Jay Geils Revue at the Shalin Liu From Kim Smith

Kim Writes-

Hi Joey,

The musicians were sensational—Jay Geil’s guitar mesmerizing and Doug Bell and Gerry Beaudoin are not only fabulously talented musicians but also super fantastic showman. The Jay Geils Revue is a power house of talent and they put on a great show. Doug, Jay, and Gerry were performing on the most gorgeous vintage guitars. Doug Bell shares your birthday!

Jay Geils Revue Featuring Doug Bell

Free Concert At The Shalin Liu Performance Center Tomorrow

Hi Joey:

Rockport Music presents a free concert of Latin American music tomorrow at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.
Might be possible to mention this in tomorrow’s blog. Many thanks, Gregg

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport


Instruments, Songs, and Rhythms of Latin America
Experience the sounds, instruments and rhythms of Latin America from the beat of the samba, played on a Brazilian Tambourine with a goatskin head, to the cha cha cha, played on a Cuban Guiro, a vine grown gourd played with a wooden striker. (This concert is part of a three day residency taking place in the Rockport and Gloucester public schools.)

Free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations required. Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

Ten Tumbao Photo 1 (2)

Local Music for this Week Feb.15 – Feb. 21

Click on the picture to go to schedule.

When I started this music post, I was able to put a great deal of time into the gathering, editing, footwork that goes into a weekly update of Cape Ann’s music scene. Now I have 3 jobs, my Mom in a nursing home, and my photography getting more in demand. My good friend, Joanne Silva, has happily taken over the GMG Local Music posts for me.  She has created  “Blueslvr’s Blog” . In addition to the weekly schedule,  she has also included a growing list of links to bands and venues. If there is an ultimate music fan, Joanne is it. I appreciate her expertise and passion.

Please welcome Joanne to the GMG community. And if you have a music event you would like posted, you can leave your email address and message on the form below, and I will forward it to her.

Thanks!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sharon

Garfish this Weekend!

Hey Music Fans,

Garfish is proud to announce their 2010 debut at Elliott’s at the Blackburn, Friday January 29th from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.   Elliott’s is located at the historic landmark which once housed the legendary Blackburn Tavern at 2 Main Street, Gloucester.  Garfish will be performing classic music from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s along with some contemporary songs and newly added classics to their repertoire of material.

For more information, visit www.garfish.net, www.myspace.com/garfishband or  www.elliottsattheblackburn.com.

See this band if you love jazz and beyond!

Last weekend Marty Rowen, Dave Mattacks, and Dave Brown put on an extraordinary show for an appreciative crowd at the Dog Bar. Singer Chelsea Berry added another dimension when she joined the group later in the night. Owner Andy Mulholland is hoping that this band will be  a Dog Bar regular. Be sure to catch this group in the near future. You’ll be glad you did.

Click on the photo above  or here for more pictures of the evening.

Jay Aptt with Dave Sag – Rhumb Line Thursday

From Dave Sag

In continuation of our new meat series, we are proud to present Mr. Popin Jay Appt, erstwhile plumbing magnate and glitarist non parieil.Y’all know Jay from his machinations with the Mikey O. Band; breathing new life into the septum of Fishtown and wrecking your vestibular nerve in the process.We’re glad to have him; It’s his first time , so please be gentle.
Adding to the pyrexia will be L’il Steevie Chaggaris, on Skins and symbols, one of our stalwarts, as well as Greg T.,on catarrh and myselph, on base.I’ve just started a rumour that Mikey O. is gonna drop his apron and come on down for a bit, to show us how it’s done. If so ,I’m gonna wear my white shoes. Why not be the first on your block to rock yer socks with some blues in a box?

And, for those of you in the joint-replacement crowd, next Monday from 1 to 3 pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center, I’ll be exercising my rights with the Good Old Salty Jazz Band. This is a fun outfit…and I’m not the oldest member!….for a change. Anyway, there’s dancing and coffee and someone always brings cookies or something, so c’mon down. It’s just like an A.A. meeting without the guilt and speeches!

Bill Staines to perform at One World Coffee House on Jan. 30

Folk musician Bill Staines will perform Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. at the One World Coffee House at the First Universalist Church, 59 Main St., Essex.

Donation is $15. For reservations, call 978-325-3252.

Singing mostly his own songs, Bill Staines has become one of the most popular and durable singers on the folk music scene today, performing nearly 200 concerts a year and driving over 65,000 miles annually. He weaves a blend of gentle wit and humor into his performances.

His music is a slice of Americana, reflecting with the same ease his feelings about the prairie people of the Midwest or the adventurers of the Yukon, the on-the-road truckers, or the everyday workers that make up this land.

Photos from last night’s Haiti Benefit Concert

Rory O'Connell

Barbara Koen

To see more photos, click here or on the photos above.

Last night’s concert was a entertaining mix of music, dance, and comedy. We have some great talent in Gloucester.  A huge THANK YOU to all who gave their time and energy to raise money for Doctors Without Borders who in turn will provide needed aid to the Haiti people.

Tonight at the Rhumb Line!

From Dave Sag

Live! At the Rhumb Line, this week only, something new and different: “modern” blues. Ha-Ha-Ha. Actually, I would like to introduce you-all to Mr. Evan Goudreau, young lion, glitarist, and big man on the hippocampus these days. He’s been around and plays all over the east coast, singin’ and playin’ his way to electronic stardom. He’s  all over the place on the web; czech him out!
Also joining us for the first time is Andrew Jones, on drummbs. First heard him playing with Mark Earley, so you know he’s gotta be good. Of course, Greg T. will be there with his hat and smokin’ catarrh, and myself, as well. Doo come.

