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

BEB 146 | Love My Blues Away



The Blue Lights-Atomic Cocktail, Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts-Hangover Blues, Brandt Taylor-Nose In The Air, Tas Cru-One Eyed Jack, Bronze Radio Return-Blurry Eyed Worries, Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez-There Ain’t No Cure, Alexis P. Suter Band- Nuthin’ In The World, Arsen Shomakhov-Whiskey Drinking Woman, Paul Gabriel-All That Time Gone, Mike Crandall Band-Howlin’ At The Wolf, Lydia Warren Band-Fireworks, Jr Krauss & the Shakes-Love My Blues Away, Dan Stevens-Ramblin, Easy Baby-Never Going Back To Memphis, Johnny Sansone-Ranton With Stanton, Duke Robillard-Do The Memphis Grind, Popa Chubby-Somebody Let The Devil Out, John Fries & the Heat-U.S. 50, Brandon Santini-What You Doing To Me, Mojomatics-Soy Baby, Brian Charette-Late Night Tv.

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Black-Eyed News:

This piece comes from Esquire Magazine:

You may find the voice familiar. As smooth as honey, with just the right bit of grit. Here and there, you might think it sounds like Sam Cooke. And you wouldn’t be wrong. It’s his younger brother, L.C., whose first studio album was delayed fifty years. Today, Cooke, at 81, is finally releasing his debut The Complete SAR Records Recordings, done in 1964.

Let’s get out and buy a few copies of this piece of music history. If you want a preview you can go to Esquire Magazine or preview the full album on itunes.

From our friends over at American Blues Scene:
Last year, on July 26th, the world lost an unsung hero, John “J.J.” Weldon Cale. This musician’s contributions to blues, country, and rock music have been immense. In fact, still to this day, most people are not fully aware of all that he contributed to the world of music.

A originator and the leading proponent of the Tulsa Sound, which draws on country, jazz, blues, rockabilly, and soul, it was largely Cale who brought awareness to this genre. His compositions have been covered by everyone from Eric Clapton to Bobby Bare, Santana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Johnny Cash.

With The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale), on Bushbranch/Surfdog, Clapton gathered friends and fellow musicians that enjoyed Cale’s music, and wanted to pay tribute to him as well. Clapton decided that as a whole, the musicians would stay as close as possible to the sound of the original material as possible, believing that even so, each musician’s personality would still shine through.

Along with Clapton, guests on this album include Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Don White, and Willie Nelson (with his faithful companion, “Trigger”). Also on board are Derek Trucks, Albert Lee, and Cale’s wife, Christine Lakeland.

This Friday and SAturday is the 22nd Annual Chenango Blues Fest in Norwich New York. We went last year for the first time and had a group of about 5 this year we have a much larger group going something like 12-14. This is one of the most affordable, best run festivals I have ever been to. The stages are close enough together that you never miss any of the music. The vendors were all first rate. I can’t say enough good things about the job they do. Their list of performers for this weekend is:

6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Brandon Santini
7:15 – 8:30 p.m. – Mia Borders
9:00 – 10:30 p.m. – Moreland and Arbuckle
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Chenango County Fairgrounds
Sheffield Bio-Science Infield Stage
Gates open at 11:00 a.m.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Mia Borders
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. – Nick Moss Band
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. – Samantha Fish
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Golden State Lone Star Revue
9:00 – Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Nelson & Flanagan/Grouse Ridge Kennel Tent Stage
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Robert Ross
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
5:15 – 6:30 p.m. – Luke Winslow King
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Cedric Burnside Project

Blues In The Area:

Professor Louie & the Crowmatix – Infinity Music Hall (8pm) – Norfolk, CT
Dan Stevens – The Stomping Ground (8pm) – Putnam, CT
Brandt Taylor – Maury’s Pub (8pm) – Danielson, CT
Nick Moss – Hanafin’s Irish Pub (9pm) – New London, CT
Matt Schofield – Chan’s (8 & 10pm) – Woonsocket, RI
Easybaby – The Maple Tree Cafe – Simsbury, CT
Blu Union feat. Felicia’s Vibe – Black-eyed Sally’s (9pm) – Hartford
Dan Stevens – The Captain Daniel Packer Inn – Mystic, CT
Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts – Concert in the Park (6pm, Municipal Ctr. Gazebo) – Brookfield, CT
Brandt Taylor – The Black Sheep – Niantic, CT
The Cheryl Arena Band – Theodores’ – Springfield, MA
Roomful of Blues – Bridge Street Live (8pm) – Collinsville, CT
Brandon Santini / John Fries – Black-eyed Sally’s (9pm) – Hartford
Easybaby – The State Street Saloon & Smokehouse – New London, CT
Jeff Pitchell – Chan’s (8pm) – Woonsocket, RI
Dan Stevens – Farmers Market in Williams Park (1:30-4:30pm) – New London, CT
Dynamite Johnny – Theodores’ – Springfield, MA
Delusions of Grandeur – The Litchfield Inn (8:30-11pm) – Litchfield, CT
Tommy Castro & the Painkillers – Infinity Music Hall (7:30pm) – Norfolk, CT
Robert Randolph & the Family Band / Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds – Outside the District Court House (5-9pm) – Fall River, MA
The Mighty Soul Drivers – The Brass Horse (3pm) – Barkhamsted, CT
Ryan Hartt & the Blue Hearts – The Narragansett Cafe (4-7pm) – Jamestown, RI
Blues Jam – Gibson’s Bar & Grill at the Clarion (6-9pm) – East Windsor, CT

