Apr 06 2024
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Northeast Blues Guitar Summit

Black-eyed Sally’s brings back one of our HOTTEST BLUES GUITAR VARIETY SHOWS that you do not want to miss! Get your tickets early for this one and bring your dancin’ shoes!!

The Northeast Blues Guitar Summit”
Ticket Info
: Tickets are general admission and do not include a table reservation. If you would like a table for dinner with a view of the show, please call the restaurant immediately. Dining tables are on a first come / first served basis. If not, we do have some viewing seats at the bar, bar height tables and standing room.
Call 860.278.7427



Featuring FOUR Thrilling, Jaw Dropping East Coast Blues Guitar Killers backed by a butt kickin’ Blues Band featuring some of today’s premier Blues Musicians!

TROY MERCY! with Hadley Lloyd!

Worth the price of admission alone! Troy Mercy is a genuine guitar-star; highly respected by his peers such as Kirk Fletcher and GA-20. He also has the rare gift of a soaring & soulful voice that would feel right at home in the grooves of an Atlantic or Stax R&B 45. Troy’s brand of blues places the song at center stage. His use of artful tune construction, hooks & melody extend the tradition of the genre.

Mr. Mercy’s resume as a guitarist includes Booker T., The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and countless blues legends such as Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, and Hubert Sumlin.

Troy has toured this Earth and played on two Grammy nominated albums.

For his debut solo effort, Troy Mercy on electric guitar/vocal/harmonica with native Chicagoan and newcomer herself Hadley Lloyd on drums/percussion/vocal.

*Gasp* Just two pieces?

Yes. It’s simple. But simple is not easy, folks.Beware… The powerful soundwaves these two conjure up during one of their energetic live shows bend the very laws of physics.

Truly larger than the sum of its parts…“Troy pushes the boundaries of blues with a fearless approach to composition and performance… 

With Troy’s stunning vocal delivery at its peak the atmospheric and engaging duo brings an incredible amount of flavor and texture that must be witnessed in person.” -MeetBoston.com!


Up next! Super Popular, Long time New England Blues Guitar Crusher, 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.

A Western Mass native, Tommy has opened for Ray Charles and Jefferson Starship and is now making a name with his own project, “Tommy Whalen and the Ragged Edge.”

Known for his soulful vocals and masterful guitar playing, Tommy performs an addicting mix of blues, rock, soul, and funk. Tommy is one of the most respected guitarists in New England. His crowd-pleasing shows always have the audience dancing!


Oh Baby! Then, Check out young Electrifying Blues Guitar phenom, Ryan Newman! Ryan has been dropping jaws since he was just a kid sitting in with the likes of Great British Bluesman John Mayall!

Fast forward to 2024, Ryan Newman is simply Blowin’ the Roof Off of music clubs and venues everywhere!

Ryan can be seen fronting his own Killer Rockin’ Blues Trio “Righteous Continental”, as well as playing Guitar with Connecticut’s Traditional Electric Blues Favorites, “The Incredible Amplifires” and Original Rockers, “Justin Chan and The Vices”!

Ryan is also a mainstay at CT’s “Fever Barn Records” working and recording with several label acts as well as recording a full length record with the likes of Johnny Winter Band sidemen, “Bobby T” Torello and Scott Spray!


Rippin’ Northeast Blues Guitarist, Vocalist, Bandleader and Showman Phil Diiorio grew up in Rhode Island and was heavily influenced by Giant Blues Guitar heavyweights such as Ronnie Earl, Duke Robillard and Freddie King. Phil has headlined and toured the country extensively, living in California for 10 years then Richmond Va. for 20 years, supporting countless touring Blues artists.

Of interest, Drums have always been a passion for Phil and he currently tours with Tas Cru Band as drummer and vocalist..

The Tas Cru Band has multiple CD releases and accolades as well as a brand new release “Riff’n The Blue”  which is steadily climbing blues charts!.

 Don’t you dare miss this show! Get your tickets early as these shows do tend to sell out!

 Troy Mercy will be performing a fabulous set with Drummer Hadley Lloyd! 

 Tommy Whalen, Ryan Newman and Phil Diiorio will be backed fiercely by Blues Drummer Extraordinaire Mark Hennessy and Bassist Tim Leffingwell.

All four guitarists will be jamming an encore that you do not want to miss!

Bring your dancin’ shoes folks and put the fire department on stand-by! The joints gonna rock tonight!