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An Acoustic Evening with Ken Yates & Fozzie Hill ~ October 16, 2015

Friday, October 16 at 7:00pm Manchester Community Center 40 Beach St, Manchester, Massachusetts 01944 Tickets Available www.brownpapertickets.com
Single Tree Music Presents:

Toronto singer-songwriter, Ken Yates, and Gloucester singer-songwriter, Fozzie Hill, share a very special double bill of songs and stories at the Manchester Community Center in picturesque Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts.

Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages to this performance.

About Ken Yates:

Born and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. It was there that he developed his skills as a songwriter, releasing his first album, “The Backseat EP”, and received the opportunity to play a song for one of his biggest influences, John Mayer. Mayer then posted a full page blog about Yates’ ability as a writer stating, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love’ this song moved me when I first heard it and still does today”. Yates’ EP received high critical acclaim, leading to a slew of online covers from fans. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year. He was recently chosen as The 2014 Colleen Peterson Award winner by the Ontario Arts Council for his song “The One That Got Away”.

“Want to hear a great song? (I mean a REALLY great song?)” John Mayer, one forty plus taking about Yate’s “I Don’t Want to Fall in Love”

“Ken Yates’ music is solid as stone and clear as mountain air he proves the future is in very good shape” Livingston Taylor


About Fozzie Hill:

Fozzie Hill is about as authentic as one can be. Born and forever rooted in Gloucester, her ambition from the age of seven, when she first remembers being drawn into the deep mystery of the human voice, has been to ” release that power inside” of herself.

When friends and neighbors insisted that she share her gift, and after a dear friend challenged her to learn three songs on guitar, and when she did, gifted her with that guitar- (her first,) she began performing as a young woman in the 1970 and 80s in Boston at the Cantab Lounge, Johnny D’s, the Tam.

Now, decades later, with a CD (“AKA Fozzie, Alberta Hill,” 2003) produced by Geoffrey Richon and Rose Osborne and many of those Gloucester friends who “cared enough to get under my skin,” Fozzie is again performing her intuitive, soulful music, as a popular regular at Gloucester’s Rhumbline with her bass player Wolf Ginandes.

She turns a barroom into a listening room with her own covers and original songs influenced by a diverse array of musicians such as Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Donovan, John Sebastian, Ferron, and the Rolling Stones.

Boston-area bluesman Larry Carsman recently said of Fozzie Hill, ” Count me in as new member of Fozzie’s fan club. She was so magical, I felt transformed.”

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Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line Tonight! 8/5, 7pm. Fly Amero’s special guest: Fozzie Hill


This week only: Comfort food Meatloaf Dinner with veg and choice of potato or rice $9.95

Special Music Guest: FOZZIE!

We’ve waited so long. She’s finally here. The wonderful gentle soul and lilting voice of Fozzie Hill! Please come and catch the glow. ~ Fly

*Dinner with great music!

*Each week features a special, invited musical guest

*Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!

*Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!

Next week…
Chick & Ellen!
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Special guest: Fozzie Hill 8pm 1.7.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, January 7th
Special Guest: F O Z Z I E !


I could not possibly think of a better way to kick in the new
year than with our very special musical guest this week…
Fozzie Hill, one of the Rhumb Line’s all-time favorites! My
suggestion would be to come early – it’s quite possible she
(upon her own request) could be starting off the night at
8pm. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
John Rockwell

Inge Berge

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

The Second Annual Band Camp. Saturday & Sunday August 23-24 Essex, Ma.


Join Cynthia Sweet and Peter Hoare as they host the second annual BAND CAMP/essex on their sprawling property in Essex, Massachusetts. This year’s event will take place a month earlier than last year and should allow for fun in the sun and a warmer night of camping.

BAND CAMP is a weekend of live music, fun friends, and camping that is not to be missed!


This year’s musical lineup will include Just Like Newman, The Joe Wilkins Band, Bradley Royds, Brian Jarvis and Chris Phillips.

Also, On Saturday afternoon, we will have a very special guest performance by Fozzie Hill. Fozzie doesn’t perform too often on Cape Ann, and when she does, she packs
them in, so we are honored to welcome her and introduce our campers to her! Fozzie will perform after 4pm.

Tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com, and just like last year, we have a suggested donation of $20. What does your donation cover, you ask?

1. Music – all musicians are paid. We believe that all musicians should be paid for performing, and what we are able to pay depends solely on how many people attend and how many actually make the suggested donation.

2. Beer – like last year, we will be providing a couple of kegs of beer.

3. Porta-Potties – there are a lot of people in one spot, so we make sure we have plenty of places to “go”.

4. Insurance – not glamorous, but a necessity.

5. Incidentals – like plates, napkins, condiments, ice, wood to build the stage, light rental, etc.

6. Fire extinguishers – since we are doing this in the middle of summer this year – and it has been dry – we need to provide several fire extinguishers where ever there are campfires.

You get the picture. It costs money to have fun.

Chris Langathianos

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Fozzie Hill 8:00pm


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Wednesday, August 13th
Special Guest: FOZZIE HILL!!

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Such a wonderful singer and player. Fozzie Hill brings pure
emotion to the stage… every time. Please join us! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Awesome food prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ wine menu!
Bradley Royds

Allen Estes

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Fozzie Hill @ The Rhumb Line 8-11





Wednesdays Only:
Tenderloin Tips over Salad, $10.95!

Wednesday, April 16th
Special Guest: 


It’s been a long while since we’ve had Fozzie-Solo as guest –
maybe not quite as long as this image might suggest – but
believe me, she’s still every bit as sweet and lovely.  And her
music is captivating.  Don’t you just want to give her a big
hug?  Me, too! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Tenderloin Tips over Salad, $10.95 (while they last)
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Coming soon…
John Rockwell
john rockwell bw alchemy

Jon Butcher

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Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

Looking forward……to seeing you there!  :-) ~ Fly


Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Specials Guests: Fozzie Hill and Rocky Kramm


Wednesdays Only: Prime Rib, $12.95!

Wednesday, January 29th
Special Guests: FOZZIE & ROCKY!

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Two beautiful and uniquely talented artists who were bound
to find each other at some point in their lifetimes… Fozzie
 and Rocky Kramm return to us in full glory.  A total
lovefest! ~ 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…
Marina Evans

John Hall (of Orleans)
Renee Dupuis
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
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!

The Backwoods Ramblers with Fozzie Hill next Saturday @ Cafe Shalom

This just in from Natalia Carollo ~ Cafe Shalom @ Temple Ahavat Achim:

Saturday, April 20th at 8:30 pm at the Temple Ahavat Achim (86 Middle St., Gloucester)

The Backwoods RamblersThe Backwoods Ramblers are a group of multi-talented musicians featuring lead and harmony vocals with Barry Michaud on guitar, Pat Conlon on mandolin and harmonica, and Jack Schwartz on bass and banjo. The group plays a memorable blend of folk-rock, country, and bluegrass.

Fozzie HillAlberta Hill (also known as Fozzie), one of the best kept secrets on the North Shore music scene, will sing songs both written and borrowed about life, love, and landscape.

All are welcome! $10 donation is suggested.

Café Shalom at the Temple Ahavat Achim

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Klezwoods, Gloucester, MA November 2012

I made it to the Temple Ahavat Achim (just around the block from where I live) on Saturday for their “Café Shalom”.  I am so glad I did – I kept saying “wow!” to myself for about half an hour after the music was over!

The first band was “The Blueberries”, consisting of Fozzie Hill, Dave Brown, and Wolf Giandes. Great folk/blues vocals and guitar!

Then came Klezwoods, a Boston klezmer band (whose leader, Joseph Kessler, is a Gloucester local).  They play a sort of fusion of traditional klezmer with jazz and other middle-eastern music.  I had no idea what this would be like. Although I expected it to be good, I was still blown away!  They play with fantastic energy and skill.  I bought their CD without hesitation about half-way through their set.

For more photos of both bands, click on the block of thumbnail images below:

Another Café Shalom is scheduled for January 12, 2013. I don’t have the name of the band(s) that will play, but there will be an announcement on GMG before the event.

Fr. Matthew Green