Dennis Monagle

You can check out some music by Dennis Monagle on 

I’ve seen his name before and I saw his name posted on GoodMorningGloucester by Vickie.  It looks like Dennis is in the Bandkit Kings, another fantastic band I have yet to meet.  There are only two tracks on GimmeSound. I love the sound and the recordings.  I hope to hear some more and see him play.  Check it out! Local music.. spread the word…

Posted in Introductions | Tagged , | 2 Comments  is a great music community site where you can create a profile and share your music for download.  All downloads are free.   This is a cool pace to discover music as well.  Even better, you can earn money and help your favorite cause!  It is created by a company with Gloucester ties, but the stage is national.  I just joined today.  It was easy, give it a shot!

Visi this link to see more inside info on Music in Gloucester

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Pete Lindberg

Here is local artist I first saw live.  He inspired me to check out a lot of music I wasn’t listening to before.  Check it out!  You can buy his music on (another cool resource I didn’t know before)

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Support Our Local Young Musicians

Did you know about the Linda Wieditz Scholarship Fund?  In a time when schools are cutting arts and music, Rockport High School students are given a chance to receive a scholarship for a higher education in Music. Just another reason to be so happy about living on Cape Ann.  If you are a Rockport High School student, or parent of one, this is something  you may want to look into.  Let’s face it, usually, colleges that revolve around music studies tend to be on the more expensive side.  Although we must give props to UMASS Lowell who has a great music program.  If you believe in encouraging a younger generation to pursue their passions for music then you too should check this out.

I first read about the scholarship fund in this week’s Cape Ann Beacon, intrigued I turned to Google to find out more.

Linda was beloved teacher at Rockport High School who in July of 2003 was lost at sea in a diving accident off the coast of Puerto Rico. It was a great loss to the community. A scholarship fund in her memory was founded in 2004.  Each year a Rockport High School student, planning a higher education in music, is awarded the scholarship.  According to their Facebook page funds have been depleted and they are starting from scratch this year.  They are not only asking for monetary donations but are looking for performers and volunteers to help produce 2 spring concerts that will include Rockport High School Students, past recipiants, alumni, and local musicians.  Remember, as in the case with any charity, every little bit counts, and a little bit can go a long way.

For monetary donations please send checks to:                                                                 Linda Wieditz Memorial Scholarship c/o Bonnie Gray                                                                  4 Mt. Pleasant Place                                                                                                                           Rockport, MA  01966

To volunteer or find out more information please contact:

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Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Cape Ann Vacations

There are lots of good resources to find out what’s going on around Cape Ann.  We’ve mentioned Good Morning Gloucester (thanks Joey C. for your inspiration) and Gimme Sound.  But another great resource is the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.  I often find myself drifting to this site when looking for something to do on a certain day, week, or just to see what’s happening around town over the next month.  It’s always up to date on what is going on at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport and the North Shore Music Theater.  It’s also a great way to findout what’s going on for kids in the arts and music.

And let’s not forget about   Before moving to Gloucester Rich and I have planned summers around this site and what’s happening around the other cape.  It has detailed information about Festivals and Special Events.  One event I always see on this site and we’ve never gotten to (maybe this will be the year) is the Essex Music Festival.

Keep an eye on both these sites to see when and where local musicians are playing, special events, and festivals.


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Open Mic at the Dog Bar with Steve Caraway

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Every tuesday is open mic at the Dog Bar hosted by Steve Caraway.  It was a good time as usual!  Some regulars and some newcomers.  Music by Steve Caraway, James Buhrendorf, Rich Wood, Jay Wightman (up from Malden!), Singing Poetry by Lisa Manning, playwright by Steve Kalaghan, and Jose.  Newcomer Nick sounded great.  I always enjoy when Steve C and Jim get on stage together.  Come join us next time!  Starts at 9.

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GoodMorningGloucester is our favorite website.  If you love Cape Ann, the ocean, Gloucester, nice people, you need to checkout this blog.  There is always something interesting posted and always the most amazing photos by some very talented photographers.  My wife and I spent some time planning a move to Gloucester.  This was our number one resource and inspiration.  The sense of community on GMG is powerful.

If you look closely you’ll see that our site (Cape Ann Music) closely resembles GMG.   We’ll admit it! That’s because GMG is the true inspiration for us to create Cape Ann Music.  To share what we love with other people, meet new people, and discover through people.  This is a very contageous idea.  Sign up for updates from GoodMorningGloucester through Email, Facebook, or RSS and stay up to date.  Be careful, you’ll get sucked in fast.

All credit goes to Joey C. for inspiring us

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