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

7/25 FRIDAY

Young Guns Showcase - Black-eyed Sally's (9pm) - Hartford
with:
The Bobby Paltauf Band
Jake Kulak w/Nick Balkun & Caleb Battersby
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

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

One Eyed Johnny & the Grave Diggers - Andover Pizza and Pasta - Andover, CT

Eran Troy Danner - The Tuscany Grill - Middletown, CT

Paul Gabriel w/Howard Eldrige - The Alfa Bar - Milford, CT

The Eric Ducoff Band - The Stomping Ground (8pm) - Putnam, CT

Dave Howard & the High Rollers - Cady's Tavern - Chepachet, RI

Eight To The Bar - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

The Coffee Grinders - Knights of Columbus Hall (6pm) - Newington, CT

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

Jeff Pitchell - Falls Festival - South Hadley, MA

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

Basically Blues - The New Orleans Restaurant & Bar - Westbrook,CT

The Rick Harrington Blues Band - Cady's Tavern - Chepachet, RI

Eran Troy Danner - The Celtic Cavern - Middletown, CT

The Coffee Grinders - Artists Tea House and Gallery - Bristol, CT

7/27 SUNDAY

Duke Robillard - The Narragansett Club - Jamestown, RI

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

The Balkun Brothers - BABBS Park (2-5pm) - West Suffield, CT

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

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

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

Basically Blues - The Gelston House (8:30pm) - East Haddam, 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

Jory Mayer & the Beller's Blues Band - Center Park (6pm) - Manchester, 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

The Arthur James Band - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

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

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

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

8/7 THURSDAY

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

Dan Stevens - Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio (7pm) - Chester, CT

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

Dan Stevens - Howard T. Brown Park Gazebo (8pm) - Norwich, CT

Johnny & the East Coast Rockers - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

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

The Knickerbocker All-Stars - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm, cd release party) - Westerly, RI

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

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

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

8/10 SUNDAY

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

8/13 WEDNESDAY

Nick Moss - The Outer Space - Hamden, CT

Dan Stevens - Saybrook Town Green (7pm) - Old Saybrook, CT

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

8/14 THURSDAY

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

Dan Stevens - The Stomping Ground (8pm) - Putnam, 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

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

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

Dan Stevens - Farmers Market in Williams Park (1:30-4:30pm) - New London, CT

Dynamite Johnny - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

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 w/Tommy Whalen - 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

The Balkun Brothers - The Stomping Ground (8pm) - Putnam, CT

8/22 FRIDAY

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

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

Dayna Kurtz - The Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA

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

Brandt Taylor - The Brooklyn Fairgrounds (3-6pm) - Brooklyn, CT

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

Shaka & the SoulShakers - The Brooklyn Fairgrounds (11am-2pm) - Brooklyn, CT

8/24 SUNDAY

Taj Mahal - Jonathan Edwards Winery - North Stonington, CT

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

Roomful of Blues - The Brooklyn Fairgrounds (1pm) - Brooklyn, CT

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

8/27 WEDNESDAY

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

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

8/28 THURSDAY

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

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez - The Madison Beach Hotel (7:30pm on the lawn) - Madison, CT

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

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

8/29 FRIDAY

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

Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez - FTC Stage One (8pm) - Fairfield, CT

Easybaby - Theodores' - Springfield, MA

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

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

8/30 SATURDAY

Blues, Views & BBQ Festival - The Levitt Pavilion & Westport Library - Westport, CT
with:
Bobby Paltauf
Mia Borders
Dan Stevens
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Raw Oyster Cult
Anders Osborne
The Spin Doctors
continues Sunday 8/31
info: bluesviewsbbq.com

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

Blues, Views & BBQ Festival - The Levitt Pavilion & Westport Library - Westport, CT
with:
Reverend Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys
Rory Block
Bill Kirchen
Coco Montoya
Popa Chubby
Rick Derringer
info: bluesviewsbbq.com

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

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

Dan Stevens - The Black Hall Grille (5pm) - Old Lyme, CT

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SEPTEMBER 2014

9/1 MONDAY

Easybaby - La Boca - Middletown, CT

9/3 WEDNESDAY

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

9/5 FRIDAY

Easybaby - Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Club - Middletown, CT

Jimmy "2 Suits" Capone Blues Bash - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

9/6 SATURDAY

Ronnie Earl - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Professor Harp - The Stomping Ground (8pm) - Putnam, CT

Easybaby - The Harp & Dragon - Norwich, CT

9/7 SUNDAY

Jim Kweskin - The Iron Horse (7pm) - Northampton, MA

9/10 WEDNESDAY

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

9/11 THURSDAY

John Mayall - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Hartford

Albert Castiglia - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

9/12 FRIDAY

Johnny Sansone - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

9/13 SATURDAY

The Two Left Feet Blues Festival - Berg's Field (Route 20, music starts 11am) - East Hartland, CT
with:
Jake Kulak
Johnny Rawls
Debbie Davies
The Balkun Brothers
Albert Castiglia
The Stacy Brooks Band
Johnny Sansone
info: www.2leftfeetbluesfestival.com

Popa Chubby - Chan's (8 & 10pm) - Woonsocket, RI

Blues Alley - Cafe 1650 - Waterbury, CT

Rick Russell & the Cadillac Horns - The Knickerbocker Cafe (8pm) - Westerly, RI

Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts - The Stomping Ground (8pm) - Putnam, CT

9/14 SUNDAY

John Mayall - Infinity Music Hall (7:30pm) - Norfolk, CT

9/17 WEDNESDAY

John Mayall / Sam Morrow - FTC Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

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

9/18 THURSDAY

Rory Block - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

9/19 FRIDAY

Popa Chubby - FTC Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

Willie J. Laws - The Stomping Ground (8pm) - Putnam, CT

Easybaby - La Boca - Middletown, CT

9/20 SATURDAY

Dan Moretti & Duke Robillard and The Hammond Boys - Chan's (8pm) - Woonsocket, RI

The Dana Fuchs Band - FTC Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

Easybaby - Dickson's Tavern - New London, CT

9/21 SUNDAY

The Dana Fuchs Band - FTC Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

Easybaby - Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village (4-7pm) - Mystic, CT

9/24 WEDNESDAY

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

9/25 THURSDAY

The Jay Stollman Blues Band w/Debbie Davies - FTC Stage One (7pm) - Fairfield, CT

9/26 FRIDAY

The Nighthawks - Katherine Hepburn Center for the Arts (8pm) - Old Saybrook, CT

David Bromberg - Infinity Music Hall (8pm) - Norfolk, CT

9/27 SATURDAY

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

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