Blues Schedule January 9

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.

  •  Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The Mike Crandall Band Memphis Bound Blowout; Saturday, The Boogie Boys Memphis Fundraiser; Thursday, Selwyn Birchwood; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
Mike Crandall

Mike Crandall


Boogie Boys

Boogie Boys



  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Ronnie Earl; Hartford.
  • Scatz Restaurant: Friday, Easybaby; Middletown (860) 347-2289
  • Strykers Café: Friday, One-Eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Berlin. (860) 828-8218
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Eight to the Bar; Saturday, The Rich Badowski Blues Band; Simsbury.
  • Junipers Restaurant: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Middlebury.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, One Eyed Johnny and the Gravediggers; Barkhamsted.
  • Ric’s Café: Saturday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Stafford.
  • The Ridgefield Theater: Saturday, Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • Alfa Bar and Grill: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Milford.
  • The Outer Space: Tuesday Honky Tonk Tuesday featuring The Coffee Grinders; Hamden.
  • MCC on Main: Saturday, The Coffee Grinders; Manchester.
  • Sneekers Café: Friday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Groton.
  • Lakeview Restaurant: Saturday, Patty and The Percolators; Coventry.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Shaka &theSoulshakers; Saturday, Grassroot; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Yarde House Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell Trio; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • The Steak Loft: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Fez: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Stamford.
  • The Painted Pony: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Bethlehem.
  • Harbor House: Saturday, Shiny LapelTrio; Mystic.
  • Theodores’: Friday, OzzieWilliams and the Soul Raiders; Saturday, The Wildcat O’Halloren Blues Band; Tuesday, Travis Busch; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Superchief Trio; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Club Symply Fargone at Viva Bene: Saturday, Jim Perry’s Hothouse with Chet Williamson; Thursday, Allman, Neville, Pitchell; Worcester.
  • Beatnik’s: Friday, Auntie Trainwreck; Worcester.
  • Electric Haze: Friday,  Pimps of Joytime, Little Sugar and the Spoonful; Worcester.
  • The Iron Horse: Tuesday Mike Zito / Janet Ryan; Northampton, MA
  • The Narrows Center for the Arts: Saturday, Ana Popovic; Fall River.

 Weekly Blues Events

  • Anna Liffey’s:           Rocky Lawrence (Monday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Griswold Inn:                        Eric Ducoff Band (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
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Vincent’s:                   Big Jon Short (Sunday)
  • Vincent’s:       Jon Bonner and Boogie Chillin (Tuesday)

 Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/Gene Donaldson (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/George Baker (Sunday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (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)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • The Stafford Tavern Acoustic Open Mic Jam at Sun Valley Resort: Acoustic Open Mic Jam (Sunday)
  • Andover Pizza & Bar: The Jam (Wednesday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/Host 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 (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)

Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.   My weekly Blues Beat column appears in the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press and Torrington Register-Citizen.

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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