BOSTON, MA– When Grammy- and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Ted Reed was moving his office, he uncovered his 16mm black and white film “Thinking Out Loud”, shot in 1971. Filmed with his friend Tim Treadway, the two traveled fro

m Boston through Memphis and Clarksdale to find and record some of the last living blues legends. “Thinking Out Loud” was seen at festivals, and then stored away. Fast forward fifty years has led to the compilation of then and now in his new film, “The Blues Trail Revisited.”

Ted is beyond excited to share that his film is now available to rent via www.thebluestrailrevisited.com.

“The film puts you in the passenger seat right next to the filmmaker rounding the bend on a 50 year old odyssey: to excavate the last living blues legends and his own youthful filmmaking past.
Reed once again rattles back through time and the deep south, brushing the dust off the towns, tunes, and sweat-soaked juke joints where the blues bloomed– and still do. The movie is a sweet sad song of praise for those unsung, who wove their troubles and dreams into the original fabric of American music.”

-Joyce Kulhawik, Arts & Entertainment Critic

“A story of blues friends, fans and follow through, Ted Reed’s remarkable BLUES TRAIL REVISITED spans 50 years—tying together past Southern blues traditions with those of the present day and perhaps even the future.”

– Roger Stolle, Cat Head Promotions

“The memories that this film brought back were outstanding and made me want to go back and discover some of the places that I missed…This movie will also make anyone that is not into the Blues or Mississippi change their mind.”

– Paul Benjamin, North Atlantic Blues Festival

“The Blues Trail Revisited” showcases the new respect for the cultural value of a musical form that had been all but ignored in the south a half-century ago. Now, rock fans, mostly white, from all the world, raised on music adopted from rural black communities, are flocking to that well-spring in record numbers. Museums and historic markers have sprung up to guide a growing caravan of international tourists. Venues from roadside Juke Joints to new concert halls offer musicians, both veterans and young performers, places to perform almost every night of the week.

Revealing interviews with authors, historians and hospitality entrepreneurs, musicians, state officials, and more, detail significant changes from the 1970s to present day.

Last year, Reed released the award-winning documentary film “Juke Joint Festival Revisited” during the virtual Juke Joint Festival event in Clarksdale, MS, with his primary goal to help drive donations to the Blues Foundation COVID-19 fund (https://j.mp/2wupAYe), and the Mississippi Blues Benevolent Fund (http://www.msbluestrail.org//mississippi-blues-trail-donations) that supports Blues musicians.

About Ted Reed

Ted has been producing, directing, writing, and shooting films and television since the 1970s. Creating documentaries, commercials, animated features, and broadcast and streaming series. His storytelling expertise has led to award-winning shows about gender equality, the future of communications technology, immigration, national parks, West Indian music, space tourism, assisted suicide, Jewish innovators, and handgun violence. He is the recipient of multiple awards. 

During his career he partnered with the MIT team who pioneered internet streaming video technology, produced New England’s first local all-digital TV broadcast and pioneered the use of interactive video for large business meetings.

Ted has taught and lectured at Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston University, Endicott College and the Boston Film and Video Foundation. He has brought filmmaking courses to elementary schools, community groups and retirement homes, and continues to run film, photography and music workshops at his office in Gloucester, MA.

The Blues Trail Revisited is now available to rent at: Bit.Ly/bluestrail

Exhibit in the Matz Gallery at Sawyer Free Library

Good Evening Joey,
Writing Mothers’ Workshop has an exhibit on display in the Matz Gallery at the Sawyer Free Library for the month of April (which also happens to be poetry month) entitled, Through the Looking Glass.  Attached are some examples featured in the exhibit.

