Blues Schedule November 15, 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, 11/15  until Thursday, 11/21/2019.

  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Masters of the Telecaster; Norfolk.
  • Garde Arts Center: Friday, Buddy Guy; New London.
  • The Palace Theater: Sunday, Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Waterbury.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Northeast Blues Harmonica Showcase; Thursday, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Old Well Tavern: Sunday, Bring Back The Festival For 2020 w/Tas Cru & the Tortured Souls (1 pm); Simsbury. (860) 658-0050
  • FTC Stage One: Friday, Eric Gales; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Saturday, Shawn Taylor Duo w/Glenn Roth; Bethel.
  • The Bijou Theatre: Friday, Terrapin: A Grateful Dead Experience; Monday, WPKN’s environmental film series presents The Need to Grow; Bridgeport.
  • Grey Goose: Friday, Fake ID; Southport.
  • Dunville’s: Saturday, Wendy May Band; Westport.
  • BRYAC: Friday, Erin & The Wildfire; Bridgeport.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, Big Moon 10yr Anniversary w/Balkun Brothers; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Walrus + Carpenter: Friday, Cotton Gin and the Swamp Yankees; Black Rock.
  • Coal House Pizza: Friday, Dan Stevens ; Stamford.
  • Tony’s the JHouse: Saturday, The 5 o’clocks; Greenwich.
  • Café 9: Friday, The Hi-Risers with Renegade Lounge; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • The Space Ballroom: Sunday, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: The Big Damn Blues Revolution Tour  Dom Flemons (ex Carolina Chocolate Drops), JD Wilkes (Legendary Shack Shakers); Hamden.
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers (4:30 pm); Madison.
  • Cave à Vin – A Wine Bar: Friday, Terri and Rob Duo; New Haven.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, Liviu Pop & Petey Hop; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (5 pm);Wallingford.  (203) 284-0123
  • Noble Jay Brewing Co.: Saturday, Dan Stevens and the Other Cats (5 pm); East Lyme.
  • The Winchester Café: Friday, Boogie Boys w/Chris D’Amato; Portland.
  • Divine Wine Emporium: Thursday, Dan Stevens Beaujolais Nouveau Night (6 pm); East Lyme.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Saturday, The Bernadettes; Essex.  (860) 662.4032
  • Chamard Vineyards: Friday, Shawn Taylor (5:30 pm); Clinton.  860-664-0299
  • Bill’s Seafood: Thursday, Shawn Taylor Wandering Duo (6:30pm); Westbrook.
  • Griffith Academy: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes, Hartford Community Zydeco Dance; Old Wethersfield,
  • Red’s Tavern: Saturday, TSC Acoustic; South Windsor.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood; Saturday, Cole Morson Band (6 pm) ; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: Friday, Black Lodge Quartet; Hartford.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Friday, The Coffee Grinders; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Friday, Lee-Ann Lovelace & George Lesiw (5 pm); Wednesday, Jamies Junk Show; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • 41 Bridge Street Live: Saturday, Ricky Nelson Remembered: Starring Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Collinsville.
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society Presents Ed Peabody & The Big Blue Thang; Simsbury.
  • Ideal Tavern: Thursday, Slim & St. George (8 pm); Southington,
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Saturday, Murray the Wheel; Southington.
  • Little Red Barn Brewers: Sunday, The Coffee Grinders (2 pm); Winsted.
  • Red Rooster Saloon: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1 pm); Winsted.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, Lonnie Gasperini Trio w/Paul Gabriel; Sunday, Sidewinders (6 pm); New London.
  • Phoenix Dining and Entertainment: Thursday, Neal & The Vipers; Pawcatuck.
  • Rocks 21: Saturday, The Greg and Jon Show (6 pm); Mystic.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, August First; Wednesday, The Infinite Groove; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Watertown Golf Club: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Watertown.
  • AOH Club Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio Waterbury.
  • Pub 32: Friday, Patty Tuite Group; Storrs.  860-487-9785
  • The Lakeview  Restaurant & Bar: Friday, Frankie and The Know It Alls; Coventry.
  • Hook Line and Sinker: Saturday, Screamin Eagle Band; Shelton.
  • The Eleven: Friday, Creamery Station; Naugatuck.
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar; Saturday, Eric Gales w/Albert Castiglia (12 pm); Saturday, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix; Sunday, Albert Cummings (12 pm); Thursday, The Bob Stump Band; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Joe Delia and Thieves; Saturday, Back to the Garden 1969; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Friday, King Solomon Hicks; Marlboro, NY.
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, The Mallett Brothers Band; Saturday, The Subdudes; Beacon, NY
  • Sofar Sounds New York: Saturday, Adam Falcon; New York, NY
  • The Heights at Brother Vic’s: Friday, Soulshine (Allman Brothers); South Salem NY
  • Moonlight Café: Thursday, Tom Forst; Brewster, NY
  • North St Tavern: Saturday, Billy & the Showmen; White Plains, NY
  • The MET: Sunday, 25th Anniversary Paul Murphy Memorial Benefit (4 pm) w/Duke Robillard Band & James Montgomery Blues Band; Pawtucket, RI
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Eric Ducoff Band; Saturday, The Willie J. Laws Band; Tuesday, Ramblin’ Dan Stevens; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Matt Schofield; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • 350 Grille: Saturday, Dave Robbins & “The Amplifires” w/Mr. “NIck Adams”; Springfield.
  • Perks & Corks: Sunday, Shawn Taylor; Westerly.
  • The Tapped Apple Winery: Sunday, Dan Steven (2 pm); Westerly, RI

