Brandt Taylor- Robbed Me Blind, Walter Lewis Trio- Pretty Girl, Jim Carpenter & the Hoolios- Down With Love, Forward Motion- Before, Sean Chambers- Ten Till Midnight, JP Soars- More Bees With Honey, Damon Fowler- Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down, Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots- Subliminal Criminal, Southern Hospitality- Kind Lies & Whiskey, B. Willie Smith- Don’t You Just Know It, Dennis Gruenling & Jump Time- Mississippi Saxophone, Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones- Lucky Charm, Matt Zeiner Band- Write You A Song, Jen Hill- Downlow, Kate Callahan- Alexandra, Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts- Rock All Night, Mojomatics- Soy Baby.
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We had some pretty cool things in the news this week:
First is the list of the 10 top beer consuming states as brought to you by the Huffington Post. Let’s discuss The list is:
North Dakota which finished first had a reported 43.9 gallons of beer consumed per person in 2012. By the way this is listed as a business article.
Story number 2 is from our friends at Blues Blast magazine it’s a fantastic interview with the great Delbert McClinton. If you don’t know Delbert you need to get out and find some as he’s one of the best singers around and a very good Harp player as well. In the interview Delbert talks about recording his new album Blind, Crippled and Crazy and some stories from his more than 50 years on the road.
Don’t forget that the Blues Blast Awards nominees can be found on their website and voting begins on the 15th of July. I will try to get some of the nominees for best song on a future show.
The last thing this week is from Rolling Stone Magazine; it’s a list of 20 songs that turn 20 years old this year. Here’s part of the list:
The link to the story will be in tomorrow’s write up
Blues in the Area:
CHRIS DUARTE - CHAN'S (8PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
MIKE LAW & THE PLAYBOYS - THE MAIN PUB - MANCHESTER, CT
THE MIGHTY SOUL DRIVERS - JUNE'S OUTBACK PUB - KILLINGWORTH, CT
THE SWAMPSHAKA DUO W/TONY C. - LA VITA GUSTOSA (9PM) - EAST HADDAM, CT
BRANDT TAYLOR - CJ S;PARROW'S (9PM) - CHESHIRE, CT
THE WALTER LEWIS BLUES TRIO - TERRA SOLE RISTORANTE (8PM) - RIDGEFIELD, CT
OTIS & THE HURRICANES - DINOSAUR BBQ - STAMFORD, CT
EASYBABY - THE DALICE ELIZABETH WINERY (6:30-9:30PM) - PRESTON, CT
FRANKIE & THE KNOW-IT-ALLS - THE STONEHOUSE BAR & GRILL (9PM) - BALTIC, CT
Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI
The Mark Nomad Band - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/Carrie Johnson - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT
The Tom Sanders Band - The Red House - Deep River, CT
The Resonators - Terra Sole (8pm) - Ridgefield, CT
Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford
Shaka & the SoulShakers - Sailfest (noon, Custom House Pier) - New London, CT
Brandt Taylor - The Lake Tavern (9pm) - Dayville, CT
The Resonators - Terra Sole Ristorante (8pm) - Ridgefield, CT
Otis & the Hurricanes - Mama's Boy Southern Table & Refuge - South Norwalk, CT
Pork 'n Blues Fest - The Bristol Swedish Social Club (1pm, 38 Barlow St.) - Bristol, CT
THE BLUES BROADS - THE IRON HORSE (7PM) - NORTHAMPTON, MA
DAN STEVENS - BURKE'S TAVERN (5PM) - NIANTIC, CT
THE SWAMPSHAKA DUO W/TONY C. - MAMA'S BOY SOUTHERN TABLE & REFUGE (1PM) - SOUTH NORWALK, CT
RIVER CITY SLIM & THE ZYDECO HOGS - PORK IN THE PARK BBQ FESTIVAL, MILL RIVER PARK (2PM) - STAMFORD, CT
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday July 10 Blues Open Mic hosted by Mike Law
Friday July 12 Live & Local Kate Callahan, Isaac Young Quartet and Jen Hill
Saturday July 13 Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts
Monday July 15 Monday Night Jazz and Jazz in Bushnell Park performers to be announced
Tuesday July 16 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.