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Jun
14
Thu
Bobby Messano
Jun 14 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 15 @ 12:00 am

If you’ve never heard of Bobby Messano, he was born in New Jersey very close to New York City.He grew up in a time when a young guitarist could work hard, learn his craft and maybe become a guitar hero…(or at least play on a record or two) His main influences as a young guitarist were Jeff Beck,BB King,Eric Clapton,Duane Allman and Jimi Hendrix. He also listened to as much Beatles and R&B as he could get his hands on.Bobby played in NJ club bands from the time that he was fourteen years old, and by the mid seventies, he had become rather well known in the North Jersey area.His first big break came when Craig Leon and Seymour Stein of now famous Sire Records tried to sign him to a solo deal.
Being young and maybe a lot scared, he graciously declined the offer and waited to fade into oblivion, despite his yearning to become a famous guitarist. By a strange quirk of fate (or maybe because someone was desperate) he received a call a few months later from John Scher’s office. John was a well known promoter in the NJ/NY metropolitan area. A band that John managed, named Stanky Brown (yes an odd name-BUT A GREAT BAND AND THEY WERE ON THE RADIO!) were in need of a lead guitarist and singer. Bobby auditioned,got the gig, and went immediately on the road opening for the #1 band of the moment,KANSAS. Bobby stayed with Stanky Brown, recording a single and an album. They toured constantly opening for The Allman Brothers,Outlaws,Boston,Beach Boys Steve Miller…you name it. After his stint with SB, he then joined the band STARZ, who were already a world famous band. He recorded the now infamous Coliseum Rock with them and continued to tour opening for RUSH, TED NUGENT,STYX and others. After STARZ breakup, Bobby settled into the session, scene playing on many records including BENNY MARDONES’ “INTO THE NIGHT”..
His musical resume’ included time with Tycoon,Ellen Foley and Suzanne Fellini.He then joined FRANKE & THE KNOCKOUTS who were just coming off two Top Ten singles. With the KO’s he played headlining shows and opened for Toto,The Beach Boys and many more. Bobby also continued his session work in New York recording with Clarence Clemmons and playing on many of the fledgling MTV jingles and drops including “THE BASEMENT TAPES” theme. In between all of this he took six months to do a European/UK tour with one of his heroes….STEVE WINWOOD. It was an amazing time for the young NJ guitarist. He met many famous musician’s including another hero…ERIC CLAPTON. Over the course of the next five years, Bobby played on dozens of records. Fiona, Joe Lynn Turner, Robey….even David Hasselhoff….he even ghosted on some records that will of course remain nameless. NYC was a great place to be a musician.In 1987, Bobby won the coveted spot on LOU GRAMM’S solo tour supporting his hit “MIDNIGHT BLUE”. He toured the States,Puerto Rico and Germany in the summer of ‘87 with Lou and band.
In 1989 Bobby released the self titled “MESSANO” CD on Relativity/Strategic/CBS Records.The CD garnered amazing reviews (Four KKKK’s in Kerrang) and lots of airplay and to this day it comes up in many Top 50 lists for ‘80’s AOR Classics. In 1990 while on a tour of Germany with Polygram artist ROBIN BECK, he made a decision that he wanted to put a band together doing Blues,Funk and Traditional Blues songs.In 1992 Bobby Messano & NBO was born. Through many personnel and personal changes,Bobby and his crew traveled hundreds of thousands of miles playing over 2500 shows between 1992 and 1999. In 1997 he recorded his second critically acclaimed solo CD…DOMINION ROADS. The CD was released on Ichiban/EMI Records, which went bankrupt shortly after it’s release. The collapse of the label left many excellent artists stranded. Between 1999 and 2002,Bobby searched for a label to re-release DOMINION ROADS and moved from Virginia Beach to Nashville. He also became one of the Blues Rock stars on the fledgling MP3.COM staying at # 1 for 6 months. In 2002, DOMINION ROADS found a new home with Fishhead Records in Cleveland. The renamed,remastered and repackaged DR came out as HOLDIN’ GROUND and garnered a First Round Grammy Nomination and rave reviews World Wide from Blues Radio and the Blues Press.
Bobby lived in Nashville for 9 years, with a short and not so sweet stint in Southwest Florida. He continued to write,produce and play and toured out of Nashville with MCA artist Alecia Elliot, and Number One charting artists Steve Holy, Rodney Atkins and Jimmy Wayne. Bobby also continued doing acoustic and electric dates both solo and with his band. In 2006 he co-Produced the new Shadows of Knight CD, “A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER” and went on the road supporting it on the “LITTLE STEVEN UNDERGROUND GARAGE BAND TOUR”. In 2007, for the first time in nearly 20 years, Bobby relocated to the NYC/NJ area after the passing of his father. 2008 was an exciting year with the re-release of his critically acclaimed 1989 tour de force Rock CD “MESSANO” . Succesful supporting shows in Las Vegas and The Rocklahoma Festival followed as well as some Headlining and co-headling (Fabulous T-Birds) shows and festivals. In 2008 Bobby also finished his follow up to “HOLDIN’ GROUND” , “TRIALS TRAUMAS TRIBULATIONS AND DEMOS” which contained new tracks, demos and songs that were written for TV and other artists, most unreleased. It was released in January 2009 on ITunes,Amazon MP3 and Rhapsody. Bobby spent 2009 on the road supporting TTT&D. 2010 began with Bobby signing to Wayne Brook’s Chicago based BLUES ISLAND organization, and his first LIVE CD, “LIVE IN MADISON” was released on March 12,2010.

