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 Society Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Cypress Restaurant: Friday, Roberto Morbioli; Middletown. (860) 346-3367
  • Bridge Street Live: Sunday, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, D.A. Foster & The Shaboo All-Stars with Duke & The Esoterics; Hartford.
  • The Union Street Tavern: Friday, Gene Donaldson and the Stingrays; Windsor.
  • The Spaceland Ballroom: Thursday, Tinsley Ellis, Balkun Brothers; Hamden.
  • Westbrook Elks Lodge 1784: Friday, Basically Blues Band; Westbrook.
  • Fajitas and Margaritas: Saturday, Delusions Of Granduer; New Milford.
  • Toyo Hibachi: Saturday, Frankie & the Know-it-alls; Colchester.
  • Hop Fest: Tuesday, Balkun Brothers Band; Willimantic.
  • The Diamond Pub & Grill: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Glastonbury.
  • The Painted Pony: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Bethlehem.
  • Junipers Restaurant: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic trio; Middlebury.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Chris D’Amato; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Shiny Lapel Trio; Thursday, The Modeans; Westbrook.
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, The Colby’s; Simsbury.
  • Gateway Café: Saturday, Johnny Larsen band w/Carolyn Rae; Bristol.
  • J’s Crab Shack: Sunday, Liviu Pop & Friends; Hartford.
  • C.J. Sparrows: Saturday, Gregg Sherrod; Cheshire.
  • The Old Roadhouse: Friday, Easy Baby; New London.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Canopy; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Ric’s Cafe’: Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Stafford Springs.
  • The Goose: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Darien.
  • The Voodoo Grill: Friday, Eric Ducoff Band; Mystic.
  • Harbour House: Saturday, Mystic Horns; Mystic.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Eran Troy Danner: Thursday, Tommy Whalen and The Ragged Edge; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Delta Generators; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Rivalry’s Bar: Saturday, Babe Pino Band; Worcester.

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/ Mystic Horns
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Vincent’s:       Jon Bonner and Boogie Chillin (Tuesday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Mark Paradis (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)
  • Blue Plate:                  Open Mic w/Mitch Leighton (Wednesday)
  • Farmington Ave Rest:          Joe Bluz Jam (Thursday & Friday)
  • Styrkers:                    Open Mic w/Mitch Leighton (Sunday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/ (Wednesday)
  • Café 9:            The Original Sunday Night Jam / (Sunday)
  • Stella Blues Jam:       The Cobalt  Rhythm Kings ( 1st Wednesday)
  • 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)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (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)
  • Johnny Utah’s:          Chopper’s Wednesday Nite Jam Sessions
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Tony Soul Hosts Blues Jam Alexandria Bianco (Sunday, Worcester, 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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