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M.E. Productions Presents ‎LEON RUSSELL w/ guest Allen Estes May 30th 8pm @ The Larcom Theatre

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Rock and roll Renaissance man. That best describes this Music Legend. Leon Russell’s long and storied career includes collaborations with a virtual who’s who of music icons spanning from Jerry Lee Lewis to Phil Spector to the Rolling Stones. A similar eclecticism and scope also surfaced in his solo work, which couched his charmingly gravelly voice in a rustic yet rich swamp pop fusion of country, blues, and gospel.

Between his solo work, contributions to high-profile albums by other artists, and screen exposure in the Bangla Desh and Mad Dogs & Englishmen documentaries, Russell became a veritable superstar in the Seventies. Russell has won two Grammy awards, chart-topping hits and was inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Don’t miss this Intimate Show with a Music Legend.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter, Allen Estes, wrote Tammy Wynette’s top 40 hit “Next To You”, “Where’d They Go” (the official song of the City of Gloucester) and songs for The Souls of the Sea musical. While working as a songwriter in Nashville, Allen practically invented the genre “Americana” and you’ll hear influences from pop, rock, folk, blue-grass and country.

 

Allen has produced over a dozen albums and his songs have be

en recorded by Tammy Wynette, Shania Twain, Dave Mallett, Tom Wopat and The Judds. He has toured with/and opened for Bonnie Raitt, J. Geils, Tim McGraw, America, Jose Feliciano, Reba McEntire, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney, Tricia Yearwood, Livingston Taylor, Robert Palmer, Jonathan Edwards, Tom Rush and Earl Scruggs, among many others.

Winner of the Independent Music World Series New England and voted Best Independent Act of New England, Allen and his band always give a captivating performance that brings audiences to their feet.

 

http://allenestes.com/allenestes/Allen_Estes_Welcome.html

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Tickets here >http://gimmelive.com/Concert.cfm?c=41

LEON RUSSELL

Saturday, May 30, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.

LARCOM THEATRE

13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA 01915

Seth McNally
Director of Booking & Marketing
Flying Monkey Performance Center
Plymouth, NH

“Lovewhip” Tonight @ MinglewoodAtLat 9pm 4.18.2015 Don’t Miss It!

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25 Rogers St
Gloucester, Massachusetts
(978) 281-0223

http://minglewoodtavern.com/

1980s hit-maker Martha Davis interview on 104.9 SUNDAY @ 9AM

This Sunday (4/19) at 9AM, Aurelia Nelson welcomes 80s rocker Martha Davis, founder of The Motels, to her North Shore 104.9 radio show “Curtain Up” for a spirited interview about what it’s like to be “the most charismatic female performer in rock,” as described by Robert Hilburn of The Los Angeles Times.

Martha Davis is credited with helping to define the New Wave sound that dominated MTV and pop radio in the 1980s.

But she’s not one of those rockers who’s satisfied to live off her prior success. She’s still writing new songs, recording new music and discovering new talent, like Boston Music Award Winner Ruby Rose Fox who opens The Motels show down the road at The Larcom Theatre on Wednesday (good seats still available, especially in the balcony — get them here.)

And she’s about to release a film of her live performance at the 50th anniversary of the famed Whisky-A-Go-Go, where she changed the face New Wave music forever.  Check out the trailer here:

Tonight! Lisa Marie hosts The Dave Sag’s Blues Party…8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.16.2015

 

Lisa Marie Harrington says, “Music got me through the hard times.’’ (Bill Greene/Globe Staff) By Lenny Megliola

Lisa Marie Harrington says, “Music got me through the hard times.’’ (Bill Greene/Globe Staff)
By Lenny Megliola

http://www.boston.com/ae/music/articles/2011/08/21/milford_blues_singer_lisa_marie_finds_her_audience/

Dave says,

I’m throwing Ms. Lisa Marie to the wolves this week as I bow out to the travel gods and take my muddy boots to New Orleans. I need a vacation. I’m gonna search for loop garou in the fetid swamps. I’m gonna get bit on my mojo hand. And I’m gonna eat too much. I can’t wait!
So Ms. LM is bringing in the heavy artillery in the form of Mr. Johnnie Juxo, Tarzan of the keys, Mr. Silverfish Steve on DDT glitar and Mr. Chris “Anzio” Anzelone on clubs. It’ll be a blast! And, I’ll see you next week! Always have fun!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ This week’s guest will be, Ron Schrank 8-11pm 4.15.2015

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 15th – 8pm
Special Guest: RON SCHRANK!

