Blues Schedule February 2, 2018

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, Chris Bergson Band; Hartford. (860) 278 7427 Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Saturday, Masters of the Telecaster; Old … Continue reading

Women in Blues – an IBC Tradition

Thursday has become one of the IBC highlight for me, the Women in Blues concert.  I hope I identified all the people correctly.  If not let me know and I will edit.     I thought Tas looked like he should have had a part in the TV series Knightfall. Then Pam led a jam. … Continue reading

IBC – some final shots

. Views from the apartment. View of the Apartment One of my stops is BB Kings for a meal.    A high school classmate and friend who talked blues with me, worked as an architect on the renovation of the building. BORN ON THE BAYOU SHRIMP & GRITS – Tasso ham, garlic, Cajum spices, fresh okra … Continue reading

Coffee Grinders & Rocky Lawrence

Friday night at the Maple Tree Cafe, the Coffee Grinders were joined  by Rocky Lawrence and some special guests. Then the guests appeared.  Micheal St. George Questions/comments, I can be reached through the Blog comments or at twblus@aol.com.  BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.  My weekly Blues Beat column appears in … Continue reading

Friday in Memphis -IBC

For me food is also a big part of the IBC.  That means a trip to the Cozy Corner.  So we packed in a ride and headed for some BBQ from the Robinson family. At night it was off to Silky O’Sullivan’s to see Frank Breen in the semi-finals. My favorite wait staff at Silky’s … Continue reading

Wednesday – Part II

After EasyBaby it was time to see Frank Breen.  His venue, Club 152- 3rd Floor was one of my favorites.  One can find a leather couch to sit on, even snooze on. Connecticut fans also had a chance Mike Crandall playing with The Galileo’s from the Massachusetts Society. Venue Manager was Eric Hughes, one of … Continue reading

IBC Wednesday

Wednesday, the IBC started with the bands and solo duo acts taking center stage.  I was off to see the Connecticut acts.  As luck would have it, I met an engaging bunch of fans of the Avery/Grouws Band from the Central Iowa Blues Society. This band had a female vocalist that overpowered the stage without … Continue reading

International Blues Challenge -The Start

January means the annual trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge. Between the weather and a misfiring computer my IBC blog is little late in the making and a little less complete.  I just wanted to make sure I was able to give the IBC some coverage. You never know who you might see.  … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 26, 2018

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: Sunday, G. Love & Special Sauce; Hartford. Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, The George T. Gregory Band; Saturday, Harper; Hartford. … Continue reading

Blues Schedule January 5, 2018

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. The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Jam w/Gene Donaldson; Berlin. Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters; … Continue reading

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