Jr Krauss & the Shakes- Jumpin’ the Blues, Chris O’Leary Band- Louisiana Woman, Roomful of Blues- Come on Home, Kal David& the Real Deal- I’ll Play the Blues for You, Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones- Think Hard, Dennis Gruenling- Saturday Night Fish Fry, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers-Pick Poor Robin Clean, Lisa Mann-Always Nobody, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones-I Like What You Got, Columbia Fields- Face to Face, The Mighty Soul Drivers- Turning Point, Morblus- Jungle Night, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez,- Love & Tenderness, Columbia Fields- When It’s Over, Soy Baby- Mojomatics.
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The Blues Music Awards (BMAs) were last week. This is the highest award that Blues musicians can receive. The list of nominees and winners can be found here:
Seth Myers will be taking over the Late Night desk for Jimmy Fallon on NBC read all about it here:
A white Steinway grand piano salvaged from musician Fats Domino’s home after Hurricane Katrina has had its classic looks restored and will be the centerpiece of an exhibit in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
The piano was damaged after water poured through a broken levee during the August 2005 storm, flooding Domino’s home in the Lower 9th Ward.
Its restoration came through $30,000 donated to the Louisiana Museum Foundation.
Read more about it here:
The Ct music scene lost one of its own this past weekend.
Grayson Minney, the lead singer and guitarist for the group Columbia Fields, was killed in a car crash early Saturday morning.
According to police, Minney was on Route 85 in Hebron around 3:40 a.m. when he apparently lost control of his car. The car struck a guardrail, went airborne, and crashed into two large trees.
Columbia Fields, and Grayson Minney, have long been fixtures on the Connecticut music scene.
In 2010 the group won a competition to open for Bon Jovi at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Columbia Fields also won the Hartford Advocate’s “Best Indie Band” award in 2008, 2009, and 2010.
More recently, Grayson Minney was involved with the “Downtown Rocks For Newtown” benefit. Minney was 28 yrs old.
Blues in the area:
CT BLUES SOCIETY'S BAND CHALLENGE - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (8PM) - HARTFORD
SEMIFINAL 4 OF 4, FINALS 6/22
THE MYSTIC HORNS
THE DANNY DRAHER BAND
SLIM HIPPO & TREMOLO SOUL
TINSLEY ELLIS - THE NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS - FALL RIVER, MA
DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN - THE OUTER SPACE (7PM) - HAMDEN, CT
BROWNBIRD RUDY RELIC - CAFE NINE - NEW HAVEN, CT
TINSLEY ELLIS - THE NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (8PM) - FALL RIVER, MA
JEFF PITCHELL & JOHNNY A. - THE KATHERINE HEPBURN CENTER FOR THE ARTS (8PM) - OLD SAYBROOK, CT
ALBERT CUMMINGS - CHAN'S (8 & 10PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
THE BOB MARGOLIS BLUES BAND & FRIENDS - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
THE ARTHUR HOLMES BLUES BAND - THEODORES' - SPRINGFIELD, MA
THE RICH BADOWSKI BLUES BAND - THE GIN MILL - BONDSVILLE, MA
THE MOJO DUO - COALHOUSE PIZZA (9PM) - STAMFORD, CT
BRANDT TAYLOR - THE LIME BAR (9PM) - SIMSBURY, CT
ROBERTO MORBIOLI - CHAN'S (8PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
EASYBABY - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
BAD ROOSTER - SAM THE CLAM'S - PLANTSVILLE, CT
THE COOL HAND BLUES BAND - THEODORES' (9PM) - SPRINGFIELD, MA
JOHNNY & THE EAST COAST ROCKERS - THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFE (8PM) - WESTERLY, RI
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday May 15 Blues Open Mic hosted by Ed Bradley
Thursday May 16 Ct Blues Challenge sponsored by Blue Moon Beer 5 more bands looking to get to Memphis
Friday May 17 Bob Margolis & Friends
Saturday May 18 Easy Baby
Monday May 20 Monday night Jazz featured performer Josh Evans Quartet
Tuesday May 21 Tuesday May 14 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra- Mingus de Mayo-a Celebration of Charles Mingus
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are. Have a Happy Mother’s Day to moms everywhere!!