Blues Schedule October 5 -11

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.

  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Taj Mahal; Norfolk.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Chris Tofield  w/ Big Mike Griffin; Saturday, Chris Tofield  w/ Big Mike Griffin; Barkhamsted.
  • Tools Bar & Grill: Tuesday, Chris Tofield w/ The Matt Zeiner Trio; New Britain.
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Junior Krauss & the Shakes; Simsbury.
  • The Berlin Fair Friday, The Tim McDonald / Gene Donaldson Band  (4-6 & 7-9pm); Saturday, The Mike Crandall Band (5-9:30pm); Sunday, Petey Hop & the Jack Rabbits (1-3 & 4:30-6pm); Berlin.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, John Fries & The Heat w/special guest Matt Zeiner; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, Dan Stevens; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Bridge Street Live: Friday, Rory Block; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • Sam the Clam’s: Saturday, D.Smith Blues Band; Southington. (860) 621-0522
  • The Blackstone Irish Pub: Saturday, Bad Rooster; Milldale.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Taj Mahal; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-
  • The Red House: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Deep River.
  • June’s Outback Pub: Saturday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Killingworth. (860)-663-1292
  • LaLuna: Friday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Branford.
  • The Frog Pond:  Saturday, Chris D’Amato; Stratford.
  • The Outer Space: Saturday, River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs; Hamden.
  • The Blu Parrot Wednesday, Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band; Westport.
  • Stash’s Café: Friday, Jeff Pitchell with Texas Flood; New London.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Professor Harp; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Shemekia Copeland; Westerly, RI
  • The Cannery Music Hall Saturday, Jeff Pitchell with Texas Flood and The Sara Ashleigh Band; Southbridge.
  • Gumbo: Friday’ SwampShaka w/Tony C; Worcester


Weekly Blues Events

  • The Hungry Tiger     Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s     Open Blues Jam w/Ed Bradley (Wednesday)
  • The Pulaski Democratic Club          Blues Jam w/Rich Badowski (Friday)
  • Bridge Street Live     Riverside Brunch (Sunday)
  • Farmington Ave Rest            Joe Bluz Jam (Thursday & Friday)
  • Cypress Grill             Open Mic/Jam Night with Riverside Riot (Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery                         Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Fred’s Brick House Cafe      Mike Bloomer’s Open mic (Thursday)
  • The Good Life Grill              Blues Jam w/Burt Teague (Thursday)
  • Sully’s Pub                             Pete Scheips Jam (Sunday)
  • City Limits Café        Eran Troy Danner Jam (Tuesday)
  • Anna Liffey’s             Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • Café 9             Sunday-After-Supper jam: w/ host Kevin Saint James and the Legendary Cafe Nine All-Stars
  • The Owl Shop            Greg Sherrod Band (Tuesday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • Sully’s Pub                             Pete Scheips & Friends Jam (Tuesday)
  • June’s Outback Pub             Open Jam with Steve Hatch and others (Monday)
  • Fiddler’s Green                     Roxy’s Traveling Roadhouse Friday Night Jam (Friday)
  • Chute Gates Steakhouse & SaloonJam       Eran Troy Danner (Thursday)

Saturday,  8 PM: Shaka & The SoulShakers @ The Deacon John Grave House “Harvest Dinner Live Blues & Auction” Madison.

Outside the clubs on Friday, Junior Krauss & the Shakes are at the Canton Historical Museum for Octoberfest from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez are at the Flames of Hope Festival at Waterplace Park (8:30pm) in Providence.  It is a benefit for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Research Foundation.


About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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