Monthly Archives: December 2010

Overboard at Old Sloop

Overboard Performing at Old Sloop Coffeehouse

On Friday, December 10, a packed to capacity house at the Old Sloop Coffeehouse (at the United Congregational Church of Rockport was festively treated to the amazing a cappella voices of Overboard, a Boston based a cappella group.  Did you know that A cappella (Italian for In The Manner of The Church) music is solo or group vocal or singing without instrumental sound, or a piece intended to be performed in this way. A cappella was originally intended to differentiate between Renaissance polyphony and Baroque concertato style. In the 19th century a renewed interest in Renaissance polyphony coupled with an ignorance of the fact that vocal parts were often doubled by instrumentalists led to the term coming to mean unaccompanied vocal music. In modern usage, a cappella often refers to an all-vocal group performance of any style, including barbershop, doo wop, and modern pop/rock. Today, a cappella also includes sample/loop “vocal only” productions by producers like Jimmy Spice Curry, Teddy Riley, Wyclef Jean, and other producers.

Overboard also performed at the UUC in Gloucester on December 5, and will be performing on Cape Ann again on New Year’s Eve during Rockport’s First Night celebration, in case you haven’t had a chance to catch them and would like to.  You can hear them at  Also, check out Old Sloop’s we blink above for info on upcoming performances at their monthly coffeehouse venue.  It’s a great inexpensive night out, and they serve delicious home-baked goodies and beverages for only $1.

Fly Amero featured on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes

Allen’s guest this week is his good friend and local music legend, Fly Amero. The show features a song by Allen Estes and three songs by Fly, including a song from his acclaimed Cracked Country Christmas CD.

For this special show, Fly and Allen perform together and clearly enjoy each other’s company and music.

The show premieres Wednesday December 15 at 6:30pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. It will air again on Friday, December 17th at 1:30pm and Sunday, December 19th at 6pm.
Check the for more info and future show times.


Charlie Brown in Rockport Tonight (sort of)

Rockport Music is gettin’ down with our favorite little animated round-headed friend tonight at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.  No, I’m not referring to Joey C.  I’m talking about Charlie Brown and the amazing soundtrack to the Christmas classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, which will be featured tonight in a performance by the deeply talented David Benoit and the Charlie Brown Christmas Trio.  Here’s your chance to listen to some great live jazz in downtown Rockport!

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