October 9, 2013 - Rave Reviews of Allen Estes at Larcom Theatre Beverly 5 OCT 13
See what one of Gloucester's most legendary performers has to say about his experience of the Allen Estes band at The Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA.
Allen Estes Band
Larcom Theater, Beverly MA
Saturday, October 5, 2013
By Fly Amero
This is not a review. I would never presume to critique any single one of the great musicians we have here on the North Shore. Let's think of it more as a message to those out there who figure they've seen Allen Estes perform a number of times, and thus may have passed on tickets for this wonderful Beverly show. In a nutshell… too bad for you! Forget that the historic Larcom Theater is a fully restored, gorgeous facility with hand-painted tin, beautifully designed curtains, world-class stage lighting and, well… the list could go on and on. Forget that the place is virtually next-door. Forget it all. This was about a truly incredible songwriter, centerstage at a venue which absolutely captures the nuance of his lilting voice and intelligent, heartfelt lyric. The sound (under the direction of Will Hunt) was nothing shy of spectacular, with its focus exactly where it should be - the lead voice. Allen's words were clear as a waterfall. His songs could be heard as they've never been heard before, and appreciated for the finely crafted works of art that they are. But there was an unexpected knockout punch that came on with subtlety… and that was Allen's masterful orchestration of the entire set. Starting the show solo, he gradually, one by one, eased players onto the stage until ultimately finding himself backed by five of the finest musicians New England has to offer. I cannot for the life of me think of any place in the world I'd rather have been on Saturday night than right down the street from us all (not "up the line", which makes everyone think it's far, far away when it's really not) at the Larcom Theater, 13 Wallis Street, Beverly, MA.
Allen Estes: vocals/acous. guitar
David Brown: slide dobro/elec. guitar/vocals
Matt Leavenworth: fiddle
Steve Burke: keyboards/vocals
Wolf Ginandes: bass
Dave Mattacks: drums
Amy Helm - A dynamic singer and talented songwriter
Amy Helm (her dad is the late great Levon Helm, her mother is songwriter Libby Titus) infuses her particular brand of Americana with heavy doses of gospel, folk and country. Amy and her band the Handsome Strangers will entertain you from the first note.
Don't Miss Amy Helm with her band 2/7/15 @Shalin Liu
September 16, 2013 - Concert with my full band at Larcom Theatre on 10/5/13
I am very excited to have a great band for this performance. It will include veteran guitar great David Brown, Fairport Convention founder Dave Mattacks on drums, Matt Leavenworth on fiddle, Steve Burke on keyboards and Wolf Ginandes on Bass. Get tickets to the show at www.gimmelive.tv
August 15, 2012 - John Rockwell on Local Music Seen!
hey cape ann, next two weeks on "local music seen w/allen estes" singer extraordinaire! JOHN ROCKWELL!!! great songs and great conversation with one of cape ann's finest singers and entertainers...check it out,"we bring the music to you"!!!x,o,allen
January 12, 2012 - Wool & Grant on Local Music Seen
This week on my show we had special guests NYC singer/songwriters Ina May Wool and Bev Grant, who are touring together as Wool & Grant. Critics have praised their songwriting as Too hot to handle. Smokin'. This whole album feels like an embrace. Wool sings so close to the emotional waterfall that she compels undivided attention... Need we say more? You don't want to miss this show!
Cape Ann TV Channel 12 on Friday, January 13 at 1:30pm and Sunday January 15 at 6pm.
October 5, 2011 - Dylan Estes Premieres on TV Tonight
I'm proud to welcome my son Dylan on Local Music Seen with Allen Estes, which premieres on Cape Ann TV Channel 12 tonight.
Dylan has become quite a good songwriter and you'll get to hear his new songs for the first time on TV.
Those of you who don't live on Cape Ann will be able to catch the show on the Web in a couple of weeks.
June 8, 2011 - Don't miss the first Local Music Seen archive
For all you folks who don't live on Cape Ann, you can now see our first archive show on localmusicseen.com.
The Bandit Kings are featured and they play some of their best tunes unplugged, but with lots of energy and those beautiful harmonies.
May 24, 2011 - Local Music Seen
Check out this week's show with Jake Pardee. It airs on Cape Ann TV Cable station 12 on
5/25/11 at 6:30, 5/27/11 at 1:30 and 5/29 at 6pm.
January 3, 2011 - Listen to The River 92.6 tonight at 10pm
Irene Collins will play Beautiful Stranger on 92.5 the River tonight about 10pm. (http://www.wxrv.com/) Don't miss it!
December 2, 2010 - Blackout postponed Premiere
To all of you who were hoping to see the premiere of my new show Local Music Seen on Cape Ann TV channel 12 last night, you can catch the premiere on Friday, Dec 3 at 1pm or Sunday, Dec 5 at 6pm.
You can also see it Wedneday, December 8th at 6:30pm. And you can check the show Web site www.localmusicseen.com for more info.
August 11, 2010 - Don't Miss Celebrate Gloucester on Sept 5
I'll be performing a great set of local favorites and some new music.
Hope to see you there.
April 10, 2009 - The Rhumb Line is always a fun night
If you're in the Gloucester area, be sure to come down to the Rhumblilne
March 1, 2009 - O'Leary's was spectacular
Brookline, MA was the place to be last Saturday as Sal and I played our hearts out at O'Leary's.
Sal took some great solos and harmonies were spot on.
Great audience. If you were there, thanks for the support.
We look forward to seeing you back there in a couple of weeks.
January 15, 2009 - Ballad of Dr. Sharpe re-released
The tragic news of Dr. Sharpe opened an old wound. I received many requests for the song I wrote back in 2001, so I published the new recording.