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. (203) 438-5795
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Taj Mahal; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Saturday, Roomful of Blues; Norfolk.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Paul Gabriel Blues Band; Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, James Montgomery & Kerri Powers; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Popa Chubby; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Enfield Elks Club: Saturday, Smiles for Jonathan Performances by Jeff Pitchell, Johnny Sixgun and Joon; Enfield.
  • The Tuscany Grill Friday, The Steve Polezonis Trio   ; Middletown.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Modeans; Westbrook.
  • Hank’s Restaurant: Friday, Brandt Taylor; Brooklyn.
  • Greenwood’s Grille & Ale House: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic duo; Bethel.
  • Tommy Sullivan’s: Friday, Eric Ducoff Band; Branford.
  • Grand Central Café: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Wallingford.
  • The Marquee Café: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic duo; Waterbury.
  • Johnny B’s Bar & Grill: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Wolcott.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Professor Harp Plays The Stomping Ground; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Daddy Jack’s: Wednesday, Brandt Taylor; New London.
  • Harbour House: Saturday, Mystic Horns; Mystic.
  • The Steak Loft: Wednesday, Jeff Pitchell, acoustic; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Yantic River Inn: Sunday, Bruce John; Yantic.
  • Turnpike Café: Friday, Sue Menhart, acoustic; Montville.
  • The Fez: Sunday, The Red Hots; Stamford.
  • FTC Stage One: Tuesday, The Lone Bellow; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Theodores’: Friday, Cold Shot; Saturday, Night Train; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • White Eagle Polish Club: Saturday, Babe Pino Blues Band; Worcester.
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Friday, Jim Perry R&B Classic Rock Blues; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café:            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Dan Lord & the Big Shots
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Waverley:       Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursdays)
  • La Luna:        Leo Boogie [solo] Friday & Saturday)
  • Vincent’s:       Big Jon Short (Sunday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/, Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/ Community Blues Jam w/ Tim McDonald (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/ (Wednesday)
  • The Blue Plate Tavern:        Mitch’s Open Jam (Thursday)
  • Stella Blues Jam:       The Cobalt Rhythm Kings ( 1st Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Gibson’s Rodeway Inn:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Preston VFW:           Jam w/Tim Cuff of Special 20 (Sunday)
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday)
  • Winchester Café:      Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Wednesday)
  • Butterballs:    Open Jam w/Steve Hatch (Thursday)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips Jam (Sunday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips & Friends Jam (Tuesday)
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic w/Andy Attanasio (Wednesday)
  • The Black Duck:       Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays)
  • The Hideaway:          JD Seem’s Swamp Jam (Tuesday)
  • Guilford Country Tavern:   Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night last Wednesday of month
  • The Stomping Ground:        Open Mic (Sunday)
  • The Acoustic:             “Stormy Monday Open Blues Jam”
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, MA)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (Thursday)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Tony Soul Hosts Blues Jam Alexandria Bianco (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Jim’s Blues Jam (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Park Grill and Spirits:          Two Left Blues Jam (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Wackey Blues Jam (Wednesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Jillian’s:          Open mic (Thursdays, Worcester, MA)
  • Snow’s Restaurant & Bar:   Open mic (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Boundary Brewhouse:          Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)

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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