Blues for Dave

Sunday was Blues for Dave at Black-eyed Sally’s.  Dave Carpenter is a friend and long-time Connecticut blues champion.  For three hours the blues community showed its support to help cover his medical expenses.

Dave has tirelessly supported the Connecticut blues scene for years, driving the Blues Bus and as a member of the Connecticut Blues Society board.

Music came from D. Smith Blues Band, Hardwood, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts, The Eric Ducoff Band, and many special guests.  It was a great and worthwhile afternoon.

One only had to look around the room and there were enough extra musicians to form another band or three.

For me, the lighting was a little difficult for photographs as you will see.  But the sound and friendship was rewarding.

Once again took the Fastrak

Once again took the Fastrak

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Ducoff organized and ran a good event.

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The Raffle

The Raffle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of the Bands.

Ryan

Ryan

Mike

Mike

JB

JB

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linda usually behind the camera.  DSC_0078

 

 

 

 

Tim

Tim

 

 

 

 

 

Bunny on the dance floor.

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John & Eric

John & Eric

Joey & Bob

Joey & Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

D Smith

D Smith

Bob

Bob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom

Tom

Joe

Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Larry

Larry

Tom & Ken

Tom & Ken

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy

Billy

Andy

Andy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another Andy

Another Andy

Carl

Carl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dance floor got full

The dance floor got full

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom & Shawn

Tom & Shawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave’s request for a band was Hardwood.

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Brother Al on harp

Brother Al on harp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me & Dave notice the WHUS shirt

Me & Dave notice the WHUS shirt

 

 

 

 

 

 

A good day.

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 “Blues for Dave

  1. Edward Stack

    Dave Carpenter has been an important part of the “blues community” for many years. It was nice to see a full house at Black Eyed Sally’s to support Dave, in his fight against cancer.

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