Book Review: 100 Books every BLUES Fan Should Own

  Book Review: 100 Books every BLUES Fan Should Own I am doing a book review of what is a most interesting and informative book.  I am not going into commenting on the choices as that is what the book does. First, the authors are Edward Komara and Greg Johnson.  The names may be familiar … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 30

  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. The Pine Loft Café: Connecticut Blues Society Jam Sunday, River City Slim with special guest Paul Gabriel; Berlin. Infinity Music … Continue reading

Why I Love the Blues – Web series

  This post is from a musician/blues lover I met in Memphis this past IBC.  Below is information on a web series he created. Why I Love the Blues A web series spreading the love of The Blues and connecting The Blues community across the Planet. Official Launch date May 28, 2014. Marshall Lawrence http://www.facebook.com/l/NAQHeq5Q7AQFeoPkJihlbNha0NHT3REPZEN-rVryFmgpJBA/www.marshalllawrence.comContinue reading

John Hammond at Bridge Street Live

Bridge Street Live in Collinsville has been bringing in some of the state’s best blues.  John Hammond is one of those that leads the field in that regard. His experience of over 50 years gives an insight to the growth of the blues and many of its early atrists. But first, you will notice few … Continue reading

Remembering the Veterans on Memorial Day

  Each Memorial Day as we honor our Veterans, I spend time with my AFSCME Brothers and Sisters at the Connecticut VA in Rocky Hill.  My Union has been doing a Memorial Day Picnic for the Veterans for ten years now. But before that, I think back to one of my best friends,  Jimmy Flynn, we lived … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 23

  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. Bridge Street Live: Saturday, John Hammond; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762 The Hungry Tiger: Thursday, Chris Duarte; Manchester. (860) 649-1195 Celtic Cavern: … Continue reading

A Visit to Worcester – Vincent’s

Had a change of plans for Friday so I was able to get to Worcester to see Mike Law. Besides Mike there are other reasons I like Worcester.  I will get into them as we move on. He was playing bass with Jeff Berg’s band Night Train.                 … Continue reading

Blues Challenge Number 4

Thursday, Black Eyed Sally’s was once again the scene for the Connecticut Blues Society Band Challenge Prelim #4.  Even with some hectic maneuvering, the night was another success.  Originally, four bands were scheduled.  An early evening phone call from the Bob Miller Band notified Sue Meeker that a serious car accident on the way to Sally’s … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 16

  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: Friday, John Hammond; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473 Bridge Street Live: Friday, A Soul Spectacular w/ Cracked … Continue reading

Connecticut Blues Society Third IBC Prelim

Once again Black Eyed Sally’s was the place for blues Thursday night.  It was Preliminary 3 of 4 for Connecticut Blues Society IBC Band Challenge. This week River City Slim handled the emcee chores.   The Balkun Brothers Band ws first up.  Young, but experienced with older brother Steve vocalist/guitarist (progressed to the Finals of … Continue reading