Gloucester Meetinghouse Summer Concert Series



What could be easier than to give the gift of membership to the Sawyer Free Library. There are different levels, beginning with the very low amount of only $10.00 for seniors and students. 

Membership dues are pooled to support the excellent library programming. One of the added benefits of becoming a member are the free passes or reduced admission to area museums, including the Peabody Essex Museum and the Boston Children’s Museum. CLICK HERE to learn more about what membership means and what your contribution brings.

Save the Date for the Gloucester Historic Middle Street Walk Event, upcoming December 12th unnamed-1

You know Summer is here because Harbor Loop Concerts Start Tonight w/ Mr. Fox

Time to bring your chairs, your kids, some good food from local restaurants — or left-over BBQ — your dancing shoes and party attitude down to Harbor Loop for a community evening of family fun and fabulous music with What Time Is It Mr. Fox.

For those of you who are new to Gloucester, we do this every Thursday night during the summer.  It’s fun & FREE.

Here’s the full Harbor Loop Summer Schedule (with a map).

Here’s a taste of what you can expect tonight.

What Time Is It Mr. Fox (Trio) with Brian King, Nathan Cohen and Joe Cardoza with surprise guests Megan McKenzie and Eileen Little ~ Brunch @ Foreign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro



There were a lot of familiar faces for this Sunday Brunch. This was my second time back and I can’t wait to go back again. The service, atmosphere food and their live music is the best. If you haven’t been I suggest you do. Check out the link below to see the menu and what’s happening. They have music on Sundays during brunch and 1-4. Different musicians weekly. Call ahead for reservations because it room fills up fast in advance.

foriegn affairsForeign Affairs Wine Bar & Bistro
26 Central St
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
(978) 704-9568

New Year’s Eve in Rockport with Cape Ann Big Band featuring John Rockwell and Renee Dupuis and What Time Is It Mr. Fox @ The Shalin Liu.

Cape Ann Big Band with Renee Dupuis and John Rockwell 

What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

This was the first time going to NYE In Rockport. I got my button and went straight to The Shalin Liu. I moved around a bit. Got a seat right away in the balcony then asked if it was ok to move down to the main floor. It was excellent. Twenty dollars for a button and I got to see two great shows at the same venue. There was music all over the small town of Rockport and all kinds of festivities. I was happy,so there was no need to venture out. Make sure to check out  the website next year to see what’s happening. You will be glad you did! >

Weekend Starts Tonight with FREE Harbor Loop Concert feat. What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

So you think the Schooner Fest starts tomorrow?  Think again.  You’ve gotta consider a free concert at Harbor Loop right in the heart of Gloucester’s waterfront, as the beginning of Schooner Fest. (Complete Schooner Fest Schedule here.  Henri Smith Tickets here)

Last year I saw crew coming off visiting schooners who were charmed by the Harbor Loop concert and astounded when I told them we have these every week. Thank you Bradley Royds!

So come on down to Harbor Loop tonight and party with one of the most creative local bands, What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

Music begins at 6:30pm with Piano Forte opening.  Just in case you’ve never seen Mr. Fox, read this:

“Time has come for Mr. Fox”
Barry Thompson, Boston Herald

“Catch him as his star rises”
Adam Feldman, Time Out New York (Critic’s Pick)

“a triumph of mood and style, an unforgettable musical, theatrical and emotional experience.”

“can simmer in blues, tremble with high drama, and faint into a yawning croon”
– Michael Brodeur, Boston Phoenix

“Helium” Directed by Emile Doucette

“Helium” is another highlight screened at the Red Shed Film Festival from local filmmaker Emile Doucette ~ 

To read more about the Red Shed Film Festival see previous posts on GMG:

Red Shed Film Festival Highlights



What Time Is It Mr. Fox? on Local Music Seen

Photo by Sheila Roberts
Photo by Sheila Roberts

Yesterday we taped Local Music Seen with Allen Estes with special guest 3rian King and What Time Is It Mr. Fox? What fun we had, thank you to the great studio audience.  You can see the show tomorrow tonight (Wednesday) at 6:30pm on cable channel 12.  The show airs again on Friday at 1 pm, and Sunday at 6pm.  For all of you FOBs, who don’t live in Gloucester, you can now watch Local Music Seen and other shows on Cape Ann TV’s wicked cool on-line streaming service here.