Jun
15
Fri
Mike Law Birthday Bash
Jun 15 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Mike Law Birthday Bash-4 Bands and more ! Ryan Hartt/Carl Ricci/Jr Krauss/Night Train and many special guests sitting in.

Jun
16
Sat
Professor Harp
Jun 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Professor Harp, born in Boston, Ma, 1951— main vocal influences: Muddy Waters and Magic Sam. Main harmonica influences: George Harmonica Smith, Little and Big Walter. Forte–Texas-style Blues, R&B and Gulf-Coast Rock N Roll.

Jun
19
Tue
Alex Rohan
Jun 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

The creativity of music is what continues to change me as a person! Listen and share!

Jun
20
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jun 20 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 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

Jun
21
Thu
The Big Sway
Jun 21 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 12:00 am

The Big Sway is a hard hitting experiment in funky, groove-based rhythms, delivered with the urgency and DIY energy of punk rock.

Featuring Mike Grenier on drums, and founding front-men, Joe MacFadzen on bass and Tim Zucco on guitar, The Big Sway is wild and experimental rock’n’roll, intended to inspire movement, mischief, mayhem, and pure reckless fun in their live show.

Since the band’s conception in the summer of 2007, The Big Sway has released two EPs, played countless shows throughout the New England area, worked their way onto the local festival scene, wrote, directed, and released an official music video, and continued to build a reputation for themselves as hard-working, hard-playing and hard-partying purveyors of rock’n’roll.

With their two releases, 2011’s “The Cheese EP”, and 2012’s “GODDAMN!” under their belts, The Big Sway is currently looking ahead at their first full-length record, and playing bigger and better shows all the time. Keep up with The Big Sway at www.thebigsway.com, or on your favorite social media websites!

Jun
22
Fri
George T. Gregory Band
Jun 22 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm

delighting audiences from New England to the San Francisco Bay Area for many years with his modern mix of original and cover songs in R & B, Electric Blues, Motown, Pop Jazz, and New Orleans style rock and roll. His band provides a flavorful mix of music that makes everyone get up and dance.
As a member of the James Cotton Blues Band from Chicago, George did three U.S. tours and two Canadian tours. Along with his friend, Matt “Guitar” Murphy of the Blues Brothers, George was a featured soloist on the blues great’s last album for Buddah Records, entitled, “The James Cotton Band Live and On the Move”. The band appeared in major concerts with acts such as Steve Miller, Marshal Tucker, Johnny Winter, Poco, Savoy Brown and headlined at the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festival.

George left the James Cotton Band and formed one of the most successful club bands on the East Coast. The George T. Gregory Band headlined many of the same clubs as The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Roomful of Blues, The Nighthawks, and The Fabulous Rhinestones.
The George T. Gregory Band appeared in concert with Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Little River Band, Pappa John Creech, The Chambers Brothers, Elvin Bishop, Climax Blues Band, The Fabulous Rhinestones, NRBQ, John Lee Hooker, Hugh Masekela and many others.

While in New England, George was also an original member of the Shaboo Allstars, a band formed by vocalist David “Lefty” Foster, featuring many of the top musicians who appeared at his night club, the Shaboo Inn. The band included Matt Murphy, guitarist of the Blues Brothers, James Cotton and Howlin Wolf; Harvey Brooks of Electric Flagg and The Fabulous Rhinestones on bass; Jack Scarangello, drummer with Stevie Wonder; and, Shelton Laster, organist for jazz guitar great, Grant Green and Jeff Pevar guitarist for Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, Ricki Lee Jones, David Crosby and many more.

George moved to the San Francisco Bay area, signed with Blue Devil Records, and released, “After Hours”, his first solo recording. It was during this time that he began to appear in Salt Lake City with the Tempo Timers. The performances included being the featured artist on the live radio show from the Dead Goat Saloon and appearances at the Zephyr in SLC, Steeps in Park City and other venues.
While living in San Francisco, George performed with his own band and also appeared on shows with Malo; Jimmy Pugh, keyboardist with the Robert Cray Band; Mike Osbourne, guitarist for John Lee Hooker; Michelle Bastian of Big Brother and the Holding Company; and, recording sessions for David Frieberg of the Quick Silver Messenger Service.

