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Dec
6
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Dec
7
Thu
Brother Sal
Dec 7 @ 9:30 pm – 11:55 pm
Dec
8
Fri
Balkun Brothers
Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 9 @ 12:30 am

Mixing traditional styles of delta and electric blues, with heavy modern rock and funk grooves, the Balkun Brothers are crafting a unique sound and style all their own. The band is fusing the past with the present and pushing the sonic bounds of blues into the future. Though the band’s sound is deeply rooted in blues tradition, Balkun Brothers draw from a vast range of influences. The band’s live shows and in-studio recordings seamlessly transition between blues, rock, funk, jam, psychedelia and everything in-between.

Founding members Steve Balkun (guitar/vocals) and Nick “The Hammer” Balkun (drums/percussion/vocals) are gaining followers across the world with their gritty hard-rockin’ swagger. Balkun Brothers are becoming known for their explosive live shows and are quickly evolving into one of the United States’ premier blues-rock acts.

Dec
12
Tue
Date Night
Dec 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dec
13
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Dec
14
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Dec
15
Fri
Neal Vitullo and the Vipers
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm – 11:55 pm

orginator and name sake of Young Neal And The Vipers, Guitarist /Frontman Neal Vitullo has honed his craft through 30 years of countless club dates and concerts. That conviction and tradition continues with all Neal And The Vipers shows.
Neal has furthered his reputation by playing with and sharing the stage with such greats as. Roy Buchanan, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Jimmie Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Plant, Johnny Copeland, ……………

Dec
16
Sat
Wildcat O’Halloren
Dec 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Dec
20
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 21 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Dec
21
Thu
Tone Wolf
Dec 21 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Tone.Wolf is a Western Mass acoustic-based act heavily influenced by Americana,Soul,Bluegrass,Traditional Irish music, and Reggae. Footstompin’ Music.

Dec
22
Fri
The Willie J. Laws Band
Dec 22 @ 9:30 pm – 11:50 pm

www.williejlawsband.com
www.facebook.com/williejlawsband

The Willie J Laws Band sound is rooted in deep Texas Roots Music, add some Funk, and Jazz influenced bass patterns, and the influence of various Afro-Caribbean centric drum beats, all tempered with a groove from Motown, Memphis or Muscle Shoals, New Orleans or Houston, Cincinnati or Los Angeles. The sound is traditional African-American music with a unique twist, skillfully played and performed. The Willie J Laws Band is winner of the Mass Blues Society Challenge 2011, Semi-finalist at the International Blues Competition 2012 and Beale St Kings Awards. A two time nominee for New England Music Award – Best Blues Act 2015 and 2016, 2015 Nominee for Boston Music Award – Best Blues Act 2015. Come see what some are calling the “Real Deal”. Come see “The Prophet of Funky Texas Music”.

Dec
23
Sat
Hash Brown
Dec 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Hash Brown has been playing the Blues since 1973.
he plays guitar, harmonica, and sings.
He moved to Dallas, TX in 1983, and cut his eye teeth playing with an assortment of Dallas Blues royalty including ZuZu Bollin, Henry Qualls, Sam Myers, Big Al Dupree, Robert Ealey, Willie Willis, Ray Sharpe,U.P. Wilson, Little Joe Blue, Ernie Johnson, and many, many more.
He has 3 CDs under his own name, a number of compilations and also appears as a side man on no less than 30 recordings; including ZuZu Bollin, Henry Qualls, Barbara Lynn, Robert Ealey, Hosea Hargrove, and many, many others.
He continues to make Dallas, TX his home and plays continually around the metroplex, and a short tour every now and then.

Dec
27
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 28 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Dec
28
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Dec 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Dec
29
Fri
Seth Rosenbloom
Dec 29 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Hailed as ‘the future of guitar playing’, and commanding the highest respect and praise from his colleagues and audiences alike, Seth Rosenbloom brings a highly personal, inspired and expressive approach to his music. Seth’s dazzling lines and singing vibrato on the guitar along with his distinctively sultry vocals result in his own interpretation of the blues.

Seth was born into a musical family in Waltham, Massachusetts. After playing violin in his earliest years and raised on a backdrop of Mozart and Beethoven, Seth took up guitar at age eleven, originally influenced by Elvis Presley and The Beatles. He soon began performing whenever he could at blues jams and solo concerts at local venues where he was able to distill and forge his own musical style and personality.

At the young age of sixteen, Seth won acceptance with a performance merit scholarship, to the prestigious Berklee College of Music. At his entrance audition, upon playing ‘Glasgow Kiss’ by John Petrucci, one judge declared that he had never heard such a technically clean performance of the piece. A dean’s list student at Berklee, Seth developed his compositional and technical skills in both jazz and improvisational music, extensively expanding his musical vocabulary.

Seth also had some of his most inspiring and memorable formative experiences as a student during summer sessions at the Raleigh Music Academy. Coming full circle in recent years, Seth has felt highly honored to be a featured artist at that very event, teaching and performing alongside Andy Timmons, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Guns N’ Roses) and Andy Wood (Rascal Flatts, LoCash). Seth has also been a regular at the International Musicians Summit (formerly International Guitar Summit) held annually in Durham, NC. He has been very active as a featured artist at many other performances, clinics and musical conventions throughout the country.

