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McAuliffe Brothers

Acoustic guitars, vocals, harmonica, and great songs — mostly original and some cover  hits — will characterize the first set on an evening of folk music and folk rock. Gary D’Ercole and Jim McAuliffe, who together constitute Echo Bridge, will play and sing numbers reminiscent of everyone from the Beatles to Ray Charles, Neil Young, and Bob Dylan. Gary is a respected studio recording artist who has played up and down the East Coast and into Canada. Jim has been described by NPR as pumping his music with “bluesy vocals.” During the pandemic,  he started recording a song every day and posting it to Facebook and Instagram.  Most of the songs were covers, but there were also a number of originals.  Over that two-year period, his recordings (often done with bandmates) garnered a combined 8 million views, with some songs generating hundreds of thousands of listens. That many people came to rely on the small daily relief his music provided.

After a short break for some more drinks and food, Jim will join his musical brother Rob Emslie and his actual brother Gene McAuliffe to jam as the trio known by the name The McAuliffe Brothers. It’s acoustic, with some great harmony: Three voices, three guitars + keyboard. Gene has been said by Metronome to “deliver a roots slice of Americana,” with “spellbinding vocals.” And Rob (who in his spare time is a devoted saxophone player with the School of Honk) has played in bands in and around Boston. (When he’s bored you might see him busking with his guitar in the Porter Square T Station.)

It all happens on Saturday, April 29th, at 7 PM, but doors open at 6:30 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres — included in the ticket price of $25. The Ames Chapel is located at 12 South South Street, Hingham, just up the gentle hill as you drive through the granite posts of Hingham Cemetery.

No paper tickets. All names will be checked off at the door.