George was on the Board of Directors for the Bay Area N.A.R.A.S. (Grammy Awards) Chapter, serving for two years as the conductor for the all-star band at the Chapter’s Grammy Awards Banquet.
Since moving to Utah in 2006, George has appeared with Harry Lee and the Back Alley Blues Band, the Sensations, Shades and Souled Out, a band he formed with keyboardist Kelly Brown.

Jun
23
Sat
Sara Ashleigh Band
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Sara Ashleigh Band pays homage to some of the best blues, rock, and country artists of our time. Sara Ashleigh got her start with the bluegrass band “Haydaze” and went on to play with “Blues for President”, “Push the Blues”, and her current incarnation, “The Sara Ashleigh Band”. Her influences include Susan Tedeschi, Grace Potter, Bonnie raitt, and Nina Simone to name a few. She has opened for national acts such as Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) and Charlie Farren (Joe Perry Project and Farenheit), as well as regional acts like Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood

Jun
26
Tue
Kyle Langlois
Jun 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Kyle Langlois is a young, aspiring musician from Western MA. He is currently a Sophomore at Berklee College of Music in Boston where he is majoring in Music Performance on Guitar. Kyle is the bass vocalist for On The Vox, one of Berklee’s premier a cappella groups, and a Student Ambassador, representing Berklee at events on campus and around the country.

In high school, Kyle played bass clarinet in the Honors Wind Ensemble, guitar and tenor sax in the Jazz Bands, and sang in the Honors Camerata Choir. He is also classically trained in piano.

Kyle first performed on stage at age 7 in the Dan Kane Singers’ Christmas Show, with a solo performance before an audience of 5,000. He began his formal music instruction that same year and spent the next 10 years studying piano, guitar, bass clarinet and voice.

In 2015, Kyle played bass clarinet in the MMEA District Orchestra and went on to earn the principal seat in the All-State Orchestra, performing at Boston’s Symphony Hall. He was awarded scholarships to the UMass Jazz in July program and Berklee College of Music’s 5-week Summer Music Program. He also won First Place in the Majestic Theater’s 2015 Season Open Mic Night.

In 2016, Kyle earned the principle chair on bass clarinet in the MMEA District Band as well as a seat in the All-State Symphonic Band. He was one of 20 top students from the Berklee Summer Music Program to earn a four year scholarship.

In January 2017, Kyle was nominated by the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to represent Massachusetts as a candidate for the U. S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of only two students nominated from Hampden County in Massachusetts. Presidential Scholars are selected for outstanding performance in academics, leadership and community service ​along with exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts.

In May, Kyle was awarded the 2017 Louis Armstrong Jazz Award, which recognizes one high school senior for outstanding musical achievement in the area of jazz and an incredible dedication to their high school jazz program. He also received the Massachusetts Music Education Association’s Western District Scholarship and the Albert J. Mastroianni Scholarship, awarded to a student who has a strong work ethic, good character, involvement in community service and plans to further their achievements in the musical arts.

Kyle enjoys playing a variety of pop/rock hits on guitar, piano and mandolin at local venues, private parties and charitable events. He continuously strives to improve his musical abilities, spending most of his free time practicing when not performing. Kyle looks forward to pursuing a career in what he ​loves most, making music.

Jun
27
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 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

Jun
28
Thu
Lady Lupine
Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Lady Lupine is a Boston based soul and rock band that delivers thrilling performances of originals and covers. Their sound is a unique blend of poignant lyrics, robust rhythms and alluring melodies. Drawing inspiration from artists like Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Vulfpeck and Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings; Lady Lupine creates an engaging experience while cultivating visceral connections through sound.

Jun
29
Fri
Night Train
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:15 am

Night Train is a main stay of the New England blues and roots music scene for going on 15 years. Based out of dirty Worcester, Night Train is made up of a caravan of refugees from a host of Nee England bands that get together to frequently travel slightly different roads than their normal gigs. Night Train features Jeff “JB” Berg on guitar and vocals, Tim Brown on drums, and Mike Law on bass. In addition you can almost always expect a special guest or two along for the ride.

Jun
30
Sat
The Love Dogs
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

The Love Dogs’ Recipe For The Blues

Take one red-hot horn section – we’re talkin’ alto, tenor, baritone saxes and trombone – down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called “the best in the business”, and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around. Season with a few years on the road tearing up juke joints, festivals and concert halls across the U.S. and Canada and on both sides of the Atlantic. Sound tasty? It’s a recipe for music and mayhem, for intensity and irreverence; it’s THE LOVE DOGS.