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 sg/TBA (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Farmington Marriott:                        Happy Hour (5-7:30 pm)
  • 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.
  • Maple Tree:   First Thursday’s Tim McDonald & Hally Jaeggi, Simsbury
  • 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
  • Bongo Ron’s Cigar & Lounge;         Open Mic (Thursday) Old Saybrook,\
  • Main Pub Restaurant:           Americana w/Bill Wallach, Don Sinetti, and Friends (Sunday) East Hartford
  • Tootzy Pasta Pizza:  Murray The Wheel solo show (Wednesday)
  • The Falcon Underground: Hudson Valley Singer/Songwriters, Host, Jason Gisser (First Wednesday) Marlboro, NY
  • Vincent’s: Tuesday, Boogie Chillin’; Worcester.

Weekly Jams

  • The Hungry Tiger:    Blues Jam w/Geoff Willard (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/Gene Donaldson (Wednesday); Hartford. (860) 278-7427
  • C J Sparrow Pub & Eatery:             Ken Safety’s Open Mic Show (Thursday); Cheshire
  • 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
  • The Buttonwood Tree:          Terri and Rob Duo host the Open Mic (Monday) Middletown.
  • Café 9:                        Original Blues Jam Session w/George Lesiw Band (Sunday) New Haven
  • The Chicken Shack at Carter Hill Farm:    The Shack Jam w/Lonnie Gasperini (Thursday) Marlborough
  • Best Video:                Second Wednesday Open Mic Hamden
  • Turning Tide: Blues Jam w/Chris Leigh Band (First Sunday) New London
  • Bobby Q’s:     Featured Act followed by a jam, hosted by Ed Train (Friday) Norwalk
  • 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.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront:            Brunch with Vinnie Ferrone (Sunday 12-3 pm)
  • Four Seasons By the Lake:   Sunday Open Mic Jam; Stafford
  • Guilford Country Tavern:    Sandy Connolly’s Open Mic Night; (last Wednesday) Guilford
  • 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 TBA (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 sg/TBA (Sunday); Baltic. (860) 822-8877
  • Strange Brew:           Bill’s Garage Jam/ Bill Thibault (Monday) Norwich.
  • SeaGrape Café:         The 5 O’Clocks Lamb Jam (Wednesday) Fairfield
  • 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
  • The Stomping Ground:          Open Mic (Sunday) Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • 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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