Blues Schedule September 9, 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.

  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Roomful of Blues; Saturday, John Mayall; Hartford.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Shemekia Copeland; Sunday, Robert Cray Band; Norfolk.
  • FTC Stage One: Friday, FTC Summer Jam /Creamery Station (5-7:30 pm); Thursday, Donna The Buffalo; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez; Thursday, Balkun Brothers Rock-n-roll Residency; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Blue Plate Tavern: Saturday, Basically Blues Band; Plainville. (860) 747-4860
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Wednesday, Ray Marant & Soul Tsunami; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Big Mike Griffin and Chris Tofield; Saturday, Big Mike Griffin and Chris Tofield; Barkhamsted.
  • 2.Pint O: Friday, The Coffee Grinders and Rocky Lawrence; New Haven.
  • Apricots: Saturday, Brandt Taylor  Farmington
  • The Middletown Moose Club: Sunday, Basically Blues Band; Middletown.
  • Hartford Jazz Society River Cruise: Saturday, Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band (11:30 am); State Pier, Haddam.
  • Cheshire Fall Festival: Friday, The Beehive Queen, Christine Ohlman; Bartlem Park, Cheshire.
  • J’s Crabshack: w/ Paul Gabriel, Lonnie Gasperini. Liviu Pop; Hartford.
  • The Bee and Thistle Inn: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.
  • Pattaconk1850 Bar & Grill: Friday, Orb Mellon Trio; Chester.
  • Andover Day 2016: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood featuring Andrew Clark; Andover.
  • Windmill Restaurant: Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Stratford.
  • American Legion: Saturday, F & Blues Band; Montville.
  • Judy’s Bar & Kitchen: Thursday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Stamford.
  • BRYAC Restaurant & Raw Bar: Friday, Creamery Station, Bridgeport.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Friday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • The Fez: Saturday, Murray the Wheell Stamford.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, The Rick Harrington Band; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • C.C. O’Brien’s: Saturday, Gregg Sherrod Band; Pawcatuck. (860) 599-2034
  • Harbour House: Saturday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers; Mystic.
  • Sneekers Café: Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Groton.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, Chris MacKay & The ToneShifters; Wednesday, Brandt Taylor; New London.
  • Café 9: Sunday, The Bandidos at “The Sunday Buzz;” New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Jakes Martini Bar: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Wallingford. (203) 793-1782
  • The Spaceland Ballroom: Thursday, Creamery Station; Hamden.
  • The Rock Garden: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Watertown.
  • The Shamrock Pub & Grill: Friday, Rubber City Blues Band;Waterbury.
  • Johnny B’s Bar & Grill: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Wolcott.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Aaron Norcross and the Old Dogs; Tuesday, Claude Bourbon; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • White Eagle: Saturday, Babe Pino Band;  Worcester.
  • Brown Square Civic Club: Saturday, Auntie Trainwreck; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

  • The Owl Shop:          Kevin St.James (Tuesday)
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café:            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday)
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday)
  • Crave:                        Rocky Lawrence (Thursdays)
  • 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/ Johnny & the East Coast Rockers

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam / Tommy Whalen (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam / Gene Donaldson (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night w/4th Wednesday Band (Wednesday)
  • The Blue Plate Tavern:        Mitch’s Thirsty Thursday Open Jam (Thursday)
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • Canoe Club:              Jo Bluz Jam Session First (Fridays)
  • Stella Blues Jam:       The Cobalt Rhythm Kings ( 1st Wednesday)
  • The Hideaway:          JD’s Hideaway Jam (Tuesday)
  • 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)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick / The Recliners (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)
  • 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)
  • 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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