Bad News Barnes visits Black-eyed Sally’s

Bad News Barnes


The first time I saw Bad News Barnes, I said the band hits you hard.  I went on that he is kinda loud, kinda brash, and over the top entertaining.  Well watching his show only added more of the same to my view.  He was joined by a host of talented musicians and a receptive audience.  It made for a real fun night.











An excellent band was on stage with him.

Ann Klein on guitar.










doing some slide

doing some slide







Bette Sussman playing the keys.










Drums had Tony Mason


and on bass Brett Bass

and on bass Brett Bass









the horn section had

Crispin Cioe

Crispin Cioe

Larry Etkin

Larry Etkin







And special guest – Blue Lou Marini










It didn’t take long for him to visit the crowd.









Notice the hat, he was dressed from head to toe.













getting the audience involved

getting the audience involved

















Lou hits the dance floor

Lou hits the dance floor

friends say hello

friends say hello







During the break Jacqui brought up a Birthday  cake.







Lisa and MaryEllen came in from Scraton, PA fpr the show.

Lisa and MaryEllen came in from Scranton, PA for the show.









the crowd gets into it

the crowd gets into it


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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 “Bad News Barnes visits Black-eyed Sally’s


    Good music is at its best when combined with showmanship for a complete entertainment experience.

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