John Jerome- Behind the Music

Alicia Unleashed taped 6/13/18 with John Jerome. B-Side and Hostess Alicia

 

Episode 80!
Hot Plate: Alicia is leaving the Island. Recycle correctly! Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.

Skippers of the Hot Plate: Interview starts at 23:43.

WE GOT HIM! After a year of campaining (or stalking, whichever) we have JOHN JEROME sitting down with us!

We get in to his beginnings with a guitar, his newly released album (links below), also his musical inspirations. We get a “behind the music” tour as to what it took to make an album, how long it takes and the process.

Social Media finds:
FB: johnjeromemusic
Instagram: johnjeromemusic
Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, Amazon Music.

Music Calendar:
June 15 7-10-Old Newbury Counrty Club
June 16 6-9pm-Captain Carlos (Gloucester)
June 20-Design of Mine ‘Ladies Night’ (Gloucester)
June 29 9pm Minglewood Tavern-Fiesta Friday!
July 21st 7-9pm Studio (Rocky Neck)
July 28th 6-8pm The Rhumbline (Gloucester)
August 16th Mile Marker (Gloucester)
August 18th 9pm-whenever Opus (Salem)

YMCA 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann at Cruiseport draws huge crowd

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YMCA teens help host & work the fundraiser

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“All set here,” Cameron checking in on the booths

photos: teens help the annual fundraiser run smoothly (click on photos to enlarge and see captions)

 

Who Brought the Magic for a great cause?

I don’t think that there are many individual YMCA or towns that could pull this fundraiser off so well. They don’t have Rick Doucette and the rest of the great staff in Gloucester or such a ridiculous abundance of local foodie establishments and culture. Here’s a list of Gloucester, Cape Ann and North Shore great eats and drinks establishments that participated this year:

1606 Restaurant, Beauport Hotel, Gloucester; Azorean Restaurant, Gloucester; Cake Ann, Gloucester; Cape Ann Brewing Company, Gloucester; Cape Ann Foodie Tours, Gloucester; Captain Carlos, Gloucester; Classic Cooks Catering, Gloucester; Feather & Wedge, Rockport; Ipswich Ale Brewery; Italiano Restaurant & Bar, Gloucester; Jalapeno’s Mexican Restaurant, Gloucester; Latitude 43, Gloucester; Liquor Locker Gloucester; Mile Marker One Gloucester; Mojo coffee Beverly Cape Ann Farmers Market; Mom’s Kitchen Gloucester; Passports Restaurant Gloucester; Pigeon Cove Ferments; Pigeon Cove Tavern & Emerson Inn By the Sea, Rockport; Riverwalk Brewing Company, Newburyport; Ryan & Wood Distilleries, Gloucester; Sea Glass Restaurant @ Castle Manor Inn, Gloucester; Seaport Grille, Gloucester; Stones Pub & Eatery, Gloucester; Sugar Magnolias, Gloucester; Virgilio’s Italian Bakery, Gloucester

Dazzling fine food, desserts and drinks were at every turn. Feather & Wedge, 1606 Restaurant, Mile Marker One, Classic Cooks, Azorean, Sea Glass Restaurant, and Sugar Mags served winning main dishes. To die for desserts and specialty drinks were abundant. Virgilios cannolis were gone fast!

photos: Great fun taking snapshots at all the booths. (Apologies to Liquor Locker! The only photo that didn’t come out.)

 

Live Entertainment – Jerome Music

Sounds of Taste of Cape Ann thanks to fine musicians were John Jerome on guitar and vocals, and Steve Jerome on drums. Cameron sat in as a back up drummer.

 

Wouldn’t happen without the 9th Annual Taste of Cape Ann generous sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: Institution for Savings and Cruiseport Gloucester

Presenting Sponsors: Beauport Financial Services, Robert Stewart PC, Tom Davis CPA

plus all the participating restaurants, hotels, specialty food and liquor businesses, and  local business support for all those gift basket raffles

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