Blues and the New Britain Board of Education

Got a call from Jiri Havelicek of “The 50 Some Bluesmen.”  They were  playing at a fund-raiser for the New Britain Board of Education to help supply instruments to  the elementary and middle schools.             It was going to be held at the West Side Tavern, where I had heard … Continue reading

Blues Schedule August 29

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time. The Cypress Restuarant: Sunday, Chris Tofield; Middletown. (860) 346-3367 FTC Stage One: Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/PJ Tautkus; Fairfield. … Continue reading

Blues Schedule August 22

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time.   Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Chris Thomas King; Norfolk. Jonathan Edwards Winery: Sunday, Taj Mahal; North Stonington. Ballard Park: Thursday, The … Continue reading

Blues Schedule August 15

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time. Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers; Norfolk. Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Roomful of Blues; Thursday, Mark Hummel w/Little … Continue reading

Blues Schedule August 11, 2014

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time. Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Delbert McClinton; Saturday, Delbert McClinton; Thursday, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix; Norfolk. Bridge Street Live: Sunday, Chris … Continue reading

Blues Schedule August 1, 2014

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time. Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, The Connecticut Blues Society Summer Blues & BBQ (6:30pm); Wednesday, Dickey Betts and Great Southern; Thursday, Leon … Continue reading

Chess Records – Blues Heaven

My trip to Chicago did get me to a blues historical site, Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven in the Chess Records building.  It was actually an easy walk from my Convention at McCormick Place.  It is also on a busline that travels Michigan Ave.                   It is on … Continue reading

Studebaker John in Chicago

  Studebaker John in Chicago Playing a little catch up with the Blog. A visit to Chicago gave me the chance to see some local blues.  Unfortunately I had enough work that one night out was all I had. The House of Blues was walking distance from my hotel.  So Monday night a visit was … Continue reading

Blues Schedule July 25

This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea to call the club to confirm, also you might want to check the starting time. Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday,Young Guns Showcase; Saturday, Mark Naftalin & Friends w/Paul Gabriel; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Kal … Continue reading

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

  After Lovelace/Stoltz is was time for Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez to rock Bridge Street Live.     The Beehive Queen was ready to party and brought the audience right along. Cliff Goodwin was as animated as I have seen him.  The band was feeding off the positive electricity coming from the audience. Mike Colbath … Continue reading

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