Blues Schedule June 1 – 7 & Helping Our Troops

Rockin 4 TheTroops 2012 Before getting into the Blues Schedule I want to mention Rockin 4 TheTroops 2012.  On Saturday, come out and join a group of dedicated volunteers for a day of music and good times.  The event is to collect donations to send to our men and women both overseas and home in … Continue reading

Kinky Friedman Bi-Polar Tour

  When I heard Kinky Friedman was coming to Connecticut I wondered on his blues side because I wanted to say something.  Well I figure with all the songs he has recorded, blues had to be in there.  Add to the fact he has cigars and teguila bearing his name, and that is blues related. … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 25 – 31

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. Sam the Clam’s: Saturday, Paul Gabriel & his Blues Band; Southington. (860) 621-0522 Blue Moon: Thursday, L.A Jones Blues Messangers; Southington. Gelston House: Friday, Basically Blues Band; Haddam. (860) 873.1411 … Continue reading

Stax Records Special on WRTC

A visit to Memphis offers many attractions.  And new ones are coming on line every year.  One of the newer and must see is the Stax Museum.  Stax Records is tied closely to Memphis music.  There are many familiar names in its record vault. If you cannot make it to Memphis, or if you want … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 18 – 24

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. The Cypress Grill: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Middletown. (860) 346-3367 The Hungry Tiger: Thursday, Albert Castiglia; Manchester. (860) 649-1195 Bridge Street Live: Friday, Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds; Collinsvile. (860) … Continue reading

Blues Music Awards

Just in case anyone has missed it, here are the BMA winners from the Blues Foundation website.  The ceremony in Memphis was Thursday. Besides the Awards, this is a great night of music.  Each nominee is given 20 minutes to play and some incredible combinations are put together. The complete list of 2012 Blues Music … Continue reading

Blues Hall of Fame 2012

The 2012 Blues Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on May 9 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Blues Hall of Fame is a historical record of those who have made the Blues timeless through performance, documentation, and recording. Since its inception in 1980, The Blues Foundation has inducted new members annually into the Blues Hall … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 11 – 17

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. The Cypress Grill: Saturday, Liviu Pop Invitational Group w/Roberto Morbioli; Middletown. (860) 346-3367 Black-eyed Sally’s: Sunday, Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch; Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society’s Blues Challenge; EasyBaby, Slim Hippo & … Continue reading

American Blues Made in Italy

The Blues Community talks of universal nature of the blues.  A trip to Memphis for the IBC and you will see bands from around the world.  Well you do not have to go that far to get a European blues flavor.  Italy’s Roberto Morbioli will be at the Cypress Grille in Middletown on Saturday the … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 4 – 10

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. Bridge Street Live: Wednesday, Walter Trout; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762 Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The Scott Sharrards Band; Saturday, Shaka & the SoulShakers; Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society’s Blues Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 … Continue reading