Blues Schedule April 5, 2019

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 listed shows run from Friday, 4/5 until Thursday, 4/11.

  • FTC Stage One: Saturday, Masters of the Telecaster w/Jim Weider, G.E. Smith & Larry Campbell; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Thursday, Anthony Gomes; Collinsville.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Eric Gales Band; Sunday, Dan Stevens (6 pm); Norfolk.  860-542-5531;
  • Rizutto’s Oyster Bar: Friday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Westport.
  • Juddy’s Place: Friday, Full Stop Blues Band; Danbury.
  • Norwich Arts Center’s Blues on Broadway: Wednesday, Toni Lynn Washington; Norwich.
  • 55 Wine Bar & Wood Grille: Wednesday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.
  • Sarah’s Wine Bar: Friday, Artie Tobia; Ridgefield.
  • Gray Goose: Friday, The B Side; Westport.
  • RPM Raceway: Saturday, Sinergy; Stamford.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, Fake ID; Norwalk.
  • The Acoustic Café: Saturday, 2nd Annual Dance Party with Big Yachty & Little Black Dog; Thursday, Member? presents: A Tribute to Bill Withers; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society jam /Tommy Whalen; Berlin.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Danny Draher; Saturday, Brandon Santini; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Mactivity: Sunday Brooks Williams opening Magic Mike Bloomer & Mark Zaretsky (6:30 pm); New Haven.
  • The Office: Saturday, Murray the Wheel; Oxford.
  • Long Lane Farm: Sunday, Someone You Can Xray (11:30 am); Middletown.
  • State House: Sunday, Blues N’ Brisket Jam plus East Rock Brewery Tap Takeover; New Haven.
  • Roaring Brook: Saturday, Kerri Powers; Canton.
  • Toyota Oakdale Theatre: Sunday, Northeast Guitar Expo; Wallingford.
  • Mulligans: Friday, Front Row Band; Torrington.
  • Old Post Tavern: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.  (203) 292-8631
  • Murphy’s Pub: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Newton.
  • Wall Street Theater: Saturday, The Music Of Jesus Christ Superstar (benefit); Norwalk.
  • Klekolo World Coffee: Tuesday, TSC Acoustic; Middletown.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Thursday, Terri and Rob Duo; Essex.
  • Christopher Martins: Friday, DittyMack; Saturday, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings; New Haven.
  • Best Video: Friday, Songwriters in the round: Anne Marie Menta, Lys Guillorn, Shellye Valauskas, Kierstin Sieser; Thursday, Acoustic soul: Chrissy Gardner & Robert Messore; Hamden.
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Sunday, Danny Draher; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Tommy Whalen & The Ragged Edge; Saturday, Someone You Can X-Ray; Simsbury.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Hannah’s Field; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Tratorria Toscana: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell, acoustic; Manchester.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Four Barrel Billy; Saturday, Delusions of Grandeur; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Yarde House Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell Acoustic Show; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • Hawk Ridge Winery: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (2 pm); Watertown.
  • Shebeen Brewing Company: Friday, TSC Acoustic (6:30 pm); Wolcott.
  • Sunset Grille: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (6:30 pm); Watertown.
  • The Eleven Bar & Grille: Friday, Creamery Station; Naugatuck.
  • River Rock Tavern: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Derby.  (203) 732-0808
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Oneal Armstrong; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Stafford Library: Thursday, The Coffee Grinders; Stafford Springs.
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Journeyman: A Tribute to Eric Clapton; Thursday, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Bobby DiBlasio and Friends; Piermont, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Eric Andersen with Scarlet Rivera; accompanied by Cheryl Prashker; Saturday, Eric Gales  w/Chris Raabe; Beacon, NY
  • The Capitol Theatre: Saturday, Deep Banana Blackout & Kung Fu; Port Chester, NY
  • The Captain Lawrence Brewing Company: Saturday, Orb Mellon (2 pm); Elmsford, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, Mark Nomad Band; Saturday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Amy Helm; Saturday, Mardi Gras; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • MJ Tuckers: Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Sandisfield, MA

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/TBA (Thursday) Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues w/Dave Sadlowski (Tuesday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: David Stoltz Sunday Blues (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Steak Loft:                Greg Piccolo (Monday) Mystic
  • O’Neill’s:                    Geoff Hartwell (First Saturday) Norwalk
  • The Falcon:    Sunday Brunch w/Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis (11am); Marlboro, NY.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Vinnie Ferrone (6-9 pm) (Thursday) Norwalk
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Brunch with Vinnie Ferrone (Sunday 12-3 pm)
  • Avon Old Farms Hotel in the Seasons Restaurant: Dave Stoltz solo acoustic, (Wednesday & Thursday) Avon
  • Maple Tree:   First Thursday’s Tim McDonald & Hally Jaeggi, Simsbury
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ Roger Ceresi, Richard Ribb, Jon Hathaway Westerly, RI
  • Waxy O’Connors:                 Happy Hour w/Cheryl Tracy & Friends (Friday) Plainville
  • The Owl Shop:           Planet Red (Tuesday) New Haven
  • Nightingale’s Acoustic Café:            Dan Steven’s “Pickin’ Parties” (Tuesday) Old Lyme
  • Home:                         Rocky Lawrence (1st & 3rd Sunday) Branford
  • Harvest Wine Bar:    Guitar George and Willie (First Thursday) New Haven
  • Crave:                        Rocky Lawrence (Thursday) Ansonia
  • Hog River Brewing Co.:       Wise Old Moon’s Twang Thursdays w/Orb Mellon Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Chris Leigh Band Westerly, RI
  • Waverley:      Leo Boogie [solo] (Thursday) Cheshire
  • Mulligans:      Juke Box Bingo (2nd & 4th Thursday); Torrington.
  • Waxy’s:          Cheryl Tracy Acoustic Duo Happy Hour (Friday) Plainville
  • Tootzy Pasta Pizza:  Murray The Wheel solo show (Wednesday)
  • The Falcon Underground: Hudson Valley Singer/Songwriters, Host, Jason Gisser (First Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • The Falcon:                Brunch w/ Big Joe Fitz & The Lo-Fis  (Sunday 11 am) Marlboro, NY
  • Vincent’s: Tuesday, Boogie Chillin’; Worcester.