With a sound rooted in the blues, Seth draws inspiration from classic influences including Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, and Jimi Hendrix, as well as more contemporary guitarists such as Eric Gales, Joe Bonamassa and Derek Trucks. What makes Seth’s performances so special is his deeply committed intensity. Combined with his engaging and sincere personality, Seth never fails to delight audiences.

2017 is an especially exciting time, with an expanded East Coast touring schedule, performances at festivals, and especially the recording of Seth’s debut album.

Dec
30
Sat
Aaron Norcross and the Old Dogs
Dec 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Travers, Vintage Guitar Magazine Interview (June 2015):
Now very few people are playing bluesy, guitar. I’ve met some 16/17 year old’s playing it right; a kid up in Boston, Aaron Norcross Jr.,plays a Telecaster and he’s the real deal. Its amazing some one that young can have so much understanding and expression. So, there are one or two acts out there.

Jan
3
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jan 3 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 4 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Jan
5
Fri
Arno and the Low Down
Jan 5 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Arno & The Low Down have all been playing in bands for years, out of the same old cliche’ songbooks, wondering, “What happened to all of these great rock tunes that no one covers?” Well, a great song is a great song, no matter where or when it came from! So we’ve put our sound on, modernized, and revived the “Old School” rock style that we grew up with, mix in some of our own, and apply that passion to some current music too,
So come on out and strap in for a great time!

Jan
6
Sat
The Juke Joint 5
Jan 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

If you’re looking for down home, old school, no-nonsense, house-rocking rhythm & blues, you’ve come to the right place! The Juke Joint 5 focuses on the sounds you might have heard emerging in the early 1950s from some distant, static-crackling, late night radio station: jumped-up urban rhythm and blues; the raw Delta country sound just recently getting electrified in Chicago; Memphis rockabilly; and the primitive beginnings of rock and roll.

The Juke Joint 5 (from left: Richard Malcolm, Silvertone Steve, Gretchen Bostrom, Dick “The Poet” Lourie, John Bunszell). Photo by Mark Layman.
The Juke Joint 5, formed several years ago, is a tight-knit and busy Boston-based group that continually awes audiences with their high energy stage presence and dedication to down home, old school, no-nonsense, house-rocking rhythm & blues. The group’s powerful vocals are provided by Gretchen Bostrom, performing the JJ5’s wide range of material from the group’s originals to songs by Ruth Brown, Louis Jordan, LaVern Baker, Don Covay, Big Mama Thornton, Little Richard, Slim Harpo, and other such classic blues/r&b performers. Joining Gretchen in the front line are two old pro blues players: Silvertone Steve is a slide guitar master and veteran of J.B. Hutto’s band; gritty saxman Dick “the Poet” Lourie performed frequently with the late Big Jack Johnson. John Bunszell on bass and drummer Richard Malcolm make up the band’s solid rhythm section. Both Richard and John have played with some of the area’s finest musicians: John has performed with Matt Stubbs, Racky Thomas and more; Richard has toured with Luther “Guitar” Johnson and has performed with a variety of Boston-based groups.

Band members work together on other projects that have grown out of the deeply shared commitment to their style of blues, including regular visits to Clarksdale, Mississippi, in the heart of the Delta, where Gretchen and Dick perform with local blues musicians.

Jan
9
Tue
Alex2e
Jan 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

My name is Alex Tuohey (or Alex2e) and I’m here to explain what I’m about. To be honest, I was never a music kid growing up. I played sports my whole life and never took to music like some others did. At my high school it was seen as “uncool” and although I never thought that, I wanted to be on the jock side of the house.

Later on in life at the age of 23, a major surgery laid me up on the couch for 2 months and I hit a pretty low place in my personal life. I’m not much of a TV guy and always had a “bucket list” type thought that I’d like to learn to play guitar. So that’s what I did. Through watching countless YouTube videos and online lessons I begin to teach myself guitar and drive my parents and later roommates insane in the process. The hours turned into months that turned into years. At 24 I begin to try and sing. I worked my ass off at both and finally played my first live show at 25, accompanying a local recording artist as part of a duo. Now at 28, I play roughly 10-12 shows a month, in cities like Hartford, Boston, Burlington, NYC and Chicago. Eventually I would like to play across the country. Impossible? That’s for you to decide. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe anything is impossible. I plan to keep grinding, outworking and taking any opportunity to let my music be heard. Whether it’s in front of 100s of people or it’s just in “My Mother’s Bathroom”, I will ride this dream until I can’t anymore.
 
My new EP is named “My Mother’s Bathroom” because for awhile it was the only place that would let me play. The Talkboy you see me using (giving “Home Alone” nostalgia) is a logo I use because as a kid I would hold it up to the TV and radio to try and catch my favorite songs on a cassette tape. It’s an honor that you even took the time to read this far to get to know me a little better. Eventually, I’ll have much cooler stuff to put in here but for now I think this is a good starting point. I hope to meet you soon.

http://www.alex2e.com/

Jan
10
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jan 10 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 11 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Jan
11
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Jan 11 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Jan
13
Sat
Blue Devil Bluez
Jan 13 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Blue Devil Bluez is a dynamic Blues Rock/Rhythm and Blues band with a big sound. This band is out of Western Mass. and features experienced and multi-talented musicians from Mass, Ct, and New York.

Jan
16
Tue
Arthur James solo
Jan 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The southern New Hampshire guitarist Arthur James applies his craft to meaningful original blues guitar and vocals. His voice is so hefty you’d think he was seven feet tall. His guitar sounds larger than life too, due to the volumes of emotive release he offers throughout his music.

His songs are, vocally, melodically, and rhythmically, beautiful expressions of what has been going on inside him for quite some time. This singer-songwriter has the blues down pat. It’s a form of music that can expressed the highest highs and lowest lows of the human experience.

Jan
17
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jan 17 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Jan
18
Thu
Eran Troy Danner-solo acoustic
Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Eran Troy Danner is a singer, guitarist and leader of one of Connecticut’s busiest bands. As someone who makes his living playing music day to day, he’s learned to adapt to many different venues – everything from fine dining restaurants to theaters and festivals throughout New England. Any venue big or small, Eran Troy Danner and his band are a perfect fit. Playing approximately 250+ shows a year for the past six years, he has built up a large following and brings a substantial increase in ticket sales opening for National Acts in large venues such as The Palace Theater in Waterbury, Ives Concert Park in Danbury and the Berlin Blues Festival. You’re guaranteed quality, professionalism and a performance you won’t forget.

Jan
20
Sat
Shakedown (CTs premier Grateful Dead Tribute band)
Jan 20 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 1:30 am

Shakedown is New England’s Dead Tribute Band. starting 26th year.
Dave Frankel: Guitar: vocals, Mark Haberfeld: Bass and Lead vocals
Johhny Chang: Drums, Scott Guberman Organ, Keys and vocals, Jeff Martinson: Rhythm Guitar and vocals.

Jan
23
Tue
Tanner Lavallee
Jan 23 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Jan
24
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 25 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Jan
26
Fri
The Savage Brothers
Jan 26 @ 9:30 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

The Savage Brothers, a Hartford based band established in 1984, is a 6 piece funkin’, rockin’, and rhythm group. The band features a two piece horn section and two brothers of the same last name…Savage. The band has performed over 4,500 shows all over New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Mexico. The Savage Brothers have shared the stage with such acts such as Tower of Power, Joan Osborne, James Cotton, Southside Johnny, NRBQ, The Guess Who, Marshall Tucker, Jimmy Vaughn, Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, John Cafferty and more.

The group’s current line-up is comprised of Keith Kruser, guitar, keyboard and vocals; Mark Savage, trumpet, maracas and vocals; Michael Savage, drums and vocals; Frank Cook, lead guitar; Les Haley, bass and vocals and Frank Lombardo, saxes, flute, and vocals. They have released 2 full albums/CDs including the latest “Population 6” which has been critically acclaimed and has sold over 5,000 copies!

Jan
27
Sat
B Movie Blues
Jan 27 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

At its core the B-Movie Blues Brothers are Fritz King and Bismo “Traveling” Beerbelly… our “Jake & Elwood”! Fritz & Bismo have been friends and “Brothers from another mother” for over 35 years now. We first donned the Blues Brothers Suits for fun in 1981, and were singing and dancing (and even harping a little) by the time we took our first trip to Chicago in the summer of 1982… driving our first Bluesmobile replica.

Fritz took a brief sabbatical from the blues when he joined the Marine Corps in 1987, but we got back to the music soon enough after he retired… 20 years later! We’re damned proud of our Gunny Sergeant. Bismo stayed an active fan of the blues, and finally got back to blowing the harp again in the late ‘aughts. He also got back to building a couple of new Bluesmobile replicas (one from each Blues Brothers film)… a ‘90 Crown Vic, and finally another ‘74 Dodge Monaco.

For several years now we’ve packed up our ’74 Dodge, thrown on our Suits and driven down to our home-away-from-home, our inspiration… Clarksdale MS, where we’ve been blessed to be “adopted” as Clarksdale’s own Blues Brothers as well! We’ve put together “B-Movie Blues South”, an amazing line-up of Delta musicians, and perform as part of the annual Juke Joint Festival there in April.
In concert we open with a full Blues Brothers tribute set. We’ll drive up in one of our two Bluesmobiles, which can be parked right in front of your venue for photo ops if that works for you. Our Blues Brothers set (usually about 75 minutes) features songs familiar to all Blues Brothers fans… high energy uptempo blues and some bluesy rock, mixed with some slow burning blues and a few fun surprises. Then for later sets we’ll “dress down” a bit and play more traditional blues (Chicago and Delta sounds), rock, and even some oldies for fun. We may on occasion have guests to sit in with us on later sets as well to add to the mix.

