Blues Schedule December 13, 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, 12/13 until Thursday, 12/19/2019.

  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, Mike Zito w/Anthony Geraci; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Black Duck Café: Saturday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Westport. (203)-227-7978
  • The Ridgefield Playhouse: Wednesday, Ana Gasteyer Sugar & Booze; Ridgefield. (203) 438-5795
  • Walrus + Carpenter: Friday, Cotton Gin and the Swamp Yankees; Black Rock.
  • The Acoustic: Friday, Matt Helm Experience Holiday Ball; Saturday, Staggered Lee Holiday Bash (Toy Drive to benefit Bridgeport Center for Family Justice.); Black Rock.
  • Sails: Saturday, B Side; Rowayton.
  • Grey Goose: Friday, The 5 O’clocks; Southport.
  • Bill’s Crossroads Cafe: Saturday, Shufflebone; Fairfield.
  • Café 9: Sunday, The Sunday Buzz Matinee w/Christine Ohlman (4 pm); New Haven.
  • Best Video: Wednesday, Blues/Old-Timey: Coda Blue; Hamden.
  • Mactivity: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes open for Black Cat Zydeco; New Haven.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Friday, Shawn Taylor; Redding.  (203) 938-3388
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Saturday, Madz & the Ladz; Bethel.
  • Housatonic River Brewing: Saturday, Orb Mellon; New Milford.
  • Higher Grounds: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo (11 am); East Haddam.
  • Rustic Café: Saturday, Terri and Somebody (9 pm); East Lyme.
  • Winchester Café: Friday, Center Line; Portland.
  • Coalhouse Pizza: Friday, Eran Troy Danner Trio; Stamford.
  • Beachcomber: Friday, Kathy Thompson Band; Milford.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Saturday, Michael Cleary Band; Essex.  (860) 662-4032
  • Urban Lodge Brewing Co.: Saturday, TSC Acoustic; Manchester.
  • The Office: Saturday, Murray the Wheel; Oxford.
  • PB’s Bar & Grill:  Saturday, Screamin Eagle Band; Thomaston.
  • Little Red Barn Brewers: Sunday, The Coffee Grinders; Winsted.
  • The Market Place: Wednesday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Litchfield.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Rich Badowski Band; Sunday, Mighty Soul Drivers (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Friday, The Coffee Grinders; Saturday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • Mulligans: Friday, B-Side; Saturday, Peter Poirier Band; Torrington.
  • June’s Outback Pub: Thursday, Screamin Eagle Band Unplugged; Killingworth.  (860)-663-1292
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers (4:30 pm); Thursday, The Guy Zinda Band; Madison.
  • Bill’s Seafood: Saturday, The Wandering Roots; Westbrook.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Friday, Watkins Glen Music of the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, and The Batnd; Saturday, Erin Michele & Colorful Chaos; Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Ideal Tavern: Thursday, Slim & St. George; Southington.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1:30 pm); Waterbury,
  • The Rock Garden: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Watertown.
  • Watertown Golf Club: Thursday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Watertown.
  • Hook Line and Sinker: Saturday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes w/Paul Gabriel; Shelton.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers; Wednesday, Dan Stevens; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Rocks 21: Thursday, Nick Bosse; Mystic.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Chris Stovall Brown (1 pm); Sunday, Willie J Laws Band (1 pm); Thursday, Pat Halpin and the 351s; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Ric’s Café: Saturday, Six Pack of Blues; Stafford.
  • MAG’s: Friday, Murray the Wheel, solo acoustic; Seymour.
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, Acoustic Brunch: Cornbread Jam; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Friday, Duke Robillard Band; Tuesday, Ric Ilowite & Milo w/Black Cat Bone & Lucky Charms; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, Vito Petroccitto & Little Rock; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café Salon Stage: Friday, Adam Falcon; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Friday, Home for the Holidays Celebrating Jerry Garcia; Wednesday, Alex Koford’s Colonel & The Mermaids / Hayley Jane (solo/acoustic); Port Chester, NY
  • The Capitol Theatre: Saturday, Home for the Holidays Celebrating Jerry Garcia; Port Chester, NY
  • Tarrytown Music Hall: Saturday, Classis Stones Live (Rolling Stones); Tarrytown, NY
  • Mohansic Grill & Lounge: Friday, Two Shots of Blue; Yorktown Heights, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, Paul Gabriel; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Mystic Dead + Wooly Mammoth; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Progression Brewing Company: Thursday, Adam Falcon; Northampton, MA,
  • Bishops Lounge: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Northampton, 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 sg/TBA (4–7 pm) Hartford.
  • Hog River Brewing Co:        Wise Old Moon’s Twang Thursdays w/ (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.
  • 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/Jake Klar Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/The Cartells 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
  • 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 (Saturday. 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 (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
  • American Polish Citizens Club:        Brandt Taylor’s Blues Roundup (Sunday) Jewett City
  • 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
  • The Redline Roadhouse:       Bring It On Home Blues Jam (2nd & 4th Wednesday) Cortlandt Manor, 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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