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


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




Jim added a little sound










Check out the shoes


Ellen and Bruce










The Coffee  Grinders





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



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


    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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