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This week’s Black-Eyed News included the announcement of the return of Ana Popovic to Black-Eyed Sally’s for the first time in 10 years.
Our friends over at American Blues Scene have an article that is quite good about Bridging the Blues.
“The Bridging the Blues idea is that the literal bridges are the bridges between Mississippi and Memphis and Arkansas. But it is also blues being the bridge to all other forms of music… and it all came outta here,” said Wesley Smith, Executive Director of the Greenville-Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and originator of Bridging the Blues.
He tells of how the concept came about. “We have a B.B. King Museum, we have a Blues Trail…we have arts councils that are doing blues photography exhibits and we have tourism… If only we could get everybody to do what they’re already doing, but get it into one week,” recalled Smith.
That week begins with the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival/Highway 61 Blues Festival in Greenville, both beginning on October 4 and running throughout the weekend. The week “ends” with the King Biscuit Blues festival, held in Helena, Arkansas beginning on Thursday, October 10. Between the two festivals, and for several days on either side, are various performances by local musicians, museum exhibits, and tours by preservationist and Delta heritage expert, Luther Brown.
Hopefully, visitors will return home understanding how the blues is itself an old and well-traveled bridge, a true American byway of a music tradition that is found time and again in other musical forms. While King Biscuit has a strict blues focus, Smith indicates the festival in Greenville will have a blues emphasis–as Hwy. 61 has had for years–but will combine that with performances from other types of music that find their origins in the rich music of the Delta. Sounds like another trip my wife and I need to take.
Tonight Wednesday Sept 11th at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville Ct there is a Tribute to Little Walter at 8pm. The artists on the bill are Mark Hummel,Billy Boy Arnold, Sugar Ray Norcia, Little Charlie Baty and Anson Funderburgh. This is a night of music that is not to be missed. Tickets for the show are $25 and $35.
Blues In The Area:
TRIBUTE TO LITTLE WALTER - BRIDGE STREET LIVE (8PM) - COLLINSVILLE, CT
BILLY BOY ARNOLD
SUGAR RAY NORCIA
LITTLE CHARLIE BATY
THE DAN STEVENS TRIO - THE STEAK LOFT (7PM) - MYSTIC, CT
BLUES JAM W/ED BRADLEY - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (8PM) - HARTFORD
CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ - APT FUNDRAISER AT THE OWENEGO BEACH CLUB (DOORS 6PM, BAND 7:30) - BRANFORD, CT
BLUES ON THE ROCKS - THE GRISWOLD INN (8PM) - ESSEX, CT
DAN STEVENS W/BOB MCCARTHY - OCTAGON (7:30PM) - GROTON, CT
BISCUIT MILLER & THE MIX - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
CRACKED ICE W/SPECIAL GUEST JAMES MONTGOMERY - BRIDGE STREET LIVE (9PM) - COLLINSVILLE, CT
ANTHONY GOMES - CHAN'S (8PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
ROXY PERRY & THE GANG - THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFE (8PM) - WESTERLY, RI
THE RICH BADOWSKI BLUES BAND - THE CAMBRIDGE BREW HOUSE - GRANBY, CT
MS. MARCI & THE LOVESICK HOUNDS - MISQUAMICUT BEACH FALLFEST (6:30-8PM) - MISQUAMICUT, RI
DAN STEVENS - PERKS & CORKS (9PM) - WESTERLY, RI
BRANDT TAYLOR - THE CANOE CLUB (8PM) - MIDDLETOWN, CT
THE TWO LEFT FEET BLUES FESTIVAL - BERG'S FIELD (GATES 9AM, MUSIC STARTS 11AM) - EAST HARTLAND, CT
EDDIE SHAW & THE WOLF GANG
DAVE "BISCUIT" MILLER
THE RICH BADOWSKI BLUES BAND
LITTLE WALTER TRIBUTE BLUES CRUISE - THE ISLAND BELLE (6PM, WATER ST. DOCKS) - BRIDGEPORT, CT
BILLY BOY ARNOLD
SUGAR RAY NORCIA
LITTLE CHARLIE BATY
CHRISTINE OHLMAN & REBEL MONTEZ - THE MAPLE TREE CAFE (9:15PM) - SIMSBURY, CT
JOHN FRIES & THE HEAT - BLACK-EYED SALLY'S (9PM) - HARTFORD
ERAN TROY DANNER - SAM THE CLAM'S - SOUTHINGTON, CT
THE TOM SANDERS BAND - THE RED HOUSE - DEEP RIVER, CT
RYAN HARTT & THE BLUE HEARTS - THEODORES' (9PM) - SPRINGFIELD, MA
THE SHINY LAPEL TRIO - THE KNICKERBOCKER CAFE (8PM) - WESTERLY, RI
CANNED HEAT - INFINITY MUSIC HALL (7:30PM) - NORFOLK, CT
THE GOLDEN STATE-LONE STAR MARK HUMMEL ALL STARS - CHAN'S (7PM) - WOONSOCKET, RI
FEAT. ANSON FUNDERBURG & LITTLE CHARLIE BATY
DAN STEVENS - CHESTER SUNDAY MARKET (11AM, MAIN ST.) - CHESTER, CT
SWAMPSHAKA DUO W/TONY C. - MAMA'S BOY SOUTHERN TABLE & REFUGE (1PM) - SOUTH NORWALK, CT
BLUES JAM W/THE RICK HARRINGTON BAND - CADY'S TAVERN (3-7PM) - CHEPACHET, RI
SPECIAL GUESTS RYAN HARTT, ERIC DUCOFF & NICK TOSCANO
BLUES JAM W/WILDCAT O'HALLORAN - CITY SPORTS GRILLE (4-8PM) - NORTHAMPTON, MA
Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:
Wednesday Sept. 11 Blues Open Mic hosted by Ed Bradley
Friday Sept. 13 Biscuit Miller & the Mix
Saturday Sept. 14 John Fries Band
Monday Sept. 16 Monday Night Jazz
Tuesday Sept. 17 Mike Palin’s Other Orchestra
I hope to see you out and about this week but if not please continue to support live music wherever you are.
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