Blues Schedule January 17, 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, 1/17 until Thursday, 1/23/2020.

  • FTC Stage One: Saturday, Masters of the Telecaster w/Jim Weider & GE Smith; Thursday, Albert Lee; Fairfield. (203)-319-1404
  • The Klein: Saturday, Everclear w/Paul Gabriel Blues Band; Bridgeport. (203)-259-1036
  • Black-eyed Sally’s: Friday, Rich Badowski Blues Band; Saturday, Eight to the Bar; Hartford. (860) 278 7427
  • Maple Tree Café: Saturday, Connecticut Blues Society Presents St George & The Dragons; Simsbury.
  • Note Kitchen & Bar: Tuesday, Robert Fullerton; Bethel.
  • The Acoustic Café: Friday, Creamery Station w/ RGB; Saturday, Dead Show; Bridgeport. (203)-335-3655
  • Sails: Friday, Fake ID; Norwalk.
  • Murphy’s Pub: Saturday, Kathy Thompson Band; Newton.
  • June’s Outback Pub: Friday, Center Line; Killingworth.  (860)-663-1292
  • Klekolo World Coffee: Tuesday, Orb Mellon; Middletown.
  • The Bee and Thistle Inn: Sunday Dan Stevens; Old Lyme.  (860) 434-1667
  • Nightingale’s: Monday, Dan Stevens & Jeremy Wallace; Old Lyme.
  • Lenny’s Indian Head Inn: Sunday, Shawn Taylor (1 pm); Branford.
  • The Brass Horse Café: Sunday, Rogue Pony (3 pm); Barkhamsted.
  • Café 9: Friday, Barrence Whitfield & The Savages w/ Muck & The Mires; New Haven. (203)-789-8281
  • Donahue’s: Friday, Freeplay; Sunday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers (4:30 pm); Madison.
  • Little Red Barn Brewers: Wednesday, Shawn Taylor; Winchester.  (860) 238-4446
  • The Painted Pony: Saturday, The Boogie Boys; Bethlehem.
  • Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery: Friday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (5 pm); Wallingford.  (203) 284-0123
  • Coalition for a Better Wallingford: Wednesday, Jam Sheesh w/Terri Lachance (6 pm); Wallingford.
  • Scotch Plains Tavern: Friday, The Bernadettes; Essex.  (860) 662.4032
  • Labyrinth Brewing Co: Saturday, Cobalt Express (6 pm); Manchester.
  • The Hungry Tiger: Saturday, Maria Gamache Band (6 pm); Manchester. (860) 649-1195
  • The Flying Monkey: Friday, Theresa Wright; Hartford.
  • Red’s Tavern: Saturday, The Second Chance; South Windsor.
  • Blackledge Country Club: Saturday, Jeff Pitchell; Hebron.
  • Lakeview Restaurant & Bar: Saturday, Screamin Eagle Band; Coventry.
  • The Packing House: Saturday, Ec-Chap Acoustic Artist Series w/Ramblin’ Dan Stevens; Willington.
  • Sherman’s Taphouse: Saturday, Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic; Burlington.
  • Witchdoctor Brewing: Saturday, Orb Mellon; Southington.
  • Ideal Tavern: Thursday, Shawn Taylor; Southington.  (860) 863-5444
  • Daddy Jack’s: Friday, J Hunter Group; Saturday, The Night Shakers; New London.
  • The Captain Daniel Packer Inn: Friday, Dan Stevens (trio); Mystic.
  • Angie’s: Monday, Braiden Sunshine; Mystic.
  • The Stomping Ground: Friday, The How To; Saturday, Oneal Armstrong; Sunday, The Outcrops (1 pm); Wednesday, Evan Goodrow; Putnam.  (860) 928-7900
  • PUB 32: Friday, Patty Tuite Group; Storrs.
  • American Forged Pub: Friday, Shawn Taylor; Naugatuck.
  • The Hops Company: Sunday Eran Troy Danner, solo acoustic (2 pm); Derby.,
  • Daryl’s House: Friday, Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show (night one); Saturday, Acoustic Brunch: Sunshine Nights; Saturday, Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Show (night two); Tuesday, Blues Brunch: Felix Slim; Wednesday, Albert Lee; Pawling, NY  (845) 289-0185
  • The Turning Point: Saturday, Johnny Feds & Friends; Sunday, Janis Joplin Birthday Tribute Featuring  Jessica Star and Northern Throttle; Tuesday, Junior Watson Band w/Dean Shot; Piermont, NY
  • The Falcon Underground: Friday, Dire Wolf; Wednesday, Poet Gold’s POELODIES; Marlboro, NY
  • Towne Crier Café: Friday, Back to the Garden 1969; Beacon, NY
  • Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre: Wednesday, Grateful BRO + Brigit sings Janis (Electric); Port Chester, NY
  • Lucy’s Lounge: Sunday, Felix Cabrera – Blues Harmonica Ace; Pleasantville, NY
  • Theodores’: Friday, The Outcrops; Saturday, Ozzie Williams; Tuesday, Dan Stevens; Springfield. (413) 736-6000
  • The Knickerbocker Café: Friday, Johnny and the East Coast Rockers; Westerly. (401) 315-5070
  • The Iron Horse: Sunday, Junior Watson; Northampton, MA
  • Chans Egg Rolls and Jazz: Friday, Junior Watson and Dean Shot; Woonsocket, RI
  • Rally’s Sports Bar: Saturday, Six Pack of Blues; Westfield, MA
  • Plainridge Park Casino:  Sunday, The Barley Hoppers (4 pm); Plainville, 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.
  • 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/ Eli Elkus Hartford.
  • Knickerbocker Café: Let’s Dance Wednesdays w Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang Westerly, RI
  • Hog River Brewing:              Sunday Sessions w/ Tom Burgess  (2 pm) Hartford.
  •  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/ Peter Byron (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 w/Ryan Hartt (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:    Open Mic Night; w/ George Papallo (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.
  • Crown & Hammer:               Open Mic Tuesdays Collinsville
  • 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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