Through the Looking Glass is a mixed medium brain child of North Shore mother writers (L-R): Nancy Carolyn Kwant, Kristin Proctor, Meg Grant, and Lyn Towne-Smith (not pictured). Together they form a group called the Writing Mothers’ Workshop.  
This exhibit is based on found poetry which is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them (a literary equivalent of a collage) by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning. The windows for this exhibit came from the rectory of the former Sacred Heart Church in Lanesville and along the roads of Gloucester.
Former works of WMW include Love and the Fall-Out at the Eastern Point Lit House, Parts: A Maternal Dichotomy, at the formerFlatrocks Gallery, and Maternal Garments: What Mothers Wear at the Lanesville Community Center. 
Contact us at: writingmothersworkshop@gmail.com

Upcoming Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Events

Coffee & ConnectionsThursday, April 1 9 AM
Start the month off right and join us for a morning of coffee and connections! Meet new people, expand your business connections and stay in touch with friends and colleagues. The beginning of the event will feature an update from our Next Gen Young Professionals Group Learn More
Next Gen Virtual MeetUpMonday, April 5 | 6 – 7 PM Cape Ann Young Professionals are invited to join the Next Gen Committee as they check in, catch up, and connect with young professionals from all industries! Register NowFollow on Facebook
The Basics of Investing SeminarTuesday, April 6 | 9 – 10 AM Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to investing? Many of the instincts which serve us well in most endeavors are counterproductive in investing. It can be easy to be a successful long-term investor, learn the basics for success from founder of Cape Ann Capital, Dave Umstead, PhD, CFA.  RegisterLearn More
SAVE THE DATEBusiness After HoursWednesday, April 28 | 4:30 PM Mix your favorite drink or pour yourself a refreshing seltzer and join us as we network and relax in an informal setting, virtually. This after-hours event is a fun way to catch up with business colleagues and expand your connections.   Learn More
SAVE THE DATEBusiness Education and ScholarshipGolf TournamentMonday, May 24, 2021
The net proceeds of this event help fund five $1,000 scholarships awarded annually by the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce to Cape Ann residents graduating from Essex Tech, Gloucester High School, Manchester-Essex Regional High School and Rockport High School.
Learn More

Over the Bridge at Bonefish Harrys

GMG had the pretty cool opportunity to sit down with the Over the Bridge (a couple of local guys who are now killing it in the music scene and on the charts) last night for a live GloucesterCast at Bonefish Harrys. I was happy to sit by the side and watch, listen, tap my foot, and enjoy one pretty epic Coconut Margarita. Henry Pariseau, owner of Bonefish Harrys also sat down with the guys and talked about the inspiration behind the restaurant, his menu, and future plans!

GloucesterCast 489: With Over The Bridge, Henry Pariseau, Gmg Chris Chris McCarthy, Scottie Mac @Mike ForgetteDavid James Campbell and Joey Ciaramitaro

You can listen to the whole GloucesterCast here

Listen and follow Over the Bridge on Spotify here

You can check out Bonefish Harrys here: Unbelievable food and drinks with a super fun vibe. Outdoor space opening soon as well!

Here are some photos from the evening as well as a video of the songs that they sang for us….including (Breaking news) a brand new song that will be dropping soon!

GloucesterCast 490 With Seaside Sustainability Shrink Wrap Recycling Program and Joey C Taped 4/2/21

GloucesterCast 490 With Seaside Sustainability Shrink Wrap Recycling Program and Joey C Taped 4/2/21

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Seasonal Reopenings Restaurants and Activities Updated April 1

Updated list of seasonal reopenings as of April 1 2021. Submit additions or corrections in the comments. Thanks again Bex Borden for the assist!

