A Blues Harmonica Feast

Well if Connecticut hasn’t been the epi-center for Blues harmonica, then I do not know where it could be.  With James Montgomery, Charlie Musselwhite and Paul Oscher already performing and James Cotton on the way, what else does one need? The Northeast Blues Harmonica showcase, that is what.  Organized and hosted by Dave Robbins aka … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 29, 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.  Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Kal David & the Real Deal featuring Ms Lauri Bono; Wednesday, Robert Cray Band; Norfolk. Bridge Street … Continue reading

Paul Oscher at Black-eyed Sally’s

Saturday, Paul Oscher made a stop at Black-eyed Sally’s.   First let me talk about CTFastrak, my present transportation to Hartford.  As I pulled into the Cedar Street Station (free) parking lot, my classic radio station had a CTFastrak ad.  Must have been an omen.  The ride is quick and friendly.  In fact as I was … Continue reading

Blues Schedule May 22, 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, Paul Oscher; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Wheeler’s Restaurant & Taproom: Saturday, Rocky Lawrence LIVE; Woodbridge. Katharine Hepburn Cultural … Continue reading

Overview of Blue Plate Jam May 13

The Jam led by the Front Row and continues in the Blue Plate Tavern in Plainville.  This is a home town spot and the music adds to the entertainment in town.  Now that it has been open for awhile, it is starting to get a comfortable feel.  Warm weather has opened the patio.  The crowd … Continue reading

Shaka and Jake at Sally’s

It’s fun to watch Jake and the Lowdown, even more when you remember that they are young teenagers.  I last saw them in Memphis and I was anxious to see them again.  They were opening for Shaka and the Soulshakers.     Shake and Ken talking before the show.           Shaka … Continue reading

Rocky Lawrence Doing New Live Recording

This Saturday Rocky Lawrence is LIVE at Wheelers Restaurant & Taproom in Woodbridge.  It is a special show as Lawrence with be recording it live for an upcoming album.   He has done an album of Robert Johnson songs.  He is known worldwide for his Johnson like performances and knowledge of the bluesman.Rocky’s first CD, … Continue reading

Charlie Musselwhite at Infinity Music Hall

The Charlie Musselwhite Band was at the Infinity Music Hall, Friday.  Charlie is one of the best blues harmonica players around.  He just won another Blues Music Award for his playing.  This promised to be a great evening of music.  Seeing them play in Memphis at the Awards show made this a must see. The … Continue reading

BB King – A Man Who Touched Many

The Blues community and the world lost a legendary bluesman with the passing of BB King.  It is not only blues fans but all music fans know of his place in the entertainment field and beyond.  The King, the Leader, the Ambassador, a man of good will. At his concert last night, Charlie Musselwhite referred … Continue reading

Blues Challenge Week 4

Week 4 of the Connecticut Blues Society Band Challenge at Black-eyed sally’s got off to a good start and continued through the night.   First up was a group with a lot of youth and talent.  Say What! Appeared last year and this year sounded even better. Vocalist Grace Carver got the attention of the … Continue reading