IBC – the rest of Wednesday

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Well here it is already Friday am and I have got to finish up Wednesday.  I can tell Thursday had a lot of blues.  If you don’t hear enough you are not doing your job.  You here bands wherever you go.  Not to mention that many CDs are for sale.

After the lunch and Solo/Duo, it is time to move down Beale to catch the Mighty Soul Drivers.  I be putting up some pictures with no names becauseI was not around for the introductions.

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Venue for the Mighty Soul Drivers

 

 

 

 

 

These guys were on as I entered.

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The Mighty Soul Drivers

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Rockin’ the house

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Lighting in the venues varied so do my pictures.

I am now heading to Wet Willie’s to see the Bridget Kelly Band.  I met Bridget and husband at the BMAs.

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Already on

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Vintage #18

 

 

 

 

 

Stopped by to say hello to Terri who was taking her judging work seriously.  Terri is a longtime Blues Foundation supporter and excellent stained glass artist.  Her work is in the Blues Hall of Fame.

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Now it was time for the band.

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The best smile on Beale.

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The Australian singer takes a photo.

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Outside I met a Cajun friend from last year.

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Now it is off to see Ramblin’ Dan Stevens and Clayton Allen.

From outside Alfred’s as I went up the street:

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Now at Club 152, I got the chance to hear a lot of Solo/Duo.  Styles and voices varied.

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Interesting piece

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Clayton and Dan

Clayton and Dan

 

 

 

 

 

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I tried an artistic shot.

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Paul Benjamin Blues Foundation Chairman was visiting the venues and introducing the new The new Foundation CEO, Barbara Newman.

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So that finished my Wednesday.  More to come!!!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 “IBC – the rest of Wednesday

  1. ED STACK

    I like the pic of Beale Street showing all the people in the street. Nice that the weather was decent. One year it was so cold the street was empty (although to clubs were full).
    Hey Dom, Save me a Blues Challenge Booklet (showing the schedules and activities.

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