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Jan
28
Fri
2022
Tommy O & The Juke Joint Devils @ Frog & Turtle
Jan 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Contact
(207) 591-4185
Website
Facebook
VenueFrog & Turtle
Address3 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092
NotesALWAYS CALL VENUE TO MAKE SURE GIG IS ON, ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS
Jan
29
Sat
2022
Kevin Kimball with The ProfTones @ Andy's Old Port Pub
Jan 29 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
207 650 9833
VenueAndy's Old Port Pub
Address94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
4
Fri
2022
Tommy O & Andy Duo @ The Quarry Tap Room
Feb 4 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 213-6173
Facebook
VenueThe Quarry Tap Room
Address122 Water St, Hallowell, ME 04347
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Fore River Brewing
Feb 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207-370-0629
VenueFore River Brewing
Address45 Huntress Ave South Portland, ME 04106
Matt and the Barnburners @ Tuck's
Feb 4 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 319-5553
VenueTuck's
AddressFarmington
Bad Daddy @ Hydeout at The Wharf
Feb 4 @ 8:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Contact
(207) 248-6317
Website
VenueHydeout at The Wharf
Address1 Wharf St, Hallowell, ME 04347
Feb
5
Sat
2022
Tommy O & Andy Duo @ Brunos Wood Fired Pizzeria
Feb 5 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
207-371-7000
VenueBrunos Wood Fired Pizzeria
Address192 Water Street ,Hallowell, ME, 04347-1315
Feb
6
Sun
2022
Blue Steel Express @ The Red Parka
Feb 6 @ 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 319-5553
VenueThe Red Parka
AddressGlenn, NH
Feb
11
Fri
2022
Dave Mello & Leo Lynch Duo @ Mé Lon Togo Bistro
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 872-9146
Website
Venue Mé Lon Togo Bistro
Address10 Leland St, Rockland, ME 04841
Blue Steel Express @ Bruno's Wood Fired Pizzaria
Feb 11 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
207-371-7000
VenueBruno's Wood Fired Pizzaria
Address190 Water Street , Hallowell, Me
Feb
12
Sat
2022
Dave Mello & Leo Lynch Duo @ Mé Lon Togo Bistro
Feb 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 872-9146
Website
Venue Mé Lon Togo Bistro
Address10 Leland St, Rockland, ME 04841
Unfinished Blues Band @ Lenny's
Feb 12 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
207-591-0117
Website
VenueLenny's
AddressRt. 302 Westbrook ME
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Andy's Old Port Pub
Feb 12 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 874-2639
Website
VenueAndy's Old Port Pub
Address94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
18
Fri
2022
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Fore River Brewing
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207-370-0629
VenueFore River Brewing
Address45 Huntress Ave South Portland, ME 04106
Tommy O & Andy Duo @ Tuck's
Feb 18 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueTuck's
AddressFarmington
Feb
19
Sat
2022
Bonnie Edwards & The Practical Cats @ Side by Each Brewing Co
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 689-3030
Website
Facebook
VenueSide by Each Brewing Co
Address1110 Minot Ave, Auburn, ME 04210
Tommy O & Andy Duo @ Brunos Wood Fired Pizzeria
Feb 19 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
207-371-7000
VenueBrunos Wood Fired Pizzeria
Address192 Water Street ,Hallowell, ME, 04347-1315
Feb
24
Thu
2022
Frank Fotusky @ Blue
Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
25
Fri
2022
Tommy O & The Juke Joint Devils @ Frog & Turtle
Feb 25 @ 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Contact
(207) 591-4185
Website
Facebook
VenueFrog & Turtle
Address3 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092
NotesALWAYS CALL VENUE TO MAKE SURE GIG IS ON, ESPECIALLY THESE DAYS
Feb
26
Sat
2022
The Backwoods Blues Revue @ Bigelow Brewing
Feb 26 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207 431 7265
Website
Facebook
VenueBigelow Brewing
Address473 Bigelow Hill Rd., Skowhegan, ME
Dave Mello @ The Gin Mill
Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 620-9200
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Gin Mill
Address302 Water St, Augusta, ME 04330
Kevin Kimball with The ProfTones @ Andy's Old Port Pub
Feb 26 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
207 650 9833
VenueAndy's Old Port Pub
Address94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
4
Fri
2022
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Fore River Brewing
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207-370-0629
VenueFore River Brewing
Address45 Huntress Ave South Portland, ME 04106
Mar
10
Thu
2022
Lurrie Bell w/ the Blues Prophets $25-30 @ One Longfellow Square
Mar 10 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207-761-1757
VenueOne Longfellow Square
Address181 State St, Portland, ME 04101-3701
