Blues Schedule September 18, 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 Solo/Duo Challenge; Berlin.
  • Bristol Swedish Social Club: Sunday, George N. Ryan Memorial Scholarship Fund ‎Zombie Bike Chilifest; Bristol.
  • Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Chris Smither w/Rusty Belle; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762
  • La Boca: Friday, EasyBaby; Middletown.
  • Newington Waterfall Fest: Saturday, The Coffee Grinders (1 pm); Newington.
  • Mezzo Grille: Saturday, EasyBaby; Middletown.
  • Crossroads Festival Grand Prix Road Race: Friday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; New Haven.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Chris Tofield w/Big Mike Griffin; Saturday, Friday, Chris Tofield w/Big Mike Griffin; Sunday, Friday, Chris Tofield w/Big Mike Griffin; Barkhamsted.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds w/Kal David, Lauri Bono & the Real Deal; Hartford.
  • J’s Crabshack: Thursday, Chris Tofield J’s Crabshack; Hartford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Orb Mellon Blues Trio; Hartford.
  • Café 9: Sunday, Coda Blue /JW Louis; New Haven.
  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, Buckwheat Zydeco; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Soul Tsunami; Wednesday, Friday, Chris Tofield w/Travis Robinson; Simsbury.
  • The Canoe Club: Sunday Dance Swing w/Shiny Label Trio; Middletown
  • Angelico’s Lakehouse: Saturday, End Of Summer Party/Oktoberfest w/Comstock Station; East Hampton.
  • Unitarian Universalist Church: Saturday The Coffee Grinders; Meriden.
  • Ballard Park: Saturday, JD Seem/ Christopher Teal Davis “American Cancer Society “Relay for Life;” Ridgefield.
  • Johnny B’s Bar & Grill: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Wolcott.
  • Fast Eddie’s Billiards Café: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner; New Milford.
  • Toyo Hibachi: Friday, Frankie and The Know It Alls; Colchester.
  • Hanks: Friday, Brandt Taylor; Brooklyn.
  • Tony’s Huntington Inn: Sunday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Bridgeport.
  • Preston Ridge Vineyard: Sunday, Mame & Company (12-3 pm) Preston.
  • The Old Roadhouse: Saturday, Professor Harp; Tuesday, Tom the Suit; New London.  860-326-7670
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Saturday, A Ton of Blues (6-9 pm) Saturday, Soul Tsunuami; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Butterball’s Greenleaf Café: Friday, One eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers; Hebron. (860) 228-8148.
  • Rock ‘N Blues Animal Rescue Festival: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell w/ Claudette King; Somers.
  • Maury’s Pub: Thursday, Brandt Taylor Band w/Professor Harp; Danielson  860-412-9028
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, The Cannibal Ramblers; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Olde Mistick Village 8th Annual Garlic Festival: Saturday, Sue Menhart (1 pm -3:30 pm); Saturday, Ms Marci & The Lovesick Hounds (3:30pm – 6 pm); Saturday, EasyBaby; Saturday, Suit, Tie, Thurrsty; Sunday, Professor Harp (12:00 to 2:30 pm); Mystic.  860-912-7844; Mystic.
  • The Outer Space: Friday, Happy Hour Show- The Coffee Grinders (6 pm); Hamden.
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Crosseyed Cat w/Larry Buzz Fallstrom; Waterbury.
  • Blue Black Square: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; West Hartford.
  • Misquamicut Fall Fest: Friday, Professor Harp Misquamicut; State Beach Westerly.  401-322-1026
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Crows Toes with Wooly Mammoth; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Theodores’: Thursday, John D’Amato Band; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • Elks Lodge 902: Friday, Blues For Education w/Wally Greaney; Holyoke.
  • Nick’s Bar and Grill: Friday, Thank Friday its Nat (5:30-7:30 pm); Lisa Marie and All Shook Up (9pm); 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)
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Superchief Trio
  • Waverley:       Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursdays)
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] Friday & Saturday)
  • Vincent’s:       Jon Bonner and Boogie Chillin (Tuesday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (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 Equinox Jam  hosted by the 4th Wednesday Band (Wednesday)
  • Celtic Cavern:                       Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Tuesday)
  • 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)
  • Preston VFW:           Jam w/Tim Cuff of Special 20 (Sunday)
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday)
  • Winchester Café:      Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Wednesday)
  • Butterballs:    Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Thursday)
  • 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 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:       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)

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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