Blues Schedule September 15, 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.


  • Berlin Fair Fairgrounds: Friday, Chris Ruest Trio w/Gene Taylor (1-4 pm); Friday, Easy Baby (4:30-9 pm); Saturday, Tommy Whalen and the Ragged Edge (1-4 pm); Saturday The Mike Crandall Band (4:30-9 pm); Sunday, Dizzy River Band (1:30-5:30 pm); Sunday, Jeff Pitchell & Legends Show featuring Michael Allman, Tyrone Vaughan, and Claudette King (3:00 pm); Berlin.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band; Saturday, Chris Ruest; Sunday, Music Community Benefit Concert w/Shaka & The Soul Shakers/The Balkun Brothers/Closing Jam; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Powder Mill Barn: Saturday, Spyda Murphy Blues Bash w/Spyda Murphy and the Allstars/Easy Baby/Delta Generators (12:30-6 pm); Enfield.
  • The Parrott Delaney Tavern: Friday, The Duke Robillard Band; New Hartford.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, Wandering Roots; Thursday, Shawn Taylor Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • The Tuscany Grill Friday, The Steve Polezonis Trio; Middletown.
  • Sportys: Friday, Chris Ruest; Bristol.
  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Friday, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band; Saturday, The Dylan Doyle Band w/ Tom “The Suit” Forst; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • Sasso’s Coal Fire Pizza: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Torrington.
  • Crabby Al’s Seafood: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Thomaston.
  • Wilson’s Pub: Saturday, Orb Mellon Trio; Collinsville.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Soul Tsunam; Simsbury.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Vitamin B; Barkhamsted.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Ceviche Latin Kitchen: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6:30 pm); Middlebury.
  • The Glastonbury Farmers Market: Wednesday, Shawn Taylor (4:00 pm); Glastonbury.
  • Bassette Farm: Saturday, Dan Stevens; South Glastonbury.
  • Le Chateau Gary Winery: Sunday, Dan Stevens (3 pm); Marlboro.
  • Moorings: Thursday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Guilford.
  • The Big-E at The CT Tent: Saturday, Shawn Taylor (4:30 pm); Sunday, Shawn Taylor (10 am); West Springfield.
  • Pilot’s Point: Saturday, Sandy Connolly Band; Westbrook.
  • The Back Porch: Thursday, Creamery Station; Old Saybrook  (860)-510-0282.
  • Gelston House: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo w/Bruce Hazard; Haddam. (860) 873.1411
  • Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6-9 pm) Middlefield
  • Olde Mistick Village Annual Garlic Festival: Saturday, Marci and The Lovesickhounds (12-3 pm); Saturday, Sue Menhart and Don (2:30-4:30 pm); Mystic.
  • Polish Legion of American Veterans: Saturday, Blues Alley (12-7 pm); Meriden.  (203) 237-7492
  • Sunday, Record Journal Party: Jake Kulak/Braiden Sunshine (1 pm); Meriden.
  • Café 9: Saturday, Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite Boys; Sunday, The Sunday Buzz w/Washboard Slim and the Bluelights; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Stand Roadside BBQ & Market: Friday, the Cobalt Rhythm Kings; Branford.
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers; Madison.
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, Howie & The Soul Potatoes; Milford.
  • The Stomping Ground: Wednesday, Cross Rhode Blues; Thursday, The Peter Parcek Band; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Saturday, Lizz Wright with special guest Grace Kelly; Thursday, Jon Cleary w/ special guest Jimmy Greene; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • The Hideaway: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Hideaway; Ridgefield.
  • The Fez: Saturday, What It Is; Stamford.
  • Theodores’: Friday, Arthur James Band; Saturday, The Racky Thomas Band; Tuesday, Arthur James; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: ; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Roomful of Blues; Tuesday, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • Venice: Friday, Dan Stevens  September 15 7:00pm, Westerly RI
  • 308 Lakeside: Saturday, Sara Ashleigh Band; East Brookfield, MA

Weekly Blues Events

  • Millers Lounge:          Blue Monday w/The Incredible Amplifires
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Po’ Boys (Alternate Thursday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu’s Invitational features Chris Tofield (Alternate Thursday)
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/ Dave Sadloski  (Alternate Tuesday)
  • The Mattabesett Canoe Club:          The Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Brunch On The River w/ Old Dog, Bruce Thorndike (Sunday 11am-2pm)
  • 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 Cartells

Weekly Blues Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Geoff Willard (Monday)
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (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)
  • Knickerbocker Café:            Open Mike at the Knick w/ (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)
  • 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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