GloucesterHammond Castle Museum978-283-2080www.hammondcastle.orgMay 1
Gloucester7 Seas Whale Watch978-283-1776www.7seaswhalewatch.comApril 17
GloucesterCape Ann Whale Watch978-283-5110www.seethewhales.comApril 17
GloucesterYankeeFleet !CODFISHING! 4/1-4/15978-283-0313www.yankeefleet.comApril 1
GloucesterPauline’s Gifts978-281-5558www.paulinesgifts.comMay 2021
GloucesterCape Ann Campsites978-283-8683.www.capeanncampsite.comMay 15
GloucesterVista Motel978-281-3410www.VistaMotel.comApril 1
GloucesterOcean House Hotel at Bass Rocks978-283-7600www.OceanHouseGloucester.comApril 15
GloucesterWhite Farms on the Causeway978-559-7470www.facebook.com/White-Farms-on-the-CausewayApril 8
GloucesterAtlantic Motel Breakfast978-283-0014atlantisoceanfrontinn.com/breakfast-in-gloucester-ma/MAY
GloucesterBeauport Hotel Dining978-491-50901606restaurant.comOPEN
GloucesterBlue Collar Lobster978-283-1812thegloucesterhouse.comTBD
GloucesterCapt Carlos978-283-6343www.captaincarlos.comTBD
GloucesterCharlie’s Place978-281-5002www.facebook.com/Charlies-Place-111697215533360/OPEN
GloucesterCrows Nest978–281–2965www.crowsnestgloucester.com/OPEN
GloucesterDining Rooms at the Castle/Seaglass Restaurant978-515-7386www.castlemanorinn.com/chef/seaglass-restaurant/
GloucesterDrift Cafe978-314-4238driftgloucester.comTBD
GloucesterThe Franklin** temp closed978-283-7888www.franklincapeann.com**temp closed**
GloucesterGeorge’s The Office978-281-1910www.GeorgesOfGloucester.comOPEN
GloucesterGloucester House978-283-1812thegloucesterhouse.comTBD
GloucesterHorizon Chinese978-283-8815horizongloucester.comOPEN
GloucesterJD Meyers Best Friends/Magnolia Pub978-525-2226Public group on Favebook Magnolia Pub/JD MeyersApril 1
GloucesterLaneside Pub and Brewery978-283-9753www.capeannlanes.com/food-beverageOPEN
GloucesterLittle Red Rooster978-219-4004littleredroosterglo.comOPEN
GloucesterLobsta Land978-281-0415www.lobstalandrestaurant.com/April 22
GloucesterLong Beach Dairy Maid978-281-1348www.longbeachdairy.com/OPEN
GloucesterMarkouk Bread978-283-3500www.markoukbread.com/OPEN
GloucesterMile Marker One978-283-2122www.capeannmarina.com/diningOPEN
GloucesterMinglewood Harborside978-281-0223minglewoodharborside.comOPEN
GloucesterMom’s Kitchen978-282-4444www.facebook.com/JustLikeMomMade0OPEN
GloucesterOliver’s Harbor978-559-7638www.oliversharbor.comOPEN
GloucesterPilot House978-281-1150www.PilotHouseDragonLight.comOPEN
GloucesterPratty’s CAV978-283-970010 Parker St, Gloucester, MA 01930CAVOPEN
GloucesterRhumb Line978-283-973240 Railroad Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930TBD
GloucesterSalt Water Grille978-879-4244www.saltwatergrillellc.com/TBD
GloucesterSeaport Grille978-282-9799seaportgrillegloucester.comOPEN
GloucesterShort & Main978-281-0044www.shortandmain.com/TBD
GloucesterStones Pub978-515-7366www.facebook.com/StonesPubGloucesterTBD
GloucesterSurfside Pizza978-281-1700www.surfsidesubsgloucester.comApril 15
GloucesterTaco Lupitas978-282-9600tacoslupitagloucester.wordpress.comOPEN
GloucsterTAJ – Gloucester978-515-7337ww.taj-gloucester.comOPEN
GloucesterThai Choice978-281-8118http://www.thaichoicerestaurant.com/OPEN
GloucesterThe Cupboard978-281-1908not recently updatedTBD
GloucesterThe Rudder978-283-7967facebook.com/TheRudderRestaurantTBD
GloucesterThe Studio978-879-4896facebook.com/TheStudio51TBD
GloucesterTopside Grill978-281-1399www.topsidegrill.comOPEN
GloucesterTwo Sisters Coffee Shop978-281-3378www.facebook.com/TwoSistersCoffeeShopOPEN
GloucesterWillow Rest978-283-2417http://www.willowrest.com/OPEN
GloucesterYella on the Water978-491-5334www.yellagrille.comTBD
GloucesterZeke’s Place978-283-7817zekesgloucester.comOPEN
Rockport7th Wave978-564-5048www.7thwaverockport.com/OPEN
RockportBean & Leaf Cafe978-546-7500www.rockporticecream.com/beanandleafhomeOPEN
RockportBearskin Neck Bistro978-309-8263www.facebook.com/BearskinNeckBistroTBD
RockportBlue Lobster Grille978-546-9990facebook.com/BlueLobsterGrilleOPEN
RockportBLUMEnone listedwww.blumecoffee.comTBD
RockportBrackett’s Oceanview978-546-2797www.bracketts.comOPEN
RockportBrothers Brew978-546-377527 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966OPEN
RockportEmerson Inn Pigeon CoveTavern978-546-6321https://www.emersoninnbythesea.com/dining/May 1 2021
RockportFeather & Wedge978-999-5917featherandwedge.comOPEN
RockportHong Kong Kitchen978-546-262613 Railroad Ave, Rockport,OPEN
RockportHelmut’s Strudel978-546-2824www.facebook.com/StrudelHelmuts/TBD
RockportHula Moon Cafe978-546-257227 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
RockportLattoff Farmstand978-879-3940facebook.com/lattoffarmhousekitchen/OPEN
RockportLobster Pool978-546-7808www.thelobsterpool.com/April 2
RockportMy Place by the Sea978-546-9667myplacebythesea.com/OPEN
RockportNates at Front Beach opening with new owners under a new name TBA18 Beach St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
RockportRed Skiff978-546-764715 Mt Pleasant St, Rockport, MA 01966TBD
RockportRockport House of Pizza978-546-606619 Broadway, Rockport,OPEN
RockportRoy Moore Fish Shack (Dock Square)978-546-6696Dock SquareTBD
RockportRoy Moore Lobster Co978-546-669639 Bearskin NeckTBD
RockportSalty’s978-999-5947www.facebook.com/SaltysLobsterDogsandMore/April 2021
RockportTop Dog978-546-0006topdogofrockport.comTBD
EssexBlue Marlin Grille978-768-7400www.bluemarlingrille.comOPEN
EssexBoat House Grille978-890-5113www.boathousegrilleessex.comTBD
EssexCK Pearl978-890-7378www.ckpearl.comOPEN
EssexDown River Ice Cream978-768-0102www.facebook.com/DownRiverIceCreamOPEN
EssexEssex Seafood978-768-7233essexseafood.comTBD
EssexGreat Marsh Brewing Company978-890-7827www.thegreatmarsh.comOPEN
EssexSheas978-768-6931www.sheasrestaurant.comApril 8
EssexVillage Restaurant978-768-6400wedigclams.comOPEN
EssexWindward Grille978-768-0050windwardgrille.comOPEN

