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.

JULY 2014

7/11 FRIDAY

Buddy Guy / Quinn Sullivan - The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (8pm) - Great Barrington, MA

Robert Cray - Enfield Town Green (7pm) - Enfield, CT

Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Charles Neville / Jeff Pitchell - Fairfield Theatre Co.'s Stage One (7:45pm) - Fairfield, CT

Johnny A - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

Blues Alley - Cafe 1650 - Waterbury, CT

Easybaby - The Branding Iron - New London, CT

B. Willie Smith - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

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

Orb Mellon - The Lumberyard Pub - Georgetown, CT

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

The Mojomatics - Terra Sole Ristorante (7:30pm) - Ridgefield, CT

One Eyed Johnny & the Grave Diggers - The Celtic Tavern - Middletown, CT

Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze - Hamel's Creative Catering (6pm) - Holyoke, MA

The Paul Gabriel Trio - Hanafin's Irish Pub - New London, CT

Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge - The Maple Tree Cafe - Simsbury, CT

Basically Blues - The Gelston House - East Haddam, CT

The Balkun Brothers - 9th Note - New Haven, CT

Eran Troy Danner - Sam the Clam's - Southington, CT

7/12 SATURDAY

Sue Foley & Peter Karp - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Samantha Fish - The Narrows Center for the Arts (8pm) - Fall River, MA

B. Willie Smith - The Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts (8pm) - Old Saybrook, CT

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez / Lovelace-Stoltz - Bridge St. Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

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

Dan Stevens - The Stafford Tavern (8pm) - Stafford Springs, CT

Ms. Marci & the Lovesick Hounds - Helen's Place (3:30-7:30pm) - Foster, RI

River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs - Riverfest (4pm, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza) - Hartford

Jeff Pitchell - Riverfest (7:15pm, Great River Park) - East Hartford, CT

Paul Gabriel w/Howard Eldridge - Hot Tamales - Seymour, CT

The Coffee Grinders - Blue Back Square - West Hartford, CT

The Mystic Horns - La Luna - Mystic, CT

One Eyed Johnny & the Grave Diggers - New York Pizza - Plainfield, CT

7/13 SUNDAY

Blues at the Beach - Indian Ranch Campground (2pm) - Webster, MA
with:
B.B. King
Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Shemekia Copeland

Jeff Pitchell w/Charles Neville - Sailfest (3pm, Custom House Stage) - New London, CT

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Griswold Inn (7:30pm) - Essex, CT

The Paul Gabriel Blues Band - SoNo Summer Music Festival - South Norwalk, CT

Wildcat O'Halloran - City Sports Bar - Northampton, MA

Junior Krauss & the Shakes - The Brass Horse (3-7pm) - Barkhamsted, CT

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

7/14 MONDAY

Greg Piccolo & Heavy Juice - Mystic River Park (6-8pm, rain location Mystic German Club) - Mystic, CT

Basically Blues - The Gelston House - East Haddam, CT

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

Blues Jam w/Tommy Whalen - The Hungry Tiger (9pm) - Manchester, CT

7/15 TUESDAY

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

7/16 WEDNESDAY

Les Dudek / Tinsley Ellis - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

Dan Stevens - The Old Lyme Inn (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

Blues Jam w/Cynthia Fabian & Carl Ricci - Black-eyed Sally's (8pm) - Hartford

7/17 THURSDAY

Easybaby - The Narragansett (8pm) - Jamestown, RI

Dan Stevens - Camp Horizons (7:30pm) - South Windham, CT

7/18 FRIDAY

Delbert McClinton - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

Johnny A - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

Blues Alley - Johnny B's - Wolcott, CT

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

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Granby American Legion - Granby, CT

Shaka & the Soul Shakers - Theodores' (9pm) - Springfield, MA

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

Ms. Marci & the Lovesick Hounds - The Center for Progressive Therapies (8pm) - Manchester, CT

The Johnny Larsen Band - The Hungry Tiger (7-10pm) - Manchester, CT

7/19 SATURDAY

James Montgomery w/guest Lipbone Redding - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Gracie Curran & the High Falutin' Band - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Easybaby - La Boca - Middletown, CT