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Ron makes us all feel at home whenever he plays. Sweet and
gentle. Join us. We start at 8! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
4/22
J. B. Amero

4/29
Allen Estes

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

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight with Professor Harp 8:30 to 11:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 4.9.2015

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Let’s try someone new! Can I inveigle you to join us for a hotplate excursion into Chicago blues? i’ve got Professor Harp showing up to entertain you with his red hot harp and acute vocals.  I was playing a date somewhere recently and this guy just shows up with a harp or two, sits in, and proceeds to knock the crowd down like they’re  bowling pins. So, here he is in Gloucester. Hopefully, he’ll do the same.

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http://www.professorharp.com/club.htm

Backing him up will be Mr. Mike DiBari, on guitar, last seen with the Gordie Beadle show and Mr. Steevee Chaggaris, our tonsorially-challenged drummbler. Should be a great time!
Next week I’ll be in New Orleans, but don’t worry, Ms. Lisa Marie will be riding into town with her cavalry to save the day. All her usual suspects will regale you whilst I put on a few pounds sampling that fine cuisine. Won Ton Roulez!!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Don’t miss out on Martha Davis and The Motels with Ruby Rose Fox opening @ The Larcom Theatre on April 22,2015

Martha Davis and The Motels

Her voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless. Already sold out at TCAN in Natic, Martha Davis and The Motels burst into Beverly on April 22 for one night only!

Don’t miss the band that defined MTV with their top 10 hits “Only the Lonely,” “Suddenly Last Summer,” “Total Control,” “Take the L out of Lover” and more.

“…arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock.”

– Robert Hilburn, The Los Angeles Times

“Martha Davis, of the Motels, was still strong in voice and admirably delivered hits like ‘Only The Lonely’ and ‘Suddenly Last Summer.'”

– Hollywood Reporter (about recent Hollywood Bowl Concert)

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Ruby Rose Fox opening

Ruby Rose Fox, a vocal powerhouse of soul driven, edgy rock ‘n’ roll (with a nod to newwave pop), whose voice threatens to knock down the walls of any room in which she performs is hard at work to make 2015 her strongest year of new releases and live performances. Ruby Rose Fox was the lone standout of Boston-based artists to make The Boston Globe’s list of “10 Bands and Solo Artists to Watch in 2015,” and winner of the 2014 Boston Music Award for Best Female Vocalist in addition to her nomination for Singer-Songwriter of the Year.

“arty, edgy rock ‘n’ roll that lets her be Lou Reed and Nico at the same time … [and seems] to come from another scene, another world.”
– Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

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more info & tickets here > http://gimmelive.com/Motels.cfm

Presented by Gimme Live

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Wednesday’s With Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: Jon Butcher 8-11pm

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, April 8th – 8pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

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After nearly a year, Jon Butcher returns as my musical guest
at the Rhumb Line! Along with his compelling, soulful voice,
and accomplished guitar technique, Jon will be bringing his
latest (and highly acclaimed) CD, “Two Roads East”. When
he and I get together, it’s always sure to be pure magic!~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Dinner specials prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus – Check out Fred’s rockin’ new wine menu!
Upcoming…

Dan King

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Ron Schrank

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

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 3.26.2015

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Dave says,

So, this is the big one: The return of the one and only Mr. Gordon Beadle. The man with the golden Sax. This hypoxia-inducing master of the honky sax will have you gasping for breath as he literally sucks all the oxygen out of the room and recycles it wobbling directly into your pineal gland. Woe to those who miss this.
But, wait, there’s more: Mr. Edd Scheer, leader of the Love Dogs, will be bashing the drums and singing all those crazy old songs that you know and love. Furthermore, Mr. Mike DiBari will be plucking those glitar strings. this could be one of my all-time favorite units to work with. It always takes me two days to recover! We all sing, we all play and we’re gonna laugh our asses off, to boot.  You should come!

http://www.saxgordon.com/

 

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

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks’s Special Guest: Charlee Bianchini 8-10pm

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

Wednesday, March 25th – 8pm
Special Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI

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She’s back! A good friend and a wonderful talent. Thank
you, Charlee, for gracing our stage once more! ~ 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!
Upcoming…
4/01
Orville Giddings

4/08
Jon Butcher

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

Third Friday Contra Dance Today at 7:30pm ~ American Legion in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Cape Ann Contra Dance Third Friday Contra Dan

The next Third Friday Dance will be held on March 20 at the American Legion Hall, 8 Washington Street, Gloucester, MA.

