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 Tree Café: Friday, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers; Simsbury.
  • Hoops ‘n’ Hops: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Simsbury.
  • The Diamond Pub & Grill: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Glastonbury.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Danny Draher Band (3-7 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • The Cypress Restuarant: Saturday, The Mighty Soul Drivers, River City Slim’s Birthday Bash; Middletown. (860) 346-3367
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Friday, Rory Block; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Shawn Taylor; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Pies and Pints: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Middlebury.
  • La Boca: Friday, EasyBaby; Middletown.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, The Bernadettes; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, Shiny Lapel Trio; Westbrook.
  • Half Door: Wednesday, Orb Mellon Trio; Hartford.
  • Café 9: Sunday, The Sunday Buzz /Long Live the King! A Tribute to Elvis at Cafe Nine w/DW Ditty, J.p. Sawtelles (4 pm); Sunday, Greg Sherrod Birthday Bash (8 pm); New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Spaceland Ballroom: Sunday, Ballroom Squirrel Nut Zippers w/ Davina and The Vagabonds; Hamden.
  • The Stomping Ground: Wednesday, Balkun Brothers; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The Hideaway: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Ridgefield.
  • The Fez: Saturday, Lost & Found; Stamford.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix with Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • BRYAC: Friday, Danny Draher Band; Bridgeport.
  • Joey C’s Boathouse:   Saturday, Creamery Station at Stratford
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, The Kevin Crandall Band; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Foxwoods Atrium Lounge: Thursday, Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts; Mashantucket.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, NealVitullo & the Vipers; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • State Line Station: Saturday, Shaka/Allen Root Hog Stomp; Southwick, MA
  • The Cove Music Hall: Friday, Danny Klein’s Full House with Way Up South; Worcester.
  • Leominster Elks Lodge 1237: Sunday, The Love Dogs Band Swing Dance Party & Group Swing Dance Lesson; Leominster, MA
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, Lisa Marie & All Shook Up with Johnny Juxo Canal; Worcester.

 Weekly Blues Events

  • Sully’sPub:     Salty Dog Band (Tuesday)
  • The Owl Shop:          Planet Red (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:       Boogie Chillin’ (Tuesday)
  • 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:   Community Blues Jam (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Cypress Grill:            Open Mic/Jam Night (Wednesday)
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • 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 w/ Host Band JMK (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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