Based out of Boston, this hard swinging septet just celebrated its 20th year wowing audiences and critics alike with their combination of great musicianship and pure fun. The Dogs combine elements of jump blues, New Orleans R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll into their own powerhouse sound. You can hear it loud and clear on their three Tone-Cool cds “I’m Yo Dog” (1996), “Heavy Petting” (1998) and “New Tricks” (2000). Many of the cuts from these three discs have been blues radio favorites, several of the Dogs’ signature original songs have been used in feature films and on television, and one has even been sampled for use on the upcoming Run-DMC cd!

But as much fun as the Dogs’ studio discs are, it’s nothing compared to seeing them live. FMQB magazine called Love Dogs’ concerts “the stuff of legend” where “soulful vocals, killer grooves, spontaneity and pure entertainment play equal parts”. With their newest cd “Live And On Fire” The Love Dogs have finally captured the unbridled energy of their live show on disc. Far from a live retread of previously recorded tunes, “Live And On Fire” features ten brand new tracks captured live on a summer weekend at the famous Sea Note nightclub on the outskirts of Boston.

“It’s important to us to have fun, and sometimes even we don’t know what we’re gonna do next.” says lead vocalist and songwriter EDDIE “DUATO” SCHEER, a former sideman of R&B legend Johnny Adams. “We have a lot of humor in our music, and we love to surprise each other and make each other laugh. When a crowd can see that, it becomes contagious. Pretty soon they’re giving us back as much energy as we’re putting out, and the whole thing keeps escalating. We call it the ‘tribal love vibe'”.

Featuring some of the Northeast’s best players, it’s impossible not to notice the high level of musicianship in this band. “We’re all lifetime fans of blues, jazz, and R&B, and we all have a real reverence for the music. Part of what makes this band special is that we really play together as a unit, and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The band’s lineup consists of SCHEER, ALIZON LISSANCE (keyboards, vocals), MYANNA (alto/tenor sax, vocals), GLENN SHAMBROOM (guitar, baritone sax), RANDY BRAMWELL (bass, vocals), STEVE BROWN (drums, vocals), along with part time Dogs MARIO PERRETT (tenor sax/vocals), MARK PAQUIN (tenor sax, trombone) and old friend “SAX” GORDON BEADLE (tenor and baritone sax).

Voted “Best New England Band” by Blues Audience magazine, the Dogs are Part Rat Pack party, part 20th century musical encyclopedia, and part revival meeting. The New York Post says “Even though the music could make Leonardo’s David dance, it’s the songwriting that separates these dogs from the rest of the pack” and Blues Review agrees “If there were a Superbowl for crowd pleasing rhythm & blues, a photo of The Love Dogs would be on every Wheaties box in America.” Scheer sums it up by saying “If this band doesn’t put a smile on your face, check your pulse because you just might be dead.”

– See more at: http://www.thelovedogs.com/band_bio/#sthash.v8YOZ9aD.dpuf

Jul
3
Tue
Eric French
Jul 3 @ 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.

Jul
4
Wed
Closed for the Holiday
Jul 4 all-day
Jul
5
Thu
Buddy McEarns
Jul 5 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Imagine an olde-west swang thang electrified and brought forward in time so that the end result would be both new and nostalgic, garage-y loose and respectful of tradition, all at the same time. The guy’s style is unique and engaging.

Jul
6
Fri
Lil Big
Jul 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Local Band. Original songs, classic rock covers, today’s hits.

Jul
7
Sat
Cold Shot
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 8 @ 12:00 am

Hailing from Chicopee, Cold Shot gives tribute to yesterday’s and today’s best blues and classic rock.

Band members:
Vinnie Pagano ( guitar and vocals)
Zach Pine (drums and vocals)
Jeff Fortier (Bass)

Jul
10
Tue
Alex2e
Jul 10 @ 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/

Jul
11
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jul 11 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 12 @ 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

Jul
12
Thu
The Kings
Jul 12 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 13 @ 1:00 am
Jul
13
Fri
When you got the Blues
Jul 13 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 14 @ 12:00 am
Jul
14
Sat
GA-20 featuring Matthew Stubbs.
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

GA-20 is a brand new heavy/traditional blues from Boston MA . The band features Matthew Stubbs (Charlie Musselwhite band, Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas)-Guitar & Pat Faherty- Guitar & Vocals.

Jul
17
Tue
Adam Buynicki
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 12:00 am

Current vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Buynicki, Buynicki, Stroetzel & Deis.

I’ve been playing in bands and touring the country for the past 10 years of my life.

Playing popular cover songs ranging from rock and country to dance and pop.

Jul
21
Sat
Shakedown (CTs premier Grateful Dead Tribute band)
Jul 21 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 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.

