APESTOCK 2018

After catching up on my Blues Beat column and Blues Schedule it was time to go back and enjoy Apestock again.  Great feelings abounded.  Also a tip of the hat to Bruce’s neighbor who put up with all of us.

The early work was getting the venue ready.

Scott doing sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sound checks with Mark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The T_shirts were everywhere

Once the music began there was no stopping the show.

First up was Rich Badowski Blues Band.

Rich B

Max

Some newer guys followed with some high energy.  Corey Rieman & the Dilemma

 

 

 

Jim added a little sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corey

Check out the shoes

 

Ellen and Bruce

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Coffee  Grinders

Jim

 

 

 

Frank looking stern but playing happy

Rich joined in

then Michael

the merch tent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the food pit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott between acts

Bruce introducing Jake Kulak & the LowDown

 

Bruce gets a dance in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time for the 50/50

Ed throws it back

Is there a Dr in the house, because you will might need it for the next band

The Balkan Brothers

Steve

Nick

Jake joins in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always in motion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce thanked the crowd

and the crowd was happy

 

 

 

 

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 the New Britain Herald, Bristol Press, Middletown Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, and Danbury News-Times.

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 “APESTOCK 2018

  1. ED STACK

    A house party is where the original Blues was created and developed. The party had a good vibe, and hopefully had enough donations to help with Bruce’s health issues. Ed

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