The Blues Bus Concert Calendar

Live Blues in Southern New England

(Connecticut, Rhode Island, Western Mass)


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This list is as up to date as possible, but it's always a good idea to call the club as schedules sometimes change. Showtimes are generally 9:30 or 10pm unless otherwise indicated.

APRIL 2014

4/18 FRIDAY

B.B. King - The Klein Auditorium (8pm) - Bridgeport, CT

Guy Davis - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Duke Robillard - Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts (8pm) - Old Saybrook, CT

Debbie Davies - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

James Montgomery - The Stafford Palace Theater (8:30pm) - Stafford Springs, CT

Jeff Pitchell - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

The Willie J. Laws Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Easybaby - Cady's Tavern (9pm) - Pascoag, RI

The Tom Sanders Band - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Dan Stevens - The Gypsy Joynt (8pm) - Great Barrington, MA

John Bailey - The Lumberyard Pub - Georgetown, CT

The SwampShaka Trio - Hanafin's Irish Pub (9pm) - New London, CT

Brandt Taylor - The Steelhorse Saloon (9pm) - North Haven, CT

Patty & the Percolators - The Lakeview Restaurant (8pm) - Coventry, CT

The Mojomatics - The Fez - Stamford, CT

The Redliners w/Tommy Whalen - The Hideaway - Ridgefield, CT

The Paul Gabriel Blues Band - The Redding Roadhouse - Redding, CT

One Eyed Johnny & the Grave Diggers - Weidel's Pizza & Pub - Sterling, CT

Eran Troy Danner - The Rock Garden - Watertown, CT

Blue Devil Bluez - The Skybox - Southwick, MA

4/19 SATURDAY

Professor Harp - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA

Junior Krauss & the Shakes - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Howard Eldridge & the Soul Potatoes w/guest Paul Gabriel - Hot Tamale - Seymour, CT

Jeff Pitchell - The Bristol Swedish Club - Bristol, CT

The Troy T. Blues Band - The Blue Plate Cafe (9pm) - Plainville, CT

One Eyed Johnny & the Gravediggers - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

The Eric Ducoff Band - New York Pizza - Plainfield, CT

The Redliners w/Tommy Whalen - The Cypress Restaurant - Middletown, CT

Eran Troy Danner (acoustic trio) - Greenwood's Ale House - Bethel, CT

4/20 SUNDAY

The Mike Crandall Band feat. Sam Gentile - The Narragansett Cafe (1-4pm) - Jamestown, RI

Blues Jam - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) - East Windsor, CT

4/21 MONDAY

Rocky Lawrence - Anna Liffey's - New Haven, CT

Blues Jam w/Geoff Willard - The Hungry Tiger (9pm) - Manchester, CT

4/22 TUESDAY

Dan Stevens - Pickin' Party at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

4/23 WEDNESDAY

Brandt Taylor - Stick's Tavern (9pm) - Chepachet, RI

Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

4/24 THURSDAY

CT Blues Society's Blues Challenge - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford
semifinal 1 of 4, finals 6/21
this week:
SayWHAT?
The Rich Badowski Blues Band
Frankie2tone & The Slackers
The Coffee Grinders
Mack Truck Mary
The Suit, Ty & Thurrsty

Women In The Blues - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI
with:
Diane Blue
Lisa Mann
Lydia Warren
Myanna
Diane Gately

Dan Stevens - Smokin' With Chris (6:30pm) - Southington, CT

Brandt Taylor - Maury's Pub (8pm) - Danielson, CT

4/25 FRIDAY

James Armstrong - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Debbie Davies - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Anthony Gomes - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA

Easybaby - The Voodoo Grill - Mystic, CT

Dan Stevens - The Pond House (7pm) - Glastonbury, CT

The Tom Sanders Band - June's Outback (8pm) - Killingworth, CT

The Mighty Soul Drivers - The Lumberyard Pub (8:30pm) - Georgetown, CT

The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C. - La Vita Gustosa (9pm) - East Haddam, CT

Brandt Taylor - Carmella's (7pm) - Brookfield, MA

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Hanafin's Irish Pub - New London, CT

