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Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight! Come join Dave and his friends as he celebrates his retirement 8:30pm 2.23.2017

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Hey! I’m gonna “retire” this week. No, not from playing music, but from all the suffering brought on by the sweat, the boils, and the tears of being a working class hero. Yes, I’m officially retiring! Who cares!! It’s not like anything else is changing.
So, I’m bringing in some of my loyal friends to help me cerebrate. First, there’s Mr.Paul F’oss of Bangor Me.,my Secretary of the Exterior who’s gonna manipulate his Emmenne Organ® and push for olive oil exploration in Maine. Nexxt, Mr. Bill Cunniff, former Rockport-o-rican whizzes in from Baltimore as Sec’y of States of Consiousness to help out on glitar doodies. He’s bringing a bunch of little plastic bags….. Mr. Steve “Silvertone” Coveny , Sec’y of Libel, hitchhikes in from Peabody to sing and play grueling catarrh. All held together by that kool kat of Ipswich, Mr. Dave Moore, my newest favorite Drummer. This is going to be dangerous, as you’ll have to listen to me sing most of the night. C’mon out and enjoy the spring-like weather.

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

John Rockwell joins Fly Amero tonight as his special guest @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 2.22.2017

rhumblineDinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 22nd – 7pm
Special Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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It’s rare these days to find John Rockwell and Fly Amero
under the same roof at the same time. Circumstances have
too often gotten in the way. Well, barring some freakish act
from some evil god, it all goes away this coming Wednesday
and all will once again be right with the world. John and I
truly have a blast when we’re together, and we never falter
when it comes to sharing that joy with the audience at hand.
High spirits and good music… as it was always meant to be. ~ 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 guests…
03/01 – Honkytonk Women

03/08 – Quentin Callewaert

03/15 – Allen Estes

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

Tony Frontiero joins Fly Amero tonight @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 2.15.2017

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 15th – 7pm
Special Guest: TONY FRONTIERO!

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Guitarist/singer/songwriter Tony Frontiero has led and played
in many local cover and original bands through the 80s and
90s (Easy Street, Grapevine Road). In recent years, however,
we find him focusing on his songwriting and solo career. No
stranger to the Rhumb Line, Tony had a regular Sunday night
solo spot here back in the 90’s. His songs have a pop sensibility
with a touch of blues, R&B, folk and jazz. ~ 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…
02/22 – John Rockwell

03/01 – Honkytonk Women

03/08 – Quentin Callewaert

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

Danielle Miraglia joins the Dave Sag’s Blues Party Tonight @ The Rhumb Line! 8:30pm 2.2.2017

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dave sag bw rlThe blast radius this week includes the Spitfire of the Blooz, Ms Danielle Miraglia. Miss M doesn’t get up here often enough to suit me, so get it while you can. She’s a great singer/ front person , and you’re gonna love her.

 

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She’s bringing along Ouija Board Certified, Mr. Bob Enik, usually the catarrhist in Mari Martin’s Band, and the redoubtable Mr. Edd Scheer, everybody’s favorite drummer.
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The Rhumb Line
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Dennis Brennan tonight! Dave’s Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 1.26.2017

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OK, girls, this is it. You’ve been tearing at my clothes amid great wailing and gnashing of tooth ,begging me to bring him back, so , here he is: Mr. Dennis Brennan. Truly a national treasure, undiscovered and under-appreciated, this cat writes some great toons, can sing his ass off, plays a mean harmonica and has a great hat collection, to boot. I mean this! Hopefully I’ll get him to sneak in some of his self-penned doozies between the really cool blues he’s known for.

The commodious Steve Sadler, everybody’s favorite musical paint box, provides smooth backup on guitar, as does Mr. Chris Rivelli, former Broomful ‘o Blooze drummambulist and sneezeguard. I’ve been practicing all week!

Dave…

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Jon Butcher joins Fly Amero Tonight! 7-10 pm @ The Rhumb Line 1.25.2017

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 25th – 7pm
Special Guest: JON BUTCHER!

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His music is more than soulful voice and slick guitar. It’s
more than an evening’s entertainment – tho entertained you
most certainly shall be. Each song tells a moving story that
draws from the roots and depths of American history. From
the human spirit. From the heart. The legendary, Grammy-
nominated Jon Butcher is among us. Enough said. ~ 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…
02/01 – JB & Dave Brown

02/08 – Charlee Bianchini

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

This Thursday at The Dave Sag’s Blues Party ~ Mr. Brad Faucher 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 1.19.2017

dsc00234Our continuing series at the Rhumb Line continues this Thursday with the arrival of Mr. Brad Faucher. In the old days, Brad was an irregular upon these shores, but has since left the North Shore for greener oceans, i.e. getting his own Thursday gig, but I’ve managed to bribe him to come back and continue where he’s left off. An amazing blues scholar, Mr. B. will tantalize you with his meaty interpretations of R&B classics and sordid blooze.

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He’s bringing along his old goombahs, Mr. John Cameron, on keys, and former Broomful o’ Blooz drummmbler, Mr. Chris Rivelli.