Jul
24
Tue
Wattle and Daub
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

When Wattle & Daub come to the stage, their genuine affection and humor are infectious. Whether it’s Susan rolling her eyes at one of Tim’s awkward chord changes or their knowing glances at each other during a love song, their goal is to get their listeners involved in the music, and yes, that often means a hearty invitation to sing along with them.
Their name comes from a centuries old construction method. In describing how they decided on the name during a road trip, they wrote:
“We saw this country and its beauty. We thought of how immigrants from all over the world, of different races and different beliefs have come to help build this nation, to weave it together, to strengthen it. We thought of how our own relationship is growing and weaving together. We believe in the country and in each other. We are making music. We are building our lives. We want the nation to grow. We think the process is simple. All we need is some Wattle & Daub.”
Susan and Tim Mocarski met in the fall of 2013 at an open mic in Kenosha, Wisconsin where Tim was performing. A few months later, they sang their first song together, and they’ve been singing and writing songs together ever since. Married in the fall of 2016, they are devoted to keeping the folk music tradition alive and encouraging their audiences to sing along. Struggles and Love, is their first album.

Jul
25
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Jul 25 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 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

Jul
26
Thu
Sean Chambers
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

“Guitarist Chambers achieves the distinctly American blues/soul/country/rock sound that the Stones used to aspire to long ago.” – Jerry Shriver, USA TODAY

Florida born Sean Chambers toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader from 1998-2003. Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.” After his tenure with Sumlin, he performed on his own, and in 2003 was asked to headline the prestigious Maryport Blues Festival.
In 2004, shortly after his second CD release, Sean was forced to relocate when his home in Florida was struck by two of the major hurricanes that hit the state, and flooded out his home. In 2009, Chambers went back into the studio to record what would be his most critically-acclaimed album to date, Ten Til Midnight.

When Ten Til Midnight was released in October, 2009, it garnered rave reviews and also appeared on the Living Blues chart for the first three months after its release. It received steady airplay in 45 states around the U.S, as well as many markets overseas. The title cut was featured on “The House of Blues Radio Hour” as a “Blues Breaker;” and the album also generated significant airplay on Sirius/XM Radio’s blues channel as a “Pick to Click.”
The Sean Chambers Band released Live from the Long Island Blues Warehouse in 2011, which featured 10 tracks of mostly originals, along with Sean’s distinctively searing takes on “Full Moon on Main Street,” a highlight song from an early album by The Kinsey Report; as well as a blistering version of Elmore James’ “Dust My Broom,” which recalls Johnny Winter in its approach.

www.seanchambers.com

Jul
27
Fri
Vitamin B-3
Jul 27 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 28 @ 12:00 am

Organic Soul and free-range Funk! Vitamin B-3 brings a Blues & Soul slant to the traditional organ trio.

Jul
28
Sat
Arno and the Low Down
Jul 28 @ 9:00 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!

Jul
31
Tue
Gerry Moss
Jul 31 @ 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!

Aug
1
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 2 @ 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

Aug
2
Thu
Sunshine Brothers Inc.
Aug 2 @ 9:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Among the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, Sunshine Brothers Inc. create their own ‘psych surf synth sunshine pop’. For the Sunshine Brothers, four young friend-boys pursuing bachelor degrees, music was once a bedroom-based, dream-like escape from tedium, but is now an ever-growing lifestyle. While their culture is certainly no-frills and fast paced, it is undeniably sunny, and committed to the principles of uninhibited fun.

The sunshine brothers are comprised of Jake Weissman, John Disabito, Charles Vadala and Niall McCarthy. Since the release of their debut EP in the Fall of 2017, the brothers have been building a name for themselves in basements, bars, colleges and reputable venues in the Northeast. Their music has been featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly, BIRP.fm, Mystic Sons, Vanyaland, Earbuddy, The Valley Advocate and other music publications within the last year, and they are currently working on their second project, set to be released in the summer of 2018. This project is led by their single “In Your Dreams”, released in May of 2018.

Aug
3
Fri
Johnny Marino and Blueshead
Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Blues party meal served with style

Aug
4
Sat
61 Ghosts
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

BAND BIO
Joe Mazzari and Dixie Deadwood, a cutting-edge duo, draw upon their own personal musical influences, their combined passion and need to create a style of music all their own — one that’s influenced by New York’s urban streets and the restless spirits of the Mississippi Hills. Each had honed their own sound through years on the road: Mazzari with his poignant lyrics, melodies and rock guitar, Dixie with her bare-knuckled approach to drumming. Together, Joe and Dixie mix steamy grooves, razor-sharp dynamics and high energy to create what they refer to as Alternative Blues. Joe Mazzari fronted The Daughters, Two Saints, Jacknife Beat, and the Joe Mazzari Band. He also recorded and toured with Johnny Thunders of the NY Dolls and the Heartbreakers fame for three years, and appeared on three of Johnny’s albums. Joe recorded with legendary producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Traffic, and Motorhead) and John Peel of the BBC. Dixie D. (Clarksdale,MS) joined the hill country blues band All Night Long, becoming a recognized interpreter of deep Mississippi blues. She then toured Europe as the longtime drummer for blues legend Leo “Bud” Welch at over 20 blues festivals in Europe and the US. She was featured in “Late Blossom Blues-The Leo “Bud” Welch Documentary”.

