The Jam: Mondays at Minglewood Tavern with Dennis and Joe ~ Online 8pm 3.30.2020


The Jam: Mondays at Minglewood Tavern with Dennis and Joe


Greetings Jamily!
So we have ONE TIME SLOT open for tonight’s Virtual Jam! 9:00-9:20pm. Please message me through the Jam page if you are interested in jumping in!  >
Here is how the schedule looks right now:

Monday Jam 3-30-20

8-8:15 Jeff Buckridge
8:20-8:35 Renée &Joe
8:40-8:55 Ken Steiner
9-9:20ish ??
9:25-9:50 Mike Wayne
10-10:15 Pete Koeplin
10:20-10:40 Amanda Cook
10:45-11ish Geoff Small

Thank you all for your continued support for The Jam: Mondays at Minglewood Tavern with Dennis and Joe, and we shall see and hear you soon! 🙏🏼🤘🏼🎵💜


It’s a virtual Monday night jam tonight! Online with Dennis and Joe 8pm 3.23.2020 Let’s see how it goes!

Joe & Dennis are excited to host their first “virtual jam”, and they’d love for you to join them! Please make sure you’re following our FB page, where we will be hosting a “Watch Party” for our participating players! If you’re interested in playing a set (20-30mins depending on how many sign up), please direct message me Dennis Monagle  through our FB page ( ) , and we will find you a spot! Our dear friends, Marina Evans & Bernardo Baglioni – Berna will be kicking it off at 8pm tonight!
We are so grateful and feeling fortunate to be able to connect this way, and we look forward to watching it all grow!

The Jam: Mondays at Minglewood Tavern with Dennis and Joe for info and to sign up!
We’ll have a “tip jar” if you’re feeling so inclined! Joe & I could use any help to ensure the Jam continues!
Much gratitude!
Venmo @Dennis-Monagle

Music Around Town “Online” March 18-22, 2020

Venues are closed. Some are still open and doing take out. Click on the links through the page to see if anything is going on. Hopefully this stay at home/social distancing will not last long.

When asked if there are musicians in the area that are doing live music feeds and/or giving lessons online. Yes there are and this is the response..
The internet can be such a great tool while
having to stay in. How nice it is that one can get lesson, too via online!

Wouldn’t it be nice during this time for those who have can help those who do not?
I miss being able to go a couple of minutes down the street to see and hear live music.
Just click on their name and you are at their page!

Leo Ciaramitaro drum lessons! 978-764-2947

Anthony Rocco Prestigiovannii I’m gonna Do some live videos this week.

Jake Pardee guitar lessons

978-697-4161 and my email is

Greg Verga Deb Hardy with The Cactus Suits is planning to FB live our next rehearsal.

Greg Verga It should be next Tuesday around 7pm – that’s if we are able to get together.

Ryan Lee Crosby
I offer music lessons online (from Medford)

Kate Barry
Mike Tucker Tug BoatMatt Pie Beaulieu Jonathan Bousquet

Chris Fritz-Grice

Adria Smith Here! You know me.

Justin Tocco The Spynz – Gloucester have a plan

Steve Lacey I am available for lessons

Larry Young I will be starting online Alexander Technique lessons, but could do fiddle lessons as well!

Somer O’Brien Piano lessons; possibly tunes every now and again

Chelsea Berry

What an upended world we are living in.. I hope that this message finds you all safe and healthy in this crazy, trying time. The planet is holding its collective breath and I am no exception. That said, I would love to spend an evening with you.. sharing songs and stories and hoping to shine a little light into your quarantined worlds! Get cozy on the couch, grab a drink, wear whatever is comfortable, and tune in to Facebook this Thursday night at 7:30pm ET for a live stream.. from my living room to yours!
Love you all and wishing you the very best. Take care of each other out there. See you soon.


Nick A. Zaino III I’m all the way down here in Lynn, but looking to schedule one or more soon. Trying out something called Anyone else using a different technology I should think about?

Brian King I’m interested in playing some of my songs I seldom play. It will probably be spontaneous and unscheduled.

Jon Butcher I’ll be doing that

Ken Clark piano/organ Is also offering lessons to new students online.

