozzie Hill and Wolf Ginandes Join Fly Amero This WednesdayEvening 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 10.5.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 5th – 7pm
Special Guests: FOZZIE & WOLF!

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Alberta “Fozzie” Hill is among my all-time favorite female
artists here on the island. Wolf Ginandes and I have been
sharing one stage or another for well over 30 years and
running. Small wonder. The man is a genius. These two
unique, gentle spirits share a chemistry rarely found in the
world we all know today… and it all starts at 7! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
10/12 – Toni Ann

10/19 – Orville Giddings (guest host)

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

Ten Foot Polecats Tonight @ Katrina’s! It’s gonna be a good one for sure…9pm Saturday 10.1.2016

 

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http://www.tenfootpolecats.com/videos

 

BIO
Their sound, though hard to define, has been referred to as “punk-blues”, “gutbucket soul” and “explosive stomp and groove”. This high-octane trio from Boston, MA has been touring every year since 2008, taking their unique form of roots and blues all across the United States.

In 2013, Ten Foot Polecats were featured in Relix Magazine and their song, “Moonshine and Mud”, was featured on the accompanying October/November CD, along with songs by North Mississippi Allstars, Jack Johnson, and others. The band also had two songs (“Moonshine & Mud” and “So Good To Me”) featured on episodes 8 and 10 of the History Channel show, “Hatfield and McCoy’s”.

In 2014 Ten Foot Polecats will be traveling half way around the world and back, literally. Check out what is going on in 2014 with the band.
TFPC has been featured on the TV Series “From Dusk Till Dawn” on the El Rey Network as their song “Squeeze” was played on the third show from this season.
Touring Europe for the first time as they will be playing The Blues Rules Festival in Switzerland and Muddy Roots Europe in Belgium in June. Other dates have been scheduled in Germany, France, and possibly in The Netherlands and UK as well.
One week tour of Alaska in early August
Playing the Garvin Gate Blues Festival along with Anson Funderburgh in Louisville, Kentucky in October
Playing Moonrunners Music Festival II with Scott H Biram, Roger Alan Wade, and more in Chicago Illinois in April
Playing Muddy Roots Festival in Cookeville Tennessee on Labor Day Weekend
Playing Dark Horse Brewery Festival in Marshall,Michigan in August
Playing The Dead of Summer Festival in New Hampshire in July
Scheduled to open for “The Moody Blues” in New Hampshire in August
Touring with Molly Gene One Whoaman Band in May. Tour stops include Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Touring with The Cannibal Ramblers in October. Tour stops include Kentucky, Tennessee, Delta area (TBD), Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio and/or Michigan
…..and as usual Ten Foot Polecats will be playing regionally across the Northeast throughout the year.

CURRENT MEMBERS:
Jay Scheffler (Vocals, Harp)
Jim Chilson (Guitar)
Chad Rousseau (Drums)

DISCOGRAPHY:
2013 – “Undertow” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2010 – “I Get Blamed For Everything I Do” (Hillgrass Bluebilly Records)
2009 – “Sterno Soup” (Independent)

SHOWCASED AT THE FOLLOWING EVENTS:
2014 Blues Rules Festival – Switzerland
2014 Muddy Roots Europe – Belgium
2014 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2014 Moonrunners II – Chicago, IL
2014 Garvin Gate Blues Festival – Louisville, KY
2014 Dead of Summer Music Festival – NH
2013 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2013 Heavy Rebel Weekender XIII – Winston Salem, NC
2013 Return to Milltown VII – Palmer, MA
2012 Bloody Roots Music Festival – Worcester, MA
2012 Deep Blues Festival – Cleveland, OH
2012 New England Winter Blues Festival – Salisbury, MA
2011 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2011 Deep Blues Festival – Cleveland, OH
2011 Heavy Rebel Weekender XI – Winston Salem, NC
2011 Heavy Hammer Jamboree – Three Rivers, MI
2011 Roots, Rock & Deep-Blues Festival – Minneapolis, MN
2011 Return To Milltown V – Palmer, MA
2011 Bloody Roots Music Festival – Worcester, MA
2010 Muddy Roots Music Festival – Cookeville, TN
2010 Heavy Rebel Weekender X – Winston Salem, NC
2010 Return to Milltown IV – Palmer, MA
2010 Hot Rod & Kustom Fallout V – South Glastonbury, CT
2009 Deep Blues Festival – Minneapolis, MN
2009 Keene Music Festival – Keene, NH
2008 Keene Music Festival – Keene, NH
2008 Boston Music Festival – Boston, MA

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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http://www.bluetestamentcd.com/

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – 7pm with Fly Amero ~ This week’s special guest: Chick Marston 9.28.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 28th – 7pm
Special Guest: CHICK MARSTON!

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I was about 13 years old when I first met Chicklet Marston.
Jonathan Pope picked up a gang of us and drove to his house
in Rockport to see if Chick wanted to buy his metal-flake blue
Fender Stratocaster. Chick, a well-schooled acoustic guitarist
with a Berklee Conservatory background, had never played an
electric guitar in his life. He had no idea what to do with the
thing, fumbling all over it – and I was left wondering what all
the fuss was about with this supposedly “great player”. Well…
couple weeks go by, him playing his vintage 1936 Martin 0018,
and I find myself going to music school BIGTIME, soaking up
all I could from this brilliant, classic American folk & blues
picker. His thumb was a perfect metronome on the bass
patterns. The music he played was simple and poignant.
He went on to introduce an entire world of music to me that
changed my life and helped build my character as a more
well-rounded musician. Staple Singers. Doc Watson. Jelly
Roll Morton. Mississippi John Hurt. Odetta. On and on and
on. Chick Marston will forever be my mentor and hero. Most
people around here, I think, just don’t know what they got.
This is no shit. ~ 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!
Upcoming…
10/5 – Fozzie Hill

10/12 – Toni Ann

10/19 – Orville Giddings

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

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Bradley Royds is this week’s Special Guest @ The Rhumb Line. 7-10pm 9.21.2016

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 21st – 7pm
Special Guest: BRADLEY ROYDS!

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photo by Louise

With his signature clear, pure voice, brilliant, witty lyric… and
overall boyish charm, Bradley Royds deligthts us once again.
Has he ever failed to do so? Well… no. I’ll be there, folks…
and I can’t wait! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
9/28 – Chick Marston

10/5 – Fozzie Hill

10/12 – Toni Ann

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

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