Home Blues Party in New Orleans at FTC Stage One

Party in New Orleans at FTC Stage One

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Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution presents their show at FTC StageOne on Friday. It will be an explosion of festive music in New Orleans, soul in the style of Ray Charles and Al Green, a good dose of jam-bandy roots rock with a touch of powerful and upbeat gospel, without the religious overtones. .

More than just live music, BroJo is a theatrical performance. They pull out umbrellas, parade through audiences, and are known to toss hundreds of Mardi Gras beads. When the parade begins to groove, few can stand still. Come for the feast and leave a convert covered in pearls.


Saturday, Christine Ohlman is at the Kathrine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, with “Love Is In The Air: A Thanksgiving Celebration (and tradition) with special guests The Sin Sisters” and it’s also the anniversary weekend of the Queen.

The Hive Queen brings hip-shaking love and courage to Kate’s stage to celebrate romance in all its swampy glory. She will welcome the Sin Sisters reunited with special songs to seal the deal. Celebrate the holidays as Ohlman, Cliff Goodwin, Michael Colbath and Lorne Entress rock the Connecticut coastline.

Wednesday at Infinity Music Hall Norfolk, Gary Hoey starts the Christmas season with his Ho! Ho! Hoey Rockin Holiday Tourday. Whether he’s playing steamy originals or classic rock covers, his solos are reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth.

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings and Cafe Nine celebrate 25 years of New Haven-cured Cobalt Chicago blues on Sunday at 4 p.m. The group was born on a cold December night in 1996, 25 years ago, at Cafe Nine in New Haven, when the four members were reunited on stage as part of the former Cafe Nine Blues Jam.

Led for over 22 years by Chicago natives Wendell C. Jones on bass guitar and vocals and Mark Zaretsky, the only remaining original member, on harmonica and vocals, the Kings have been a lasting presence on the stage. of New Haven. They opened for the late Etta James and Son Seals on New Haven Green, performed for thousands atop the Temple Street Garage before the city imploded the New Haven Coliseum, and opened shows for many stars of the blues. Few groups have this kind of resistance. It’s time to celebrate.

Dan Stevens’ Acoustic Blues Tour Friday lands at Witchdoctor Brewing Company. Also on Friday, Wandering Roots Duo with Chris D’Amato and Shawn Taylor is at Note Kitchen & Bar, while Shufflebone is at Notch8. Crystal Bees a 19th Nervous Breakdown, a tribute to the Rolling Stones.

On Saturday, Kathy Thompson Band performs at Bill’s Seafood and Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang perform at Narragansett Cafe.

Daryl’s House a The Band Band featuring a celebration of the last waltz with TTBB horns and special guests. These shows capture the ambiance that was unique to The Band. The Last Waltz, the legendary 1976 farewell concert by The Band, featured over a dozen guest artists and showcased the classic hits of The Band. The band’s spectacular Last Waltz Celebration revisits that 1976 Thanksgiving night that went down in musical history.

Saturday, Daryl’s House has brunch with Adam Falcon.

Say Darling and The Carleans perform at the Knickerbocker Music Center on Friday. Say Darling is a deadly combination of star musicians from all over New England. Whether it’s country, jazz, soul or blues, pop rock or juke swing, the band has done what every artist strives for.

The Carleans have a passion for storytelling and navigating the human experience, with a versatile sound that comes from the trio rooted in American / folk music, but spanning across country, pop, blues and rock. Cajun.

On Saturday, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones take the stage at the Knickerbocker. From 1977, Sugar Ray Norcia worked in southern Rhode Island; while in Boston, Ronnie Earl and bassist Mudcat Ward were looking for fellow musicians. Neil Gouvin made a suggestion that changed blues history, to bring singer and harp player Sugar Ray into the picture.

Although the group enjoyed the sound of four musicians, they wanted a larger group and the addition of a pianist. The blues musicians offered the job to Anthony Geraci and he signed. The group is called Sugar Ray & the Bluetones. They have had many staff changes over the past 40 years, but remain true to their blues roots – returning to the Knick and touring throughout the New England area.

Let’s Dance Wednesday at Knickerbocker in Cherry Pie playing blues, swing, zydeco, rockabilly and latin.

Friday, The Falcon Main Stage at Brian Mitchell & Friends. Grammy winner, funky clef master and accordionist Mitchell joins veteran session players for a roster of Nola-funk, rocksteady and roots, and Pete’s Saloon has the Gil Parris Band.

On Saturday, the main Falcon stage has Scott Sharrard. GRAMMY nominee Sharrard is the newest member of legendary band Little Feat. He had been touring guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band since 2008.

On Thursday, Bill Kirchen’s Honky Tonk Christmas is at Turning Point Cafe, and Deadgrass & Friends explore Jerry Garcia’s music on the Falcon Main Stage.

And when shopping for gifts, a good choice is to make it a Blues Christmas, with festival tickets or blues merchandise.

See the Connecticut Blues Society for more concert listings: https://www.ctblues.org/weekly-calendar. Any questions or comments should be sent to Domenic Forcella at [email protected]