Tonight at the Rhumb Line-

From Dave Sag:
Hey! It’s gonna warm up! In keeping up  with jet stream programming, we’re proud to present our very own tootin’ Torquemada of the tenor: Mr. Andrew Clark. One of our favorites, he’ll be bringing his own brand of mayhem to our stage once again. Educator, soloist and vocalist, this guy can do it all. A snappy dresser, too.
Backing him up, we have Mr. Benny Benson, on drummbs. No slouch, he. This is a great sounding outfit.Of course, Greg T. will be there as well as myself. I might even bring the biggg bass. Do come.

I love this band!!

Kingsley Flood at the DogBar Friday January 15 8:45-close

We’re hitting up the Dog Bar in Gloucester for the entire night. That’s right, the entire night, from 8:45ish until close. That means we need to learn a ton of songs, and fast. Or we just revert back to our comfort zone of acoustic covers of Motorhead tunes.

kingsley flood is a band that enjoys making rock and roll music. the band formed in May 2008 when three guys from around boston (and one imposter) realized they all liked the same kind of stuff, and thought it’d be a good idea to expose others to it. drawing upon a variety of influences from a variety of genres, the band seeks its ultimate goal as achieving a sound resembling what would happen if the Band met the Clash in a back alley throwdown. maybe tom waits could come along with a trombone and some pizza. kingsley flood is naseem khuri on guitar and vocals, nick balkin on bass, george hall on guitar, will davies on drums and other friends on other things. if you like their songs, tell them, tell your friends, tell your grandpa. maybe even have him come out to a show. we like grandpas. Here are “Roll of the Dice” and “Stoop Cats” from the Ryan’s Smashing Life showcase appropriately called “A Night of Twang and Awe”:


Last weekend of the season at The Topside

From Doug Silva-

Hey everyone,

As you may or may not know, this is the last weekend we are open for the season at the Topside Restaurant. I wanted to say thank you to everyone that helped make this last season a great one! Even in this “not so good” economy, we were able to have a great year and a lot of that is because of you! This weekend we are hoping to go out with a bang. We are featuring entertainment Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. I hope you can make it over to help us say goodbye to 2009 at The Topside and see some old friends and familiar faces! To anyone that has not been able to make it by yet, I hope this is the weekend you can finally make it 🙂 i will be behind the bar tonight and tomorrow, come by early for some dinner and to say hi!! All show’s start at 8:00 here is a lineup of what’s going on:

Thursday – Ric Saint Germaine – Electric guitar, singer/song writer. He has come in almost every Thursday and supported the music. He has even gotten up a few times and did a few songs himself. Covers some of the older classics

Friday  – Ryan Fardy – Rhythm & Blues, rock and funk. He is probably the best act we have had at the Topside and puts on a great show. He’s from Boston and I’m expecting a great night there! If you can only make it to one night, I highly suggest this be the one!

Saturday – Sasquatch (Paul Cohen)- I have not heard him yet, but I hear he’s great and somewhat of a Gloucester legend. He has been playing for years and is well known.

I hope to see you all there, and thanks again for a great year!!


Doug Silva
Topside Grill
50 Rogers st.
Gloucester, MA
(978) 281-1399 (restaurant)
(978) 335-1014 (cell)

GARFISH 2010 Debut at The Rhumb Line Saturday January 9th

Garfish is proud to announce our 2010 debut at The Rhumb Line this Saturday, January 9th from 9:30 to 12:30 a.m. Garfish will be performing classic music from the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s along with some contemporary songs and newly added classics to our repertoire.

The Rhumb Line is a “Great Venue” where they have built a reputation as THE live music venue on Bostons North Shore. Located at 40 Railroad Ave in Gloucester, a community teeming with musicians, The Rhumb Line attracts a clientele who are passionate about music and expect no thing but the best. The Rhumb Line also serves up GREAT FOOD, so stop in for a meal before the music starts! http://www.therhumbline.com
On behalf of Myself and the Boys in the band, we just wanted to let you know, we are honored that you choose to spend your time with us supporting “LIVE” music!

All the best,

Doug, Dan, Frank, Walter &  Jeff.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/garfishband or www.garfish.net

New Year’s Rockport Eve

From Michael O’Leary
Dear Friends in Celtic Music,
As this year ends, I want to thank everyone for their interest in and support of live Celtic, and other, music.  I and my musician friends wouldn’t have the privilege and joy of playing to live audiences without it.  I hope the New Year brings you much wonderful new music–live or otherwise!
We’ll be singing out the old year and singing in the new on Thursday night.  Details below.
it’s not too late to make New Year’s Eve plans . . .
-New Year’s Rockport Eve – Thursday, Dec. 31st, 5pm-Midnight – Rockport, MA
The ‘January Man’ is coming and to welcome him in I’ll be joined by David de la Barre, Steve Levy & Lin Swicker for two sets of songs and tunes at 8 and 9pm at the wonderful Rockport UU Church.  If you haven’t attended before, NYRE is a great way to bring in the New Year.  It’s family friendly and there’s a wonderful array of activities and entertainment.  For more info see www.newyearsrockporteve.com