Cape Ann Television has embarked on an exciting new program showcasing local musicians and featuring their original work on our local public access channels 12, 20 and 67. Now cable viewers can listen to local musicians and some of their best works when watching the local access channels community bulletin board. Cape Ann Television is going straight to the heart of Cape Ann’s musical talent – and taking listeners beyond the beat. Beginning with the new series produced here at the studio by accomplished musician Allen Estes and co-producer Peter Van Ness to our community bulletin board, viewers can explore and enjoy local musical talent.
On their weekly “Local Music Seen,” a 30-minute show devoted to current and aspiring musicians and songwriters, Allen and Peter invite guests to share their sources of inspiration for songwriting and performance. The synergy of insightful dialogue, live music and a live studio audience creates an electric atmosphere for young musicians and viewers alike. The show debuted on December 3, 2010, on Channel 12 and has been building a huge fan base.
The series bridges familiar and new musical genres, showcasing the work of Allen Estes, some seasoned artists and many newcomers. Exciting and entertaining blends of folk, rock and contemporary music featuring artists such as Gloucester legend Fly Amero, Dan King and Chelsea Berry. They also feature the works of the Time Bandits, whose music is described as “a little bit country, a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll.” In the October 7 episode, Allen welcomed his son, Dylan, also a songwriter, and they performed together with Dylan singing some of his own songs. You can watch the show on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., Fridays at 1:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Some of these seasoned musicians and newcomers on the scene – now share their music on our local public access channel bulletin board. Explore and enjoy the variations of local musical talent and tune in to your local channels. In his first show, Allen performed “Where’d They Go,” the official song of the City of Gloucester and “That Ain’t Me,” first recorded at the September 5 Celebrate Gloucester concert. These musicians, and others to appear on the show, will share their music with Cape Ann Television while viewers find out about local events and activities listed on the community bulletin board. For more exciting news about local music and more original music to come, check Cape Ann Television’s website and blog at: capeanntv.org.