Every wed at 8:00 pm we host one of the longest running open blues jams in New England! Featuring our house band with a different host each week, you’ll hear some of the best musicians CT has to offer and it’s open to all ages (under 18 with a parent). Come on in, sign up, and let us hear your stuff- No Cover Charge!!
Paul Nelson – is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more…
Nelson received a Grammy award for his work performing on and producing Winter’s “Step Back” release on Megaforce/Sony winning “Best Blues Album of the Year” highlighting his already long list of Grammy Nominations as well as the BMA “Blues Music Award” for “Best Blues/Rock Album” reaching #16 on the Billb as well ord top 200 and staying at #1 on the Billboard Blues Charts for weeks. He is also a recipient of the Blues Foundation’s KBA “Keeping The Blues Alive Award”.
Nelson and his music have reached millions with appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live, in the award winning documentaries: “Down and Dirty” The Johnny Winter Story and “Sideman: Long Road to Glory”(feat: Bonnie Rait, Greg Allman, Hubert Sumlin), to the music written/performed and broadcast nationally on NBC on multiple major album releases, in books, instructional guitar columns, live Concert DVD’s, and guest performances on countless recordings.
Staying at #1 on the “Hot New Releases” charts for months Nelson’s latest project “Badass Generation” on Sony Records still maintains his unmistakable connection to the Blues, but it also finds the guitarist showing his many other musical dimentions fans have come expect considering him one of music’s most respected and influential contemporary artists…
“Love this album – the sound and the energy. Gorgeous, searing guitar work. Like a blow torch!” – Wall Street Journal
Nick Schnebelen has quickly built a reputation as killer lead guitar player and impassioned vocalist.
As founding member of the award winning popular family band Trampled Under Foot ( TUF), Nick
has traveled the world playing festivals such as Notodden, Montreal, and as fan favorites on the
annual Legendary Blues Cruise. Today Nick performs with his own band, as does his sister Daniele,
and brother Chris. The siblings still perform a few re-union shows as Trampled Under Foot. Now,
Nick Schnebelen continues to tour world-wide, bringing his raw blues energy guitar and vocals,
backed by a hot rock n blues band. .
Chris Bad News Barnes is a Recording Artist on Vizztone Records, His latest release “Hokum Blues” has reached #1 on Roots Music Report and # 1 on Air Play Direct. Barnes recently performed in Jimmy Vivino’s Blues Revue at B.B Kings NYC with Gary Clark Jr, Joe Louis Walker, Shemika Copeland, Ruthie Foster, Catherine Russel, Bob Margolin, William Bell & Sam Moore.
Barnes has appeared on Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 30 Rock & Carol Burnett Show.
Joining Barnes On Stage Oct 7th in Hartford are:
CLIFFORD CARTER on Piano,-James Taylor, Paul Simon, Rory Block
STU WOODS on Bass-Jim Croce, Al Kooper, Todd Rundgren
Ann Klein on Guitar,-Ani DiFranco, Joan Osborne, Dana Fuchs
Blue Lou Marini: Tenor Sax-Blood Sweat & Tears, Blues Brothers, Steely Dan
To a deaf person, they look like a New Orleans street band. To a blind person, they sound like a rave DJ mashing-up house beats with 60′s folk lyrics. To the police, it’s a busy day on the sidewalk.
The Primate Fiasco uses loud acoustic instruments, giving them the opportunity to attack at any moment, in any location, with or without permission. No one is safe, not even an elevator or city bus. If The Primate Fiasco sees a dull moment somewhere, they will pop out of the nearest sewer drain or trash can to lead an irresistible dance party.
The stage sound differs from the street sound. This band has pioneered what is possible with mind-bending Accordion, funky pockets of a hyperactive Sousaphone player, and banjo that thinks it’s a hollow-body. They recently removed drums in order to fully explore the world of Electronic Dance Music, making them DJs on top of all this. So now picture that festive street music over a fierce disco groove. Add lyrics that grab hold of even the most inattentive audience and there you have a band that is in a genre all it’s own. The music is always high energy and extremely imaginative. Most importantly, this is fun. People smile from the first beat to the last smoldering ash of what was previously a dance floor.
“NORTHEAST BLUES GUITAR SUMMIT” NOT TO BE MISSED!
Black-Eyed Sally’s is very excited to announce the return of the “NORTHEAST BLUES GUITAR SUMMIT”, an outstanding variety, showcasing FOUR world class, touring Electric Blues Guitarists. Also, Boston Super Group, THE MATT STUBBS TRIO will be performing all night as KILLER support for all the players! We are in for a real treat folks, and we highly recommend booking a table in advance !!
