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Poll- With Giusepppes Closed What Kind Of Restaurant Would You Like To Fill That Space

I think the only void we have in the dining scene on Cape Ann is Indian Food. If you’ve been to Anmol in Beverly you know it’s really fantastic. If we could lure the owners of Anmol to open up in the space in the basement of the Blackburn Building that would be round out Gloucester’s dining menu.

What type of restaurant would you like to see there?

Edit: After thinking about this I’m not sure that we have a true Steak House here. That would be something that could add to our dining options. However with the crazy high price of good beef I’m not sure that we could support a real deal Steak House. We could have a place that serves steak obviously but to get real aged beef after you triple your food cost (how most restaurants come up with their pricing) I don’t think we have enough people having business meetings on company credit cards that don’t care that they are spending $40 for a steak and $100 bottle of wine. That’s big city stuff.

So I stand by my original choice of Indian food. Oh and for the people that have never tried Indian food, you’re really missing out. Anmol is a treasure for the people in Beverly.

From Twitter-

Singer Songwriter Shuffle starts up again tonight at Giuseppe’s featuring some of Gloucester’s best performers

Here’s who will be performing at Giuseppe’s tonight hosted by Aurelia Nelson of North Shore 104.9.
Allen Estes 7:00 pm   Listen to Allen Estes ALLEN ESTES

T Max 7:00 pm   Listen to T Max T MAX


8:00 pm   NICK CONSONE

9:00 pm   GLENN FRENCH

Inge Berge 9:00 pm   Listen to Inge Berge INGE BERGE

Chelsea Berry 9:00 pm   Listen to Chelsea Berry CHELSEA BERRY

Wow, what a lineup!

Here’s your chance to be in a live studio TV audience without even crossing the bridge

Next Monday 7/29, we’re filming two Local Music Seen with Allen Estes shows for Cape Ann TV at their studio at 38 Blackburn Center (see map).  Filming will begin around 2:30pm.  Allen’s guests will be Joe Thomas & Memory Lane of Giuseppe’s, who hosted the very popular Noise Magazine Singer Songwriter Shuffle.  There will be a break after filming Joe & Memory and then we’ll begin filming a show with very talented, young singer/songwriter Alexandra Valenti as Allen’s Guest.  Here’s Alexandra at the Singer Songwriter Shuffle.

People are welcome to attend as guests.  If you’d like to attend, please be there by 2:30pm. And please be patient as we have to test sound and lights and often we have to move stuff around and mess with various gadgets to get things just right.

If you’d like to be notified, by email, of all future Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tapings (along with other concert info before the public knows) you can join our gimmeLIVE Concert Club here.

It’s time for Joe Wilkins


Joe Wilkins on the Local Music Seen set

OK, if you haven’t heard Joe Wilkins, it’s time.  Don’t let his pleasant, unassuming personality fool you.  This guy is a powerhouse talent, whose songs paint vivid pictures in your head, so you might not notice just how good he is on guitar.  You can see him on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.  Then bop over to Giuseppe’s and catch him live with Chris Langathianos.

If you miss tomorrow, you can see him with Joe Cardoza on bass and Leo Ciamitaro on drums at Dog Bar for a Fiesta Friday party.  And if you’re in the mood for something more quiet, catch solo him at The Landing on Saturday.  See full live music schedule here.

Listen to this from Local Music Seen:

Watch what happens at 1:16 in this video and you’ll get why he’s a pro.  See more Joe Wilkins videos here.

Come Monday morning, there’s simply no excuse for not knowing who this rising star is.  Before you know it Joe Wilkins will be on tour in Europe or Asia and you’ll have missed your chance to see him in an intimate venue serving good food in your own back yard FOR FREE!

Larry Carsman performs at Giuseppe’s on Sunday June 9th

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Larry Carsman, master singer/guitarist who interprets songs from Springsteen to Segovia, performs Saturday night June 9 from 6-9 PM at Giuseppe’s Restaurant, on Main Street in Gloucester’s West End.

Carsman cofounded the James Montgomery Band in 1971. He also taught guitar to many local luminaries — including Livingston Taylor, Pete Kennedy (The Kennedys), Chuck
McDermott (Wheatstraw) and many others.