Aug
7
Tue
Alex2e
Aug 7 @ 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/

Aug
8
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Aug 8 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 9 @ 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

Aug
9
Thu
Rockin Johnny Burgin
Aug 9 @ 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

Rockin Johnny Burgin is one of the hardest touring and well recognized traditional Chicago blues guitarists and singers today. Since his start in the 90s on Chicago’s West Side with blues singer Taildragger, he has become a leading blues attraction throughout the United States and Europe. He’s been featured in major media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, WGN’s After Hours with Rick Kogan, The Illinois Times, and KPFA’s Blues by the Bay. Rockin Johnny is a Delmark recording artist with 7 CDs to his credit, including his latest critically acclaimed release, “Neoprene Fedora”, of which David Mac of Blues Junction said, “Everything is thrown into this ambitious ocean of ideas.. On Neoprene Fedora the contemporary and traditional drink out of the same glass– my highest recommendation “. Johnny currently does close to 250 shows a year worldwide. He is also in demand as a session player and has recorded with many blues greats including Billy Boy Arnold, Taildragger, Paul DeLay, Jimmy Burns, Andre Williams, Eddie Taylor Jr., Jimmy Lee Robinson and others.

Johnny Burgin grew up in Starkville MS and Greenville SC, and while he was still in high school, he got to see many touring blues bands such as Guitar Jr, Gatemouth Brown and Eddie Clearwater. His father was an actor and folk musician and taught him the basics on guitar. He went to University of Chicago with the intention of becoming a writer, but a different path unfolded and he fell headfirst into the Chicago blues scene. After learning from the masters by touring with such artists as Pinetop Perkins and Howlin’ Wolf drummer Sam Lay, he put his own band together. Things started happening fast after The Rockin Johnny Band (with guest vocalist Jimmy Burns) took a Monday night residency at the Smoke Daddy in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Their original, energetic approach made them a strong local draw week after week and year after year. The atmosphere the band generated was so electric that the prestigious local label Delmark Records offered them a contract after hearing just one set.

Since those days, Johnny played the Chicago blues festival many times, toured Europe regularly, and has headlined festivals all over the US. Over the years, he has developed from a blues guitar slinger and local blues hero into a fully fledged singer, harmonica player, a dynamic and engaging bandleader, and a mature, seasoned guitarist. One look at Johnny’s tour schedule confirms his status as an in-demand blues performer. Rockin Johnny also plays solo and duo shows, has a great West Coast Meets Chicago package with rising harmonica star Aki Kumar, and does guitar and blues workshops worldwide. He puts on the kind of satisfying and exciting show that only years of touring can develop. Elmore magazine remarked on Johnny’s “commanding vocals and stinging guitar”, but Elvin Bishop may have said it best: “his guitar style is raw and rude and real—on the vocal side, a nice original style–he’s damn good!”

Aug
10
Fri
Toni Lynn Washington
Aug 10 @ 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!

Aug
11
Sat
Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 12:00 am

Jeff Pitchell is an internationally acclaimed dynamic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Jeff achieved national recognition when his last CD, Heavy Hitter (Pyramid Records/EMI) reached #7 on the Billboard Charts, selling more CDs than Delbert McClinton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnny Lee Hooker & Muddy Waters. Jeff has recorded with such greats as Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, james Cotton and Clarence Clemons. Jeff received international recognition when he toured Europe and then was asked to join the Commitments as a special guest

Texas Flood consists of Jimmie Biggins on sax (formerly with James Taylor and The Temptations), Marty Richards on drums (drummer for J Geils Band, Joe Perry’s Band, and Peter Wolf’s Band), Dave Natale on bass, Dan Fontanella B3 Organ. These seasoned musicians unite to bring a high energy mix of Rhythm and Blues, Rock Soul, Pop and funky Texas Blues.

The Jeffettes 4-piece vocal harmony group consists of Linda Ransom, Theresa Wright, Diane Cooke and Carolyn Hawkins. They have performed for 25 years with various Gospel and jazz groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. Their soulful harmonies are truly amazing and their lead vocals are breathtaking.

Together, this accomplished group of musicians will entertain you with their hard driving brand of thunder and lightning blues, rock, funk, and soul music.

