Gonna dust off the guitars and play some original songs along with a cover or two 🙂 Hope to see you watching!
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WOW! Son of a gun we had big fun on Middle Street Friday September 8, 2017.
There was an ensemble mix from Cape Ann Big Band self dubbed ‘Jambalaya Horns’ at Gloucester’s famous UU Church for the last Friday Night concert of this popular summer series. “Music on Meetinghouse Green” passed the hat for the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation (GMF) fire sprinkler project, part of the UU restoration efforts.
Middle Street was alive with the sounds of New Orleans thanks to the Cape Ann Big Band players:
Gary Wolsieffer – Tuba/bass
Carlos Menezes Jr. – Saxes/Vocals
Zach Gorrell – Keys/Saxes
Rick Geraghty – Drums/Vocals
Jon Persson – Trumpet
Tom Bones – Trombone
Joe Wilkins – Guitar/Vocals
Anthony Rocco – Trumpet/Vocals
sound snippet solos:
Jon Persson trumpet (9 sec)
Zach Gorrell sax (19 sec)
Joe Wilkins guitar (13 secs)
I missed hearing the students from Gloucester’s O’Maley Innovation Middle School jamming with the Cape Ann Big Band. Carlos Menezes has to be among the coolest school music directors in the country.
There was a soccer game at Gloucester High School, a short walk and many pleasant route options away. I marvel at Gloucester’s amazing public spaces.
About the concert series
FREE! “Nine Friday Nights. Nine Great Outdoor Concerts to benefit nine local non-profits.”
Mayor Romeo Theken likes to remind everyone that “There’s always something going on in Gloucester!” including all the free performances for most every Gloucester Summer Night. Gloucester MA Free Outdoor Performances Daily…
This Thursday night, Chris and Joe take their acoustic tunes to Katrina’s in Gloucester for Gloucester’s holiday Ladies’ Shopping Night.
Great food. Good tunes. Holiday shopping. Raffles.
We hope you can join us!
From our friends at The Lanesville Music Festival — check it out!
LANESVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL – IT TAKES A VILLAGE
On Sunday, September 27, 2015 between 12 noon and 7:00 pm, The Lanesville Community Center proudly presents its 6th Annual Music Festival featuring local musicians, food, artisan and cultural vendors, activities for kids and beverages for adults all supported by enthusiastic local volunteers.
Admission is by Donation at the event – Rain or Shine.
Performances feature the talents of Charlee Biancini, Quentin Callewaert, Joe Wilkins, Mamadou Diop, Steve Amazeen, Greta Bro, The Tree House Charlatans, and Squash, Hicks and Pickens. This brilliant line-up brings together new faces as well as old favorites performing in delightfully diverse musical styles from African Drumming to Digeridoo – from sea shanties to sultry Blues.
In addition to the music, the Festival promises food and other fun… the former provided by The WillowRest, Joe’s on a Roll, Holly Cow Ice Cream, and our own LCC festival fare…the latter by a showcase of wonderful vendors and community volunteers.
The Festival is generously supported by The Cape Ann Savings Bank, The City of Gloucester, and other friends of the LCC. And, we in turn, are sharing raffle proceeds in support of the Cape Ann Animal Rescue who will be on hand with pet-able furry friends.
The Lanesville Music Festival is truly a celebration of our neighborhood and we look forward to sharing The Lanesville Community Center and the “Lanesville Way”.
Come early – stay late – listen to great music, amidst a festive combination of food, art, culture, education, beer, wine, raffles, popcorn, Hoola-Hoops and more.
Megan McKenzie and Joe Wilkins team up for a night of acoustic covers performing a vast variety of hits from Aretha Franklin to Tom Petty! They’ll be performing every last Wednesday of the month throughout the summer, so mark your calendars! *6/24, 7/29, 8/26 *
Megan performs with a number of local projects including The Megan McKenzie Band, Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket and SAFETY, to name a few. And Joestays busy with multiple projects as well including the Joe Wilkins Band,Poppa Cigar and Funk du Jour. They found time in there busy schedules to collaborate their talents and bring you a fun, laid back show, presenting a more intimate side of these funky rock n’ rollers!
Magnolia 525 Tavern offers a full bar with unique beers on draft as well as special house cocktails. You can quench your thirst and appease your appetite for good ole’ American fare such as steak tips or pizza, including Gluten Free options.
Magnolia 525 Tavern
12 Lexington Ave,
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Joe Wilkins kicks off Level 2 of his beginner guitar course at The Landing at 7 Central starting on Tuesday, October 1st.
This 5 week course takes place every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm and caters to players with a basic understanding of chords and strum patterns.
Cost for the 5 week program is $70 per student.