Our backing band may vary from time to time but our primary band is the fantastic Cold Shot from western Massachusetts: Vinnie Pagano, Jeff Fortier and Zach Pine! These gentlemen keep the house rocking from start to finish, and make us sound Good! On other occasions as scheduling demands we’ll also play with The Rick Harrington Band from Connecticut: Rick Harrington, Scott Hopkins and Ned Peabody, and these master bluesmen humble us for sure! We’ve also been blessed with some other amazing talent on many occasions, such as the funkmaster Bobby Roy on guitar, our dear friend LaLa Craig on keys all the way from Darling, Mississippi, Ephraim Lowell on the skins, and then there was that time with the oh-so-semi-anonymous “Doctor Hepcat”… you never know who else may join us!

Jan
30
Tue
Gerry Moss
Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Gerry Moss was born in Massachusetts in 1950 to an Air Force father. He was the oldest of 8 children.

As a musician, Gerry has lived and worked in Europe, New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, and Hardy, Arkansas.

He started to play guitar wile in England at the age of six. He watched an entertainer playing a guitar and he was hooked. He instantly knew he wanted a guitar.

Gerry attended a private high school where he began to write music. He wrote some rock tunes for a high school show that were well accepted. He began to perform in talent shows and began to attract attention as a performer.

In addition to guitar, Gerry is accomplished on Banjo, mandolin, bass Guitar, dobro Guitar and keyboards.

He is also a capable producer and engineer. As an example, a CD he produced and engineered called “Maiden Voyage” for The Michael Gray Band can be listened to in the “Music” page of this site.

Gerry has enjoyed teaching music and how to perform to young people with a patience and enthusiasm that has inspired them to meet their full potential.

Gerry can perform and headline either as a solo artist accompanying himself on guitar or with his band, MOSSMAN.

MOSSMAN performs as a 3 or 4 piece group. Each member of MOSSMAN contributes enormous skill and experience. Drummer John Ware was a member of the bands for Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, and Michael Nesmith. MOSSMAN performs with abandon, yet is tight. Their performances are liberated but not reckless. You may view the MOSSMAN videos on this site (“Red Rooster” & “You Can’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover”). These videos will say more about MOSSMAN than words can tell.

Gerry also performs with bands named Red Barn Ramblers and Reckless Red.

Gerry’s first love is the blues. Much of his music reflects this. However, on the “Music” page of this site you can listen to Gerry performing other genre’s also as he performs solo on acoustic guitar. (See Nickels ‘n Dimes).

One of Gerry’s previous bands, “the Famous Unknowns,” was the house band at B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis, TN for over 2 years. A subsequent band, “Gerry Moss And The Drive” was also a regular at B.B. King’s.

At one time, due to his popularity and demand, Gerry performed up and down Beale Street headlining as a single or with a bad so often and at so many venues and events, he was referred to as “The Iron Man Of Beale Street.”

As a solo artist, Gerry has been the opening act for Leon Russell (3 times), Richie Havens (twice), Mose Allison, and Robby Krieger (guitarist for the Doors). Terry has been the band leader for David Lynn Jones’ band. He was also the bass guitar player for Lloyd Price (Personality, stagger Lee, Lawdy Miss Claudy).

Gerry has performed in shows with R&B and blues artists such as Bobby “Blue” Bland, Albert Collins, Rufus Thomas, Edgar Winter, Joe Walsh, Steve Winwood, Johnny Rivers, Mose Allison, Albert King, and Buddy Guy.

Gerry has also performed with C&W artists such as Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Charlie Pride, Hank Williams, JR., and Clint Black’s band.

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Gerry Moss performed at Ronald Reagan’s second inauguration as a member of the Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band. Jerry Lee Lewis and Kool And The Gang were also on the bill. This is a photo of him at the inauguration with a friend. Nice threads, Gerry. Baby blue tux, white shoes. Crazy!

Jan
31
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jan 31 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Feb
1
Thu
Barrett Anderson
Feb 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Fronted by a Boston-based blues singer/guitarist, the award-winning Barrett Anderson Band packs a mesmerizing, backbeat-heavy, hypno boogie punch. The Barrett Anderson Band has learned from, and played with, the very best in the music world and provides a unique voice, one equally informed by classic blues, soul, and rock & roll.

Feb
2
Fri
Carl Ricci and 706 Union Ave.
Feb 2 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Texas Blues,Swing and Soul.

Feb
3
Sat
Toni Lynn Washington
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Blues & soul singer extraordinaire Toni Lynn Washington and her Band: Michael Williams (gtr), Mark Poniatowski (bass) & Liviu Pop (drums) – performing this Saturday at Theodores’ Blues Booze & BBQ!

Feb
6
Tue
Eric French
Feb 6 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

After twenty years playing guitar, fifteen years in remission from leukemia, and now two albums into a career as a singer/ songwriter, Eric French has even more love for the blues than when he started. Celebrating milestones is satisfying, but the constant change that brings new experiences is what keeps things passionate. His band’s roster, his tone, even his songwriting style has matured since his debut double record in 2010. This is evidenced by his second LP, Old City Blues.

Feb
7
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Feb 7 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Feb
8
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Feb 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Feb
9
Fri
Cole Morson Band
Feb 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Since he was 12 years old, Cole’s been playing with accomplished musicians and acquiring a skillset quite surprising for 14 and has been best described as an “old soul” which is evident in his music. He melds the styles of BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, and John Mayer (among others) culminating into an Electric Delta sound a variety of audiences love something about allowing him to connect with younger and older audiences. As many have said:

“You HAVE to hear this kid play guitar!”