First up is incredible Blues Guitarist MATT STUBBS! Matt has a strong Guitar pedigree, currently serving as the guitarist for Grammy Winning Blues Legend Charlie Musselwhite since 2007. Stubbs has also released two solo records in the Memphis Soul Tradition, “Soul Bender” (2008) on Vizztone and “Medford and Main” (2010) on Chicago’s Blue Bella Records. Matt also currently fronts his all original project, “Matt Stubbs & The Antiguas” which have an album in the can, and fans are anxiously awaiting release very soon!
Next up is Rhode Island’s sensational Blues Rockin Guitarist / Vocalist / Showman Extraordinaire and King Snake Records, Atlantic Records and Big Noise Records recording artist, NEAL VITULLO! A superb bandleader, Neal tours as far as Texas and over in Europe. New England fans have known and loved his undeniably Superb Guitar Prowess for decades from his years as bandleader with “Young Neal and the Vipers”, which have been known to play as many as 300 shows in a single year!! These days as “Neal and The Vipers”, Neal continues dazzling audiences and if you haven’t seen him perform, you’re truly missing out!
If that’s not enough, how about a Swingin’, Hotshot set of East Coast Blues by Boston’s #1 Blues Guitar Slinger & Dynamic Vocalist, the iconic RICKY “KING” RUSSELL!! Ricky is one of Blues most seasoned performers and brightest talents, taking his cue from Blues masters. His 4 CDs are radio favorites and featured on Dan Akroyd’s House of Blues Radio. Described as “Volcanic” by the Boston Globe. Appearing with notables John Lee Hooker, Eddie Clearwater, Mighty Sam McClain, Ronnie Earl, Jerry Portnoy, Duke Robillard, Kim Wilson, Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton (Double Trouble), Susan Tedeschi, Roomful of Blues, James Montgomery, Sugar Ray Norcia, Debbie Davies, Steve Miller and many more, Ricky always delivers from the heart, playing with such passion and style!
Icing on the cake…Blues Guitar fans will be treated to a fine set with MICHAEL WILLIAMS! Since 1987, Michael has toured and recorded extensively with James Cotton, Mighty Sam McClain, Jerry Portnoy, David Maxwell and more! Williams performed on James Cotton’s album, 35th Anniversary Jam, which won a W.C. Handy Award and Grammy nomination in 2003. He performed on Bruce Katz’s 2004 release, A Deeper Blue, and on Michelle Willson’s album, So Emotional. Michael’s Cd Late Night Walk features 10 originals with guest artists David “Fathead” Newman, Sugar Ray Norcia and Bruce Katz on Hammond B3 organ and piano.
Michael is currently an associate professor in Guitar at Berklee College of Music teaching a mix of blues and jazz.
Worth the price of admission in itself, As a SUPER BONUS, Lighting the Blues flame behind these talented Blues Guitarists is MATT STUBBS TRIO, which includes Organist “KEN CLARK” and Drummer “CHRIS RIVELLI”. Ken is internationally known as one of the world’s greatest Jazz Organists and winner of NE Blues Society “Keyboardist of the Year” in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015! Chris is currently with World-touring Super-stars, the fabulous Roomful Of Blues! Ken and Chris are also members of Matt Stubbs & The Antiguas.
Also, Word has it that East Coast Harmonica Whiz “DAVE ROBBINS” (aka Kosher Kid) will make an appearance!
Reserve your table today! (860-278-7427), polish your dancing shoes and get ready for a memorable evening! The fire department is on stand-by as this place is gonna be sizzlin’, smokin’ and swingin’ baby!
We are proud to present this special show featuring Ed Mann w/ the Other Orchestra-
Ed’s mallet skills combined with experience as a multi-percussionist and a
lifetime history of playing rock and roll became the foundation that led to Ed’s long
association with Frank Zappa, which began in 1977. With Frank Zappa Ed performed and
recorded as percussionist, synthesist, electronic sound designer, vocalist and programmer
between 1977 and 1988 in electric band, small ensemble and orchestral environments.
Ed has also performed and/or recorded with Rickie Lee Jones, Kenny Loggins, Ambrosia, Tammy Wynette, Los Lobos, London Symphony
Orchestra and many more!
John was born and raised in New Haven CT but moved south 16 years ago. His soulful vocal style, coupled his incendiary guitar playing, promises to give you one soulful, high energy, blues show. “The successful reception of John’s 1st CD, “Ain’t No Big Deal”, sparked a slew of performances with many blues notables such as: B. B. King, Billy Cox, Eric Gales and Joe Louis Walker. Joe Louis Walker was so impressed with John’s ability, he asked John to make a guest appearance on his first Alligator records release. John was also selected as one of “Guitar Player Magazine’s Editors Top 8”. His latest CD “Born Blue : The Sun Sessions” was recorded at the world famous “Sun Studios” In Memphis TN. It was nominated for an “Independent Blues Award 2016” and reached #5 on The National Blues/ Rock Charts.