Connecticut Blues Society May Jam

Here are some photos and thoughts from the Connecticut Blues Society May Jam at the PineLoft.

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Ken and Shaka loading in.

SONY DSC This week’s Jam was hosted by Bill Swamp Shaks.

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Joining him were:

Petey

Petey

Phil

Phil

Buzzy

Buzzy

Nick

Nick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a gang of guests came by to make the time pass quickly.  It didn’t seem like four hours.

Mike and Shawn joined in.

Mike

Mike

Shawn

Shawn

The players were gathering and the blues was stirring plus some fine PineLoft food.

Bob a guest fro So Fla

Bob a guest from So Fla

John

John

 

together

together

Is Crandall making a social statement?

Is Crandall making a social statement?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a chance to see half of  One-eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers.

Mike

Mike

Johnny

Johnny

Ray and Shawn enjoying the good weather.

Ray and Shawn enjoying the good weather.

Then Ray got on the dancefloor

Then Ray got on the dancefloor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buzzy

Buzzy

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Shaka on harmonica

Shaka on harmonica

Kenny  on the lic plate with the good sound

Kenny on the lic plate with the good sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Retano  wanted a version of I Put a Spell on You

 

another photographer

another photographer

Gregg helping cast a spell

Gregg helping cast a spell

Tom really putting a spell on

Tom really putting a spell on

Shaka was Spellin' too

Shaka was Spellin’ too

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey

Joey

the hands of Buzzy

the hands of Buzzy

Leo Boogie

Leo Boogie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bob B

Bob B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Ironman

the Ironman

 

I kept thinking someone was looking over myshoulder all afternoon!

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Okay, I just gotta say Connecticut talent will hold its own with the best the other state’s have to offer.  When they get together, there is no stopping them.

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.

One response to “Connecticut Blues Society May Jam

  1. Ed Stack

    Shaka, Petey, Phil and Nick did a great job as the headliners. The jammers were outstanding. There is one more jam in this series (6/1) and then a break for the summer. Good coverage by Dom.
    Ed

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