Blues Schedule July 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.

  • Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/Carrie Johnson; Collinsville. (860) 693-9762
  • Infinity Music Hall: Tuesday, Walter Trout; Norfolk.
  • The Bristol Swedish Social Club: Saturday, Pork ‘n Blues Fest; Bristol.
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Wednesday, Kenny Wayne Shepherd / Artie Tobia;. Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • June’s Outback Pub: Friday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Killingworth. (860)-663-1292
  • LaVita Gustosa: Friday, The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C.; E. Haddam. (860) 873-8999
  • The New Orleans Restaurant: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Westbrook.
  • Sam the Clam’s: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner; Southington. (860) 621-0522
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Chris D’Amato; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • The Red House: Saturday, The Tom Sanders Band; Deep River.
  • Lucky Frog: Saturday, One Eyed Johnny & The Gravediggers’s; Willimantic.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens (6pm); Old Lyme.
  • Backstage: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, Solo Acoustic; Torrington.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Main Pub: Friday, Mike Law & the Playboys; Manchester.(860) 647-1551
  • The Hungry Tiger: Tuesday, Eric Sommers; Thursday, Sean Chambers; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Outer Space: Wednesday, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion; Hamden.
  • C.J. Sparrows: Friday, Brandt Taylor; Cheshire.
  • Lenny’s: Sunday, Sandy Connolly Trio; Branford.
  • La Tavola: Wednesday, Paul Gabriel & his Blues Band; Waterbury.
  • Terra Sole Ristorante: Friday, The Walter Lewis Blues Trio; Saturday, The Resonators; Ridgefield.
  • Mama’s Boy Southern Table & Refuge: Saturday, Otis & the Hurricanes; Sunday, The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C. (1pm); South Norwalk.
  • Dinosaur BBQ: Friday, Otis & the Hurricanes; Stamford.
  • Redding Road House: Saturday, Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band; West Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • Solun: Tuesday, Brandt Taylor (7pm); Woodbridge.
  • The Lake Tavern: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Dayville.
  • Burkes Tavern: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Niantic.  (860)739-5033
  • The Daniel Packer Inn: Monday, Dan Stevens; Mystic.
  • Stearns Square: Thursday, Taj Mahal; Springfield.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, The Mark Nomad Band; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Westerly Town Beach: Wednesday, The B. Willie Smith Band  (6-8pm); Westerly.


Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s             Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop            Greg Sherrod Band (Tuesday)
  • Knickerbocker Cafe             Let’s Dance Wednesdays
  • La Boca                      EasyBaby Blues Party (Monday)
  • Damons’s Tavern      Patty Tuite/Mike Bloomer (Thursday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger     Blues Jam w/ Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s     Open Blues Jam w/Ed Bradley (Wednesday)
  • Farmington Ave Rest            Joe Bluz Jam (Thursday & Friday)
  • Cypress Grill             Open Mic/Jam Night w/ Marty from Basically Blues (Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery                         Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Hammer Down Bar & Grille           Open mic hosted by Paco and Mark (Thursday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • June’s Outback Pub             Open Jam (Monday)
  • Knickerbocker Cafe             Open Mike at the Knick (Thursday)
  • Guilford Country Tavern    Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night last Wednesday of mont

outside the clubs

  • Friday, Old Home Days in East Hampton.  Jeff Pitchell with Texas Flood and The Jeffettes will be playing.
  • Saturday, at Sailfest in New London Shaka & the SoulShakers will be playing at Noon at the Custom House Pier.
  • Later on Saturday, the Sue Menhart Band will be part of the Sailfest Fireworks Night at Custom House Pier Stage.
  • Sunday, River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs go to Stamford for Pork in the Park BBQ Festival at Mill River Park.  The show is at 2 pm.
  • Tuesday, Dan Stevens plays Camp Horizons at 7:15 pm in South Windsor.
  • Tuesday the Sue Menhart Band takes part in the Sounds of the North End Bushel Sposato Park, 8 pm in Westerly.
  •  Wednesday, at the Westerly Town Beach (6-8pm) is legendary favorite The B. Willie Smith Band.


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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