Category Archives: Black-Eyed & Blues

Host Brian Lee reviews and showcases great music coming up at Black-Eyed Sally’s

BEB 187 | I Want to be Bad!

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The Alchemystics, We Can Overcome,
Brian MacDonald, Dreams About You,
Samantha Fish, Show Me,
Crooked Eye Tommy, Love Divine,
Dr. Izzy Band, Been A long Time Comin’,
Papermoon Gypsys,Have You Ever Had A Reason,
Damon Fowler, Spark,
Jason Ricci & New Blood, Done With The Devil,
John Ginty, Pirates,
Hans Theessink & terry Evans, I Need Money,
Albert Castiglia, Sweet Southern Angel,
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops, Fannie Mae,
Betty Fox Band, Sweet Memories,
Josh Garrett, Same Boat,
David Michael Miller, Too Early In The Morning,
Kern Pratt, It Hurts Me Too,
JC Smith, Ring Around The Tub,
The Blue Lights, I Want To Be Bad,
Lance Lopez, Lowdown Ways,
Brian Charette, Late Night Tv,
Mojomatics, Soy Baby

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Black-Eyed News:

NPR had a great story about Paramount Record last week. Even though they were one of the biggest companies in the recording industry in the early 20th century the company executives didn’t really care about the music they were only concerned with selling record players. Now Third Man Records (Jack White company) along with Revenant Records have released a bunch of these recordings. The article is a great read so I left the link to it in this week’s write up.

RawRamp Music Magazine has a list of 5 female Blues artist that you need to rediscover. The article link is also in this week’s write up. We play most of the artists on this show.

Have you voted for your favorite artists yet? In case you missed it, the 2015 Blues Blast Music Awards voting started July 15th and man you guys are voting up a storm. As I type this more than 1500 fans have already voted! So be sure you vote at

Blues In The Area:

JEFF PITCHELL AND TEXAS FLOOD & THE JEFFETTES – Music at the Mansion Series, Middletown
FREE Picnic grounds open at 5:30 PM.
RHIANON GIDDENS – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk.
COMMUNITY JAM feat TOMMY WHALEN – Black eyed Sally’s, Hartford.
PETEY HOP JAM AND REVUE – Hyde Park Brewery, Hyde Park NY.
FIRST ROW BAND OPEN MIC – Blue Plate Cafe, Plainville.
THE 4TH WEDNESDAY MIC/JAM – Cypress restaurant, Middletown.
SANDY CONNOLLY OPEN MIC – Donahue’s Beach Bar, Madison.
STEVE HATCH JAM – Winchester Club, Portland.

SHUGGIE OTIS – Iron Horse, Northampton MA.
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND – Daryl’s House, Pawling NY.
THE INSTIGATORS – The 350 Club, Springfield MA.
DIRK GUINN BAND – Music Studio 307 (6 PM), Wllimantic.
Third Thursday Street Festival Beer and wine garden.
SUE MENHART – Hygenic Park (12 to 1 PM), New London
The Day Paper Live Lunch Break.
COVER TO COVER – Evergreen Walk, South Windsor.
SUMMER BLUES BLAST – Viva Bene, Worcester MA.
Wilber & the Dukes, Ton of Blues, Tony Soul Project, Johnny Press Mess.
DAVE COSTA’S OPEN MIC – Cambridge Brew House, Granby.
PETEY HOP JAM AND REVUE – The Garrison, Garrison NY.
KEN SAFETY OPEN MIC – CJ Sparrows, Cheshire.
BLUES AND BEYOND – Maury’s Pub, Danielson.
JIMI PHOTON’S OPEN MIC – Hungry Tiger, Manchester.
STEVE HATCH JAM – Butterball;s Greenleaf Bar, Hebron.

