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Vocalist Henri Smith has been thrilling audiences in his hometown of New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, with his sophisticated swing and dramatic delivery of jazz, blues, and Cajun flavored music. He relocated to Cape Ann in 2005 after losing his home to the hurricane Katrina disaster.
Henri wll be performing at Elliott’s at the Blackburn on Sept. 12th. Check out Henri’s MySpace for more upcoming performances. http://www.myspace.com/henrismithjazz
Left-handed, upside-down guitarist/singer/journeyman Dennis “Fly” Amero finds his musical roots deep within the vast genres of the ’60’s pop revolution. Influences range from Bob Dylan to James Brown to Roy Orbison to Aretha Franklin… and just about everything in between.
As a young teenager, Fly was already capturing public attention, performing on the hallowed stages of 1967’s Newport Folk Festival with Buddy Guy and Jr. Wells and – from the completely opposite end of the musical spectrum – the notorious Jim Kweskin Jug Band, then featuring Maria and Geoff Muldaur.
Growing up, Amero honed his stage skills with his brother’s local, hard-working ’70’s soul band, J.B. and Water. Later, he moved to New York City, joining in on musical projects with members of the pop/rock bands, Foreigner and Meatloaf.
In the early 1980’s, Fly struck upon the start of what would become a lifelong friendship with the classic pop singer, Larry Hoppen of Orleans. He joined, toured and recorded with the famed group for the better part of 3 years before returning home to focus on his own writing.
His remarkable versatility led to the writing and co-producing of Atlantic’s holiday comedy album classic, Twisted Christmas, which quickly became certified gold in 1995.
Two “Twisted” sequels and a long-awaited solo album later, Fly Amero finds himself onstage as a dynamic solo and frontman performer, and offstage as a writer and record producer.
Fly is currently touring as a member of Orleans and fronts the thrilling rock/blues act known as “The Big Strum”.
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Here is another installment of GMG Artist Spotlight. Earl & Arch sing a song about growing up in Gloucester, MA. Earl will be performing at Captain Carlos Thursday evening with Exit 11 for the JJ Nicastro Foundation Benefit. Arch however is in Florida as his wife is expecting any day now. We wish them best wishes with the new baby.
Pete Lindberg is an up and coming artist from Gloucester, MA. His music is a blend of folk, rock, and country. Pete has released his first CD that is self titled. You can hear some of the CD by clicking below. You can download songs from this site and they are free. The artist do get paid based on the number of downloads. So don’t hesitate start downloading. No Spam or anything from this site so don’t worry..