This is toe-tapping, head-nodding, heart-thumping music…

New Dog, Old Tricks.

Feb
10
Sat
The Hot & Heavy Band
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

In the early months of 2013 a new Blues band formed in Springfield, Ma. While “Hot & Heavy” may be a new band each member brings at least 25 years of experience to the stage. Previously individual members have performed on tour with the likes Ronnie Spector, The Contours, The Crests, Julie Grant, and others. While touring over the years the musicians of “Hot & Heavy” have graced thousands of stages up and down the east coast, through-out the Midwest, the Bahamas and even the Royal Albert Hall, London!

“Hot & Heavy” consists of Jeannie Reynolds, Joe Bronner, John Reynolds, and John Palmer. In addition to their years of stage experience each member brings a common love and passion for the Blues. Their set list includes some very “HOT” Blues songs. The band also pays tribute to all the “HEAVY” legendary blues guitarists; Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Jimi Hendrix, and many others.

“Hot & Heavy” play the most recognizable Blues songs from the past 100 years… fans will love the set list.

www.HotandHeavyBand.com

Feb
13
Tue
FAT TUESDAY w/ Krewe les Gras
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 14 @ 12:00 am

Starting on Ash Wednesday, and for the next 40 days you must purge yourself and cleanse your soul…but on the eve of Ash Wednesday, FAT TUESDAY, all bets are off!!! Come Indulge yourself in the spirit of Mardi Gras as we prepare to hunker down for the final stretch of this wintry season by gorging on BBQ and getting down to the FUNKIEST of music!! COSTUMES HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!!!

Show starts at 7:30 and it’s FREE!!
ALL AGES until 9:00, then its 21+ (Sorry kiddos)

Krewe Les Gras is a collective of top notch Valley talent coming together to celebrate the music of New Orleans and beyond.

Inspired by the sounds of the Crescent City, the birthplace of so much American music, Krewe Les Gras seeks to bring the New Orleans experience to the masses. Cajun rhythms, funky grooves, and wild improvisations are sure to keep you on the dance floor all night and day. Mardi Gras happens only once a year but we like to keep the spirit going all year round!!

Krew Les Gras involves a revolving roster of talent but it’s always top notch!

Current Line-up

Dan Thomas – Guitar/Vox
Nick Borges – Trumpet/Vox
Kat Rapacki – Trombone
Steve Yarbro – Alto Sax
Darby Wolf – Keys/Organ
Chris Ball – Bass
Colin Jalbert – Drums
Tim Harrington – Percussion

Feb
14
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Feb 14 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 15 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Feb
15
Thu
Eran Troy Danner-solo acoustic
Feb 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Eran Troy Danner is a singer, guitarist and leader of one of Connecticut’s busiest bands. As someone who makes his living playing music day to day, he’s learned to adapt to many different venues – everything from fine dining restaurants to theaters and festivals throughout New England. Any venue big or small, Eran Troy Danner and his band are a perfect fit. Playing approximately 250+ shows a year for the past six years, he has built up a large following and brings a substantial increase in ticket sales opening for National Acts in large venues such as The Palace Theater in Waterbury, Ives Concert Park in Danbury and the Berlin Blues Festival. You’re guaranteed quality, professionalism and a performance you won’t forget.

Feb
16
Fri
Jeff Tuohy
Feb 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Jeff Tuohy is a Billboard Award-winning songwriter and rock musician based out of New York City. A “daring and multifaceted” performer, Jeff has shared bills with The Black Crowes, Rusted Root, Natasha Bedingfield,
Smash Mouth, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, and more. He has toured nationally across 41 states and his debut album, BREAKING DOWN THE SILENCE was featured on 120+ radio stations in North America and ranked a D.I.Y. Pick of Performing Songwriter magazine.

Hailed by Writer’s Bone as “one of the best up-and-coming songwriters in North America,” Tuohy melds classic rock, Red Dirt country, hip-hop, and R&B to produce “a high level of musicianship and pop songwriting expertise” (Amplifier Magazine) that has “a little bit of grit and a whole lot of soul” (Newport Mercury). He has headlined for thousands for over five years and counting as a fixture at the Mount Snow Brewfest, Stratton Mountain’s 4th of July Bash, The Chicken Box in Nantucket, and across New England and the downtown New York City music scene.

His most recent release, COCOON features the New Orleans-themed BOURBON STREET; soon to be heard on airwaves and outlets across the US. The sophomore album features performances by Lenny Pickett (SNL/Tower of Power), Terry Adams (NRBQ), and Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams and the Cardinals).

Known for his “mind-blowing rock vocals, combined with his electric stage presence,” when not on the road, Tuohy works nationally as an actor, having recently originated the role of Simon in the NJ and NYC premieres of the rock musical- The Twelve and Brad in Lovesick or Things That Don’t Happen at 59E59 Theaters.