4/26 SATURDAY

Anthony Gomes - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Diane Blue / Lisa Mann Band - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Johnny Watson, Jr. Blues Band w/Ms. Marci & Mark Tabor - Cady's Tavern (9pm) - Chepachet, RI

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Southwick Inn - Southwick, MA

Easybaby - Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Club (8:30pm) - Middletown, CT

The Eric Ducoff Band - Bridge (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Dan Stevens - Guitar Workshop at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (10am) - Old Lyme, CT

Dan Stevens - MusicNow Foundation benefit at Nightingale's Acousitc Cafe (7pm) - Old Lyme, CT

Blue Devil Bluez - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA

4/27 SUNDAY

BMA Memphis Benefit - The Cypress Grill (2pm) - Middletown, CT
with:
The Paul Gabriel Blues Band
Shaka & the SoulShakers
The Mojomatics
The Boogie Boys

The Mighty Soul Drivers - Daffodil Fest in Hubbard Park (3pm) - Meriden, CT

Blues Jam - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) - East Windsor, CT

4/28 MONDAY

Blues Jam w/Gene Donaldson - The Hungry Tiger (9pm) - Manchester, CT

4/29 TUESDAY

Dan Stevens - Pickin' Party at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

4/30 WEDNESDAY

Brandt Taylor - Stick's Tavern (9pm) - Chepachet, RI

Bernadettes Blues Trio w/Felicia Renee March - Park Central Tavern (8pm) - Hamden, CT

Blues Jam w/Tim McDonald - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

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MAY 2014

5/1 THURSDAY

CT Blues Society's Blues Challenge - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford
semifinal 2 of 4, finals 6/21
this week:
The Sandy Connolly Band
Petey Hop & The JackRabbits
All Good & The Bad Parts
The Redliners
One-Eyed Johnny & The Gravediggers

Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Dan Stevens - The Strange Brew Pub (9pm) - Norwich, CT

5/2 FRIDAY

Johnny Nicholas feat. Greg Piccolo - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Dave Keller - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

The Chris Fitz Band - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Easybaby - The Stonehouse (9pm) - Baltic, CT

Mike Law & the Playboys - Smokin' Spokes Bar & Grill - Canton, CT

John Fries & the Elements - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

5/3 SATURDAY

Robben Ford / Emily Elbert - The Narrows Center for the Arts (8pm) - Fall River, MA

Mississippi Heat - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Roxy Perry - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Johnny Boots - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Shaka & the SoulShakers - The Pattaconck Spring Music Festival (6pm) - Chester, CT

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings - The Windmill Tavern (8pm) - Stratford, CT

Dan Stevens - Guitar Workshop at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (10am) - Old Lyme, CT

Dan Stevens - Perks & Corks (9pm) - Westerly, RI

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Cracker Barrel Pub - Tariffville, CT

5/4 SUNDAY

CT Blues Society Jam w/Bill "Swamp" Shaka - The Pine Loft (1pm) - Berlin, CT
Jam with:
Petey Hop
Nick Longo
Phil Caron
Larry "Buzzy" Fallstrom
and more

All Star Blues Jam - Cafe Nine (4pm) - New Haven, CT
benefit for the Center for Hospice Care

Blues Jam - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) - East Windsor, CT

5/5 MONDAY

Easybaby - La Boca - Middletown, CT

Blues Jam w/Mark Paradis - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

5/6 TUESDAY

Dan Stevens - Pickin' Party at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

5/7 WEDNESDAY

The Mystic Horns - The Knickerbocker Cafe (7:30pm) - Westerly, RI

The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C. - The Park Central Tavern (9pm) - Hamden, CT

Dan Stevens - History of Blues & Diddley Bow Workshop at Old Lyme Library (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

Blues Jam w/Ed Bradley - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

5/8 THURSDAY

CT Blues Society's Blues Challenge - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford
semifinal 3 of 4, finals 6/21
this week:
The Balkun Brothers
The Kris Heaton Blues Band
The Sarah T Band
Blues Alley
Easy Baby