LANCE LOPEZ – Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford.
WILLIE J LAWS – Theodore’s, Springfield MA
JOHN SEBASTION – Daryl’s House, Pawling NY.
EIGHT TO THE BAR – Knickerbocker Cafe, Westerly RI.
THE WEIGHT (Songs of the Band) – Iron Horse, Northampton.
JEFF PITCHELL TRIO – The Yarde, Enfield.
BALKUN BROTHERS – The Old State House (12 to 1 PM), Hartford.
BASICALLY BLUES – Scatz Jazz Lounge, Middletown.
MOJOMATICS – South Norwalk Boat Club (7 to 11 PM). South Norwalk.
THE LAST WALTZ LIVE – Bartlem Park, Cheshire.
CAPRICORN (The Fillmore Revisited) – Bridge Street Live, Collinsville
DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND – Fairfield Theater Club, Fairfield.
BIG CAT BLUES – Narragansett Cafe (9:30 PM), Jamestown
JANET RYAN – The 350 Club, Springfield MA
ERAN TROY DANNER – Tuscany Grill (Acoustic Duo), Middletowm
KATHY THOMPSON BAND -Mike’s Blue Collar Bar, Wallingford.
SHAKA AND THE SOUL SHAKERS – Priam Vineyards(6 PM), Colchester

MIGHTY SOUL DRIVERS – Alfa’s Bar, Milford Lawns.
THE COFFEE GRINDERS – Blue Back Square, West Hartford.
MISSISSIPPI HEAT -Chan’s, Woonsocker RI.
CYNTHIA FABIAN AND COMPANY – Black Eyed Sally’s, Hartford.
AARON NEVILLE – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford.
JOHNNY BOOTS – Theodore’s, Springfield MA
ERIC DUCOFF BAND – Stomping Ground, Putnam.
DAVID BROMBERG QUINTET – Daryl’s House, Pawling NY.
LUTHER “GUITAR JR” JOHNSON – Iron Horse, Northampton MA.
SHAKEDOWN – Arch Street Tavern, Hartford.
OTIS AND THE HURRICANES – Crabshell, Stamford.
GEOFF WILLARD – Hungry Tiger, Manchester.
PETER NEWLAND – The 350 Club, Springfield MA.
ERAN TROY DANNER – Hop Haus Bar (solo acoustic)Plantsville.
BLUES PATROL – Donahue’s Beach Restaurant, Madison.
THE REDLINERS – Cypress Restaurant, Middletown.
SUE MENHART – Olde Mistick Village (2 to 4 PM), Mystic.
FIRST ROW BAND – June’s Outback Pub, Killingworth.
THE AQUATUDES – Daryl’s House (Back Yard), Pawling NY.
PIG ROAST, CRAFT BEERS, and MUSIC – Outer Space, Hamden.
BASICALLY BLUES -New Orleans Restaurant and Bar, Westbrook.
PETEY HOP – Warwick Valley Winery (2 to 5 PM)Warwick NY.
PETEY HOP -Hyde Park Brewery, Hyde Park NY
SHORTY KING’S RHYTHM REVIEW – Lakeside Drive, Pawling NY.

EASY BABY – Grill n Dayz (BBQ and Chili Cook Off 2 PM), Southwick MA.
ORIGINAL JIM KWESKIN JUG BAND – Infinity Music Hall, Norfolk.
DAN STEVENS – Bill’s Seafood (3 to 7 PM), Westbrook.
DAVE SADLOSKI AND FRIENDS – Hungry Tiger, Manchester.
RICK HARRINGTON JAM – Cady’s Tavern, Chepachet RI.
FRONT ROW BAND OPEN MIC – Strykers Cafe, Berlin.
STEVE PIPER’S OPEN MIC – Gibson’s at the Clarion, East windsor.
DAN’S OPEN MIC – Mike’s Blue Collar Bar, Wallingford.

ROCKY LAWRENCE – Anna Liffey’s, New Haven.
BASICALLY BLUES – La Boca, Middletown
GREG PICCOLO – Steak Loft, Mystic.
JOHNNY I BAND – CJ Sparrows, Cheshire.
BILL’S GARAGE ALL STAR JAM – Strange Brew, Norwich.
PETEY HOP (Acoustic Open Mic) – Lucy’s Lounge, Pleasantville NY.
TUXEDO JUNCTION – Bill’s Seafood, Westbrook.
GENE DONALDSON OPEN MIC – Hungry Tiger, Manchester.

DR JOHN AND THE NITE TRIPPERS – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford.
STEVE HATCH JAM – Celtic Cavern, Middletown.
DAN STEVENS – Nightingales (Pickin Party 6 PM), Old Lyme.
BOMBINO – Iron Horse, Northampton MA.

Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:

Wednesday July 22 Blues Open Mic hosted by Tommy Whalen
Friday July 24 Lance Lopez
Saturday July 25 Cynthia Fabian & Co
Monday July 27 Jazz Mondays featured artist The Steve Porter Group
Tuesday July 28 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.

