Blues Blizzard 2017

The one blizzard that blues fans look forward to, Connecticut Blues Society Annual Blues Blizzard, was held recently.  The best blues party in Connecticut.  This is a chance to get to see a variety of blues music.

Tom Retano handled the introductions









The Whiskey Rebels

in the audience









Richie and the Red Hots

Frank on bass









Dance floor busy









The Rich Badowski Band








The Connecticut Blues Society Blues Blizzard had a surprise for President Ed Stack.  He was honored by an induction into the Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame, an American Heritage, International Organization.







The presentation was made by Andy Morrison, Dave Eastwood, assisted by Kenny Brody.  The award completely caught Stack by surprise, to the applause of the blues fans.








The Mike Crandall Band








guest drummer Ned







more dancing








Tom does a song









adds something new.







Vitamin B-3 new but experienced.









even the camera got blurry-eyed with such a full schedule of blues.






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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 “Blues Blizzard 2017


    Thanks for the excellent photos of the Blues Blizzard, at the VFW (especially difficult with the glare off the background). Glad you got a pic of the CTBS drum kit in action, with River City Slim.

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