Brandt Taylor- Out On A Ledge, Goodnight Blue Moon- How Long?, John Mayock & the Homesteaders- Battlecry, John Ginty/ Warren Haynes- Mirrors, Samantha Fish- Down In The Swamp, Alastair Greene- A Little Wiser, Charles Burton Blues Band- Early In The Morning, Blue Messenger-Hey You, Little Mike & the Tornadoes- Travelin’ Blues, Truck Stop Troubadours- 18 Wheels, Candye Kane- I Wanted You To Walk Right Through The Door, Biscuit Miller- Walk With You Baby, Dave Keller- Baby Please Come Back Home, Roosevelt Dim- Temperance, Girl, Guns and Glory- Sweet Nothings, Jimmy Thackery- Doin’ 100, Bad Rooster- Low Down Dirty Dog, Mojomatics- Soy Baby.
Win $100 in The Feed Our Friends Contest:
This week we had a winner in our Feed Our Friends contest. The winner was Felipe C. Lavoy!! To win a $100 gift card from Black-Eyed Sally’s in Hartford simply send us an 8-15 second video about why you want the gift card. Send your videos to firstname.lastname@example.org and you are in the running. Good luck next week!!
First up this week The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its “Music Icons Forever” stamp series.
Postal officials say the agency is releasing a stamp featuring the Albany, Ga., native on Monday along with one of the artist’s previously unreleased songs.
Charles was a singer and songwriter who pioneered the soul and rhythm and blues genres. He died in 2004.
Events are being planned in Atlanta and Los Angeles to celebrate Charles’ inclusion in the series.
The King Biscuit Blues Festival is one of the nation’s foremost showcases of Blues Music. Our mission is to sustain the culture, the heritage, and the authenticity of the Delta Blues. The King Biscuit Blues Festival is held every Columbus Day Weekend in October. Tens of thousands of blues enthusiasts, as well as historians, from all over the world converge upon Historic Downtown Helena, Arkansas to hear stirring and uplifting performances of this American art form.
Performers this year include: Gregg Allman, Robert Cray, Marcia Ball and Ct’s own Bobby Paltauf who is a rising star. To see the full lineup check out this week’s write up on the website.
The Ct Blues Challenge Solo/Duo Competition started this past weekend the 2 winners were :Petey Hop & Manny Boy and Kelly Rago & Trevor West.
The competition continues this Sunday at the Pine Loft in Berlin at 5pm. Get there early because the place fills up quick.
As I mentioned last Tuesday were the second annual Ct Music Awards at the Bushnell. The winners for Best Blues was our friends the Balkun Brothers, we played earlier the winner for Best Country John Mayock & the Homesteaders, Best Folk/ Traditional Goodnight Blue Moon, Best Indie Little Ugly jst to name a few of the award winners. The link to find out if your favorite band won will be in this week’s write up.
Last up is this week’s interview with Sugaray Rayford talking about recording his latest album, Dangerous, which is getting a ton of critical acclaim. He has an amazing amount of talent playing on the album including Kim Wilson, Sugar Ray Norcia, Kid Anderson and Monster Mike Welsh. Give it a read and then go buy the album it’s awesome.
Blues In The Area:
JIMMY THACKERY - CHAN'S - WOONSOCKET, RI
BLUES ON THE ROCKS - THE GRISWOLD INN (8PM) - ESSEX, CT
ERAN TROY DANNER ACOUSTIC DUO - D'AMELIOS ITALIAN EATERY (7-10PM) - WATERBURY, CT
DAN STEVENS - SMOKIN' WITH CHRIS (6PM) - SOUTHINGTON, CT
THE MOJO DUO - COALHOUSE PIZZA (8:30PM) - STAMFORD, CT
DELBERT MCCLINTON - INFINITY MUSIC HALL (8PM) - NORFOLK, CT
JIMMY THACKERY - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
RONNIE EARL - BRIDGE STREET LIVE (8PM) - COLLINSVILLE, CT
DUKE ROBILLARD BAND / GREG PICCOLO & HEAVY JUICE - THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFE (8PM) - WESTERLY, RI
ERAN TROY DANNER - JAKE'S MARTINI BAR - WALLINGFORD, CT
MS. MARCI & THE LOVESICK HOUNDS - STASH'S CAFE (6:30-10:30PM) - NEW LONDON, CT
KING CAKE - THE LUCKY FROG (8PM) - WILLIMANTIC, CT
DAN STEVENS - BOZRAH FARMERS MARKET (4PM, MAPLES FARM PARK) - BOZRAH, CT
DAN STEVENS - THE CROWN & HAMMER PUB - COLLINSVILLE, CT
BRANDT TAYLOR - SWEET TOMATOES (7PM) - PASCOAG, RI
THE COBALT RHYTHM KINGS - THE BANK STREET CAFE (8PM) - NEW LONDON, CT
ROOMFUL OF BLUES / MIKE LAW & THE PLAYBOYS - THE PALACE THEATER (7:30PM) - STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT
BLUES ALLEY - THE TRIPLE PLAY SPORTS BAR - WATERTOWN, CT
BAD ROOSTER - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S - HARTFORD
DAN STEVENS - THE G.W. TAVERN - WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT
SWAMPSHAKA DUO W/TONY C. - CJ SPARROWS (8PM) - CHESHIRE, CT
BRANDT TAYLOR - THE LAKE TAVERN (9PM) - DAYVILLE, CT
THE DELTA GENERATORS - THEODORES' (9PM) - SPRINGFIELD, MA
ROXY PERRY'S ROADHOUSE JAM - TWO BOOTS - BRIDGEPORT, CT
THE CT BLUES SOCIETY'S SOLO/DUO CHALLENGE - THE PINE LOFT (5PM) - BERLIN, CT
WEEK 2 OF 3, TWO CONTESTANTS ADVANCE TO FINALS 10/20
MISSY T & TOMMY P
MIKE & ANNA
THE SWAMPSHAKA DUO W/TONY C.
KELLY RAGO & TREVOR WEST
3RD PRELIMINARY 10/6
ROOMFUL OF BLUES - WATERFRONT PARK - NEW LONDON, CT
MURALI CORYELL W/GUEST MOJO MYLES MANCUSO - INFINITY MUSIC HALL (7:30PM) - NORFOLK, CT
THE ELM CITY BLUES BAND W/THE FAMILY MUSIC HORNS - THE DRYDOCK CAFE (4-7PM) - WALLINGFORD, CT
BLUES JAM W/WILDCAT O'HALLORAN - CITY SPORTS GRILLE (4-8PM) - NORTHAMPTON, MA
BLUES JAM W/THE COBALT RHYTHM KINGS - CAFE NINE (8PM) - NEW HAVEN, CT
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday Sept. 25 Blues Open Mic hosted by Tim McDonald
Friday Sept 27 Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers
Saturday Sept. 28 Bad Rooster
Monday Sept 30 Monday Night Jazz
Tuesday Oct 1 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra with special guest Brian MacDonald
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.