Blue Plate Open Mic

Wednesday I went to an Open Mic hosted by the Front Row Band.  It was at the newly reopened Blue Plate in Plainville.  A long time town establishment with some fond memories for me.  The Jam was on at 8 pm and the players showed up early.  Had a chance to talk with Mitch and … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 1, 2015

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. The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Jam; Berlin. Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers; Thursday, Connecticut Blues … Continue reading

Front Row Band at The Cypress

While at Mike’s Blues Collar Bar last week, I met and had a chance to talk with Mitch Leighton.  He is the leader of the Front Row Band.  When I found out that they were playing at the Cypress Resturant, it seemed like a good way to spend a Saturday. The Cypress is a friendly, … Continue reading

Connecticut Blues Society Blues Challenge – Night 1

Okay the Connecticut Blues Society Challenge has begun.  Starting Thursday and running 4 weeks Black-eyed Sally’s is the place to be.  If you haven’t been out to see our local talent now is as ggod a time as any  to see what blues Connecticut has to offer. Once again my trip to Hartford was on … Continue reading

Blues Schedule April 24, 2015

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. Daffodil Festival: Saturday, Big Fat Combo; Saturday, Branchwater; Sunday, The Modeans; Sunday, Balkun Brothers Band; Meriden. Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Robben … Continue reading

Sunday Jam at the Shamrock

There was another chance to catch a variety of players in a jam setting this past Sunday.  Blu Union was hosting a jam at the Shamrock Pub & Grille in Waterbury.  It is always exciting to watch a jam take shape.  Different players melding together for some great sounds.  Blu Union the hosts started off. … Continue reading

An Evening with Suit, Ty, Thurrsty

Got out Wednesday to see Suit,Ty, Thurrsty at Mike’s Blue Collar Bar in Wallingford.  Mike’s does a lot with Concerts with Causes.  This night was to help arts and music programs. First up was Solistic, a funk styled group.  Good sounding.  Entertaining and dynamic.  They put on a good show. They caught my attention with … Continue reading

Blues Schedule April 17, 2015

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: Saturday, Mississippi Heat; Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society Blues Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Taj Mahal; … Continue reading

Connecticut Blues Society April Jam

I am a little late in getting the Jam Blog out.  Seems every once in awhile the real world intrudes on my blues life. A nice April day brought out the jammers and fans to the Pine Loft for another blues filled afternoon.     Greg Mccullough was the guest and a great addition to … Continue reading

BluesBeat Schedule April 10, 2015

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.   The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Jam with Greg McCullough; Berlin. Black-eyed Sally’s: Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society Challenge; … Continue reading