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Jeff Fraser ” A One Man Band” joins Fly Amero tonight 7-10pm @ The Rhumb Line 1.18.2017

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 18th – 7pm
Special Guest: JEFF FRASER!

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http://www.jefffraser.com/

Local hero Jeff Fraser takes the reins this week. Known as
a “one man band”, Jeff has been honing his solo skills on
literally thousands of shows in the greater Boston region
over recent years. He’s a beloved son of my home town of
Essex, folks… I burst with pride. ~ 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…
01/25 – Jon Butcher

02/01 – JB & Dave Brown

02/08 – Charlee Bianchini

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

Mike O’Connell Tonight with David Brown and Forrest Padgett and Dear Ol’ Dave, of course @ Dave Sag’s Blues Party . The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 1.12.2017

 

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Thursday night at the Rhumbline sees the resprouting of that local hero: Mr. Mike O’Connell and his band of Stooges.

mike-o-rl-mon-1-18-2016-bwcSpread out! No greasy kid stuff on his chinny chin chin as he brings in Mr. Dave Brown, pound for pound the best guitarist this scene has ever seen and Comrade Drummer Forrest “Frosty” Padgett on commie shrapnel shoe bangings. We will bury you!*

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line with Fly Amero … Tonight’s guest: Sasquatch – 7pm 1.11.2017

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 11th – 7pm
Special Guest: SASQUATCH!

 

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One of my all-time faves, Sasquatch, a.k.a Paul Cohan
graces us with his illustrious presence this week at the Rhumb
Line. Paul has successfully captured the heart and spirit of
Gloucester with his music over and over again. He represents
a giant part of our local culture – and for that, he’s one of the
big reasons why I love my Wednesdays! Come see! ~ 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…
01/18 – Jeff Frasier

01/25 – Jon Butcher

02/01 – JB & Dave Brown

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

 

Dave Sag’s Blues Party Presents ~ The Davis Boys @ The Rhumb Line Thursday 8:30pm 1.5.2017

 

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Wow! The hills are alive with the sound of
music! So braid your hair ,wind your cuckoo
clock and c’mon down to get a load of the
Fabulous Von Davis Family. This Thursday
night we have a special treat for ya: Mr. Bob
Davis, AKA Johnny Carwash is dragging his
entire family kicking and screaming into the
Rummie for a sonic supersession. All three
“Flatwounds” will be there. Flatwound “Bob”
on the Qatar, Brother “Flatwound” Jeff, on
tympanic membrane busters, and Fils
“Flatwound” Josh on vocals. I’m bringing my
earplugs!
But seriously, folks, Bobby and company are
always a blast to work with and I look
forward to seeing you all there, cheering
them all on! Let’s start the New year with a
bang!

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at the Rhumb Line – 7pm ~ Guest Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 – 7pm
Guest Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

 

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Happy New Year! The amazing John Rockwell hosts the
Wednesday show this week in my absence (I have a private
performance elsewhere). It has been a while for John, so
do come and cheer him on. He is pure joy onstage! …and
I’ll see you all next week! ~ 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…
01/11 Sasquatch

01/18 Jeff Frasier

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

Sax Gordon Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 12.22.2016

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I know a lot of you are frustrated from the ravages of Father Time and an eerie lack o’ wanna so, why not get hip to the latest and greatest in the phony cyber world of adult matchmaking services? Try new Carbondating® for adults. Just send in a sample of hair (if any), spittle, or toe jam and the wonderful failed German South American doctors at our cosmetic laboratory will have you fixed up in no time with a truly compatible specimen. Just like you! And if that doesn’t work, try this:
Our special Xmas show this Thursday features the clinically-proven Magi of Mayhem: Mr. Gordon “Sax” Beadle. With his own brand of fairy dust, Big G, catnip to your ears, will have you convulsing in the aisles,whilst you beg to donate to our Musician’s Retirement Plan©, and just basically turning the old bar into a steaming heap of writhing bodies.

D.S.

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http://www.saxgordon.com/

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

http://www.therhumbline.com/

A very special night… Wednesday, December 21st – 7pm ~ The 7th Annual AMERO FAMILY CHRISTMAS!

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On Christmas Eve, it was always an “Amero” tradition to gather and sing in the back room of the old house
in Essex with our beloved Mother Moulty and friends. These days, what happens at the Rhumb Line each
year on the last Wednesday before Christmas is pretty much an extension of our youth. In other words,
yes… we are INDEED grown up children. This Wednesday marks the 7th go-around for us – and it really
seems to have taken on a life of its own. Festive, fun and laughing all the way, the audience joins in on
classics like “Holly Jolly Christmas” & “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” – as well as a few of my, shall we
say, “twisted” numbers, like “(Have Yourself A) Willie Nelson Christmas” and “The Restroom Door Said
Gentlemen”. It’s a frickin’ blast no matter how you look at it. We urge that you arrive early to claim your
seat. It gets pretty nuts! Merry Christmas everyone! ~ Fly

