CtBS Sunday Jam

The threat of and actual snow did not keep players and fans away. The Pine Loft had a sizable crowd, appreciating the jam and keeping the kitchen busy.   The monthly series of Connecticut Blues Society Sunday afternoon Blues jams continues.  They are scheduled for the first Sunday of the month, except April with an … Continue reading

Double Bill at the Shamrock Bar & Grill

Headed to the Shamrock Bar & Grill in Waterbury for Shaka & the Soul Shakers and the Balkun Brothers.                   Was joined by a number of cousins for an evening out. Food was good and the bar was well stocked. Drummers Nick and Rob before the music … Continue reading

Blues Schedule Feb 27

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, Bettye LaVette; Sunday, Keb’ Mo'; Hartford. Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, John Nemeth / Eran Troy Danner; Norfolk. … Continue reading

Blues Schedule Feb 20

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. Willimantic Elks Club: Saturday, Winter Blues Fest; Willimantic. 860-450-0918 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Friday, James Cotton; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473 Infinity … Continue reading

Blues Schedule Feb 13

Just learned that the PA Blues Festival once the Pocono Blues Festival is moving back to the Big Boulder area.  Not at the ski slope but at Split Rock nearby.  Will post more as I learn. This Week’s Blues. The blues schedule is as up to date as possible, but it’s always a good idea … Continue reading

Feb 6 Blues Schedule

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, Robert Randolph & the Family Band; Saturday, Maceo Parker with special guest Gedeon Luke & The People; … Continue reading

A Night of Italian Blues

On the way to the IBC Finals, I stopped by the Center for Southern Folklore.  To my surprise, Saturday was “Blues, Italian Style.”  Of course I could not pass that up, so I planned that as my Saturday night.  The main act was Francesco Piu from Sardinia.  Plus 2 blues duos were on the bill: … Continue reading

A taste of the Finals

Just a quick take to give you a feel for the Finals.  The Balkun Brothers Band didn’t make it.  Without a horse in the race there still was lots to do in Memphis.  Plus the weather was better this year so walking was good.  Also a problem took the trolleys out of service and although … Continue reading

IBC Semi-finals and Youth Showcase

So Friday we learned who made the semi finals.  This year it was the Balkun Brothers Band, they would be playing at Blues City Cafe.  They had a strong response from the club audience and were really in high gear. Spent the morning with breakfast at Aunt Polly’s, a favorite of the Connecticut crowd and … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 30

Taking a little break to put up my regular weekly post.  Will be back with IBC last 2 days soon. 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. Café … Continue reading

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