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!!
Physical Graffiti “The Led Zeppelin Show” has been touring the United States and overseas for the past 30 years. Their accurate portrayal of Led Zeppelin has left audiences mesmerized worldwide. They’ve played over 2,000 shows in clubs, theaters, colleges and casinos from Toronto, Canada to Tallahassee, Florida and from Tel Aviv, Israel to Bogota, Columbia.
You will experience all the sights and sounds of a Led Zeppelin show from years past. Vintage Bonham drums, double-neck guitars, thick bass lines and powerful vocals are just the beginning. Physical Graffiti takes everyone’s favorite Zeppelin song and reproduces it to perfection.
The Rich Badowski Blues Band was formed in the fall of 2011. They are the winners of the 2012 Connecticut Blues Band Challenge and represented Ct at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN back in Jan of 2013. The Band brings to the table a hefty portion of old school blues. Add to that a little funk and you have a recipe for a good time.The band hails from Granby,Ct. Rich Badowski was born in New Britain,Ct and has been blowing harp and singing the blues for over 25 years. He is known for his entertaining brand of showmanship and engaging rapport with the audience. Michael St George is the guitar player and second vocalist covers all styles of blues. The band is backed up by one of the area’s best rhythm sections with Dennis Cotton on drums and bass player Max Samson on bass.
Ozzie Williams RRB is a tribute to the classic sounds that came out of the Stax, Motown, and Muscle Shoals studios in the early 60’s. Artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, and Stevie Wonder. Fronted by Vocalist/Percussionist Ozzie Williams, and backed by a 4 piece band, RRB keeps the classic sounds of Soul, Reggae, and Rhythm and Blues alive with their performances. Ozzie and RRB will take you on a musical journey from Memphis Tennessee, to Sheffield Alabama, to Detroit Michigan, to Chicago Illinois, to the Mississippi Delta to Jamaica and back.
Ozzie Williams, the band’s lead vocalist and percussionist was brought up in a very talented family and grew up listening to classic Soul, Reggae, and Rhythm and blues as a kid. His siblings went on to be major artists such as Blues performer Taj Mahal and his sister Carol Fredricks who went on to be a famous singer in Paris France.
The mighty Hammond B-3. An instrument that all by itself can literally shake the dust off the rafters. Whether it’s a volcanic swell, down-and-dirty Blues wails… or Soulful Gospel chords, the Hammond sound is at the heart of everything Vitamin B-3 plays. From classic R&B to Southern Soul to deep Blues and occasional forays into Jazz and Funk, Vitamin B-3 keeps the rhythms pumping all night long.
“CHRIS “Bad News” BARNES, is The King of Hokum Blues. A blues- based pioneer & a master of musical hocus-pocus with sparkling individuality and flair. IAN PATIENCE. ELMORE MAGAZINE.
Barnes second album, Hokum Blues on The Vizztone Label Group, reached No# 1 on the Roots Music Report, #1 on Air Play Direct and landed at # 6 for the Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s top 12 Albums for 2017 sitting above Greg Allman, Taj Mahal/Keb Mo and below The Rolling Stones 2017 Grammy winner “Blue Lonesome”. Barnes’ album was produced by David Letterman Bassist, Will Lee, with Jimmy Vivino on guitar, Shawn Pelton on drums, Bette Sussman on keyboards and Steve Guyger on harmonica. Barnes just departed the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise playing to sold out shows with rave reviews of his powerful high energy stage craft alongside Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Taj Mahal, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Poppa Chubby and Monster Mike Welch. Barnes is currently mixing a live album for Vizztone Records with Grammy Award winner Tony Braunagel & Johnny Lee Shell producing live tracks from that cruise featuring Gary Hoey & Steve Guyger.
To quote International “Keeping The Blues Alive” award winning journalist, blues critic and radio host Vincente Zumel, “Badnews Barnes develops a perfect speech based on a brawny sound and a good dose of energy. Badnews Barnes is in blues what Frank Zappa was in seventies underground sound. GREAT “