Chris Ruest and Hash Brown at Maple Tree

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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.

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The Band:

Ben

Ben

Chris

Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike

Mike

HashBrown

HashBrown

CTBS President Ed Stack

CTBS President Ed Stack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris

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HashBrown

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also playing some harp

also playing some harp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dance floor was busy

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Then some guest players were brought up.  On harp.

 

Doug

Doug

Andy

Andy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why is this woman smiling?

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Some good guitar players were in the  audience as well.

Andy

Andy

Shawn

Shawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audrs and Carl look on

Audra and Carl look on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then Carl gets to the stage.

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Andy and Carl

Andy and Carl

Carl and Hash

Carl and Hash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mike Laws was enjoying the night.  We did have some guest drummers but crowd and location made photos difficult.

 

 

 

 

Jim on bass

Jim sits in on bass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a fun night and I know people are looking forward to another visit.

 

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Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at twblus@aol.com.  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.

One response to “Chris Ruest and Hash Brown at Maple Tree

  1. Ed Stack

    Really enjoyed the night at the Maple Tree. The band was excellent, the special guests added a lot to the show, and the food was excellent.

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