LOCAL GROUP, THE GODDESSSES, ROCK AND ROLLS
July 26 free rock concert on Meetinghouse Green
If you love music that makes you dance, and harmonies that make you sing, come to the fourth free concert of Cape-Ann-grown rock and roll band, The Goddesses, at Meetinghouse Green, on Friday, July 26, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.
Cape Anner, Tony Goddess, (and yes, Goddess is his real name), has boogied with the best of Gloucester’s rock and rollers, was a member of the Gloucester/Somerville band, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, as well as world-renowned indie-rock band pApAs fritAs, who made two of their three records in West Gloucester. He is also proprietor of the Rogers St recording studio ‘Bang-a-Song’. Tony’s wife, vocalist Samantha Goddess, is recognized for her wonderful voice as well as being the tallest member of Jenny Dee. Bassist Dave “Sag” Saginario plays Thursday nights at the Rhumb Line, and is bass chair of the band ‘Madhouse’. Keyboardist John Cameron performs regularly with Saginario. Drummer Steve Chaggaris, the only non-Cape Ann resident of The Goddesses, has played gigs throughout Cape Ann, including with the Orville Giddings Group and The Soul Band.
The Goddesses’ musical influences hail directly from American rock ‘n roll, but with regional twists from New Orleans, Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee, and even from Gloucester, MA.
Each week Music on Meetinghouse Green partners with a different non-profit organization to raise awareness for the services they provide to the local community. At the July 26 concert, the audience is invited to contribute to a freewill donation to Art Haven, a non-profit community organization providing art classes for adults and children in Cape Ann. Willow Rest will provide delicious food for concert-goers.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Unitarian Universalist Church, is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The concert is handicapped accessible. Event parking is available on the green and at additional parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Folding chairs will be provided or bring your own beach chair or blanket. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside the Meetinghouse.
The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is grateful to our 2019 sponsors who made this series possible:
Hero: Scobie Ward
Platinum Tier: J.J. & Jackie Bell, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Harry & Mary Hintlian
Gold Tier: John and Janis Bell, Bomco, Michael & Mary Ann Bresnan
Silver Tier: Anonymous, Gib and Sarah Carey, JoeAnn Hart & Gordon Baird, Charles Nazarian, John and Sandra Ronan
Bronze Tier: Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Bill & Rose Hausman
All 2019 Music on Meetinghouse Green concerts are dedicated in honor of Linzee Coolidge and the late Beth Coolidge for their vision and generosity.