I am pretty sure I definitely need more hours in my days. It has been quite a busy couple of weeks & with the warm months here, it just seems to be getting busier.
I had a wonderful time at The 7th Annual Bluegrass on the Bogs a couple of weekends ago. This fest has really grown a lot & there was a great line up this year. Kudos go out to Kristin & Peter Taylor, the organizers of the festival. They do a truly great job putting it together every year. This years festival included some great performances from Chasing Blue, Three Tall Pines, Billy Wylder, Steve Lutke & Appalachian Uprising, & two of our local CT bands that made the trip up to MA, The Nameless Trio & One Way Track, just to name a few. I haven’t had a chance to get any of the vids up from the performers yet, but here are some photos of the whole weekend.
And since I mentioned The Nameless Trio & One Way Track, both of these bands have new CDs out. It made for some mighty fine listening on my ride home from MA after the festival. You can find both bands on Facebook to see where they may be playing & where you can pick up their CDs. Or you can swing by The Outer Space on Saturday June 30th, between 3 & 6 p.m., where we will be hosting a CD release party for The Nameless Trio. It will be a fun afternoon of music out on the patio stage, & who knows the grill may even be fired up for some good eats too!
Last Tuesday, I had the pleasure of seeing Madison Violet, quite an amazing duo out of Canada at Café Nine. Not sure when they may be back in this area, but I highly recommend going to see them when they come back around. You can find plenty of videos of them on you tube or on their website, http://madisonviolet.com/.
Friday, Lucky Souls hosted a show at The Outer Space, featuring The Self Proclaimed Rockstars & Dexter. A fun, fun night. Please check out both of these bands, because you won’t be disappointed. The Self Proclaimed Rockstars are from the Boston area, but play in NYC quite often too, so check their schedule, http://www.sprband.com/. Dexter is a local CT band that has been busy working on a new CD. Keep an on their website for more news on the CD & where they may be playing, http://dextertheband.com/.
Saturday, I wandered up to Waterbury to check out The Mighty Kind, a great new trio featuring Lee-Ann Lovelace, Phil Beach & Jim McKeeman. Give their Facebook page a like, https://www.facebook.com/#!/TheMightyKind & keep up with them, because I’m certain they’ll be playing out quite a bit.
I took Sunday & Monday off, but headed on down to The Space on Tuesday to see River City Extension. This was my first time seeing them & I am totally looking forward to seeing them again. Simply incredible. The Proud Flesh opened & played a pretty kick ass set themselves. Plus, I had the added bonus of hanging out with LSG again!
Busy weekend & week ahead for me. Kicking it off on Thursday by finally catching Greg Sherrod Unplugged at GILT in New Haven. Greg plays there every Thursday with different people accompanying him. This week he’ll be joined by Casey Gorman & Will Early. They start at 8:30 & will be playing up on the roof(ah, warm weather months & outdoor music!). Stop by & see Greg one of these Thursdays because he is just a magnificent singer & he is usually joined by some of the best musicians in the New Haven area. Here’s a video I took of him when he sat in with The Nameless Trio for a song back in Oct at Café Nine…http://youtu.be/pNWVhgLiMYs.
I’ll be at my usual first Friday spot tomorrow with The Nameless Trio at Twisted Vine in Derby at 8. Saturday there’s a great show at The Outer Space in Hamden, featuring Terri Lynn, Stefanie Harris & The Honeycutters. And Sunday afternoon there are TWO great outdoor shows happening, Shawn Taylor & Chris D’Amato will be at McLaughlin Vineyard in Newtown from 1 – 4, & Sammy Blanchette & Tim Palmieri will be on the patio at The Stonebridge in Milford beginning at 4 p.m.
Monday, David Golden & I will be sitting down for a chat with Joe Manganello & Nicole Heriot, 2 of the organizers of the Soupstock Music & Art Festival. Keep an eye out for that video interview to be posted on the Lucky Souls you tube channel early next week. And I hope you all have June 9th marked on your calendar & will be attending the festival in Shelton. It’s a free event, music on 2 stages, lots of vendors, plenty to do for the kids & let’s not forget a soup cook-off!
Last, but not least, Lucky Souls will be at Café Nine next Tuesday for an evening of acoustic music with Casey Gorman of Hubinger St & Mike Brandon of Gravyhound both playing solo acoustic sets. It’s a Tuesday, but well worth going out on a school night for this one. Music will start around 9 & there’s a $5 cover.
WOW! I really do need more hours in my days. Hope you all enjoy your weekend & surround yourselves with live music. Get out & support your local scene, no matter where you are!
Get out & support the musicians & venues y’all!