Feb
17
Sat
Joe Moss and Lauren Mitchell
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 18 @ 12:00 am

Few blues performers walk the walk to the degree of Chicago based guitarist/bandleader Joe Moss. One of the hardest working performers on the scene today. Not just an imitator of the music’s glorious past, he strives to find his own sound and material within the styles he chooses to play. And the music world is taking notice. This year, Moss will have the honor of being inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. The band is tight, featuring some of Chicago’s finest blues musicians. A talented singer, writer, and guitarist, Joe is a consistent and entertaining performer with a monster groove.

A guitarist since the age of 10, Moss was given his passport into the blues world by Buddy Scott, who noticed Moss at a jam session at Rosa’s Blues Lounge in Chicago. Soon, Moss was playing seven nights a week as a member of Buddy’s Rib Tip band. Moss’ guitar skills quickly became notorious on the local scene and made him an in-demand sideman. In 1996 Joe started his own band and has recorded and toured constantly to date. Some of the people he had the pleasure of playing with include: Buddy Guy, Little Milton,Willy “Big Eyes” Smith, Lurrie Bell, Zora Young, Charles Wilson, Lil’ Smokey Smothers, Syl Johnson, Big Time Sarah, Barkin’ Bill Smith, Lefty Dizz, Magic Slim, A.C. Reed, Billy Branch,Walter Scott, Hollywood Scott, Mike Wheeler, James Wheeler and Little Mack Simmons. Joe has backed these artists all over the world.

2013 Inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame!

Feb
20
Tue
Alex2e
Feb 20 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

My name is Alex Tuohey (or Alex2e) and I’m here to explain what I’m about. To be honest, I was never a music kid growing up. I played sports my whole life and never took to music like some others did. At my high school it was seen as “uncool” and although I never thought that, I wanted to be on the jock side of the house.

Later on in life at the age of 23, a major surgery laid me up on the couch for 2 months and I hit a pretty low place in my personal life. I’m not much of a TV guy and always had a “bucket list” type thought that I’d like to learn to play guitar. So that’s what I did. Through watching countless YouTube videos and online lessons I begin to teach myself guitar and drive my parents and later roommates insane in the process. The hours turned into months that turned into years. At 24 I begin to try and sing. I worked my ass off at both and finally played my first live show at 25, accompanying a local recording artist as part of a duo. Now at 28, I play roughly 10-12 shows a month, in cities like Hartford, Boston, Burlington, NYC and Chicago. Eventually I would like to play across the country. Impossible? That’s for you to decide. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe anything is impossible. I plan to keep grinding, outworking and taking any opportunity to let my music be heard. Whether it’s in front of 100s of people or it’s just in “My Mother’s Bathroom”, I will ride this dream until I can’t anymore.
 
My new EP is named “My Mother’s Bathroom” because for awhile it was the only place that would let me play. The Talkboy you see me using (giving “Home Alone” nostalgia) is a logo I use because as a kid I would hold it up to the TV and radio to try and catch my favorite songs on a cassette tape. It’s an honor that you even took the time to read this far to get to know me a little better. Eventually, I’ll have much cooler stuff to put in here but for now I think this is a good starting point. I hope to meet you soon.

http://www.alex2e.com/

Feb
21
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Feb 21 @ 10:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Feb
22
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Feb 22 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Feb
23
Fri
Tommy Whalen & The Ragged Edge
Feb 23 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 24 @ 12:25 am

Tommy Whalen has excited audiences all over the world as lead guitarist and vocalist with Eight to the Bar, the renowned CT based swing/rhythm and blues band. Tommy, a Western Mass native, has opened for Ray Charles, Jefferson Starship, The Band, and Ronnie Earl to name a few… Is now making a name with his own project, “Tommy Whalen & The Ragged Edge”.

Known for his soulful vocals and masterful guitar playing, Tommy performs an eclectic mix of blues, rock, soul and funk. A veteran musician, Tommy is recognized throughout New England by fans and fellow musicians. His crowd-pleasing shows always have the audience dancing! The band plays an eclectic mix of Blues, Rock, Soul & Funk.

Feb
24
Sat
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Charismatic singer and guitarist Erin Harpe, along with her band the Delta Swingers, have become favorites around New England, with a growing fan base around the world. Their unique brand of dance music is rooted in vintage 1930’s Mississippi delta blues, then shaken and stirred with other genres like soul, funk, and reggae, evoking a wild southern juke joint where the whiskey and gin are flowing and everybody’s dancing.

Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers features Erin on vocals and lead guitar, backed by Jim Countryman on bass, Matt Charles on harmonica and Kendall Divoll on drums. Their critically acclaimed debut album Love Whip Blues (VizzTone) has been very well received, getting 4 stars in DownBeat Magazine, and airplay around the world including SeriusXM’s Bluesville!

Love Whip Blues is a refreshing, rootsy take on the blues, with songs about trains, hard luck and good luck, and of course (in the vein of Harpe’s other band, Lovewhip) shakin‘ your booty. Ten swinging tracks include four originals, Harpe’s take on songs by 1930’s blues artists, and a very unorthodox version of the classic John Prine song, “Angel From Montgomery”, famously recorded by Bonnie Raitt. Produced by Dave Gross (Candye Kane, Chris O’Leary, Albert Castiglia, Gina Sicilia) at Fat Rabbit Studios, the album shows off the band’s signature Charles River Delta Blues – their own country blues/roots/americana cocktail – including an appearance by guest star guitarist Bob Margolin (Muddy Waters band).