The Holmes Brothers - First Baptist Church - Willimantic, CT

Dan Stevens - The Steak Loft (7pm) - Mystic, CT

5/9 FRIDAY

Easybaby - Vinnie's Jump & Jive (9pm) - Middletown, CT

The Tom Sanders Band - Matty's Next Door Sports Bar (8pm) - Middletown, CT

The Delta Generators - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

The Resonators - The Hideaway - Ridgefield, CT

Blues Alley - Mona Lisa Restaurant - Wolcott, CT

Dan Stevens - The Captain Daniel Packer Inn - Mystic, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Gin Mill - Bondsville, MA

5/10 SATURDAY

Joe Louis Walker - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

The D. Smith Blues Band - KC Dubliners (8pm) - Burlington, CT

Dan Stevens - Guitar Workshop at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (10am) - Old Lyme, CT

5/11 SUNDAY

Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Robben Ford - Infinity Music Hall (7:30pm) - Norfolk, CT

Lydia Warren - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Blues Jam - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) - East Windsor, CT

5/12 MONDAY

Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

5/13 TUESDAY

Dan Stevens - Pickin' Party at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

5/14 WEDNESDAY

Johnny & the East Coast Rockers - The Knickerbocker Cafe (7:30pm) - Westerly, RI

Blues Jam w/Brandt Taylor - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

5/15 THURSDAY

CT Blues Society's Blues Challenge - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford
semifinal 4 of 4, finals 6/21
this week:
The Bob Miller Band
The Mighty Soul Drivers
The Zaretsky-Lesiw Band
Bluzberry Pi
The Mike Crandall Band

Janiva Magness - The Narrows Center for the Arts (8pm) - Fall River, MA

The Tommy Filiault Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

5/16 FRIDAY

Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band feat. Lou Ann Barton - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Joe Louis Walker - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Kinsey Report - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

John Hammond - Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts (8pm) - Old Saybrook, CT

Popa Chubby - Hanafin's Irish Pub - New London, CT

Jeff Pitchell - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

Cracked Ice / The Mighty Soul Drivers - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

The Troy T. Blues Band - Smokin' Spokes Bar & Grill - Canton, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Hydeway Cafe - Plantsville, CT

5/17 SATURDAY

Joe Bonamassa - The Bushnell (8pm) - Hartford

John Fries & the Elements - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Jeff Pitchell - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Love Dogs - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA

Easybaby - The Lumberyard Pub (9pm) - Georgetown, CT

Shaka & the SoulShakers - The Park Central Tavern (9pm) - Hamden, CT

Dan Stevens - Guitar Workshop at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (10am) - Old Lyme, CT

5/18 SUNDAY

The Troy T. Blues Band - The Swedish Social Club (2-5pm) - Bristol, CT
Poker Run benefit for Disabled American Veterans

Blues Jam - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) - East Windsor, CT

5/19 MONDAY

Blues Jam w/Geoff Willard - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

5/20 TUESDAY

Dan Stevens - Pickin' Party at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

5/21 WEDNESDAY

Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

5/22 THURSDAY

Dan Stevens - Smokin' With Chris (6pm) - Southington, CT

5/23 FRIDAY

Chris Duarte - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Easybaby - The Strange Brew Tavern - Norwich, CT

The SwampShaka Duo w/Tony C. - CJ Sparrow's (8pm) - Cheshire, CT

Dan Stevens - Hanafin's Irish Pub (9pm) - New London, CT

Diane Blue - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

5/24 SATURDAY

John Hammond - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Easybaby - Club Meadows (9pm) - East Longmeadow, MA

Dan Stevens - Guitar Workshop at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (10am) - Old Lyme, CT

Dan Stevens - The Crown & Hammer Pub (9pm) - Collinsville, CT

The Art Steele Blues Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

5/25 SUNDAY

Dan Stevens - Holmberg Orchards (11am) - Gales Ferry, CT

Blues Jam - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) - East Windsor, CT

5/26 MONDAY

Blues Jam w/Gene Donaldson - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

5/27 TUESDAY

Dan Stevens - Pickin' Party at Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

