Blues Schedule February 23, 2018

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. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell’s Legends w/Allman/Vaughan/King; Old Saybrook. (860) 510-0473 The Palace Theater: Saturday, Christine Ohlman & … Continue reading

Liviu’s Invitational with Chris McDermott

Liviu Pop brought Chris McDermott and Dave Anderson to the Tipping Chair Tavern.   Tasteful guitar and vocals along with good drum and bass work.  Chris was complimentary about the sound and the food.  But I knew that. There is a story behind this picture.  Mom needs a lighter cup as most are too heavy.  So … Continue reading

D Smith Blues Band at House of the Rising Pun

It was time for another house party at the House of the Rising Pun.  These have became an entertaining event with good blues and a tasty pot-luck.  It also has the state in a position that the Blues Foundation hopes more people follow.  In Memphis the BF discussed encouraging house parties. The D Smith Blues … Continue reading

Blues Schedule February 16, 2018

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. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Wednesday, Joe Louis Walker & Zac Harmon; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473 Infinity Music Hall: Friday, The Weight … Continue reading

Pajama Jam at the Maple Tree Cafe

Blues bands and Fans can be counted on to gather for a good cause.  Whether it is to help with food, heat or health, they are willing to assist.  Recently a dear friend of the blues, Bruce is undergoing a health battle.  He’s getting by with a little help from his friends while he focuses … Continue reading

Blues Schedule February 9, 2018

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.   Maple Tree Café: Friday, The Cartells; Saturday, The Colby’s; Sunday, Pajama Jam for Bruce (1-5 pm); Tuesday, Fat Tuesday Party … Continue reading

Gospel Brunch with Alexis P Suter and the Ministers of Sound

Daryl’s House in Pawing, NY has a Sunday Gospel Brunch.  We have been going to see Alexis P Suter and the Ministers of Sound.  It is a pretty easy drive down route 84, get off on the the Pawling exit on Rte 22 and it is a straight shot to the club.  For us about an … Continue reading

Chris Bergson at Black-eyed Sally’s

Chris Bergson came to Black-eyed Sally’s for a Saturday show. Bruce said hello. Fans Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at twblus@aol.com.  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

Blues Schedule February 2, 2018

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: Saturday, Chris Bergson Band; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Masters of the Telecaster; Old … Continue reading

Women in Blues – an IBC Tradition

Thursday has become one of the IBC highlight for me, the Women in Blues concert.  I hope I identified all the people correctly.  If not let me know and I will edit.     I thought Tas looked like he should have had a part in the TV series Knightfall. Then Pam led a jam. … Continue reading