Feb
27
Tue
Brian Chicoine & Friends
Feb 27 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 28 @ 1:00 am

Brian is the lead singer for the band Truck Stop Troubadours. During his solo shows he performs familiar classics of all music genres. Alternative, folk, rock & plenty of traditional country!! Brian’s guests usually consist of several familiar names from the valley and round out the night of music, keeping all of the fans on their toes.

Feb
28
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Feb 28 @ 10:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 1:30 am

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT Any style music, original or cover songs welcome. No matter what instrument you play, come on down and jam. A house band is there for back up. If you’re in a band, are part of a band, or a soloist, come on down for a great night! | 10pm-1.30am

You can play any of our instruments as a participant. We provide the entire music equipment setup (we encourage people to bring their own drum sticks, guitars & bass, but it is not required). Anyone can sign up and then play away, no purchase required!

Our Open Mic is run a little differently than most other Open Mics. Each participant is able to sign up for his/her desired slot and then choose which of the house band musicians that they want backing their set. (ex: Joe signs up for 11pm-11.20pm. Joe plays acoustic guitar. Joe chooses to have the entire house band backing him on his entire set so he lets us know and we make it happen.) When we have that information it makes it easier to call everyone from the audience to get them up on the stage as quickly as possible so we keep the excitement in the air.

As a musician, this night of music is worth checking out and taking part in. Any and all musicians are welcome!

Listen through the archives: http://juanitamic.com

Mar
1
Thu
Robert Ashley Band
Mar 1 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

After 25+ years of performing with some of the best bands in the Northeast, Robert Ashley is striking out on his own with a solo acoustic project!

Mar
2
Fri
George Boone
Mar 2 @ 9:30 pm – Mar 3 @ 12:00 am

george_booneTHE GEORGE BOONE BLUES BAND
George Boone. From his suit and shiny black shoes, to his powerful vocals filled with raw emotion, this veteran musician will immerse you in a deep river of the blues.

George Boone began playing live on stage at the age of 12 in the greater New York area. He won the respect and accolades of the great players in the blues scene. He has graced the stage in the United States, Japan, and Europe, performing at international blues festivals, New York City clubs, concert halls and local dives. George Boone has shared the stage with legendary blues greats such as Albert King, Screaming Jay Hawkins and Johnny Copeland, to name a few.
George Boone, along with Raoul Bowman on five string bass, have toured and played together since they were teenagers, creating the rhythm and blues/jazz sound they are known for. George’s guitar whispers, then screams, with the steady funky bass behind him.

George’s album of original tunes, Stranger in my Hometown, is as down and dirty as it gets. From the autobiographical STRANGER IN MY HOMETOWN to the bad boy CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, this album covers a spectrum of styles, all George Boone. It becomes quite obvious that, as Matt Smith wrote in Metroland magazine “I think George Boone is one of the most amazing guys I’ve seen. He’s the real thing…”

A night with George Boone is an experience. Rocking out, dancing, crying the blues, George Boone is a lesson in what the blues are all about. George Boone lives the blues. George Boone is the blues.

Mar
3
Sat
Chris McDermott
Mar 3 @ 9:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 12:00 am

Chris McDermott is a very busy musician playing all over America, Europe, and the Caribbean for over 25 years. Posessing a truly unique rhythmic style he draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette. He is also one of the bravest and most energetic musicians you will ever experience live.
Playing solo or surrounding himself with some of the best international musicians in the world, Chris lives for that real “in the moment” exchange with his audience, his players and the vibrations created by all involved.
Chris McDermott is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer. Born in Delaware to British parents and based in Boston.
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Started out touring as sideman to many blues greats-
Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright, Toni Lynn Washington among others.

As band leader worked with some of the Best Jazz/Blues/Soul Players in the world-
Bernard Purdie, Clyde Stubblefield, Rakalaam Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Matthew Garrison,many more.
Released 5 albums. Produced and played on many more.
Former staff writer for Warner/Chappel publishing.
Part time instructor at Berklee College of Music.
Played the emerging artists stage at Woodstock ’99.
Most recent release “Radio Ghosts” is currently receiving airplay on over two hundred stations across U.S.A.

Mar
6
Tue
Alex2e
Mar 6 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

My name is Alex Tuohey (or Alex2e) and I’m here to explain what I’m about. To be honest, I was never a music kid growing up. I played sports my whole life and never took to music like some others did. At my high school it was seen as “uncool” and although I never thought that, I wanted to be on the jock side of the house.