Notes7pm doors - 8pm show $25 adv. - $30 day of Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell picked up his father’s guitar at age of five and taught himself to play. He was clearly gifted. In addition, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and many more were frequent visitors to his house. They all helped to shape and school him in the blues, but none as much as his father’s long-time employer Muddy Waters. At seven years old, Bell left Chicago to live in Mississippi and Alabama with his grandparents. During this time he played mostly in the church, immersing himself in the passionate expressiveness of the gospel tradition. At fourteen he moved back to Chicago and continued to play in church as well as forming his first blues band while attending high school. By seventeen Lurrie Bell was playing on stage with Willie Dixon. In 1977 he was a founding member of The Sons of Blues with Freddie Dixon (son of Willie) and Billy Branch. The band recorded three standout tracks for Alligator Records’ Grammy nominated Living Chicago Blues series. In 1978 Bell joined Koko Taylor’s band and stayed for several years, honing his chops and learning the ropes of being a traveling musician. He continued to work with his dad as well, recording the 1984 Rooster Blues album Son Of a Gun and several other titles for UK’s JSP Records. Not only was Bell recognized as an exceptionally talented guitarist and musician, his knowledge of different blues styles, his soulfulness and his musical maturity delivered write-ups in publications such as Rolling Stone and The New York Times. Battling and defeating a series of personal demons kept him out of the studio and off the road for a long spell in the late 1980’s, but Bell persevered and re-surfaced in the mid-1990’s with a succession of four highly acclaimed records for Chicago’s Delmark label. Since the onset of the new millennium, Bell’s profile has been steadily rising. 2002 saw the release of the CD Cutting Heads and in 2004 Alligator Records released Second Nature an acoustic duet record with his father Carey Bell that was nominated for a WC Handy Award Acoustic Record of the Year by the Blues Foundation in Memphis. In 2007 Bell started his own label Aria B.G. Records and released Let’s Talk About Love, which has been called his most accomplished, deeply heartfelt album yet. On the strength of this record, he was voted Most Outstanding Guitar Player in the 2007 Living Blues Magazine’s Critic’s Poll, and in 2008 and 2012 he was named the magazine’s Male Blues Artist of the Year. Since 2007 he has received multiple Blues Music Award nominations as Best Guitarist and Best Traditional Male Blues Artist by the Blues Foundation. 2009 found him pairing up with Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch on the recording Chicago Blues: A Living History which garnered him his first official Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Recording. In 2011 a follow-up was released; Chicago Blues: A Living History (The Revolution Continues) featuring Buddy Guy, Magic Slim, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. And in 2012 came the arrival of his second CD on Aria BG Records The Devil Ain’t Got No Music, a collection of acoustic blues and gospel songs that recollect the music he often played with his dad and at church in Mississippi and Alabama as a child. In January 2013 The Devil Ain’t Got No Music was honored with the Prix du Blues award from the prestigious French L’Academie du Jazz for the Best Blues Recording of 2012 and the title song (written by producer Matthew Skoller) received a nomination from the Blues Foundation for song of the year. In 2013 Bell re-signed with Delmark and enlisted famed Chicago producer Dick Shurman to make the record Blues in My Soul. For this project he wanted to get back to the solid foundation of Chicago-styled traditional guitar blues. Blues in my Soul features three new Lurrie Bell originals plus songs by Little Walter, T-Bone Walker, Jimmy Rogers, and Big Bill Broonzy and others. In 2016 Bell returned to studio with Dick Shurman for his next Delmark CD “Can’t Shake This Feeling.” At last count Lurrie Bell has now appeared on over 50+ recordings either as leader or featured sideman. Lurrie Bell’s elegant and intense guitar playing and passionate vocals have made him a favorite at clubs and festivals around the world and have earned him a reputation as one of the “leading lights” in the future of the blues. The Blues Prophets will be Lurrie's backing band for this show and the Old Blues Kats (members of the Blues Prophets) will open the night. Covid-19 Policy: We are very excited to be hosting live music shows again in our listening room. OLS is committed to providing a safe environment for all who work, listen, or perform live music in our venue. Because our venue is so small, we will require all staff, volunteers, performers, and patrons to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 when they attend OLS events AND to wear masks indoors unless they are actively drinking, eating, or performing. Proof of vaccine must come directly from the health care provider that performed the vaccination and can be a photo or physical copy of the vaccination card or record with an accompanying photo ID. Full vaccination means that the date of the performance you are attending is: *at least 14 days after your second dose of an FDA or WHO authorized two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or *at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO authorized single dose COVID vaccine. We hope we can ease these restrictions once further progress has been made reducing transmission of the virus. Until then, we greatly appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Lurrie Bell w\/ the Blues Prophets