Jeff Pitchell is an international recording artist, and an award winning singer, guitarist, songwriter and actor. Jeff was recently chosen by the Boston Red Sox to sing “God Bless America” to a sold out Fenway Park and nationwide TV and radio audience. Jeff has had such musical greats as Charles Neville, J Geils, Rick Derringer, Dave Mason, James Cotton, Clarence Clemons play on his CDs and “dueled” with Dickey Betts founding member of the “Allman Brothers”, and also performed with Peter Tork of the Monkees, Simon Kirke of Bad Company, Tommy Shannon (SRV’s bass player) and recently returned from a tour of Europe. Jeff has performed in the Caribbean and was a special guest of The Commitments in a United States/Canadian tour and debuted as an actor in a movie entitled “Cathedral Pines.” Jeff has now written songs w/Acadmy Award winner Jeff Silbar, ” Wind Beneathe my Wings”, and at the request of James Woods, Oscar and Academy award nominee…has written songs for a new script for a movie entitled “American Girl.” Jeff had this CD to released by Vizztone which is entitled American Girl produced by David Z and features J Geils, Rock Hall of Fame nominee, as a special guest…

Aug
14
Tue
Adam Buynicki
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 12:00 am

Current vocalist and guitarist of the rock band Buynicki, Buynicki, Stroetzel & Deis.

I’ve been playing in bands and touring the country for the past 10 years of my life.

Playing popular cover songs ranging from rock and country to dance and pop.

Aug
15
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Aug 15 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 16 @ 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

Aug
16
Thu
The Rightly So
Aug 16 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

New York based The Rightly So have arrived with a refreshing, memorable, soulful blend of Americana music.

Consisting of Greg Zeis and Jess Chizuk, The Rightly So might be delivering their self-titled debut but neither member is a rookie to the music scene.

Jess has received several songwriting awards including the 2014 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Songwriting Competition. She was winner in the Folk category at the Smoky Mountain Songwriting Festival Songwriting Contest, a semi-finalist in the 2015 Songwriter’s Serenade Contest in Moravia, Texas, and a top five
finalist in the singer/songwriter category of the Great American Song Contest.

Greg has spent his years performing with prominent Upstate New York bands including Zeis & the Muckrakers, who won the 2014 Best New Band Award Award from the All WNY Music Awards.

With their powers combined, Jess and Greg create sweet sounding, soul lifting, enjoyment inducing songs that will grab the attention of anyone who loves singer/songwriters, folk or Americana music…or all of the above.

This power duo is going places. Keep your eyes and ears on The Rightly So. I know I will.

Aug
17
Fri
Johnny Rawls
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Johnny Rawls was born in Columbia, Mississippi in 1951 and raised in Purvis and Gulfport, Mississippi.

He acquired an early interest in music when hearing his grandfather play the blues guitar one Christmas morning.
He began playing professionally while still in high school with such stars as ZZ Hill, Little Johnny Taylor, Joe Tex and the Sweet Inspirations. In the mid-70’s, Johnny went to work for OV Wright as Wright’s band director. After Wright’s death in 1980, Johnny led Little Johnny Taylor’s band until 1985, when he began touring as a solo artist and made his first solo recording under the Rainbow label.

Recording under Touch Records, Rooster Blues , Rock House, Reach and JSP Records, Johnny has done it all from producing, songwriting, horn arranging, Rhythm, Lead and Bass guitar, keyboard, vocals and background vocals. Johnny started his own record company, Deep South Soul, in 2002 and has released his CD’s Lucky Man , Live in Montana , and The Best of Johnny Rawls . His newest CD entitled Heart and Soul was released in October 2006 and has been nominated for “Best Soul Blues Album of the Year (2007)” by the Blues Foundation . No Boundaries was released under the TopCat, Catfood and Deep South Soul labels in 2005.

Johnny has appeared on the cover of the April 2002 Living Blues Magazine and has been nominated four times for the W.C. Handy Award. His most recent award came from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame for RB Male Vocalist of the Year 2006.

Johnny has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival twice, The Russian River Blues Festival, The King Biscuit Blues Festival, The Portland Waterfront Blues Festival, Poconos, as well as festivals in Sweden and Poland. He tours constantly, playing well over 200 dates a year. He can also be heard on XM radio’s Bluesville. Whether he is playing in a small club or a large blues festival, Johnny gives it his all and the crowds love him!

In 2008, Johnny released Red Cadillac which charted at #1 on the Living Blues radio chart. He was nominated for Best Male Soul Blues Artist and Best Soul Blues Album by the Blues Foundation. He won the Critics Award for Best Album of the Year by Living Blues Magazine.

Ace of Spades was released in 2009 and charted at #4 and remained in the top 20 for three months. Johnny won Best Soul Blues Album of the Year and was nominated for Best Male Soul Blues Artist of the Year by the Blues Foundation. In addition, Johnny was honored with a Blues Trail Marker located at the original site of the Hi Hat Club in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He shares the plaque with soul blues legends Tyrone Davis and Little Milton.

Aug
18
Sat
The Willie J. Laws Band with Johnny Rawls
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 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”.

Aug
21
Tue
Brian Chicoine & Friends
Aug 21 @ 9:30 pm – Aug 22 @ 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.

