Summer time, and music is everywhere


More and more blues shows are taking place statewide. Stratford is set for the return of its annual ‘Blues on the Beach’ summer music festival in Short Beach on Saturday. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. This is part of the Celebrate Stratford festival.

Blues on the Beach’s 5th annual lineup includes the Kathy Thompson Band, Alpaca Gnomes, Henley Douglas Rhythm and Blues Band and Wild Adriatic.

The festival will also have food vendors and the concession stand will be open. The event is free. Bring your beach chair and a cooler and enjoy great music.

Jimbo Mathus is at The Right Space Ballroom on Friday. Mathus has found his way as a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer. Founder of the New Orleans band SquirrelNut Zippers, he has recorded and released over 300 songs, a testament to his know-how and the spirit of his inspirations in the Deep South.

In the mid-1990s, Mathus’s visits to Mississippi led him to meet Jim and Luther Dickinson, which enabled Mathus to write and record “PlaySongs for Rosetta,” a charitable project to help the nanny. childhood of Mathus, Rosetta Patton, daughter of Mississippi musician Charley. Patton.

This rekindled Mathus’ interest in Mississippi music and set him on a new path. During this time, Mathus was increasingly recognized for his knowledge of blues guitar, thanks to his work with blues legend Buddy Guy. He toured and recorded with Guy on his album “Sweet Tea” and the Grammy-winning album “Blues Singer”.

Mathus has given hundreds of shows in the Deep South, primarily in Mississippi. He became a regular performer at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. Several of his songs have been used in film and television.

The North Mississippi Allstars are at the FTC warehouse on Wednesday. For over 20 years, Luther and Cody Dickinson have made it their mission to keep the country blues sound of the Mississippi Hills alive. However, they were never strict traditionalists; they drenched their songs in raw, pure rock ‘n’ roll while stirring in fatback funk, slippery soul and gospel just to reshape and push the blues into contemporary relevance. Their searing stew of roots music and fierce gigs have attracted ardent fans from all over the world.

On Saturdays, the Shaboo stage hosts a Loco Festival with six groups, with music from 4 p.m. Free admission ; bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the big stage blues. Here’s the lineup: 3 p.m., Bruce John; 4 p.m., F & Blues Band; 5:00 p.m. Patty Tuite; 6 p.m., Fuse; 7 p.m., Wild Bill project; and at 8 p.m.: Jake Kulak.

On Friday, the Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center presents blues / piano artist Steve Hatch & The Redliners. Bijou Theater in Terrapin: A Grateful Dead Experience.

Other Friday shows include Jake Kulak and LowDown’s at Note Kitchen & Bar; Sal Iacobucci & Dreaming The Blues with AudioHaze play 10 Selden at Woodbridge; and Milford Sports Pub & Grill at The Bernadettes.

Friday continues with the Stamford Museum & Nature Center hosting the Stella Blue’s Band for a drive-in concert. StationHouse Wine Bar and Grill has the Relentless Rock Blues Duo. On Fridays, the Wall Street Theater Art Park at Max Creek and Creamery Station. Max Creek also plays on Saturday.

Melvin Seals and JGB will perform in the Wall Street Theater Outdoor Concert Series on Thursday.

The Incredible Amplifires are at Theodores on Friday.

Friday, Yonkers (NY) Waterfront Downtown has a BB King Tribute with Solomon Hicks.

Also on Friday, Blues on the Rocks takes part in the Bishops Orchards summer concert series in Guilford, and the Giosa Brothers with Tommy Whalen play the Brass Horse. Sunday is Bio Blues with Vitamin B-3.

Dr G and the believers are at Filomena on Friday. Then Wednesday is the Summer Beach Concert Series at McCooks Beach in Niantic. Or, go to the Vineyard Happy Hour Blues with Slim & St. George, at Rosedale Farms & Vineyards on Friday.

Friday and Saturday Walrus Alley has the Good Luck Blues Band, and the Knickerbocker Music Center has Chris Leigh Band on Saturday.

Other Saturday shows include Phoenix Tree on Notch 8 and Station House Wine Bar and Grill, which hosts Elle Sera. Ol ‘Moose and his friends are at Rory’s at 1 p.m. The band Ace Dead Trbute play the Old Greenwich Social at an outdoor concert. The Red Hots are out at the Abbey Restaurant and Bar. They’re at Notch 8 for Tiki Tuesday. On Saturday, Murray the Wheel is at the Deemans Bar Grill, and Lori and The Legends are at the Greenhouse Tavern & Café.

Also on Saturday, Daryl’s House has live music on the porch with Chris Bergson and Ellis Hooks. In the evening, the Alexis P. Suter Band takes the main stage.

Good Rockin Marty and his Blues Combo host an event at the Kent Countryside Inn, Carmel, NY on Saturday.

On Sunday, a Summer Twight Songwriting event takes place at Sticks & Stones Farm. It is free and hosted by BluesyLand Band. It starts at 4:30 p.m. with a Songwriting Circle, followed at 5:30 p.m. by a Songwriters Concert, and ends at 8:30 p.m. with a Smoores Firtpit Jam.

The Incredible Amplifires on Sunday will be held at American Legion Post 351 at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holyoke. Get ready to dance the blues at its best.

The Vernon Wood-n-Tap has concerts two days a week, as do some of the other Wood-n-Tap venues. Sunday, Adelaide Punkin takes the stage at 4 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sherman Green Gazebo (Fairfield) at The 5 O’Clocks.

Dan Stevens continues his acoustic blues tour on Thursday, with a visit to the Best Video Film and Cultural Center.

See the Connecticut Blues Society for more concert listings:

Any questions or comments should be sent to Domenic Forcella at [email protected]


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