Charlie O’Neal

Charlee Bianchini I’m giving lessons!

Michael Strakus My new band may do a live feed today 

Michael O’Leary Thinking on it!

Lindsay Paige Garfield I’m doing a Facebook live today at 9 PM EST…

And I do virtual vocal coaching and music classes for children aged 0-5.

Lindsay Paige Garfield
Spotify – Paige & The Thousand

Bernardo Baglionii I am offering guitar lessons on Skype : bernacalling

Cheryl Arena I do harmonica lessons… email me at

Erinn Brown Piano, Vox, Gtr lessons online- contact email for info

Renee Dupuis I’m giving lessons online
Joe is too!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
Here is a bit of of Jailbreak by one of the greatest if not the greatest Irish 70’s rock bands, Thin Lizzy! Whipped up a quick backing track and sparked up the Marshall! Such a fun riff to play. I think we might all be wanting to make a jailbreak pretty soon.
Hit me up on PM if you are interested in Skype lessons, rock, blues, jazz, country, slide guitar, etc.. All levels welcome, $30 a 1/2 hour.
Be safe everyone

#ICNATION these are some harrowing times for everyone right now.

I want to do what I can and lift spirits any way I can.

Join me Saturday March 21st RIGHT HERE at 7pm on Facebook Live for a little intimate session with your Island Cowboy from the comforts of your couch!


It is unfortunate to be misinformed and I hope that if one finds an

error in this posting, please bring it to my attention so it can be fixed as soon as possible. Sincerely, Joanne.

Please be sure to check out the links to all the fine musicians and venues on the sidebar to the right of this blog >



Floating Lotus~

Floating Lotus Gloucester 169 Main St, Gloucester, MA

Machaca ~

14 Railroad Ave. Gloucester, MA


Minglewood Harborside ~

25 Rogers Street. Gloucester, MA

Drift Cafe ~


3 Main St, Gloucester, MA 

Closed for the season

Captain Carlos ~ 

Closed for the season

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75 Essex Ave, Gloucester, MA

 Call for reservations 978-283-2122.

Follow for a fuller music schedule. Enjoy this season in comfort at Cape Ann’s Marina Resort 🙂

The Franklin Cafe >



Dinner Reservations a must: 978-283-7888



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PHONE: (978) 282-739


86 Main St, Gloucester, MA

1606 Live Music Series ~

 55 Commercial St. Gloucester, MA


Short & Main ~ 

36 Main St, Gloucester, MA


 Magnolia 525 Tavern ~

12 Lexington Ave. Gloucester, MA





5 Main Street . Rockport, MA

Antique Table ~

7 Central St  Manchester-by-the-Sea

Postponing March 21, 2020 Back Birthday Concert at the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation

March 13, 2020

Dear GMF Media Partners,

With deep regret but for the good of the community the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is postponing the March 21st Bach Birthday Concert.
The Mayor has asked that all public gatherings of over 25 people in close proximity be avoided due to the potential transmission of the coronavirus.
We are also postponing the April 19th event called The Endurance of Hope.  This will be a narrated concert in commemoration of the Holocaust
presented in collaboration with Temple Ahavat Achim.

Please note that both will be held at a later date when it is again safe for large indoor events.  We trust that will be in the not too distant future
and will keep you posted.  All advance ticket purchases will be honored.

On a happier note, the 5th season of our outdoor summer series Music on Meetinghouse Green is ready to roll.  The opening concert will be on July 10th
featuring the Berklee ensemble BeBop Guitars, with donations in support of Pathways for Children and food available from the Causeway.  The festival will
run nine Friday evenings, starting at 6:00pm.

Please feel free to share this announcement as needed.


Charles Nazarian, president

Wednesdays with Fly Amero ~ Guest host: John Rockwell @ The Rhumb Line 7pm 3.11.2020

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, March 11… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: JOHN ROCKWELL!



 As host, my chosen guest (and your gift)
this week is the one and only “man-of-a-million-songs,” John
Rockwell. Come on down to the Rhumb Line and bump
elbows with him. Say something funny and make him flash
that charismatic “Hollywood” smile.

