Blues Schedule August 1, 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.

  • Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, The Connecticut Blues Society Summer Blues & BBQ (6:30pm); Wednesday, Dickey Betts and Great Southern; Thursday, Leon Russell; Norfolk.
  • Bridge Street Live: Friday, Shemekia Copeland; Saturday, Amy Black and Sarah Borges; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • Crown Hammer: Friday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes; Collinsville.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Tas Cru; Saturday, Easybaby; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Gelston House: Friday, Basically Blues Band; East Haddam.
  • The Cypress Restuarant: Saturday, Shaka & the SoulShakers; Sunday The Mighty Soul Drivers (4 pm); Middletown. (860) 346-3367
  • J’s Crabshack: Saturday, The Balkun Brothers; Hartford.
  • Café 9: Wednesday, The Travis Moody Band; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Hanafin’s Irish Pub: Friday, Shaka & the SoulShakers; New London.
  • The Mohegan Sun (Tuscany): Friday, Paul Gabriel w/Roy Rodriques; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, The Rich Badowski Blues Band; Simsbury.
  • Soccerpalooza: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell (6 pm); Wethersfield.
  • The Old Lyme Inn: Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • The Leif Nilsson Spring St. Studio: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Chester.
  • The New Orleans Restaurant: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Westbrook.
  • The Back Porch: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Thursday, Soul Tsunami; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • The Outer Space: Saturday, The Walters; Hamden.
  • Lenny’s: Thursday, Sandy Connolley Trio; Branford.
  • Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes w/the Mill River Band; Westport.
  • FTC Stage One: Thursday, Jerry Douglas; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Windmill: Saturday, Paul Gabriel w/ Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Stratford.
  • The Seaside Tavern: Saturday, Delta Moon w/Richard Keith; Stamford.
  • Ray’s Grill: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner; Stratford.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Little Ugly; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Danbury Green Bandshell: Friday, Roxy Perry (8:00 pm); Danbury.  (203) 792-1711
  • The Rock Garden: Friday, Eran Troy Danner; Watertown.
  • Brewer, Bruce, & Johnson Marina: Saturday, Sandy Connolly Trio; Branford. ‎ (203) 488-8329
  • Mystic River Park: Monday, Dennis Gruenling w/Doug Demming & the Jewel Tones; Mystic.
  • The Strange Brew Café: Thursday, The Balkun Brothers; Norwich.
  • The Slainte Pub & Eatery: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner; Naugatuck. (203) 723-1138
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Arthur James Band; Friday, Arthur James Band; Saturday, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, The Love Dogs; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • The Southwick Inn Saturday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers  Southwick.
  • Rivalry’s: Saturday, Babe Pino Band; Worcester.
  • The Iron Horse: Friday, The Holmes Brothers; Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez / Reprobate Blues Band; Northampton.
  • Charlestown Seafood Festival: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell w/Charles Neville (2 pm); Charlestown. RI
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, Lisa Marie; Worcester.


Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s:           Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Acoustic Café                        Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • La Boca:                     EasyBaby Blues Party (First Monday)
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Vincent’s:                   Big Jon Short (Sunday);

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/Brandt Taylor (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 Blues Boot Camp with Greg Sherrod (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)
  • 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/ Sam Gentile (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.

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