Blues Schedule February 26, 2016

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, Nick Moss Band; Saturday, Henricks Plays Hendrix; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Artists Collective: Friday, Eli XY Williams w/Shaka … Continue reading

Carl Ricci and 706 Union Ave Band at J’s Crab Shack

Carl Ricci and 706 Union Ave Band at J’s Crab Shack It was another Thursday at J’s Crab Shack for Liviu’s Invitational. the Band               And this session saw plenty of guests sitting in.  A real treat was Theresa Wright doing a few songs.           … Continue reading

This week Feb 20, 2016

A lot late, sorry Winter crept in. 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 Ridgefield Playhouse: Wednesday, A Night with Janis Joplin w/ Mary Bridget Davies; Ridgefield. … Continue reading

Grayson & Gio and an IBC Birthday

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Today was the first birthday for the younger cousin side of the family.  I had picked up a few things when I was in Memphis anticipating the party.

Gio and Grayson getting some rest before the partying starts

Gio and Grayson getting some rest before the partying starts.

The Boys checking out their own cakes

The Boys checking out their own cakes.

Proud Mom and Dad.  Antonio with the face paint

Proud Mom and Dad. Antonio with the face paint.

I stopped in Blues City Cafe while in Memphis and could not resist the bibs

Grayson

Grayson

Gio

Gio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also picked up some CDs for the other younger cousins.  Tas Cru had some of his “Even Bugs Sing the Blues” available at Rum Boogie.  So I picked up a few.

LORENZO

LORENZO

GAVIN

GAVIN

LUCA

LUCA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Birthday Boys got one as well.  I had fun watching all the kids have fun.  Not to mention the food and cake.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRAYSON & GIO.

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Blues Schedule February 12, 2016

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International Blues Challenge – Finals and Home

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Blues Schedule February 5, 2016

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International Blues Challenge – Women in Blues

  This year’s Women in Blues showcase was held at Alfred’s on Beale, in the blues heart of downtown Memphis, right on the corner of Beale and S. BB King Blvd!  This event is an IBC tradition and an afternoon many look forward to.  The organizers Michele Seidman and Terri Robbins put a big dash … Continue reading

International Blues Challenge – A busy Friday

Friday was a busy day with a lot to cover.  The biggest part of the day was spent with Women in Blues.  Over four hours of musical talent and a crowd kinship that was hard to match.  I will post a separate Blog on the WiB. I stopped in the DoubleTree on my way to … Continue reading