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 9: Sunday, The Original Sunday Blues Jam w/ host George Lesiw Trio; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Cathy Thompson Band; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, The Chris Marolda Band; Simsbury.
  • Pazzo’s: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell; Rocky Hill.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Saturday, – Liviu Pop & Friends; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Bill’s Seafood: Sunday, Dan Stevens; Westbrook.
  • The Cypress Grill: Saturday, The Modeans; Middletown. (860) 346-3367
  • Fire at the Ridge: Saturday, Dan Stevens; Middlefield.
  • Yarde Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Eric Ducoff Band; Thursday, Peter Parcek; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Verdi at Western Hills: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Waterbury.
  • Westside 2 Pint O: Friday, Dan Stevens, New Haven.
  • Cave A Vin: Friday, Shawn Taylor; New Haven.
  • The Stand: Saturday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Branford.
  • The Fez: Saturday, What It Is; Stamford.
  • Harbour House: Saturday, Chris Leigh Band; Mystic.
  • Solun: Thursday, Brandt Taylor; New Haven.
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Brandt Taylor; Thursday, The Coffee Grinders; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Tap Room Grand Opening; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • The Narragansett Cafe Sunday, Mike Crandall Band; Jamestown, RI.
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Tinsley Ellis; Pawling, NY.
  • Rye & Thyme: Sunday, Brunch with Jon Short (10:30 am); Leominister, MA.
  • Dunny’s: Sunday, Brandt Taylor (4pm); E.Brookfield MA.
  • Padavano’s Place: Saturday, Auntie Trainwreck: Ravioli, Rock & Blues; Worcester.

Weekly Blues Events

  • J’s Crabshack: Thursday, Liviu’s Invitational; Hartford.
  • Sullys Pub:     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)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Chris Leigh Band

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Gina Gunn & Ronnie Pinney (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tim McDonald (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (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)
  • Sully’s Pub:                            Pete Scheips Jam (Sunday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • 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)
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open Mic w/ Juanita Mic (Thursday, Springfield, 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)
  • Blue Plate Lounge:    Blue Plate Sunday Jam featuring Trigger (Holden, 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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