Doug Nelson

Doug Nelson discusses upcoming blues artists appearing at his Nelson’s Candies/Local’s Café venue in Wilton, NH

Nelson’s Candies may not sound like the name of a blues venue. But Nelson’s Candies/Local’s Café on Main Street in Wilton, New Hampshire has been offering live blues bands monthly for about five years now. Owner Doug Nelson, a 73 year old candy maker and entrepreneur, enjoys bringing blues bands into his New Hampshire candy […]

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John Hall at previous North River Blues Festival

South shore promoter John Hall gearing up for another summer of music events; AquaPalooza, Soundwaves, Green Harbor Roots Festival, North River Blues Festival

John Hall is a very busy man this year. The south shore music promoter and booking agent has his usual round up of music events scheduled. AquaPalooza, Soundwaves, Green Harbor Roots Festival, and North River Blues Festival are the events he books, manages, and promotes using his Rhythm Room Entertainment company as his professional office.

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Roomful outside of a barn

Roomful Of Blues to headline Barnful Of Blues Festival in New Boston, NH; band has strong NH ties

The 47 year old national and international touring band Roomful Of Blues will be making their first appearance at the Barnful Of Blues Festival in New Boston, New Hampshire on Saturday, August 5th. Taking place at the 4H Youth Center in New Boston, New Hampshire, The Barnful Of Blues Festival is hosted by Granite State Blues Society. The event will run from noon until 8:00 p.m.

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Chris Fitz at Brodie's

Chris Fitz, Steve Peabody, Ricky King Russell, and Bob Worthington kept the party going at Brodie’s

Blues guitarist Chris Fitz and blues drummer Steve Peabody have been hosting their Sunday Funday blues jam at Brodies’s Seaport Café in Salem, Massachusetts for several years now. Last night’s jam showed what great things could happen when they invite superstar locals musicians. Guitar ace Ricky King Russell and journeyman bassist Bob Worthington joined Fitz […]

Bob Vabulas, Sweet Melissa Barbosa, Chris Stovall Brown

Sweet Melissa with Chris Stovall Brown kept the Sunday Live Blues rolling at Terry O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Newton MA

Like chocolate and peanut butter, some great things go great together. Sweet Melissa, who usually plays out with blues guitarist Chris Stovall Brown, was the featured singer at last weekend’s Sunday Live Blues show at Terry O’Reilly’s Irish Pub in Newton, Massachusetts. Coincidentally, Chris Stovall Brown is usually part of the Sunday Live Blues house band at the Newton pub, so it was a sort of Sweet Melissa with Chris Stovall Brown reunion show.