Say hello to Ellen and
Carl… and have a nice cocktail to wash down some seriously
world-class pub fare. Reading between the lines, this is
simply the best possible way you can spend your Wednesday
evening. We start at 7pm, but get there early and choose
your table! ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
3/18 Brother JB and Brother DB

3/25 Ron Schrank

4/1 Bradley Royds Hosts!

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

Toni Lynn Washington Tonight ~ Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 3.5.2020

“Thursday at the Rump Lyin’ it’s Toni Lynn Washington!! You must come. She will amaze you! She’ll have you eating out of the palm of her hand. In no time at all, you’ll be tossing $20 bills into the Tipjar and yelling “Uncle”! C’mon…she’s over **yrs old and can move her fanny faster than you san say “What”? With her is Madhouse® gootarist Mike DiBari, who blew the door off the ladies room last week and drummer Steve Bankuti who’s the hippest that is what am, and me, on the bass. Get it while you can! 830 to 1130″ Dave Sag

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Machaca Gloucester ~This Wednesday March 4th, we present The FINALS. Our top 3 (as determined by our judges) will be going home with cash – 1st – $700, 2nd – $300, 3rd – $200. This is going to be a night of live, local, original music you won’t want to miss!

photos by Chris Langathianos and jisilva photo

Check out order of performers



Tonight! Runa a Celtic and Americana Band @ Old Sloop Coffeehouse 7:30pm 2.28.2020


SELLOUT WARNING! There are only a few tickets left for this concert. Please note that this concert is FRIDAY night. Some of our fliers mistakenly said Saturday. Runa comes to Old Sloop Coffeehouse this Friday, February 28 at 7:30PM. Celebrating its tenth anniversary as a band, Celtic-American roots music “super group” RUNA pushes the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, they offer a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. Visit for tickets and more information.
#rockportma #livemusic #folkmusic #irishmusic #celticmusic

Here is a music video of RUNA performing the Delta Rae song Dance in the Graveyards:

Week 7 of Machaca’s $1,000 Singer Songwriter Challenge Tonight! 7:30pm 2.26.2020

Tonight is our final preliminary round before next week’s FINALS where we will give away $1,200 in cash to our top 3 performers! We’ll Kickoff around 7:30 tonight so arrive early for a seat.

Last week’s 1st place ~Liam Anastasia-Murphy, advanced to the finals

Photos by Chris Langathianos 


2nd place~New Hampshire’s Wyn Doran took a very close 2nd

3rd place ~Michael Cataldo of Plum Island, captured the 3 place spot


This was a tough night for our judges, Susan Coviello & Brian King! Thanks to all who came out & supported another great night of live, local, original music. — at Machaca Gloucester.

Chris Langathianos


Wednesdays with Fly Amero @ The Rhumb Line ~ Special Guest : Lynne Taylor 7pm 2.6.2020


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 26… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: LYNNE TAYLOR!
She’s promoting her new CD, titled “Shades of Blue,” and 
she’s making industry waves while doing it.  Of course, I’m 
talking about keyboardist (and former Liz Frame & The Kickers 
bassist) Lynne Taylor, who just happen to be our Rhumb Line 
Wednesday special musical guest this week.  It’s been a while 
since her last visit, so I’m sure she’ll have something fresh for 
us all to hear.  As you know, it’s “feel-good” all the way on these 
great nights.  So, I’ll see you there and we’ll have some fun! ~ Fly 
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe!  Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
3/4 Tony Frontiero
3/11 John Rockwell

3/18 Brother JB and Brother DB (plus a surprise guest)
Looking forward… seeing you there 🙂

Johnny Bluehorn @ The Rhumb Line Thursday Feb. 20th, 8:30pm Dave Sag Blues Party!

poster by Louise Welch

Thursday night! Welcome back Mr. Johnny “Bluehorn” Morricone. The fastest gun in the west; Ma.,that is. All the way from Woosta! It’s always a blast having him raise the stakes. He brings such a great sense of joy to the stage. Beltin’ out melodies on his blue trumpet and crooning a la’ Bingh Crosbee when necessary. Plus Blobby Gus, a truly authentic Jimmy Johnson acolyte will be scratchin’ that gootar. And Ed Scheer will be doin’ drum dooties and begging the question and the tip jar. Don’t miss this ~ DS

40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Wednesdays at The Rhumb Line with Fly Amero ~This week’s special guest: Sal Baglio 7pm 2.19.2020


Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, February 19… 7pm start
My Musical Guest: SAL BAGLIO!