Aug
22
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Aug 22 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 23 @ 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

Aug
23
Thu
Rockstar Karaoke
Aug 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 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.

Aug
24
Fri
Jake Manzi
Aug 24 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 25 @ 12:00 am

Jake Manzi has stories to tell. They are well-crafted realizations of his current place in the world, where he wants to go, who he wants to take with him.

The stories are wrapped up in a sound that remembers Jackson Browne’s “Late for the Sky” as much as it references the modern sound of Bahamas’ “Bahamas is Afie.”

Manzi’s guitar, his voice, and his need to tell these stories, are his birthright.

His father was on MTV once, playing in a band. His cousin Angelo plays the ukulele. His brothers can sing and play, just like his aunts and uncles did before them. They all play still, the whole lot of them, at informal (but mandatory) Sunday dinners where they break out new songs, old songs, and songs from the Old World.

It is from this setting that Manzi has emerged with his guitar and a passion for delving below the surface of things, where the real stories are told.

Manzi’s debut is called “Singing to the Wall.”

These are his stories.

“At least some of them,” says Manzi. “This is a blueprint, a sample of where I want to go with my music.”

The recording features guitarist Caleb Rosazza, bassist Jacob Rosazza, and drummer Jake Edwards. Just below the surface you will hear his cousin’s ukulele, his father’s voice, and the breadth and depth of his heritage.

Aug
25
Sat
The Mighty Soul Drivers
Aug 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Mighty Soul Drivers bring the classic Soul sounds of Memphis, Muscle Shoals and points South to the hills of New England. The Mighty Soul Drivers take their inspiration from the giants of Southern Soul – O.V. Wright, Percy Sledge, Otis Redding and more and combine that with contemporary tunes written in the classic style. The Mighty Soul Drivers turn every venue they p

Aug
28
Tue
Arthur James solo
Aug 28 @ 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.

Aug
29
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Aug 29 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 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

Aug
30
Thu
Kelsey Kaplan Band
Aug 30 @ 9:30 pm – 11:55 pm

Kelsey Kaplan (vocals, rhythm guitar) is a singer/songwriter from Tolland, Connecticut. Kelsey holds a bachelor’s degree from the Berklee College of Music and is a practicing Music Therapist. Whether playing at a local tavern, singing the National Anthem at a packed stadium, or singing the lyrics in her original songs — Kelsey finds emotional strength through music and lives by her mantra “where words fail, music speaks.”

Aug
31
Fri
Jeff Tuohy
Aug 31 @ 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.

Sep
1
Sat
Aaron Norcross Trio
Sep 1 @ 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.

Sep
4
Tue
Eric French
Sep 4 @ 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.

Sep
5
Wed
Open Mic ~ Wednesday Friends Day
Sep 5 @ 10:00 pm – Sep 6 @ 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

Sep
7
Fri
Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers
Sep 7 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 8 @ 12:00 am

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).

Sep
8
Sat
A Ton of Blues
Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 9 @ 12:00 am

Adopting a modern, aggressive approach to the old school blues format, A TON OF BLUES burst onto the New England Blues Circuit in the summer of 2010. While taking notes from the likes of Ronnie Earl, Gary Clark Jr and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, as well as the old Chess Records’ stable of blues masters, this award-winning guitar and harmonica driven, 5-piece powerhouse has been winning audiences over wherever they perform with their high energy show and first-rate musicianship.
ATOB were voted the Best Blues/R&B Act at the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 Worcester (MA) Music Awards and won the 2011 Boston (MA) Blues Challenge, earning them the opportunity to compete at the 2012 International Blues Challenge on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
The band has made it a priority to create quality Blues music, emit a positive presence among the Blues community and rekindle the support for American Blues and Roots music.

Sep
11
Tue
King Arthur Junior
Sep 11 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm

King Arthur Junior was born and raised in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. A talented athlete growing up, hockey was his main sport. He was recruited to play Division III college hockey at Castleton University. This led him to meet a friend who made him listen to The Allman Brothers Band “Live At The FIllmore East.” King Arthur Junior’s life would be forever changed. Up to that point, he had only played acoustic guitar. His primary influence was Dave Matthews, but, once those electric blues lines were ingrained, an electric guitar was a must. With his first Telecaster at the age of 21, King Arthur Junior has set out to figure out how to play those lines just like the greats: Hendrix, Clapton, Allman, and all of the Kings.

King Arthur Junior resides in Rutland, Vermont with his young children and his Wife, Melissa. He now has the ability to play in front of crowds. King Arthur Junior is on a mission to spread peace and love across the land, playing out everywhere he can. The King was recently selected for the Massachusetts Solo Artist Awards and looks forward to using this opportunity to expand.

Taking his playing to the next level, he has decided it is time to share his knowledge and will be giving guitar lessons locally.

Be on the look out for a three track EP coming this fall.