Blues Schedule January 10, 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, 1/10 until Thursday, 1/16/2020.

  • The Pine Loft Café: Saturday, Balkan Brothers Memphis Fundraiser; Berlin.
  • FTC Stage One: Sunday, Big Bad VooDoo Daddy; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Cellar on Treadwell: Friday, Electric Lady Band with Sal Iacobucci & Dreaming the Blues; Hamden.
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts; Saturday, Jake Kulak and the Lowdown & Tom Forst Band; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Friday, Jake Kulak and the LowDown; Bethel.
  • Peaches On the Waterfront: Saturday, Otis and the Hurricanes; Norwalk.
  • The Acoustic Café: Saturday, The Stoned Crowes: An Evening of The Black Crowes and The Rolling Stones w/Tracy Jo; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • The Hideaway: Friday, The Full Stop Blues Band; Ridgefield.
  • Grey Goose: Friday, Tony Ferrigno Band; Southport.
  • Horseshoe Café: Monday, Shawn Taylor; Southport.
  • Best Video: Wednesday, Big Fat Combo; Hamden.
  • The Stand: Friday, Unfinished Business Blues Band; Branford.
  • Stony Creek Brewery: Fiday, Friends of a Feather; Branford.
  • Café 9: The Sunday Buzz Matinee – An 85th Birthday Tribute to Elvis; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Madison Beach Hotel: Thursday, Gary Adamson; Madison.
  • Jules + Thom: Thursday, Terri and Maybe Rob (6 pm); Clinton.
  • Klekolo World Coffee: Tuesday, Someone You Can Xray Acoustic Sessions (7 pm); Middletown.
  • Coal House Pizza: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, electric trio; Stamford.
  • Toyo Hibachi: Saturday, The F & Blues Band; Colchester.
  • Cambridge Brew House: Saturday, Rich Badowski; Granby.  860-653-2738
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Sunday, Jr Krauss & the Shakes (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Red Rooster Saloon: Sunday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (1 pm); Winsted.
  • Stormy’s Bull & Barley: Friday, Howie (Eldridge) & The Soul Potatoes; Shelton.
  • Scoreboard Bar & Grill: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Waterbury.
  • 30 Mile Brewing: Saturday, Braiden Sunshine (5 pm); Old Saybrook.
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Sunday, Shawn Taylor (2 pm); Wallingford.  (203) 284-0123
  • The Downtown Coffee Shop: Sunday, Terri and Probably Rob (10:30 am); Meriden.
  • Thomas Hooker Brewery at Colt:  Sunday, TSC Acoustic (3 pm) Hartford.
  • Yarde House Tavern: Friday, Jeff Pitchell; Enfield.  (860) 254 5778
  • Piedmont Hall: Sunday, Rich Badowski Trio (6 pm) Somers.
  • Smokin’ With Chris: Saturday, The Tony Purrone Guitar Duo Feat with Preston Murphy on Acoustic Bass; Southington. (860) 620-9133
  • Maple Tree Café: Friday, JLB w/Carolyn Rae; Saturday, Blue Devils Blues Band; Simsbury.
  • Crystal Bees: Friday, LB3; Southington
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Sunday, Walter Jacobson Music, (2 pm); Southington.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, Heidi Nirk Band; Saturday, Sarah Levecque (1 pm); Saturday, The Old North (8 pm); Sunday, Erin Harpe and the Messers (1 pm); Putnam. (860) 928-7900
  • Andover Pizza & Bar: Gayle and The Grave Diggers; Andover.
  • Bidwell Tavern: Friday, Gene Donaldson and the Stingrays; Coventry.
  • Caloroso’s Eatery & Bar: Thursday, Shawn Taylor; Shelton.
  • Daddy Jack’s: Saturday, The Red Liners; New London.
  • The Steak Loft: Friday, Johnny and The East Coast Rockers; Thursday, Dan Stevens; Mystic. (860)-536-2661
  • Sneekers Café: Saturday, Dr. G and the Believers; Groton.
  • Daryl’s House: Sunday, The Chris O’Leary Band; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Saturday, Menza Madison Blues Band; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon: Saturday, Scott Sharrard; Thursday, Murali Coryell & Band; Marlboro, NY.
  • The Falcon Underground: Monday, Cindy Cashdollar & The Syncopators; Marlboro, NY
  • The Capitol Theatre: Friday, Trey Anastasio Band; Saturday, Trey Anastasio Band; Port Chester, NY
  • OD’S Tavern:  Saturday, Adam Falcon; Nyack, NY
  • Tarrytown Music Hall: Saturday, Sleepy Hollow Performing Arts Boosters: Winter Blues (Benefits SHPAB); Tarrytown, NY
  • The Bayou Restaurant: Saturday, Mama Juke; Mount Vernon, NY
  • Lucy’s Lounge: Sunday, Tas Cru & His Band of Tortured Souls; Pleasantville, NY
  • Theodores’: Saturday, Professor Harp; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Mystic Dead; Saturday, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez  w/Matt York; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • The Met: Saturday, Max Creek; Pawtucket, RI  (401) 729-1005
  • American Legion #266 Lounge: Friday, Six Pack of Blues; Granby, MA
  • Blues & Soul: Friday, Sara Ashleigh Band; Pawtucket, 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/ The Wolff Sisters Hartford.
  • Hog River Brewing:              Sunday Sessions w/Ian D’Arcangelo (2 pm) Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w/ The Chris Leigh Band Westerly, RI
  • 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/ Tommy Whalen (Monday); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • Black Eyed Sally’s:   Community Blues Jam w/ Phil Diiorio (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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