Mar
11
Fri
2022
Matt and the Barnburners @ Hydeout at The Wharf
Mar 11 @ 8:00 PM – 11:45 PM
Contact
(207) 319-5553
VenueHydeout at The Wharf
AddressHallowell
Mar
18
Fri
2022
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Fore River Brewing
Mar 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207-370-0629
VenueFore River Brewing
Address45 Huntress Ave South Portland, ME 04106
Mar
26
Sat
2022
Kevin Kimball with The ProfTones @ Andy's Old Port Pub
Mar 26 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
207 650 9833
VenueAndy's Old Port Pub
Address94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
Apr
1
Fri
2022
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Fore River Brewing
Apr 1 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207-370-0629
VenueFore River Brewing
Address45 Huntress Ave South Portland, ME 04106
Apr
8
Fri
2022
Dave Mello Trio @ Grittys Auburn
Apr 8 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 376-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGrittys Auburn
Address68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210
Apr
15
Fri
2022
Blue Steel Express Acoustic Duo @ Fore River Brewing
Apr 15 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207-370-0629
VenueFore River Brewing
Address45 Huntress Ave South Portland, ME 04106
Apr
30
Sat
2022
Kevin Kimball with The ProfTones @ Andy's Old Port Pub
Apr 30 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
207 650 9833
VenueAndy's Old Port Pub
Address94 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
May
6
Fri
2022
Unfinished Blues Band $18-20 @ Cadenza
May 6 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
VenueCadenza
Address5 Depot Street, Freeport, ME 04032
NotesAbout this event It all started back in the 20th century. It was the 1980s and hair metal bands ruled. The radio was jam packed with synthesized pop. Emerging hip-hop was all the rage. That's when three teenage buddies decided it was a good time to start an American, roots-rock, blues band. They loved Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. Their classmates didn't know what to make of them but they boogied anyway. Calling themselves Unfinished Business, Rob Babson, Dean Clegg and Troy R. Bennett started rocking high school dances, barbecues, band battles and all-night parties around their high school in Maine. After graduation they kept on playing but not together. Fate had other plans for them. For the next 30 years, each followed different paths through parallel lives of professional music-making.Now, after a three-decade hiatus, they're back together as the Unfinished Blues Band because they're not done yet. They're still all about the basics: Swinging Drums, grooving bass lines and soulful guitar. Its all they need to make you dance, stomp and sing along. Babson's hands fly like lightning over his shining guitar strings. He wrings pathos and fury from its electrified, wooden body. Clegg, is the beating heart of the band. He hammers out tight rhythms on the drums with his brain and all four limbs. Bennett's fingers bring the bottom all the way to the top. His rumble-tumble bass lines never stop trucking. They all sing and you will, too. You wont be able to help yourself. Together, they've got nearly a hundred years of combined performing experience. As old friends, they're finding renewed energy in the music they make together. The spark is still alive and burning brighter than ever. Tickets are $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. www.unfinishedbluesband.com
Jun
4
Sat
2022
The Old Blues Kats open for James Montgomery $30-240 @ Somerset Abbey Uptown Room
Jun 4 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 696-5800
Website
VenueSomerset Abbey Uptown Room
Address98 Main St.,Madison Maine 04950
NotesBlues Legend James Montgomery will be taking the Somerset Abbey Summer Stage for a night of Kick butt blues! This is a Saturday night show! Gates open at 5:30, Old Blues Cats take the stage at 6pm and James Montgomery will take the stage at 7pm. VIP Tickets sold by the table. Single seat tickets are just a chair, no tables and no waitstaff. Full bar and great homemade small meals and appetizers available. Tickets will be held until the night of the show in Will Call. Parking is on street and public parking behind Reny's.