The Fat City Band - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Dan Stevens - Saybrook Farmers Market (11am, Main St.) - Old Saybrook, CT

Dan Stevens - Olde Mistick Village Gazebo (2pm) - Mystic, CT

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

Brandt Taylor - The Hungry Tiger - Manchester, CT

Shaka & the SoulShakers - Deep River Marina (2pm) - Deep River, CT

Otis & the Hurricanes - Mama's Boy - South Norwalk, CT

River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs - Chicken BBQ at Stafford Fish & Game Club (3pm) - Stafford, CT

7/20 SUNDAY

Easybaby - The Shamrock (2pm) - South Suffield, CT

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Griswold Inn (7:30pm) - Essex, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Babbs Beach Recreation Area (1-5pm) - West Suffield, CT

Shaka & the SoulShakers - Concert on the Green (6pm) - Redding, CT

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

7/21 MONDAY

Otis & the Hurricanes - Mystic River Park (6-8pm, rain location Mystic German Club) - Mystic, CT

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

7/22 TUESDAY

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

7/23 WEDNESDAY

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

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

7/24 THURSDAY

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

The Balkun Brothers - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

7/25 FRIDAY

Young Guns Showcase - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford
with:
Trinity w/Vernon Lee & Jonathan Wallen
Bobby Paltauf
Jake Kulak
The Interlopers w/Jeff Howard

Jon Cleary - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Hanafin's Irish Pub (9pm) - New London, CT

The Mighty Soul Drivers - Midsummer Festival at the Florence Griswold Museum (7pm) - Old Lyme, CT

George Gritzback - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Dan Stevens - The Priam Vineyard (6pm) - Colchester, CT

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

7/26 SATURDAY

Kal David & the Real Deal feat. Lauri Bono - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

Mark Naftalin & Friends - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Roomful of Blues - Point Breeze - Webster, MA

Duke Robillard - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Jon Cleary - Fairfield Theatre Co.'s Stage One (7:45pm) - Fairfield, CT

Easybaby - The Harp & Dragon (9pm) - Norwich, CT

The Troy T. Blues Band - CJ Sparrow's (8pm) - Cheshire, CT

Dan Stevens - Old Lyme Midsummer Festival (1pm) - Old Lyme, CT

Dan Stevens - New Milford Town Green (7pm) - New Milford, CT

Shaka & the SoulShakers - The Bee & Thistle Inn & Lounge (8pm) - Old Lyme, CT

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings - Savin Rock Festival at Old Grove Park (2pm) - West Haven, CT

7/27 SUNDAY

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Griswold Inn (7:30pm) - Essex, CT

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - Grill'n Daze BBQ & Chili Cook Off at Southwick Recreation Area (2-6pm) - Southwick, MA

Dan Stevens - Olde Mistick Village Gazebo (2pm) - Mystic, CT

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

7/28 MONDAY

Duke Robillard - Mystic River Park (6-8pm, rain location Mystic German Club) - Mystic, CT

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

7/29 TUESDAY

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

7/30 WEDNESDAY

Dan Stevens - The Old Lyme Inn (6pm) - Old Lyme, CT

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

7/31 THURSDAY

Easybaby - Somers Concert Series (7pm) - Somers, CT

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AUGUST 2014

8/1 FRIDAY

Shemekia Copeland - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Betty LaVette - The Narrows Center for the Arts (8pm) - Fall River, MA

Chris Cain Band w/guest Debbie Davies - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Holmes Brothers - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

The Rich Badowski Blues Band - The Maple Tree Cafe - Simsbury, CT

Shaka & the SoulShakers - Hanafin's Irish Pub (9pm) - New London, CT

Tas Cru - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/2 SATURDAY

Johnny A - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Delta Moon w/Richard Keith - The Seaside Tavern (8pm) - Stamford, CT

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez / Reprobate Blues Band - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

The Love Dogs - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Shaka & the SoulShakers - The Cypress Inn (8pm) - Middletown, CT

