Blues Schedule May 6, 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.

  • The Brass Horse Café: Saturday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes; Barkhamsted.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Sunday, Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch w/The Mary Taylor Gospel Revue; Thursday, Connecticut Blues Society Annual Band Challenge; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Infinity Music Hall: Thursday, Samantha Fish; Norfolk.
  • Strykers Café: Saturday, Blues Au Go Go; Berlin.
  • Sam the Clam’s: Saturday, “Blu Union”; Southington. (860) 621-0522
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Dan Stevens; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • J’s Crab Shack: Thursday, Liviu’s Invitational w/Neal Vitullo & Steve Bigelow; Hartford.
  • Pazzo’s Italian Cafe: Wednesday, Jeff Pitchell, acoustic; Rocky Hill.
  • The Acoustic: Friday, Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, Tracy Jo & The Toads; Bridgeport.
  • La Luna: Friday, Sandy Connolly Band; Branford.
  • Café 9: Thursday, Webb Wilder w/ Michael Hunton; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • FTC Warehouse: Friday, NRBQ & Los Straitjackets; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Back Porch: Saturday, Michael Cleary Band; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Blues Alley (6 pm) / Neal Vitullo & The Vipers with Dave Howard; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Rock Garden Café: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Watertown.  (860) 361-9800
  • Johnny B’s Bar and Grill: Friday, Blues Alley; Wolcott.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, The Racky Thomas Band; Tuesday, Arthur James; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish/ Greg Sherrod Band; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • White Eagle: Friday, Babe Pino Band; Worcester.
  • The Cove Music Hall: Saturday, B Movie Blues- A tribute to the Blues Brothers; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

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

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Blues Jam w/ (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/The Bus (Wednesday)
  • The Blue Plate Tavern:        Mitch’s Thirsty Thursday Open Jam (Thursday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ World Record (Thursday)
  • Canoe Club:              Jo Bluz Jam Session First (Fridays)
  • Jerzie Joe’s:    “JoBluz Under the Starz ” Open Jam (Thursday)
  • Slanted Shanty:         Blues Open Jam hosted by Sal Iacobucci (Thursday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Georgetown Saloon: Acoustic Open Mic Hosted by Fred Ball (Thursday)
  • 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)
  • Yantic Inn:                 Open Mic (Wednesday)
  • 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)
  • 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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