Blues Schedule January 3, 2020

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, 1/3 until Thursday 1/9/2020.

  • Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center: Wednesday, Tab Benoit; Old Saybrook. (860)-510-0473
  • The Pine Loft Café: Sunday, Connecticut Blues Society Blues Jam (1 pm); Berlin.
  • Noble Jay: Friday, Dan Stevens (5 pm); East Lyme.
  • Big Shot’s Sports Bar & Grille: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Torrington.
  • Infinity Music Hall: Thursday, Marc Cohn with Mark Erelli; Hartford.
  • Spotted Horse: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Saturday, Fake ID; Westport.
  • Bill’s Crossroads Café: Saturday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Fairfield.
  • Clubhouse Grille: Friday, RatsoBand; Saturday, RatsoBand; Norwalk.
  • The Hideaway: Saturday, The Hideaway Cafe Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Ridgefield.
  • Best Video: Sunday, Americana/Roots Music: Ramblin’ Dan Stevens & Chris D’Amato; Mark Crofutt & Peter Menta (6:30 pm); Thursday, Singer-Songwriters: Frank Critelli, Shandy Lawson, Muddy Rivers; Hamden.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Johnny Larsen band with Carolyn Rae (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Lenny’s Indian Head Inn: Sunday, Langley Brothers (1 pm); Branford.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, K-JaMMZ 2020; Saturday, River City Slim’s Birthday Bash w/The Mighty Soul Drivers; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • The Flying Monkey: Thursday, Jeff Pitchell; Newington.
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, Neal & The Vipers; Simsbury.
  • The Hungry Tiger Café: Friday, Dead Show; Saturday, 432; Manchester.
  • Labyrinth Brewing Company: Sunday, Orb Mellon (2 pm); Manchester.  (860) 791-2295
  • Friends Café: Saturday, Measured Soul; Southington.
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Sunday, Walter Jacobson Music (2 pm); Southington.
  • Brass Works Brewing Company: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1:30 pm); Waterbury.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, The Whales and Bill Dumas w/Ludent Tremmel; New London.
  • The Mohegan Sun: Friday, Paul Gabriel; Uncasville. (888) 226-7711
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, The Peter Parcek Band; Thursday, The Ayahuasca Blues Project /w Keri Anderson; Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Daryl’s House: Wednesday, Creamery Station; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Falcon: Friday, Dylan Doyle; Marlboro, NY.
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, The Trapps; Saturday, Deadgrass; Thursday, Brad Cole & Friends; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Saturday, Rick Danko Tribute: Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, with The Woodstock Horns; plus special guests; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Thursday, Dan Zlotnick Band / The Bluechips; Port Chester, NY
  • Rockwood Music Hall: Friday, Balkun Brothers; New York City, NY
  • Lucy’s Lounge: Friday, Big Chief and the Midnight Groove; Pleasantville, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Mark Nomad Band; Saturday, Sara Ashleigh Band, Sara’s Birthday Blues Bash; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Saturday, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • Iron Horse Music Hall: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Northampton, MA
  • Calebreze Club: Saturday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers; Westerly, RI

Weekly Blues Events

  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Liviu Pop Invitational w/ Sonya Rae Taylor (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.
  • 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
  • Crave:                        Rocky Lawrence (Thursday) Ansonia
  • Hog River Brewing Co.:       Wise Old Moon’s Twang Thursdays w/ Frank Breen Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Cartells Westerly, RI
  • 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/Mark Paradis (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Tim McDonald (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
  • 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 w/TBA (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 w/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.
  • 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:             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 TBA (Sunday); Preston
  • The Andrea:               Greg Sherrod Open Mic Beach Jam (Sunday) Misquamicut Beach.
  • 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
  • The State House:      Open Jam first (Sunday of the month) New Haven
  • 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
  • Cafe Al Dente:          Brother Dave Open Jam/Open Mic Tuesday  Oyster Bay, 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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