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 Ice / The Mighty Soul Drivers; Saturday, Mike Zito & The Wheel; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Junior Krauss & the Shakes; Simsbury.
  • Cracker Barrel Pub: Saturday, The Regulators; Tarrifville.
  • Swedish Social Club: Friday, Ditty Mac; Sunday, The Troy T. Blues Band;Bristol.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Junior Krauss & the Shakes; Barkhamsted.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Wednesday, Oz Noy Trio w/ Oteil Burbridge, Keith Carlock; Thursday, Popa Chubby with special guest Dana Fuchs; Norfolk.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, John Fries & the Elements; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday; Dan Stevens; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • The Hydeway Café: Friday, The Rich Badowski Blues Band; Plantsville.
  • The East Side Restaurant: Friday, The Steve Polezonis Trio (8:45pm); New Britain.
  • The Hideaway: Friday, Eran Troy Danner Acoustic Trio; Ridgefield.
  • Sam the Clam’s: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner; Southington.
  • The Painted Pony: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, (acoustic duo); Bethlehem.
  • The Bushnell: Saturday, Joe Bonamassa; Hartford.
  • Alfa Bar: Friday, Paul Gabriel w/ Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • Smokin’ Spokes: Friday, The Troy T. Blues Band; Canton. (860) 352-2156
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café: Saturday, Dan Stevens Guitar Workshop (10 am); Old Lyme.
  • The Park Central Tavern: Friday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Hamden.
  • La Luna: Friday, Sue Menhart Band; Mystic.
  • Hanafin’s Irish Pub: Friday, Popa Chubby; New London.
  • Andover Pizza: Saturday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Andover.
  • New York Pizza Co.: Friday, Brandt Taylor Plainfield.
  • Maury’s Pub: Thursday, Brandt Taylor; Danielson.
  • Momma’s Boy: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; South Norwalk.
  • The FEZ: Friday, The Mojomatics; Stamford. (203) 324 3391
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Monday, Eight to the Bar; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • The Voodoo Grill: Friday, John Fries & the Elements; Mystic.
  • Park Central Tavern: Saturday, Shaka & the SoulShakers; Hamden. (203) 287-88
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Lumberyard Pub: Saturday, Easybaby; Georgetown.
  • Gaetanos: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Wallingford.
  • Whittemore Library: Sunday, Mark Naftalin (3pm); Naugatuck.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, The Love Dogs; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band w/ Lou Ann Barton; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • NightTrain-Vincent’s: Friday, Mike Law; Worcester.
  • Stick’s Tavern: Wednesday, Brandt Taylor; Chepachet, RI

Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s:           Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • La Boca:                     EasyBaby Blues Party (First Monday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Cartells

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Farmington Ave Rest:          Joe Bluz Jam (Thursday & Friday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/ (Wednesday)
  • Café 9:            The Original Sunday Night Jam w/ The Langley Brothers Band (Sunday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Gibson’s at the Clarion:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips Jam (Sunday)
  • Hammer Down Bar & Grille:          Open mic hosted by Paco and Mark (Thursday)
  • 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 (Monday)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/Host Band Brother Ghost (Thursday)
  • The Black Duck:       Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays)
  • The Hideaway:          JD Seem’s Jam (Tuesday)
  • Guilford Country Tavern:   Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night last Wednesday of month
  • The Stomping Ground:        Open Mic (Sunday)
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam w/ Sugar Ray Norcia (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Jillian’s:          Open mic (Thursdays, Worcester, MA)
  • Snow’s Restaurant & Bar:   Open mic (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Boundary Brewhouse:          Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)


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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