Celebrate Halloween with What Time is it Mr. Fox? Live at Crowell Chapel on Sunday October 27, 2013  get your ticket here:

6PM TONIGHT: Live taping of What Time is it Mr Fox at Cape Ann TV

You can be in the audience when we tape What Time is it Mr. Fox as the very special guests on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes.  Taping begins at 6pm at the Cape Ann TV Studios 38 Blackburn Center, Gloucester.  Your beautiful faces won’t appear in the show, but your clapping and cheering will.

Harbor Loop Concert Series 2013 8.29.2013 Piano Bar with Joe Thomas and What Time Is It Mr. Fox?


Piano Bar with Joe Thomas


What Time Is It Mr. Fox

courtesy photo
courtesy photo

An evening in Rockport

On Friday evening I went to Rockport for the (amazing) concert by “What Time Is It Mr. Fox?” and the Rockport High School Madrigal Choir at the Shalin Liu center.  Here are a few photos I snapped with my phone to try to capture some of the magic.




Fr. Matthew Green

Friday, May 31st Special Musical Events

Ken Bonfield CD release concert

photo by Louise Welch
photo by Louise Welch

Friday, May 31, 2013
Cape Ann Community Cinema,
at 7:30pm
Tickets $15, every ticket-holder will receive a copy of the new CD Legacy!
Cape Ann Community Cinema,
21 Main St.
Gloucester, MA
(978) 309-8448

musical shabbat - guitarMusical Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbi Steven Lewis
Friday, May 31st,  @ 8pm
Temple Ahavat Achim
86 Middle Street
Gloucester, MA

You Don’t want to miss What Time Is It Mr. Fox ~ Friday May 31, 2013 @ 8:00pm

“Little Bit Of Blue” Celebration.
with special guests, the Rockport High School Madrigal Choir, led by Patti Pike.Come join us in the stunning Shalin Liu Performance Center for the North Shore celebration of our “Little Bit Of Blue” album release. This venue was built for sound, with a beautiful ocean view backdrop. We are thrilled to be joined by the Rockport High School Madrigal Choir. We will also show two videos, “The Ladies’ Tree” about Joan of Arc and animated by Harvard animation professor and Mr. Fox back-up singer, Ruth Lingford, as well as “Helium” directed by Emile Doucette and featuring performers from the New England Center for Circus Arts.Thank you for letting our music into your ears and hearts!


What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? is making music that feels exposed and personal, but cinematic in scope. The Boston/NYC band blends baroque pop with soul noir, conjuring up something like the dark-tinged drama of Florence + The Machine, the roots of Aretha Franklin, and the songcraft of the Decemberists.

The first thing that listeners respond to is the soulful warmth and strength of lead-singer 3rian King’s gender-defying voice, which “can simmer in blues, tremble with high drama, and faint into a yawning croon,” according to Michael Brodeur of the Boston Phoenix. Next are the words, from deeply intimate songs to those that cross into a mystical realm, making the personal feel timeless and mythic.

Named after a Victorian children’s game, What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? can time-travel from the woods of Medieval France to a 1930s New Orleans jukejoint. The effect resembles a gay male Adele leading a steampunk parade of music-school renegades. The group sells out legendary clubs like Club Passim & Oberon (Cambridge, MA) and The Duplex (NYC) and recently earned the Critic’s Pick in Time Out NYC.
Its original song “Cold Rain” was covered by New Orleans Soul Queen, Irma Thomas on her Grammy-nominated CD “Simply Grand,” with the track earning high praise in Rolling Stone, USA Today & The Village Voice.

Mr. Fox’s own CD “Little Bit Of Blue” was just released in March 2013. This performance will feature a new music video by Harvard University animation professor and Mr. Fox Fury, Ruth Lingford, as well as a new music video by Emile Doucette, showcasing the many talents of students and teachers at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT.

Mr. Fox will be joined on stage by The Rockport High School Madrigal Choir, under the direction of Patti Pike. Mr. Fox fiddler and trumpeter, Nathan Cohen, works closely with Patti Pike in the Rockport Schools where he is director of orchestras from 4th-12th grade. This collaboration should prove to be an exciting evening for all.

“Time has come for Mr. Fox.” – The Boston Herald


Tickets: $20/$23/$25

20% discount for students with ID (must call the Box Office to redeem, 978.546.7391)

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