Hartford’s home of the best Live Jazz, Blues, Rock & Roots music.
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!!
Balkun Brothers is an American rock & roll power-duo hailing from Hartford, CT. Formed by blood brothers
Nick and Steve Balkun, the duo has been described by TheDay.com as, “Spectacular torch-bearers for rockin’
American blues. The band brings a raw, soulful and energetic personality that is a fresh sound for blues and
rock ’n roll.” The Hartford Courant also characterizes their sound as, Weaponized biker-bar blues rock, big on
riffage but with a touch of soul and psychedelic freakouts.
Balkun Brothers has shared the stage with acts such as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Hoey, James
Cotton, Gogol Bordello, Devon Allman, Melvin Seals and JGB, Eric Sardinas, Albert Castiglia, The Mike Dillon
Band, Dopapod, Vapors of Morphine, Selwyn Birchwood and Chris Duarte. The duo has also been featured on
major festival line-ups alongside The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Motley Crüe, Alice Cooper, Slayer, Iggy
Pop, Gary Clark Jr. and Elvin Bishop.
Boston native, Sonya Rae is a rising star with a blend of gifts rarely found on the blues-rock and soul scene today. Her dazzling musical ability is immediately evident through her soaring vocals, scorching guitar work and savvy song-craft. She has been likened to a “fiery female combination of Warren Haynes, Bonnie Raitt and Amy Winehouse” Always backed by a masterful group of musicians including guitar phenom Ryan Taylor, she and her band are quickly becoming one of the most sought after acts on the scene today.
For the aficionado, or the curious first-timer, Jazz Mondays is the best taste of live jazz in Hartford. Set in the southern juke joint atmosphere of Black-eyed Sally’s, Jazz Mondays will strike a chord as you hear what our local talent has to offer, with regular special appearances by big city jazz names. Experience the cool original music of the jam session while you enjoy the hot fierce Southern cookin’ of Sally’s kitchen. Jam session begins after 1st set. Under 21s welcome. Sponsored by the Hartford Jazz Society!
Neal Vitullo and the Vipers have shared the stage with many music legends such as B.B. King, Roy Buchanan, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Albert Collins, Greg Allman, Jimmy Vaughan, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Dixon, Johnny Copeland, Robert Plant and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
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New York Boss Guitar and Fodera Guitars Artist Dave Fields is a blues rock master and beyond. His worldwide appeal ranges from performances in The US, Canada and Europe.
He was inducted into the NY Blues Hall of Fame in 2012.
Dave grew up in New York City the son of a noted gifted composer arranger producer Sammy “Forever” Fields. From the time Dave was young he grew up in his father’s recording studio being exposed to the best NYC studio musicians of the time and artists such as the likes of Sammy Kahn, Rupert Holmes and Stevie Wonder. Growing up in NYC exposed Dave to a “melting pot” of different music and instruments, piano being Dave’s first instrument and blues being the core of everything that he was passionate about.
Dave’s list of recording session and record dates are an impressive list including works with Ahmed Ertegen, Aretha Franklin and The Family Stand. He has done shows with Lucky Peterson, Joe Louis Walker and Hubert Sumlin as well as jazz names as Dave Valentin, Alex Foster and Delmar Brown to name just a few. British blues legend John Mayall recorded Dave’s song “Train To My Heart” on his CD TOUGH.
This Blues Guitar Blowout will feature FOUR OUTSTANDING BLUES GUITARISTS, PAUL SIZE, DEAN SHOT, TROY GONYEA and Young Hotshot RYAN NEWMAN!
First up is incredible Blues Guitarist “TROY GONYEA”! Troy Gonyea has been there and back.
He worked alongside members of Muddy Waters’ fabled band before he was out of his teens. He’s the guitar slinger behind two Grammy-nominated albums by blues superstar Kim Wilson. Troy is one of a select few who has filled the legendary guitar chair in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. And he’s toured the globe with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T as part of a guitar duo with Marc Ford.
Next up is World Class Blues Guitar Phenom PAUL “The Kid” SIZE!!! Fans will know Paul as Guitarist for the late great, Lester Butler & The Red Devils, an LA based Blues Rock band from 1988-1994 which toured throughout the US and Europe. The band released a couple of legendary “live” albums and also collaborated with Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and also Johnny Cash. In 2017 the band toured and recorded “Return of The Red Devils” in the Netherlands to rave reviews! Paul is a Must See and one of today’s truly great Blues Guitar legends!
Next, you’ll witness an entertaining set of Killer Guitar Wizardry by New Jersey’s Great Blues Guitarist & Vocalist, “DEAN SHOT”. For many years Dean has been one of the East Coast’s Premier Blues Artists. Dean’s a real crowd pleaser featuring heavily influenced doses of Albert King, Louis Prima, Tiny Grimes, Howlin Wolf, Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry and on and on.Early on, Dean spent 6 yrs playing along the late great Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf’s Guitarist) and toured heavily with many others.
Icing on the cake…Attendees will be Blown Away by jaw dropping, Young Blues Guitar Champ “RYAN “CONTINENTAL KID” NEWMAN”. Ryan exploded onto the New England Blues and Blues-Rock scene at the age of 15 (he’s now 21). Ryan’s band “Righteous Continental” just recorded their debut Album “Psychoactive” (available on CD Baby and Amazon) and came in second place last year at the Mohegan Sun Band Challenge” where upward of 60 or 70 bands competed!
As a SUPER BONUS, Lighting the Blues flame behind these talented Blues Guitarists is the Outstanding Blues Phenoms and Rhythm Section Combo of Mike Law (Bassist) and Nick Longo (Drummer)!
Also, Word has it that East Coast Blues Harp Burner “DAVE ROBBINS” will make an appearance!
Reserve your table today! (Call 860-278-7427). Polish up your dancing shoes and get ready for a memorable evening! The fire department is on stand-by! This place is gonna get HOTTT!!!!
Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch
Featuring a full Southern Buffet
& the Mary Taylor Gospel Revue
Give Mom an uplifting experience!
Two seatings 10:30-11 & 1:30-2
$32.95 pp + tax & grat
Kids $13.95 (4- 10 yrs)
Southern Eggs Benedict
Scrambled Eggs / Hash Browns
Sausage & Apple wood Bacon
Waffles w/ Whipped Creme
Carving Station w/ Smoked Ham
Southern Fried Chicken
Blackened Catfish/ Mac & Cheese
Collard Greens / Sweet Potatoes
Caesar Salad w/ Cornbread Croutons
Fresh Fruit / Dessert Station
Don’t delay- we always sell out fast!