The dancing starts at 7:30 PM. We welcome dancers of all ages and our attendees range from eight years to 80 plus years!
There is a requested donation of $10 per dancer, dancers younger than 16 are free.

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The Cape Ann Contra Dances are organized and produced by Folk Life Studio.

Drinking water is available. Please bring water bottles to reduce the use of paper cups. Other non-alcoholic drinks and finger food snacks are welcomed to share during the break.

You can find us at www.meetup.com/Cape-Ann-Contra-Dance or contact us at capeanncontradance@gmail.com

Check it out! Gloucester Blues Festival August 8, 2015

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I am so excited!

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Website is setup for 2015 festival.
www.gloucesterbluesfestival.com
Order tickets
Line up with pictures and links to the aritsts.
Thanks to Jen Taylor of Vividpix

Click on the link and have a listen to all the bands. I just and it’s going to be another wicked good blues festival! Right on the water, too! > http://gloucesterbluesfestival.com/category/lineup/

Wednesday’s with Fly Amero ~ This weeks special guest is Bill Gleason

 

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Wednesday, March 18th – 8pm
Special Guest:
BILL GLEASON!!!

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He’s not as mean as he looks, but… his guitar playing sure
is!  And singing, too!  Bill Gleason is our very own blues
master, and we’re extremely lucky to have him among us.
He’s the real deal, folks.  We start at 8.  Don’t miss it! ~ 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!

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/

 

Jefferson Starship lands in Beverly next weekend @ The Larcom Theatre on Saturday, March 21st at 8pm

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Beverly, MA.  M.E. Productions is excited to present psychedelic rock icons Jefferson Starship at the Larcom Theatre on Saturday, March 21st at 8pm .  Rising from the ashes of Jefferson Airplane, their music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism. This special show celebrates all the music of Jefferson Airplane on it’s 50TH anniversaryTickets for Jefferson Starship start at $35.

Beginning in 1974 as a break-off of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship is arguably one of the most well-known bands to come out of that decade. Their first album Blows Against the Empire was the first ever rock music recording nominated for literary science fiction’s prestigious Hugo Award. Their music helped define a generation focused on civil rights, environmental awareness and anti-war activism.

Currently the band is fronted by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jefferson Airplane founder Paul Kantner, David Freiberg, also a former Jefferson Airplane member and co-founder of the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service, and newest member Cathy Richardson, anchoring (and some say channeling) the historic role made famous by Grace Slick. They continue to perform their iconic repertoire of hits spanning all eras of their existence, including “Jane,” “Somebody To Love,” “Miracles,” “White Rabbit,” “Volunteers,” “Count On Me” and many more.

“This is one of the most exciting classic rock shows touring today,” says Seth McNally of M.E. Productions.  “The members haven’t lost a step, if anything they are playing with more energy than ever since the addition of the show stopping Cathy Richardson…and this show is especially exciting as they are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jefferson Airplane.”

 

Tickets to see Jefferson Starship are $35, $45, and $55 for premier seating.  For tickets and more information visit www.larcomtheater.com or call  978-525-9093.

Contact Seth McNally with Interview Requests / seth@meproductions.net / 603-554-4130

 

 

 

 

 

Funds For Fridge PARTY ~ The Word (Reunion)

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Don’t miss this dreadful winter’s best event to help support our good friend Paul Carr, as he fights the big C. AKA Fridge, was a big fan of the cover band “The Word”. Along with the long awaited reunion of this great band, comprised of the original 5 members, we are offering some great bucket raffles with chances to win many awesome prizes. All ages are welcome so bring your kids! Cash bar and light snacks. We anticipate a full room, so be early to get in. $5 cover at the door
Also, $25 buys a chance to win an original Ken Knowles Painting worth $5000. Call Ken or Eric Beal

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Special Guest: John Rockwell ~ Tonight!

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Dinner Specials Every Week!

 

Wednesday, March 11th
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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John is excited to be resuming Wednesdays over at Alchemy,
and will be bringing his gang into the Rhumb Line directly
from there this week. It is truly a great and hilarious time
whenever the two of us get a chance to play together… and
it’s been quite a while since the last! ~ 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!
Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward…
…to seeing you there :-)

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