Easybaby - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

8/3 SUNDAY

Summer Blues & BBQ - Infinity Music Hall (6:30pm) - Norfolk, CT
The CT Blues Society presents:
The Balkun Brothers
The Paul Gabriel Blues Band
Mike Law & the Playboys

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Griswold Inn (7:30pm) - Essex, CT

8/4 MONDAY

Dennis Gruenling w/Doug Demming & the Jewel Tones - Mystic River Park (6-8pm, rain location Mystic German Club) - Mystic, CT

Easybaby - La Boca - Middletown, CT

8/6 WEDNESDAY

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

8/7 THURSDAY

Tinsley Ellis - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

8/8 FRIDAY

Delbert McClinton - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

Dom Flemons - The Narrows Center for the Arts (8pm) - Fall River, MA

Roomful of Blues - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Shaka & the SoulShakers - Cady's Tavern (9pm) - Chepachet, RI

Easybaby - Cady's Tavern - Pascoag, RI

River City Slim & the Zydeco Hogs - Hanafin's Irish Pub (8:30pm) - New London, CT

Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/9 SATURDAY

Stafford Springs Blues Festival - Hyde Park (noon) - Stafford Springs, CT
including:
Duke Robillard
Dan Stevens
Paul Gabriel
Lydia Warren
The Mike Crandall Band
Junior Krauss & the Shakes
Mike Law & the Playboys
Easy Baby
info: www.thestaffordpalacetheater.com

Jeff Pitchell / Arizona Maid Band - The Stafford Palace Theater (8pm) - Stafford Springs, CT

Delbert McClinton - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

Diane Blue - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Cynthia Fabian & Co. - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/10 SUNDAY

Chris Smither / Milton - Bridge Street Live (7pm) - Collinsville, CT

8/13 WEDNESDAY

Nick Moss - The Outer Space - Hamden, CT

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

8/14 THURSDAY

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

8/15 FRIDAY

Nick Moss - Hanafin's Irish Pub (9pm) - New London, CT

Matt Schofield - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Easybaby - The Maple Tree Cafe - Simsbury, CT

Blu Union feat. Felicia's Vibe - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/16 SATURDAY

Roomful of Blues - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

Brandon Santini / John Fries - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

Easybaby - The State Street Saloon & Smokehouse - New London, CT

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

8/17 SUNDAY

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers - Infinity Music Hall (7:30pm) - Norfolk, CT

8/18 MONDAY

Mark Hummel w/Little Charlie Baty & Anson Funderburgh - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

8/19 TUESDAY

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Ruthie Foster - Ballard Park (7pm, Main & Gilbert Sts.) - Ridgefield, CT

Tab Benoit - Fairfield Theatre Co.'s Stage One (7:45pm) - Fairfield, CT

8/20 WEDNESDAY

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

8/21 THURSDAY

Mark Hummel w/Little Charlie Baty & Anson Funderburgh - Bridge Street Live (8pm) - Collinsville, CT

The Walter Trout Band w/Johnny Trout & Danny Bryant - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Ruthie Foster - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

Jonny Lang - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - Great Barrington, MA

8/22 FRIDAY

Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

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

Blonde & Blue - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/23 SATURDAY

Debbie Davies - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

Jonny Lang - The Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den) - Uncasville, CT

Popa Chubby - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

The Tom Sanders Band - The Chester Fair (7-11pm) - Chester, CT

8/24 SUNDAY

Taj Mahal - Jonathan Edwards Winery - North Stonington, CT

Chris Thomas King - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Griswold Inn (7:30pm) - Essex, CT

8/27 WEDNESDAY

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

8/28 THURSDAY

Selwyn Birchwood - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Alexis P. Suter Band - Ballard Park (7pm, Main & Gilbert Sts.) - Ridgefield, CT

8/29 FRIDAY

Reverend Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Easybaby - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

Brandt Taylor - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/30 SATURDAY

Coco Montoya - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Troy T. Blues Band - Angelico's Lakehouse (7pm) - East Hampton, CT

Tommy Whalen & the Ragged Edge - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford

8/31 SUNDAY

Janiva Magness - Chan's (7pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Griswold Inn (7:30pm) - Essex, CT

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