Black-Eyed Sally’s Weekly Rundown:

Wednesday Aug 13 Blues Open MIc hosted by Ed Bradley
Friday Aug 15 Blu Union featuring Felicia’s Vibe
Saturday Aug 16 Brandon Santini Band opening act John Fries
Monday Aug 18 Monday Night Jazz featured performer Michael Pallas Quartet
Tuesday Aug 19 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 143 | James Bond vs Austin Powers

  Playlist: Mojomatics-Broadway Combination, Gracie Curran & the High-Falutin’ Band- With Friends Like These, The Cobalt Rhythm Kings-Cross-Eyed Mama, Paul Gabriel-What’s the Chance,The Bluelights- Evil Bumblebee, Royal Southern Brotherhood-Here It Is, Joanne Shaw Taylor-Dead & Gone, Thorbjorn Risager-Too Many Roads, Johnny Rawls- Bad Reputation, Debbie Davies-A.C. Strut, Albert CAstiglia-Cadillac Assembly Line, Johnny Sansone-First Shot, EasyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 142 | I Like What You Got

Playlist: Brian Charette-Late Night Tv, Jeff Pitchell-When It All Comes Down, Erin & Neil Harpe- Mississippi Delta Blues, Dave Fields-Black Dog, Eight To The Bar-Romeo, Easy Baby-Meet Me, David Foster-What A Life, Mystic Horns-Walkin’ In New Orleans, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers-Get Out Of My Life Woman, Spin Doctors-Scotch & Water Blues, Rod Piazza &Continue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 141 | We Know Doug Hardy

  Playlist: Brian Charette- Late Night Tv, Matt Zeiner Band-The Crash, Chris Ruest-You Ain’t Right, Balkun Brothers-I Know What Ya’ Did, Danny Draher- Goin’ Home, Brian MacDonald-Mid-Life Mambo, Gracie Curran & the High-Falutin’ Band-Jack & Mary Jane, The Mojomatics- Hey Yeah, Mikey Junior- She’s Good At Being Bad, Glen David Andrews-You Don’t Know(featuring Anders Osborne),Continue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 140 | Reefer Wine

Playlist: Brian Charette-Late Night Tv, Jay Jesse Johnson-Hell Train, Branchwater-Wake Me Up ,Mama, Balkun Bros.-Control Yourself, Mike Crandall BAnd-Just Livin’ The Blues, Mighty Soul Drivers-I’m Qualified, Petey Hop & the Jack Rabbits-My God, The Suit,Ty And Thurrsty-Same OLd Song, Roomful Of Blues-She Walks Right In, Mem Shannon- Play The Guitar son, Mem Shannon-My Baby’s BeenContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 139 | Flaming Hot Pies

Playlist: Brian Charette-Late Night Tv, Matt Zeiner Band- Melody,Max Creek-Angel Of My Mind,The McLovins-Cohesive,The Mighty Soul Drivers-Turning Point, Tom Guerra-Refrigerator Blues,Mr. Sipp-Miss Jones, Nikki Hill-Her Destination, Toronzo Cannon-I’ve Been Doing Fine, Danny Draher-Garlic & Onions,James Montgomery-Intoxicated,Chris Ruest Band-Don’t Say A Word, The Hash Brown Band-Cool Breeze, Johnny Sansone-The Night The Pie Factory Burned Down, ErinContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 138 | Free McLovins!

Playlist: Brian Charette-Late Night Tv,Curley Taylor-Rather Lay With U, Johnny Rawls-Bad Reputation, Frank Viele & the Manhattan Project- Neon Lights, Tom Guerra- Simple Song, Tom Guerra–Dirty Son, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers-Neighbor,Neighbor, Deanna Bogart- Fine By Me Good Bayou,Chris Ruest Band-Cry For Me, Danny Draher-My Desire, Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers- Pick PoorContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 137 | The Nikki Hill

Playlist: Brian Charette -Late Night Tv,JME Starchild-The Seduction, Jen Leigh & Superlove-Superlove, Eliot Lewis-Enjoy the Ride, John Fries & the Heat-We Can Lie, Tom Guerra-Get Offa My Groove, So-Cal Rocket Dynamics-Too Bad She Won’t Live, Chris Tofield-Goin’ Nowhere Fast, JW Jones-So Long I’m Gone, Jay Jesse Johnson-Run With The Wolf, Aaron Williams & the Hoodoos-SickContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 136 | Stupid Stupid Stupid

Playlist: Brian Charette-Late Night Tv, Delta Generators-Whole Lotta Whiskey, Joe Louis Walker-Hellfire, Dave Keller-Heart On A String, Roxy Perry-Stone In The Sea, Lisa Mann-I’ve Been Used, Truck Stop Troubadours-Act Naturally, Johnny Rawls-Don’t Lose Your Good Thing, Eliot Lewis-Galaxy Quest, Frank Viele & the Manhattan Project-Push & Pull, Petey Hop-The Levee, Balkun Bros.-Lose Control, Curley Taylor-CountryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

BEB 135 | Fesstoration Project

  Playlist: Brian Charette- Late Night Tv,Tom Sanders & the Hornets- Ruff Life, Jr. Krauss & the Shakes- Trip On Out, Dave Keller- 17 Years, Roxy Perry- You Cried For Me, Delta Generators- Canebrake, Joe Louis Walker- Lyin’ In The Name Of Love, John Fries & the Heat -Technicolor You, Eliot Lewis- Determination, Johnny Rawls-Continue ReadingContinue Reading