5/28 WEDNESDAY

Blues Jam w/Tim McDonald - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

Open Blues Jam w/Lil Cousin - Chan's (7-10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

5/29 THURSDAY

Chris Duarte - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

The Killborn Alley Blues Band - Chan's (6pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Dan Stevens - The Chamard Vineyards (8pm) - Clinton, CT

5/30 FRIDAY

Johnny Rawls - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

The Killborn Alley Blues Band - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Dave Keller Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Easybaby - La Boca - Middletown, CT

5/31 SATURDAY

Albert Cummings - Fairfield Theater Co.'s Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

Easybaby - The Red House (9pm) - Deep River, CT

The Mike Crandall Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Gibson's Bar & Grill at the Clarion - East Windsor, CT

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JUNE 2014

6/2 MONDAY

EasyBaby - La Boca - Middletown, Ct

6/4 WEDNESDAY

Marcia Ball - Fairfield Theater Co.'s Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

Blues Jam - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

6/5 THURSDAY

Buddy Guy / Los Lobos - The Klein Auditorium (7pm) - Bridgeport, CT

Marcia Ball - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

6/6 FRIDAY

Jonny Lang - The Ridgefield Playhouse (8pm) - Ridgefield, CT

Popa Chubby - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

6/7 SATURDAY

Popa Chubby - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Ms. Marci & the Lovesick Hounds feat. Ed Peabody - The Strange Brew Cafe (9pm) - Norwich, CT

EasyBaby - The Watch Dog Cafe - Stonington, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Southwick Inn - Southwick, MA

6/11 WEDNESDAY

Blues Jam - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

6/13 FRIDAY

EasyBaby - Smokin' Spokes - Canton, CT

6/14 SATURDAY

EasyBaby - Keagan's Irish Pub - Middletown, CT

6/15 SUNDAY

Kenny Wayne Shepherd / Robert Randolph & the Family Band - The Ridgefield Playhouse (8pm) - Ridgefield, CT

Ana Popovic / John Fries & the Elements - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

6/18 WEDNESDAY

Blues Jam - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

6/20 FRIDAY

Chris Thomas King - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Beth Hart - The Ridgefield Playhouse (8pm) - Ridgefield, CT

EasyBaby - The Voodoo Grill - Mystic, CT

6/21 SATURDAY

Dennis Gruenling w/Doug Deming Band - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Duke Robillard - The Narrows Center for the Arts (8pm) - Fall River, MA

EasyBaby - The State Street Saloon & Smokehouse (9pm) - New London, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Mattabessett Canoe Club - Middletown, CT

6/25 WEDNESDAY

Blues Jam - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

6/27 FRIDAY

The Mystic Blues Festival - Mystic Shipyard West (100 Essex St.) - Mystic, CT
Fri, Sat & Sun
music starts 5pm Fri
with
Eight To The Bar
David Foster & the Mohegan Allstars
Easybaby
Spin Doctors
more info: www.mysticbluesfestival.com

6/28 SATURDAY

The Mystic Blues Festival - Mystic Shipyard West (100 Essex St.) - Mystic, CT
Fri, Sat & Sun
music starts 11am Sat
with
The Mystic Horns
Neal Vitullo & the Vipers with Dave Howard
Student Spotlight (Nolan Leite, Jacob Graham, Zeb Mrowka, Jessica Oddi)
James Montgomery
Chris MacKay & the Toneshifters
Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Bad News Barnes & the Brethren of Blues Band
Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez w/The Sin Sisters
The Greg Sherrod Blues Band
Johnny Winter
more info: www.mysticbluesfestival.com

Joe Moss - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

6/29 SUNDAY

The Mystic Blues Festival - Mystic Shipyard West (100 Essex St.) - Mystic, CT
Fri, Sat & Sun
music starts 11am Sun
with
The Cobalt Rhythm Kings
Rick Russell & the Cadillac Horns
The Franklin Brothers Band
Black Cat Reunion feat. Duke Robillard, Johnny Nicholas & Fran Christina
Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
The Alexis P. Suter Band
James Cotton
more info:
www.mysticbluesfestival.com

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