If you have specific questions, email Chris Langathianos at firstname.lastname@example.org
OK, if you haven’t heard Joe Wilkins, it’s time. Don’t let his pleasant, unassuming personality fool you. This guy is a powerhouse talent, whose songs paint vivid pictures in your head, so you might not notice just how good he is on guitar. You can see him on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes tomorrow (WED) at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. Then bop over to Giuseppe’s and catch him live with Chris Langathianos.
If you miss tomorrow, you can see him with Joe Cardoza on bass and Leo Ciamitaro on drums at Dog Bar for a Fiesta Friday party. And if you’re in the mood for something more quiet, catch solo him at The Landing on Saturday. See full live music schedule here.
Listen to this from Local Music Seen:
Watch what happens at 1:16 in this video and you’ll get why he’s a pro. See more Joe Wilkins videos here.
Come Monday morning, there’s simply no excuse for not knowing who this rising star is. Before you know it Joe Wilkins will be on tour in Europe or Asia and you’ll have missed your chance to see him in an intimate venue serving good food in your own back yard FOR FREE!
5-5-5 SPECIALS: Tapas, Wine, Dessert $15 For Women only, and those who admire them.
Joe Wilkins 7-9 PM
You may have seen Joe Wilkins of The Wilkins Noise and also playing solo, duo, trio events with Chris Langathianos and Ken Cleveland. Joe Recently opened for Meg Hutchinson at The Crowell Chapel in Manchester by The Sea. He has also join Chelsea Berry at some of her shows as well. He has played at many of Gloucester’s local music venues and has a great collection of originals to share as well as good mix of covers from Neil Young to the Grateful Dead.
Check out the video below recorded at Localmusicseen with Allen Estes
Then it’s a HUGE night on Cape Ann. You can’t possibly see it all, so you’re gonna have to choose. See the full live music lineup here. Aren’t you glad you live in a community with a vibrant local live music scene? Twenty Two local artists performing today alone!
Crowell Chapel is a gem of a venue in Manchester and tonight you can see award-winning Boston singer/songwriter Meg Hutchinson with local rising star, Joe Wilkins opening. Get tickets here. Here’s a taste of Meg:
Meg Hutchinson performing her song “I’d Like To Know” at the OAOMA benefit at Club Passim on October…
Only in Gloucester.
Tomorrow (Thursday) the Singer / Songwriter Shuffle at Giuseppe’s features a number of local favorites including Noise Magazine founder T Max, Joe Wilkins and Andy Pratt, who’s hit “Avenging Annie” reached #15 on Boston’s WRKO. Here’s a video of the original:
More Brad Byrd videos here.
Gloucester’s Bob Quinn, who has been going to Good Harbor for the past 80 years, tours the dunes of Good Harbor Beach and comments on the poundin’ it took this winter.
Here is a clip from the half –hour show that airs all week on Cape Ann TV Channel 12.
Show airs: Monday (tonight) at 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.; Thursday at 8:30 p.m.; Friday at 12:30 p.m. and Saturday at 5:00 p.m. See Channel Listings for more Cape Ann TV Shows.
Even though there’s still snow on the ground, it’s not too early to be thinking about swimming at Good Harbor. So, to get you in the mood, here’s a very up-beat song Allen Estes wrote last Summer and performed on Local Music Seen.
Speaking of Allen, he’s appearing at Giuseppe’s this Thursday for the second week of the Singer Songwriter Shuffle along with his son Dylan and other local favorites Inge Berge, Steve Caraway, Marina Evans, Jon Waterman and Joe Wilkins.
But don’t wait until Thursday. Lots of live music on Cape Ann all week long. See here!
We told you there’d be last minute updates and guess what, there are. Henri Smith, Joe Wilkins, Gary Shane and others have agreed to join Will Hunt‘s production of Cape Ann Rocks for the Rockaways tomorrow from 4-midnight at The Hive.
OK, we’ve gotten some questions about this benefit. People asking, Who are the Rockaways? It’s not who; it’s where. The Rockaways are a section of New York that was just creamed by Superstorm Sandy. People who live there are a long way from getting back to normal and need help (see articles here and here). One of my heroes, physicist Richard Feynman, was born in Far Rockaway. Among other discoveries, Feynman figured out what caused the Challenger Space Shuttle to crash. Check out this video for a great story of how he reluctantly agreed to join the Commission investigating the Challenger disaster and what happened next:
Speaking of videos, we’ve got some new ones on gimmesound — and we now feature them more prominently on the Home Page. If you’ve got a music video you think we should feature, leave a comment and let us know.
And what a weekend for Live music, which starts at 1:30pm today and 11:30am tomorrow and goes on into the late night both days! See full live music schedule here.