The unbelievable, one and only Sal Baglio (of Stompers fame)
comes to the Rhumb Line this week as my oh-so special guest.
Y’wanna talk about positive energy? Well, I’ve always said, this
guy rocks your skull off. He’s been all over the world doin’ his
incredible thing, and we just happen to be lucky enough to have
him here on our tiny little island. Rumor has it that longtime friend
and musical soulmate, Allen Estes may join the evening’s “Flystivities”
(Sal’s word). This doesn’t happen very often (in fact, it’s a first), so
don’t even think of doing anything silly like staying home and watching
something on TV that you can otherwise record and watch at a later
date. This is frickin’ SAL BAGLIO! OKAY? OKAY. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
2/26 Lynn Taylor

3/4 Tony Frontiero

3/11 John Rockwell

Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

BACH Birthday Concert/ SAVE THE DATE


February 11, 2020

Celebrate the 335th anniversary of Bach’s birth with an evening of his orchestral masterworks performed on period instruments at the Gloucester Meetinghouse, corner of Middle and Church Streets.

Tickets are available at the door or online with more information at Preferred seating $45; general $30; students $10 with ID; under 12 free.

The Appleton Consort performs some of Bach’s most beloved orchestral works at the Bach Birthday Concert on Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm at the Gloucester Meetinghouse, home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church. The program includes the Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, the Violin Concerto in A Minor, Sinfonia from Cantata Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbatas, Sinfonia from Cantata Mer Hahn en neue Oberkeet, the Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major. Each piece is performed on period instruments and according to the instrumentation that Bach intended.

The Appleton Consort, directed by Mark Dupere, is named for the town of Appleton, Wisconsin, home of Lawrence University, where Dupere is Director of Orchestral Studies. Samuel Appleton, prominent Massachusetts merchant and philanthropist who had lived in Ipswich, was the father-in-law of the founder of Lawrence University. Appleton made a generous gift to the Lawrence University library, and in gratitude, the citizens named the town for him. Generations of the Appleton family made their home in the Boston area and on Cape Ann with many connections to the area’s businesses and institutions. For example, Thomas Appleton who was considered the finest organ builder in New England, built the first pipe organ in the gallery of Gloucester’s Unitarian Universalist Church in the 1820s.

Mark Dupere is Assistant Professor of Music at Lawrence University. His undergraduate study of the cello led to continued work at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, The Netherlands, where he specialized in baroque cello. It was here that Mark met his wife Emily Dupere who completed her studies in baroque violin. Mark has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe and is featured on numerous recordings. He was named New Young Artist at the Victoria Bach Festival, performed in the Leipzig Bach Competition, and apprenticed with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in London. As an educator, Mark seeks to share his passion for music-making and active engagement with audiences in the performance of music from all periods.

Members of the Appleton Consort include: Elisabeth Axtell and John Aubrey, horn; David Dickey, Andrew Blanke, and Joyce Alper, oboe; Allen Hamrick, bassoon; Emily Dupere, Asako Takeuchi, and Anna Griffis, violin; Lauren Nelson, viola; Mark Dupere, cello; Motomi Igarashi, bass; and Guy Whatley, harpsichord.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is deeply grateful to all our 2019-20 Concert and Event Series Sponsors. We extend a special thank you to H. Woody Brock and Scobie Ward for their generous gifts to underwrite the Bach Birthday Concert.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse is located at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. The accessible side entrance is at 10 Church Street. Weather permitting, event parking is available on the green and at parking lots nearby in the Historic District. Tickets are available at the door or online with more information at Preferred seating $45; general $30; students $10 with ID; under 12 free.

For more information on this program and the full 2019-20 event schedule, please visit