Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Duo Prelim Two

Preliminary 2 of the CTBS Solo Duo Challenge is in the books.  Five acts competed before a crowd that enjoyed the music, food, and socializing. Tom Retano was once again emcee keeping the banter going between acts. Anna and Mike (Datolo) featured Anna’s almost haunting voice and the many electric guitars of Mike. Mike was … Continue reading

Eddie Shaw at Cafe 9

Friday night was a trip to Café 9 in New Haven for some Chicago blues.  Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang were in town.  I was joined by Ed and Lynn Stack. Before the blues we had to stop for a “pie.”  Marco Polo is just up the street from Café 9.  Thin crust pizza … Continue reading

Connecticut Blues Society Solo/Duo Prelim One

Sunday night the CTBS Solo Duo Challenge began its 2014 run at the Pine Loft in Berlin. Six talented acts had the chance to display their talent and provide a very entertaining competition.  The two preliminaries will established four winners and a wild card that will comprise the Finals on October 5. Emcee for the … Continue reading

Blues Schedule September 19

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 Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society’s Solo/Duo Challenge (5 pm); Berlin. FTC Stage One: Friday, Popa Chubby; Saturday, The … Continue reading

Blues Schedule September 12

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 Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society’s Solo/Duo Challenge; Berlin. Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, John Mayall; Thursday, Johnny Winter Remembrance … Continue reading

BluesSchedule September 5

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. Bridge Street Live: Friday, Joanne Shaw Taylor; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762 Infinity Music Hall: Satisfaction – Rolling Stones tribute band; Thursday, John … Continue reading

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

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