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For those who missed the Amero Family (Linda, JB & Fly)
on North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” with Aurelia Nelson,
click the link below, choose the drop menu at the upper
right corner of the green podcast field and choose “Curtain
Up 12-18-16”… http://www.northshore1049.com/pages/17218006.php

ps: …and click this link to play/download a few of my original
holiday numbers… http://www.flyamero.com/christmas_wishes/
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…
12/28 Toni Ann

01/04/17 John Rockwell (guest host)

01/11 Sasquatch

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

Dave Sag’s Blues Party tonight with Brian Templeton, Billy Loosigian 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line.12.15.2016 Put on your dancin shoes

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Dave says,

Everybody keeps asking me: when ya gonna bring back that guy, you know, big as a bear with designer overalls and a voice that could shatter diamonds? Or your sub-human desires. What? Who are you?
But seriously, folks; we got him this week. i’m talking about Mr. Brian Templeton, a great songwriter and foghorn, who commands your presence. His incisive toons and heady interpretations of classic gems is sure to explode the elastic in your BVD’s. He’s one of my go to guys when the goin’ gets rough, like my shrimp Po-boy- induced acne that needs some lovin’.

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Helping out on the guitar will be Mr. Billy Loosigian, celebrity pet stylist and New Hampshire’s answer to Jimmy Page. Been in every Boston band in the world since 1975.Mr. David Mattacks, the Atomic Clock, will add his cesium and desist order to the proceedings. I’m bringing my big-ass tube amp, just to show ya. Do not miss this.
Nexxxt Week: Sax (Flash) Gordon Beadle and the hippies from hell. OMG! Free radiation suits to the first 20 customers.

here’s a short clip from the last time Brian, Dave, Billy and Dave played The Rhumb Line

 

This Wednesday evening…Liz Frame joins Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line 7-10pm 12.14.2016

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 14th – 7pm
Special Music Guest: LIZ FRAME!

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Yo people! You really need to get out and see some of the
amazing Rhumb Line Wednesday happenings. It’s just over
the top, the talent we have tucked away on Cape Ann. Let’s
take this week’s guest, for instance… Liz Frame. Some of
the sharpest, wittiest and most polished lyric writing you’d
ever pay a fortune to see and hear – for no cover charge
whatsoever! She is pure joy. Do NOT make me come out
there and literally drag your rum-pum-pum bums from the
house in which they sit! 🙂

Also… please tune in for the Amero Family (Linda, JB & Fly)
on North Shore 104.9’s “Curtain Up” with Aurelia Nelson
this coming Sunday, 9-9:30am. We’ll be playing a few festive
songs and chatting up our annual “Amero Family Christmas”
show, scheduled for Wednesday, December 21. ~ Fly

ps: click the link to play/download a few of my original holiday
numbers… http://www.flyamero.com/christmas_wishes/
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…
12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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12/28 Toni Ann

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01/04/17 John Rockwell (guest host)

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

QUENTIN CALLEWAERT joins Fly Amero This Wednesday 7pm December 7th @ The Rhumb Line!

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Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, December 7th – 7pm
A VERY, VERY Special Music Guest:
QUENTIN CALLEWAERT!

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Folks… something very, very special will be happening this
week at the Rhumb. A young (he’s only 16) genius by the
name of Quentin Callewaert will be strutting his amazing
stuff for us all. He reminds me so much of myself when I
was his age (just a few years ago, of course). So full of
spirit and enthusiasm. He loves what he does, and it shows.
Some of you may have caught him on cable’s “Local Music
Seen” with Allen Estes – way back when he was only THIRTEEN!
OMG! And speaking of “back”… for those wondering, I am
100% back on my weekly Rhumb Line rotation. Surely,
Quentin and I will be trading a few licks, and maybe teaching
each other a few new tricks. Marina Evans is out of country
for the holidays this year. We’ll catch up when she returns.
And, something else to watch for… please don’t miss Allen
Estes, myself, Senator Bruce Tarr and many more friends on
North Shore 104.9’s live broadcast of its 21st annual Holiday
Toy Drive this coming Thursday. The fun and festivities will
be running throughout the entire day. Click the link below
for further details. All for now. Happy Holidays! ~ Fly

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http://www.northshore1049.com/pages/20375441.php?

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!
12/14 – Liz Frame

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12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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

Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ This weeks special guest: Charlee Bianchini 7pm Nov. 30, 2016

rhumblineDinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 30th – 7pm
Special Music Guest:
CHARLEE BIANCHINI!

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We are blessed to have the wonderful Charlee Bianchini in
our presence this week at the Rhumb. The Noise’s Lois A.
McNulty writes, “Charlee Bianchini, with Gloucester roots four
generations deep, went out to see the world, and came back
to her hometown with songs to sing.” I can tell you, these
songs are moving and soulful. Her music touches us 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!
12/7 – Marina Evans (tentative)

12/14 – Liz Frame

12/21 Amero Family Christmas!

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

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