Blues Schedule October 30, 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: Friday, Shaka & the Soul Shakers Special guests The Sawtelles; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Pine Loft: Sunday, Connecticut Blues … Continue reading

The Shaboo 44th Anniversary Party at Infinity Music Hall

The Shaboo celebrated its 44th Anniversary at Infinity Music Hall.  It was a night filled with friendship and memories.  The club in Willimantic left its mark on many Connecticut residents, musicians and the world. (I hope I identified everyone correctly, sometimes the eyes and ears are not in sync.  If not, send me a note … Continue reading

Solo/Duo Finals

Once again the Connecticut Blues Society was at the Pine Loft for the Solo/Duo Finals.  The day showcased some of the states finest talent.  Acts from across the state easily let us know they belonged in the finals. Of note was the variety of instruments the musicians brought to the stage.  From the guitar and … Continue reading

Blues Schedule October 23, 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. Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Shemekia Copeland; Collinsvile. (860) 693-9762 Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Bad News Barnes & the Brethren of Blues; Hartford. … Continue reading

A Night of Soul Blues at 41 Bridge Street Live

It was a busy weekend of blues entertainment.  41 Bridge Street Live had double bill with The Dave Keller Band and The Mighty Soul Drivers. Gary opened the night by bringing on Keller.                               The Band           … Continue reading

Blues Schedule October 16, 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 Finals; Berlin. Infinity Music Hall: Wednesday, Goodwin College Jazz & Blues Mash-up; … Continue reading

Jammin’ at Sporty’s in Bristol

Before heading into the weekend, Chris Ruest, HashBrown and Mike Law were jammin’ at Sporty’s in Bristol.  One of the  genre of neighborhood bars that are fun to visit.  The have a ready made audience and they are ready to welcome newcomers. The guys getting ready.           The Band,     … Continue reading

Chris Ruest and Hash Brown at Maple Tree

Two Texas guitarists and former state residents put on a show at the Maple Tree Cafe.  Chris Ruest, Austin and HashBrown, Dallas gave the energetic crowd a taste of Texas music.  Joining the guitars Ben Boylan on bass and Mike Law drums. HashBrown welcomes the crowd.               The Band: … Continue reading

Blues Schedule October 9, 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. Maple Tree Café: Friday, The Chris Ruest Band w/Hash Brown; Simsbury. Infinity Music Hall: Sunday, Jonny Lang with special guest the … Continue reading

Balkun Brothers House Party – Europe Here We Come

The Balkun Brothers held a House Party at the family home as a kick-off/fundraiser for their trip to Europe.  They will be playing Germany, France, Netherlands. Belgium, and Luxembourg.  They will be touring with Popa Chubby and kicking off a new CD. Then Steve took over and told of this new adventure they are on. … Continue reading