Blues Schedule July 11, 2014


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, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez / Lovelace-Stoltz; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • Enfield Town Green: Friday, Robert Cray (7 pm); Enfield.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, B. Willie Smith; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute Band; Wednesday, Les Dudek / Tinsley Ellis; Norfolk.
  • Torrington Music Festival: Thursday, Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band; Torrington.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, B. Willie Smith; Sunday, Satisfaction: Rolling Stones Tribute Band; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Celtic Cavern: Friday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Middletown.
  • Gelston House: Friday, Basically Blues Band; Monday, Basically Blues Band; Haddam. (860) 873.1411
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Chris D’Amato; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Sam the Clam’s: Friday, Eran Troy Danner; Southington. (860) 621-0522
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café: Saturday, Dan Stevens – Fingerpicking Workshop); Old Lyme.
  • Riverfest: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell; River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs; the Memphis Soul Spectacular; Eight to the Bar; East Hartford.
  • Blue Back Square: Saturday, The Coffee Grinders; West Hartford.
  • The Pond House Grille: Friday, Dan Stevens; Glastonbury.
  • The Lumberyard Pub: Friday, Orb Mellon; Georgetown.
  • Lenny’s: Friday, Sandy Connolly Band Trio; Branford.
  • The Spaceland Ballroom: Friday, Joe Lane Hylton & Friends, Vange Durst, EV3; Hamden.
  • 9th Note: Friday, Balkun Brothers; New Haven.
  • Café 9: Tuesday, Freedy Johnston, The Shinolas, The Shellye Valauskas Experience; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Sailfest: Sunday, Jeff Pitchell w/Texas Flood, and Charles Neville; New London.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Wednesday, The Shiny Lapel Trio; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • La Luna:Saturday, Mystic Horns; Mystic.
  • Hanafin’s Irish Pub: Paul Gabriel Trio; New London.
  • So-No Arts & Music Festival: Sunday, Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band (3-5 pm); Norwalk.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, The Cannibal Ramblers and Big Eyed Rabbit; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • New York Pizza: Saturday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Plainfield.
  • June’s Outback Pub: Friday, The Tom Sanders Band; Killingworth. (860)-663-1292
  • Rock the Docks Concert Series: Wednesday, Eight to the Bar; Norwich.
  • Camp Horizons: Thursday, Dan Stevens; South Windham.
  • The Red House: Friday, SAY WHAT?; Deep River.
  • The Stafford Tavern: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Stafford Springs.
  • Storrs Center: Wednesday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Storrs.
  • Mystic River Park: Monday, Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice (6-8 pm); Mystic.
  • Hot Tamales: Saturday, Paul Gabriel w/ Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Seymour.
  • The Dew Drop Inn: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Derby.
  • The Slainte Pub & Eatery: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner; Naugatuck. (203) 723-1138
  • The Stone House Bar and Grill: Friday, Easybaby; Baltic. (860)822-8877
  • FTC Stage One: Friday, Charles Neville / Jeff Pitchell; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Cafe 1650: Friday, Blues Alley; Waterbury.
  • Indian Ranch Campground: Sunday, Blues at the Beach (2 pm); Webster, MA.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Matthew Szlachetka; Tuesday, Travis Busch; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, The Colby’s; Sunday, Benefit for Robb Darula; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Majestic Theater: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell w/Texas Flood and Charles Neville; West Springfield.
  • Helen’s Place: Saturday, Ms. Marci & the Lovesick Hounds (3:30-7:30 pm); Foster, RI.
  • Rivalry’s: Thursday, Babe Pino; Worcester.
  • Carmella’s: Friday, Brandt Taylor (7pm); Brookfield, MA
  • Vincent’s: Saturday, The Lester Rawson Band; Sunday, Big Jon Short; Worcester.
  • Park Grill and Spirits: Friday, Bo & Ira Blues; Worcester.
  • The Narragansett: Thursday, Easybaby; Jamestown, 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/
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • The Griswold Inn:    The Eric Ducoff Band (Sunday) 

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/Cynthia Fabian & Carl Ricci (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/Marty,Mike, Brian, and John (Wednesday)
  • Café 9:            The Original Sunday Night Jam w/ George Baker Band (Sunday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Outer Space:              Open Mic Night w/Joe Miller (Wednesday)
  • Gibson’s at the Clarion:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips Jam (Sunday)
  • 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 Sandy’s Band (Thursday)
  • The Black Duck:       Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays)
  • The Hideaway:          JD Seem’s Swamp 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/Madeline Hall & Chris Stovall Brown (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Jim’s Blues Jam (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Park Grill and Spirits:          Two Left Blues Jam (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Wackey Blues Jam (Wednesday, 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.

One response to “Blues Schedule July 11, 2014

  1. Hey, this is an awesome blog for local blues! Thanks for keeping this page going. I just want to make sure that you know about this great blues show coming up in New Haven at Anna Liffey’s on Monday July 14. World reknowned blues guitarist Rocky Lawrence will be playing some Robert Johnson tunes starting at 9pm. Aside from some great blues there’s no charge, great beers, and a guaranteed good time. Thanks again for the site, nice work! Hope to see you out on the 14th.

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