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August 22, 2013

The Lookout: Port band gets back in the groove with reunion show

Good, old-fashioned blues will be on the menu when Newburyport band Roll & Tumble reunites for a concert this Saturday at the Firehouse Center for the Arts.

The show, the band’s first in several years, starts at 8 p.m. and will feature both original tunes and covers from their three well-regarded CDs.

Roll & Tumble formed 15 years ago at the former Glenn’s Galley in Newburyport, where Curtis Jerome Hayes got a gig performing old-style blues on the piano. Justin Quinn, who worked next door at Interlocks, would join in from time to time, playing the harp and singing.

Restaurant owner Glenn Mayers suggested they join forces with Frank Corso, a slide guitar player who had an art studio in the building. Corso, in turn, recommended bass player Jon Ross, who decided the band really needed a drummer, which he also happened to be.

Tickets are $21 for adults and $19 for students and members. For more information, call 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse.org.

The Firehouse is located in Market Square, Newburyport.

Wimpy Kid bookmobile at farmers market

The Wimpy Kid Book 8 Mobile will visit the farmers market at The Tannery Marketplace on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m.

Children can get free Wimpy Kid goodies, watch book trailers and have their pictures taken. The eighth book in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series, written by former Daily News staffer Jeff Kinney, is due out this fall.

The bookmobile will be parked outside Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

Landscapes featured at Newburyport gallery

“Between Land & Sea,” a new exhibit at The Walsingham Gallery, features coastal landscape paintings by Robert Scott Jackson and Ronald Tinney.

Jackson is a Newburyport native who graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston and has practiced painting on a professional level for more than 40 years.

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