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/ Tommy Whalen (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tim McDonald (Wednesday); Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • Piggy’s Café: Open Mic Tuesday; Hartford
  • Waxy’s:          Rieman/Tracy Live Rehearsal & Jam Sessions (Thursday) Plainville
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:             Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday); Cheshire
  • Sliders:           Wednesday Jam with The Carta’s Middletown
  • The Hungry Tiger:    Open Mic Jam Hosted Jimmy Photon & The Hungry Tiger All-Stars (Thursday) Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Club One Entertainment Complex: THE Blues Jam (Sunday) Feeding Hills MA
  • Fiddlers Green:         Open Mic hosted by Jason Brownstein (Every other Fri) Stamford
  • Maloneys Publick HOUSE:  Musician’s Hot Spot Open Mic w/Front Row Band (Sunday. 4 pm) Meriden
  • Café 9:                        Original Blues Jam Session w/ George Lesiw Band (Sunday) New Haven
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Terri and Rob Duo host the Open Mic (1st and 3rd Monday) Middletown
  • Best Video:                Second Wednesday open mic Hamden
  • Turning Tide: Blues Jam w/Chris Leigh Band (First Sunday) New London
  • The State House:      Sunday Blues n’ Brisket (4 pm First Sunday) New Haven
  • Bobby Q’s:     Featured Act followed by a jam, hosted by Ed Train (Friday) Norwalk
  • Daddy Jack’s: Acoustic blues hosted by Jim Koeppel (every other Thursday); New London
  • Donahue’s Beach Bar:                      Open Mic Wednesday w/Sandy or Frankie; Madison
  • Fast Eddie’s Billiards Café:  Thursday Open Mic; New Milford
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Juke Joint Wednesdays w/Pro Jam Hosted By Ed Train Norwalk.
  • Four Seasons By the Lake:   Sunday Open Mic Jam; Stafford
  • Guilford Country Tavern:    Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night; (last Wednesday of month) Guilford
  • Infinity Music Hall:   Open Mic in  the Bistro (Thursday) Norfolk
  • Note Kitchen & Bar:             2JAM Acoustic Jam (Friday); Bethel.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar:             Open Mic Jam (Monday); Bethel.
  • O’Briens Sports Pub and Rest: Open Mic with Piano hosted by Jonathan Chapman (Monday); Danbury
  • Open Space:              Open Mic Night (Wednesday); Hamden.
  • Preston VFW:            Jam w/ guest host (Sunday); Preston
  • Sobieski John III Club: Wednesday, Open Mic w/TBA; Deep River.
  • Spill the Beans Coffee House:          Acoustic Open Mic w/Johnny I; (Thursday) Prospect (203) 758-7373
  • The Acoustic Café:    Blues Jam hosted by Tom Crivellone (Monday) Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Stonehouse:   Blues Jam /St. Patrick’s Day Jam 2/Carl Ricci & Drew Blood (Sunday); Baltic. (860) 822-8877
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday) Norwich.
  • The Black Duck:        Open Jam Hosted by Wendy May (Thursdays) Westport.
  • Black Duck:               Friday Jam Session 11 pm hosted by Ed Train; Westport
  • The Black Sheep Tavern:     Open Blues Jam w/ Greg Sherrod (Thursday) Niantic (860) 739-2041
  • O’Neils Bar:   Acoustic open mic w/Dee Brown (Thursday) Bridgeport
  • Bristol Polish Club:                Friday, Open Mic
  • The Old Well Tavern:           The Blues Jam (6-9) (Alternate Sunday) Simsbury
  • The Parish Hall:        Acoustic Open Mic (Saturday) Bristol
  • The Stomping Ground:          Open Mic (Sunday) Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Vero Cucino:              Cheryl Tracy open mic (Wednesday) Middletown
  • The State House:      Open Jam first (Sunday of the month) New Haven
  • Yantic Inn:                 Open Mic (Wednesday) Yantic
  • Cady’s Tavern:          Rick Harrington Weekly Roadhouse Jam (Sunday) Chepachet RI
  • Theodores’:   Open Mic (Wednesday, Springfield, MA) ; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Still Bar:             Blues Jam (Sunday) Agawam, MA
  • Snow’s Restaurant & Bar:   Open mic (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Park Grill and Spirits:           Two Left Blues Jam (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Jillian’s:          Open mic (Thursdays, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Jim’s Blues Jam (Sunday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Open mic (Tuesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Greendale’s Pub:       Wackey Blues Jam (Wednesday, Worcester, MA)
  • Boundary Brewhouse:           Sunday Blues Jam (Pawtucket, RI)
  • The Falcon Underground:     Petey Hop’s Roots & Blues Sessions (Third Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • The Falcon Underground:     Acoustic Open Mic Sessions w/Jason Gisser (first Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • Lucy’s Lounge:          Petey Hop’s acoustic open mic (Monday) Pleasantville, NY
  • June’s:            CT Music Showcase Acoustic Open Mic (Monday) Killingworth. (860)-663-1292
  • The Bayou:    Blues jam (Monday) Mount Vernon, NY

Questions/comments/updates, I can be reached at  As change is pretty constant in these events some may have been added and others moved on.  Please contact me if that happens.

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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