IBC: Monday in Memphis

The First Day Arrived safely in Memphis.  I use the same shuttle service, TennCo Express.  Alonzo picked me up and we had a chance to catch up. After settling in to the EconoLodge, I planned the night’s activities.  Thanks to a gift card from Mother and Sister, dinner was at BB King’s Club. First, I … Continue reading

IBC Begins

It is a House Party It is time for the International Blues Challenge sponsored by the Blues Foundation.  As I was getting ready to head to Memphis, I had a house party to attend.  Ellen and Scott at the House of the Rising Pun were having a gathering. Ellen introduces the Coffee Grinders Duo.   … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 27, 2017

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 Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Danny Draher IBC Fundraiser; Berlin. Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, The Johnny Winter Band; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 20, 2017

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, Johnny A; Hartford. Black-eyed Sally’s: Thursday, Danny Draher Band Memphis Fundraiser; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Café … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 13, 2017

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. Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473 The Hungry Tiger: John Frisell Band (7 … Continue reading

IBC Suggestions

    Ricky Stevens, longtime IBC attendee, worker, venue coordinator,former Blues Foundation board member offers some hints for a successful visit and participation in the IBC. It’s almost time for The Blues Foundation‘s International Blues Challenge. Here are some (hopefully) helpful hints. Going to the International Blues Challenge? Good for you! It’s the World’s Largest … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 6, 2017

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. Black-eyed Sally’s: Saturday, Danny Draher Band; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 The Pine Loft Café: Connecticut Blues Society Blues Jam; Berlin. Maple … Continue reading