Cape Ann Young Professionals Are Invited to Next Gen’s Virtual MeetUp

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Next Gen Virtual MeetUp
Monday, April 5 | 6 – 7 PM
Cape Ann Young Professionals are invited to join the Next Gen Committee as we check in, catch up, and connect with young professionals from all industries!

Next Gen will be hosting virtual meetups on the 1st Monday of each month from 6-7 PM until we can meet in person again. We have missed connecting with the next generation of Cape Ann and hope to see you there!

Learn more and register by visiting: https://business.capeannchamber.com/events/details/next-gen-virtual-meetup-20721?calendarMonth=2021-04-01

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Cassie the Sea Serpent makes debut in Cape Ann Museum galleries and programs this spring

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Drawing of Cassie the Sea Serpent by Gloucester-born Michael Grimaldi of Grimdrops

GLOUCESTER, MASS. (April 2021) – To engage and involve more children and families at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester-born artist Michael Grimaldi has created a family-friendly guide, Cassie the Sea Serpent, for a series of programs, a virtual lecture, and events this spring. Grimaldi, a local muralist, graphic designer, and Monserrat College of Art graduate who now lives in Beverly, will be live painting Cassie throughout the galleries in the coming weeks so that visitors can see him at work.

Inspired by the legendary story of the Cape Ann Sea Serpent, a creature that was seen in Gloucester Harbor between 1817-1819 by hundreds of residents, Cassie will be the centerpiece of activities, a socially-distanced scavenger hunt through the Museum, and a series of programs over April School Vacation Week (April 22-25). Families with children under 18 are invited…

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