BEB 186 | Bring More Sexy

Playlist: Eddie Shaw, Oh Baby, Dr. Izzy Band, Matches Don’t Burn Memories, Knickerbocker All-Stars, It’s Later Than You Think, Greg Nagy, Still doing Fine, The Texas Horns, Rippin’ And Trippin’, Lance Lopez, Traveling Riverside Blues, Scott Ellison, She’s On My Trail, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots, Reaper’s On The Prowl, Jason Ricci, I’m A NewContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 185 | New Tree in Orchard

Playlist: Eran Troy Danner, No Money No Whiskey, Anni Piper, UnTRue, Josh Garrett, Goodnight, Goodnight, Danielle Nicole, Starvin’ For Love, Spin Doctors, If The River Was Whiskey, Rusty Wright, Wonderman, The Lucky Losers(Cathy Lemons & Phil Berkowitz), Detroit City Man, Stevie J, Miss Apple Cheeks, Scott Ellison, Holler For Help, Billy Hector, People Of TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 184 | Mellencamp Hearts Swift

Playlist: Roots Of Creation, Different, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, Static Shock, Johnny Sansone, Lady Of The Levee, Mike Zito, One Step At A Time, Mike Zito, Gone To Texas, The Stooges Brass Band, Where You From, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, Blues Revolution, Billy Iuso, Furthermore, Papa Grows Funk, Do U Want It? Eddie Shaw, Louisiana Blues,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 182 | Third Rate Romance

  Playlist: Jeff Pitchell, It Comes To Me Naturally, Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Love Whip Blues, Scott Ellison, Fishsticks and Jelly, Toots Lorraine, Let Your Tears Fall Baby, James Harman, (I Am) The World’s Badluckest Man, Royal Southern Brotherhood, The Big Greasy, Rusty Wright, Love’s Gonna Treat You Right, Victor Wainwright & TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 180 | No More Chicken

  Playlist: Turbine, Trouble In A Bottle, Balkun Bros., Got My Boots On, Easy Baby,Champagne & Reefer, Neal Vitullo & The Vipers, Sugar Daddy, Steve Guyger, Cool In The Evening, Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts, Believe What I Said, Howard & The White Boys, The Last Time, Josh Garrett, Back From Memphis, Royal SouthernContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 179 | Eat Me Out of Bar and Grille

Playlist: Paul Oscher-Deborah Lou, The Knickerbocker All-Stars-You Upset Me Baby, Victor Wainwright & the Wildroots- Genuine Southern Hospitality, Toots Lorraine & the Traffic-Make It Easy, Hornbuckle-One Foot In The Grave, Josh Garrett- Moonshine & Cigarettes, Peter Novelli-I-10 Boogie, Rusty Wright-Black Hat Boogie, Danny Pease & The Regulators-Grow, Broca’s Area-Summer Sun, Greg Nagy-Welcome Home, The MightyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 178 | Done Found Happiness

Playlist: Shaka & The Soul Shakers-Mr Levy’s Grave, Josh Garrett- Whole Bottle Of Whine, Hans Theessink & Terry Evans-Cross Roads Blues, Eliza Neals-Spinning, Bo & The Bluesdrivers-Out On The Street, Johnny Drummer-Don’t Call Me Trash, Voo Davis-Had Enough, Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers-Til She’s Lovin’ Someone Else,John Nemeth-Three Times A Fool, Deanna Bogart-Fine By MeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 177 | Parker Playlist #3

      Artist Song Show Appearance Dennis Gruenling SaturdayNight Fish Fry 152 Popa Chubby Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer 152 Iko-Iko Bullets Jalapeno Be Thy Name 150 Brandon Santini Down to New Orleans 150 Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Make it Rain 149 Dennis Gruenling Blood Shot Eyes 149 Shaka and theContinue Reading

BEB 176 | Dedicated to Demse Zullo and Brian White (The Alchemystics)

Playlist: The Alchemystics-We Can Overcome, Neal Vitullo & The Vipers-What’s Better Than This, The Mary Jane Jones-Hold Tight, Hans Theessink & Terry Evans-Bourgeois Blues, Eric Bibb-Driftin’ Door To Door, Guy Davis-Black Coffee, Eric Lindell-Josephine, Bobby Patterson-Your Love Belongs Under A Rock, Ghost Town Blues Band- Big Shirley, The Cash Box Kings- I Ain’t Gonna BeContinue ReadingContinue Reading