Later on in life at the age of 23, a major surgery laid me up on the couch for 2 months and I hit a pretty low place in my personal life. I’m not much of a TV guy and always had a “bucket list” type thought that I’d like to learn to play guitar. So that’s what I did. Through watching countless YouTube videos and online lessons I begin to teach myself guitar and drive my parents and later roommates insane in the process. The hours turned into months that turned into years. At 24 I begin to try and sing. I worked my ass off at both and finally played my first live show at 25, accompanying a local recording artist as part of a duo. Now at 28, I play roughly 10-12 shows a month, in cities like Hartford, Boston, Burlington, NYC and Chicago. Eventually I would like to play across the country. Impossible? That’s for you to decide. As cliché as it sounds, I don’t believe anything is impossible. I plan to keep grinding, outworking and taking any opportunity to let my music be heard. Whether it’s in front of 100s of people or it’s just in “My Mother’s Bathroom”, I will ride this dream until I can’t anymore.
 
My new EP is named “My Mother’s Bathroom” because for awhile it was the only place that would let me play. The Talkboy you see me using (giving “Home Alone” nostalgia) is a logo I use because as a kid I would hold it up to the TV and radio to try and catch my favorite songs on a cassette tape. It’s an honor that you even took the time to read this far to get to know me a little better. Eventually, I’ll have much cooler stuff to put in here but for now I think this is a good starting point. I hope to meet you soon.

http://www.alex2e.com/

Mar
8
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Mar 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

Looking for something truly unique? New England’s award winning live band karaoke show can make you and your guests honorary rock stars for the night. Choose from over 500 songs on the band’s list and get on stage like a rock star! Just you, the microphone, and the band.

Mar
9
Fri
The Willie J. Laws Band
Mar 9 @ 9:30 pm – 11:50 pm

www.williejlawsband.com
www.facebook.com/williejlawsband

The Willie J Laws Band sound is rooted in deep Texas Roots Music, add some Funk, and Jazz influenced bass patterns, and the influence of various Afro-Caribbean centric drum beats, all tempered with a groove from Motown, Memphis or Muscle Shoals, New Orleans or Houston, Cincinnati or Los Angeles. The sound is traditional African-American music with a unique twist, skillfully played and performed. The Willie J Laws Band is winner of the Mass Blues Society Challenge 2011, Semi-finalist at the International Blues Competition 2012 and Beale St Kings Awards. A two time nominee for New England Music Award – Best Blues Act 2015 and 2016, 2015 Nominee for Boston Music Award – Best Blues Act 2015. Come see what some are calling the “Real Deal”. Come see “The Prophet of Funky Texas Music”.

Mar
10
Sat
Cheryl Arena
Mar 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Cheryl sizzles with excitement as she mesmerizes audiences with her sultry voice and powerhouse energy. She is a triple threat- a great songwriter, vocalist and blows harp like there’s no tomorrow…

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, she began playing harmonica and immersing herself into the Blues in 1987. Boston was an inspiring place to be as she was surrounded by so many talented harmonica and horn players. Her earliest childhood memories relating to music were listening and singing along with her mother’s Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday records. Her true passion though was in learning to play an instrument so at age 8 her grandmother set her up with accordion lessons..not exactly what she had in mind, but it was a start and lead to playing other instruments like guitar and bass guitar, and eventually finding the one instrument that truly resonated with her…the harmonica. She knew this was her calling so she went looking for a job that she could support herself while at the same time focusing on practicing harmonica…that job was driving limos.

For the next 4 years she spent most of her time behind the wheel of a big black stretch practicing her harp while waiting for clients. Almost immediately she was out testing the waters at jam sessions around town and within a year or so she had established her own Blue Monday Night Jam at Wally’s Cafe in the south end of Boston, a stone’s throw from Berklee College of Music, which she ran for 3 years… By then it was time to quit the limo job and go full time as a musician which she has been doing since 1991.

Her next project was holding a steady Tuesday night gig which ran for 6 years at the Marketplace Cafe in the Historical Fanueil Hall…this was different than a jam..it was more like an invitational jam where the house band changed every week and featured different guest artists. This was by far some of the best schooling she could have ever had, playing with some of the most talented local, regional and at times national artists that would come through town who had heard about the “scene” at the Marketplace. But alas the place got sold and that was the end of that…next stop…the road. Since then Cheryl has been touring regionally, nationally and internationally.

She has recorded on several cds with her most recent one, being her 1st solo effort, “Blues Got Me” including 7 original songs, backed by a stellar 7 piece band and produced by Duke Robillard, who also plays on a few cuts.

In 2001 Cheryl started sharing her gift and passion with others teaching harmonica lessons privately and to groups. In 2007 Jason Ricci introduced her to Jon Gindick who was holding one of his harmonica jam camps in Dallas TX. It wasn’t long before she got the call from Jon to teach at his next camp which was being held in Tampa Florida later that same year.

Cheryl now teaches at 4 camps a year, 3 of which are held in the “Heart of the Delta” in Clarksdale, Mississippi at The Shack Up Inn and one to be in Ventura California.

The harmonica has brought her to many exotic places and afforded her a wealth of wonderful experiences! So whether it’s on a big festival stage fronting her own band, playing an acoustic duo in some cozy little wine bar, singing and playing with a 20 piece orchestra in Dallas TX, touring around Italy, being a side person in someone else’s band, giving harmonica lessons on Skype or teaching at Jon Gindick’s Jam camps, Cheryl’s beloved pocket pal is always close to her side ready for the next musical adventure!