Blues Schedule December 20. 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, 12/20  until Thursday 12/26/2019.

  • FTC Stage One: Saturday, Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den): Friday, David Foster & the Mohegan Sun All-Stars; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • Tipping Chair Tavern: Sunday, Brian Calway & Hash Brown Blues Band; Monday, Shawn Taylor; Milldale.  (860) 426-9688
  • Infinity Music Hall: Friday, Jerry Douglas; Norfolk.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Bone Dry Duo; Bethel.
  • Peaches Southern Pub & Juke Joint: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Norwalk.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, Tree of Life Benefit: the Tree of Life Band, The Showdown Kids, The Elliott Peck Band,  Colonel & the Mermaids. (Benefits Tree of Life Fund at Ferncliff Manor, Inc. and for Bright Strides Art and Equine Therapy); Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • BRYAC: Friday, VIP Pre-show for Benefit for Tree of Life & Bright Strides Art and Equine Therapy; Black Rock.
  • Boca Smooth: Saturday, Fake ID Acoustic Duo w/Shelia Fabrizio; Bridgeport.
  • Old Post Tavern: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.
  • SOHO Bar: Friday, Two Shots of Blue; Norwalk.
  • Grey Goose: Saturday, Last Hoorah; Southport.
  • Roger Sherman Inn: Friday, Vinnie Ferrone; New Canaan.
  • Walrus + Carpenter: Friday, Cotton Gin and the Swamp Yankees (Residency); Black Rock.
  • Redding Roadhouse: Saturday, Santa; Redding. (203) 938-3388
  • J House: Saturday, 5 O’Clocks; Riverside.
  • Sails: Saturday, The B Side; Rowayton.
  • Coal House Pizza: Friday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown; Stamford.
  • Oak Haven Table & Bar: Saturday, Chicago Dawgs Duo; New Haven.
  • Café 9: Friday, RG & Friends-ALS Fundraiser/Celebration of Rob Callahan’s Music; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Donahue’s: Sunday, The Barley Hoppers (4:30 pm); Madison.
  • The Pit Stop: Saturday, Cassandra and the KnightHawks; Milford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang; Saturday, The Blues-Jazz Project; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Two Wrasslin’ Cats Coffee House: Saturday, Terri and Rob Duo (12 pm); Middletown.
  • Chamard Vineyards; Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); Clinton.  (860) 664-0299
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic(5 pm); Wallingford.  (203) 284-0123
  • Red Rooster Saloon: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1 pm); Winsted.
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society Presents Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze; Simsbury.
  • Main Pub: Friday, Balkun Brothers; Manchester.
  • JJ Tavern at Heritage Village: Friday, Murray the Wheel; Southbury.
  • Evergreen Inn Tavern: Friday, Shawn Taylor; South Woodbury.  (203) 405-3735
  • Main Street Pint & Plate: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Bristol.
  • Hanging Hills Brewery: Saturday, Murray the Wheel (6:30p); Hartford.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Friday, Jr Krauss and the Shakes; Sunday, Christmas Party with Johnny Larsen Band w/Carolyn Rae (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Lakeview Restaurant & Bar: Friday, 60 Cycle Hum Blues; Saturday, Frank and the Knows-It-Alls. Coventry.
  • PUB 32: Friday, Patty Tuite Group; Storrs.  860-487-9785
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, The Rivergods Annual Holiday Show; New London.
  • Rocks 21: Friday, Sue Menhart (5:30 pm); Mystic.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, dave Robbins & the Amplifires; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • The Horsebrook Café: Saturday, Ms Marci & The Lovesick Hounds; Plainfield.
  • The Stomping Ground: Saturday, Professor Harp; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • The Strange Brew Pub: Friday, Jeremiah Hazed Christmas Party w/Someone You Can Xray; Norwich.
  • The Turning Point: Sunday, The Peach Project; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Sunday Brunch w/Annie & the Hedonists (11 am); Marlboro, NY.
  • The Capitol Theatre: Friday, The Weight Band “Rock of Ages”; Port Chester, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, Michelle Wilson; Saturday, Brian Calway & Hash Brown Blues Band; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Jeff Pitchell & James Montgomery; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Calabrese Club: Saturday, Chris Leigh Band; 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/ TBA 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/ Marcia Gamache (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/TBA (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/ TBA (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

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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