Jun
11
Sat
2022
Poke Chop and The Other White Meats @ Frog & Turtle
Jun 11 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 591-4185
Website
Facebook
VenueFrog & Turtle
Address3 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092
Jun
12
Sun
2022
Poke Chop and The Other White Meats @ Red Parka
Jun 12 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
VenueRed Parka
AddressGlenn ,NH
Jun
18
Sat
2022
Poke Chop & The Other White Meats @ Freedom Cafe
Jun 18 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Contact
(207) 693-3700
VenueFreedom Cafe
Address923 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME 04055
NotesDOUBLE CHECK THE START TIME..IT GUESS ON MY PART
Aug
30
Tue
2022
Blue Steel Express @ Brunswick Town Mall Gazebo
Aug 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 729-4439
VenueBrunswick Town Mall Gazebo
Address191-195 Maine St, Brunswick, ME 04011
Jan
1
Mon
2024
3 Aces on Parade @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPqzu9-R2pQ
Jam Run ByJeff Christiansen

Black Cat Road Playing Pendulum @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://youtu.be/UH7mSo_EBuE
NotesPENDULUM by BLACK CAT ROAD from THE BADDEST APPLE ALBUM
Blind Lemons (MBF 2011) playing Shakin Room @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFtM3s4Lfyo
Blues Prophets playing Got my Mojo Working @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M27Ax0XUTg
Bonnie Edwards & The Practical Cats playing Mr Zoot Suit @ Youtube Minot Blues Fest
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube Minot Blues Fest
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsd9yFtMsYU
Dave Mello playing Hey Baby at SST Jam @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShEyzIkBnO4
Dave Mello Trio Playing the Blues @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prBeBrPbwzQ
DW Gill & Dave Mello playing Stranger Blues @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edCj9tYUAnY
High Test @ Hydeout at The Wharf Facebook
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueHydeout at The Wharf Facebook
Addresshttps://www.facebook.com/HydeOutattheWharf/videos/1218571351858646/
JC & LP playing Since Covid Came to Town & Wear That Funky Mask @ YouTube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYouTube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poAaAj8wyMY
NotesNotes from JC & Lunchpail - These boyz don't have COVID 19, but they DO have Cabin Fever, or, better, Cabin Fervor! A medley of songs for the CovAge: 'Since Covid Came to Town' & 'Wear That Funky Mask'. Lunchpail Jere : harp, vocal & tunesmithy; JC - guitar and imprecations. ... The CabinFervor Boyz use MIA-MASKS exclusively.
Matt & The Barnburners playing Key to the Hiway @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF0VtCkoeRs
Memphis Lighting Playing Odd Time Blues @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PitMlX2V_r8
The Delta Knights playing Blues
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
Venue
Addresshttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2131793980371985
The Old Blues Kats playing Lonesome Bedroom Blues @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rdp3IWLAwY&feature=youtu.be

Tommy O & The Juke Joint Devils playing I’m a Nervous Lover @ Youtube
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueYoutube
Addresshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoFcDQRlOso
Voodoo Clowns playing Memphis Women & Chicken @ Facebook
Jan 1 2024 @ 2:49 PM – Dec 28 2035 @ 2:49 PM
Contact
VenueFacebook
Addresshttps://www.facebook.com/voodooclowns/videos/1544734755671143/