August 4, 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.


  • Hyde Park: Friday, Saturday, Stafford Springs Blues Fest (11am); Stafford Springs.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The Ric Mysterie Band; Saturday, Diane Blue & Friends; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Café 9: Sunday, Junior Watson w/ Dean Shot & The Solid Senders; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • College Street Music Hall: Friday, Christine Ohlman w/Tower of Power; New Haven.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, acoustic duo (5 pm); Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio (3-7 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Tribute to Gregg Allman w/Michael Allman, Duane Betts, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Sunday, Junior Brown; Norfolk.
  • Chippanee Golf Club: Saturday Eran Troy Danner; Bristol.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, Shiny Lapel Trio; Westbrook.
  • Doc’s Bar and Grille: Friday, Basically Blues Band; Westbrook.
  • Toyota Oakdale: Tuesday, Joe Bonamassa; Wallingford.
  • The Baci Grill: Friday, The Steve Polezonis Trio; Cromwell.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Thursday, Shawn Taylor; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Gelston House: Monday, Basically Blues Band; Haddam. (860) 873.1411
  • The Canoe Club: Friday, EasyBaby; Middletown.
  • The Middletown Music Festival: Sunday, Balkun Brothers w/Michael Cleary Band; Middletown.
  • Angelicos Lakehouse: Sunday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood w/Michael Allman and Duane Betts; East Hampton.
  • Andover Pizza: Thursday, Gravediggers Reunion w/ Gayle Weaver Harrod; Andover.
  • Deep River Marina: Friday, Shaka & The SoulShakers (6 pm); Deep River.
  • Veterans Memorial Park: Friday, Creamery Station; Shelton.
  • Meridan Green Amphitheater: Friday, Roxy Perry (7-9 pm); Meridan.
  • Italian Festival: Saturday, Amplifires (7:30 pm); Enfield.
  • The Merryall Center for the Arts: Saturday, Regulators; New Milford.
  • The Hops Company: Friday Eran Troy Danner, acoustic solo; Derby.
  • Old Mystic Village: Saturday, Sue Menhart (2-4 pm); Mystic;
  • Alfa Bar and Grill: Sunday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Milford.
  • FTC Stage One: Wednesday, Shine A Light; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Fez: Thursday, Dynamojo; Stamford.
  • Joey C’s Boathouse: Sunday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Stratford; Stratford.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Norwalk.
  • German Club: Tuesday, Jackie G’s Cruise Night hosted by Rich Badowski Blues Band (6-9 pm); Broad Brook.
  • Elizabeth Park: Wednesday, The Mighty Soul Drivers; Hartford.  (860) 231-9443
  • Dickenson Park Concert Series: Thursday, Wandering Roots (6:30 pm) Newton.
  • The Crossing: Friday Mike Crandall Band; Putnam.   8:00 ” First Night “
  • Theodores’: Friday, Joe Moss; Saturday, George Boone; Thursday, Seth Rosenbloom; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Gospel Brunch w/Alexis P Suter & The Ministers of Sound (12 pm); Sunday, Carolyn Wonderland (7 pm); Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • Canal Restaurant & Bar: Friday, Lisa Marie & Johnny Juxo; Worcester.
  • The Narragansett Café: Sunday Mike Crandall Band (4-7:00 pm); Jamestown RI.

Weekly Blues Events

  • Sullys Pub:     Salty Dog Band (Tuesday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu’s Invitational w/ Chris Vitarello (Alt. Thursday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Po’ Boys (Alt. Thursday)
  • 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/
  • Vincent’s:       Boogie Chillin’ (Tuesday)

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Mark Nomad (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Gene Donaldson (Wednesday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Blues Jam Hosted by The Hammerdown All-Stars (Thursday)
  • Café Nine:      Sunday Blues Jam Session with George Lesiw Band
  • The Eclectic:              One Drink Minimum w/ Mike Bloomer (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:                        Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (Tuesday)
  • Open Space: Open Mic Night (Wednesday)
  • Gibson’s Rodeway Inn:        Blues Jam (Sunday)
  • Silver Backs Bar & Grill:     Open Mic w/ Eran Troy Danner (Tuesday)
  • Casa Mia @ the Hawthorne:           Acoustic Happy Hour The Cheryl Tracy (Thursday)
  • Casa Mia @ the Hawthorne:           The Cheryl Tracy & JoBluz Open Jam (Thursday)
  • The Fez:         Open Mic & Jam Night (Tuesday)
  • 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:                Jam (Monday)
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House           Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I (Thursday)
  • 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)
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday, Chepachet RI)
  • Theodores’:    Open 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)
  • 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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