Blues Challenge: The First Night

The Connecticut Blues Society kicked off the 2016 Blues Challenge in fine style.  Four bands kept Black-eyed Sally’s rockin’.

The Bands:

  • Rough Justice
  • Richie and the Red Hot Blues
  • EasyBaby
  • The Redliners

Each band brought something different to the night, which made for a full evening.

GETTING READY

GETTING READY

 

 

 

 

 

Ed Stack, CtBS President introduces the Emcee

Ed Stack, CtBS President introduces the Emcee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hosting the evening Tom Retano

Hosting the evening Tom Retano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rough Justice

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Richie and the Red Hot Blues

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A little crowd walk

A little crowd walk

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EasyBaby

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The Redliners

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The Jam awaiting the scores.

Jake

Jake

Dave

Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tom on vocals

Tom on vocals

Notice Tom's shoes

Notice Tom’s shoes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ray with the judges pick

Ray with the judges pick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the winner is:

EasyBaby

EasyBaby

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.

2 responses to “Blues Challenge: The First Night

  1. ED STACK

    A solid set by EasyBaby. A well deserved victory and a good chance to go to the IBC, in Memphis.

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