Lucky Souls – Ready for Music Again

Lucky Souls – Ready for Music Again

I’ve kind of been lying low with not having a camera for a couple of weeks & also gearing up for Grey Fox Bluegrass Fest next week. So not very much to review for you all this week. I have, however started getting up some of the videos of  Bluegrass on the Bogs. Those interested can see them on the Lucky Souls youtube channel (

This week, I am back in action. My ‘nused’ camera arrived yesterday & I’m ready to get out for some music! And there is plenty, plenty of it happening this weekend.

The place to be (in my opinion anyway) this Friday the 13th is Café Nine( in New Haven. The amazing Lake Street Dive( will be returning there for an evening of music with Raise the Rent( opening for them at 9 p.m. If you aren’t familiar with Lake Street Dive, they are an incredible band & well worth seeing for the $8 cover. Great songs, great musicians & great stage presence. Check out this video to see what they’re all about: I can bet it’ll make you want to look up more of their videos on youtube.

And if you get a chance before heading to the 9 on Friday or if you just want to be outdoors for the evening, there is a free show at Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Ave, Hamden featuring Washboard Slim & The Bluelights( opening for NRBQ( show starts at 7:30. Again, it’s free & family friendly too! Bring your chairs & coolers if you plan on heading that way.

There are two more family friendly events taking place this weekend.

On Saturday, The 38th Annual Roxbury Pickin’ & Fiddlin’ Contest is happening. It starts at 2 p.m. at Hurlburt Park, 18 Apple Lane, Roxbury. There’s a $10 admission, & kids under 10 are free. This is really a nice day for the whole family & the contestants are very talented local folks. Registration for the contestants starts at 1:30 & you can see the categories here,, if you think you may be interested in entering the contest.

Sunday brings The 2nd Annual Sounds of Summer Festival to Town Center Park in Hamden, with some great local bands playing, including The Ivory Bills( & Parkers Tangent( Another free event & family & pet friendly too! Sounds like a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

If you, for any reason, aren’t interested in any of that, then here are some other happenings:

Friday, July 13th

John Voket, 5 p.m. at One Eyed Pig, 71 South Main St, Newtown

Northbound Express, 5 p.m. at Aunt Chilada’s, 3931 Whitney Ave, Hamden

The Folkadelics, 9 p.m. at Main Pub, 306 Main St, Manchester

Pimpinella, 9 p.m. at Bobby Q’s, 42 Main St, Westport

Graylight Campfire, 9:30 p.m. at Ray Kelly’s, 2720 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport


Saturday, July 14th

River City Slim & Zydeco Hogs, 8 p.m. at The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St, Hamden

Nutopia, 9 p.m. at Ray Kelly’s, 2720 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport

The Alpaca Gnomes, 9:30 p.m. at Breenan’s Sheeben, 2652 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport


Sunday, July 15th

Wandering Roots & The Levins, 1 p.m. at McLaughlin Vineyard, 14 Albert’s Hill Rd, Newtown

Tim Palmieri & Sammy Blanchette, 4:30 p.m. at Stonebridge, 50 Daniel St, Milford

Nu-Blu, 5 p.m. at Firebox, 539 Broad St, Hartford


Whatever you choose to do, have fun & be safe!


No blog from me next week, because as I stated I’ll be at Grey Fox. I’m very excited that I’ll be part of the media crew at the fest this yr & I look forward to bringing you some great videos when I return.

Have a great couple of weeks everyone & don’t forget to get out & support the musicians & venues!


Aim D’Amaro – Lucky Souls Productions

By the time she was 12, Amy D’Amaro knew that she wanted a career that would keep her surrounded by music. At 16, she became an intern at WPLR radio in New Haven, CT where she would stay for 5 yrs learning all aspects of music programming at a commercial radio station. In the time that she was at WPLR, she also became friends with many musicians on the local scene & spent much of her time taking in music at venues all over New Haven County.

In 1993, Amy left the radio station to raise her son, but her love of music & the local scene never faded. In 2003 she began what would become a very successful dog walking & pet sitting service, but still spent much of her time checking out the local music scene in both New Haven & Fairfield Counties. In 2009 she began Lucky Souls Productions to help out the local musicians she knew by promoting their music through live video footage. In 2011, Lucky Souls grew & began booking musicians in some of the local venues. When not busy walking dogs or editing videos, Amy still spends much of her time out with friends, supporting the local music scene & venues & attending music festivals.




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