Wednesday of the IBC – starting the day.


So much is going on that I am breaking the Blog posts up.  Between the activities and meeting new people and old friends, there are a large number of photos.

The day begins with a stop at the merchandise room in Club 152.  Tickets, CDs and information can be had.


Ken Brody (CT) reviewing day's events

Ken Brody (CT) reviewing day’s events







There is also health screening area for various aliments like blood pressure,  cholesterol and hearing.

Friends from Canada getting a health check.

Friends from Canada getting a health check.







Then I left and headed down Beale, where I ran into a friend from Virginia in the IBC, Bobby Black Hat.

Bobby Black Hat

Bobby Black Hat







Caught a few numbers at Kings Palace.






Then thought I would go to Rum Boogie and see if Vinny was interviewing anyone.  His show “Music on the Couch” provides one with info from the artists as well as people in the “biz.”

Music on the Couch


Here are some of the people I was able to sit in on the interviews.



Grace Kuch

Grace Kuch









David Julia

David Julia

In Layman's Terms

In Layman’s Terms







Maple Blues Award Winner

Maple Blues Award Winner







Blind-Dog Gatewood

Blind-Dog Gatewood


Michele from women in Blues

Michele from women in Blues
















LLoyd Johnson, Jr from Teddy’s Juke Joint in Zachary, LA







And the man I keep running into, James “the Blues Hound” Nagel.

I actually enjoyed the interviews so much that I signed up to talk about the Winners’ Circle Blue Project at the Connecticut Veteran’s Home.

Walking out of the Rum Boogie was a Keyboard player.  Music is everywhere.







Beale St in the day.







Next up, I head over to Silky O’Sullivan’s to see Barbara Blue and for some lunch.  And the Solo/Duo act I came to know.

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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