Since the mid 70s, Larry has focused on selecting and arranging a vibrant repertoire for solo performance — drawn from traditional and modern jazz, blues, classical, Brazilian, folk, soul and contemporary artists.

Live and on his 2009 solo debut CD Better Late, his warm vibrant voice blends
effortlessly with his nylon-strung classically fingered guitar. Larry’s influences and songs
span a rich diverse range of vintage and modern artists – Mose Allison, Josh White, B.B.
King, Buddy Guy, Big Bill Broonzy, John Coltrane, Lightning Hopkins, Miles Davis,
Bruce Springsteen, Blossom Dearie, Julian Bream, Carlos Jobim, Gilberto Gil and Luis

Billy Novick, celebrated musician and producer of Better Late, says: “Larry definitely
makes the songs his own. But because he has such a deep knowledge, respect and love of
so many different types of music, the songs are all genuine, soulful, and different…
There’s no loss of a song’s emotion or integrity when Larry performs it. In fact, the songs
become much richer, because of his imaginative yet nuanced interpretations.”

For reservations, call Guiseppe’s Restaurant @ 978/879-4622

James Buhrendorf 978/879.7230
Larry Carsman 978/526-4626

Happy birthday, Mayor Kirk!

A few photos from the birthday party last night at Giuseppe’s:

Mayor Kirk with her doppelganger

Mayor Kirk with her doppelgÀnger

They really do look alike!

They really do look alike!

Lots of friends were in attendance

Lots of friends were in attendance

There was also quite a lot of good food!

There was also quite a lot of good food!

Fantastic finger food

Fantastic finger food

Thank you, Mayor Kirk, for your service to the city of Gloucester!

Fr. Matthew Green

Allen & Dylan Estes ~ Father & Son make a special appearance at Giuseppe’s Sunday at 6pm

Here’s something you don’t see (or hear) every day — father & son performing  together with voices that blend this beautifully.  In this video, Allen & Dylan Estes sing one of Allen’s classic songs on his show Local Music Seen.  Tomorrow (Sunday) you can see them at Giuseppe’s — and they’re even better live!  You might want to call ahead to be sure you get a seat.  Music starts at 6pm.  Take your kid(s) and get inspired.

Now for tonight.  It’s time to get out and DANCE!  Gloucester is HOT tonight with all kinds bands ready to ROCK!  Take your pick or try to fit them all in.  Whew!  Check out the hot music lineup here.

Random Acts of Kindness- Giuseppe’s


I wanted to share a story of kindness I was lucky enough to witness today. Some friends were planning a birthday dinner party on Sunday for their 6-year-old-to-be at Giuseppe’s restaurant on Main Street. Forty-four people had reserved weeks in advance but the big event got called off a couple hours before due to a sudden illness in the family.

I don’t know anything about running a restaurant but I’d be pretty upset to lose a tab of 44 people for dinner and drinks. Instead, Giuseppe’s co-owner Memory Layne heard about the illness and sent dinner on the house to the little boy, his family and their friends. Someone tried to pay her for it but Memory wouldn’t take a dime, instead asking how the sick family member was doing and wishing him a speedy recovery.

Little moments of kindness like this make life sweeter. They’re not all that surprising in Gloucester, a place where people look out for each other more than any other place I’ve ever known. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop and point them out once in a while.

Memory Layne and people like her are part of what we all love about this place.

– John McElhenny

Fishtown Horribles Day Fundraiser Wednesday May 11th at Giuseppe’s

Hi Joey,
Can you put this flier up and remind people of the fundraiser for the Fishtown Horribles Parade on Wed May 11 at Giuseppe’s? We are raffling off a prize pack that includes $25 gift certificate to Giuseppe’s Ristorante and Piano Bar, Two tickets to Greasy Pole, The Musical at The Cape Ann from Henry Allen TheatreWorks and Two greasy pole shirts from Tiny Island Beach Glass. Value $115
Dinner, Show and Attire. What more can you ask for?
Giuseppe’s is generously donating 10% of the evening sales to The Fishtown Horribles Parade.
Also this will be the kick off to Hoot Night at Giuseppe’s with Scotty Parisi on the piano, 8-Close!
Thank you, Melissa Cox
Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee