Supporting Maine Musicians that perform Blues, Roots, Swamp Rock, Funk, Jazz, Americana, Bluegrass & Rockabilly.

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Jan
27
Thu
2022
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Jan 27 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
Jan
28
Fri
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Samuel James @ Blue
Jan 28 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
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
Jan
30
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Jan 30 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Jan
31
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Jan 31 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Feb
1
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Feb 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Feb 1 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Feb
2
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
3
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Feb 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
Feb
4
Fri
2022
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
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
5
Sat
2022
Michael Beling Ensemble @ Blue
Feb 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
6
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 6 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Feb
7
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Feb 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Feb
8
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Feb 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Feb 8 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Feb
9
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 9 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
10
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Feb 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
Bluegrass Jam Hosted by Cumberland Crossing @ Blue
Feb 10 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Time NotesJam every 2nd Thursday
Jam Run ByCumberland Crossing - Erica Kingston (bass) Bill Holden (dobro, vocals) Ronnie Gallant (guitar, vocals) Taylor Smith (mandolin, vocals
NotesCUMBERLAND CROSSING kicks off with a short set of contemporary bluegrass and then opens up the stage for a good ol' fashioned BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION
Feb
11
Fri
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
El Malo @ Blue
Feb 11 @ 10:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101

Feb
12
Sat
2022
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
13
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 13 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
A.O. & the K.O.s. @ Coals Pizza Portland
Feb 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207 747 5747
Website
VenueCoals Pizza Portland
Address118 Preble St, Portland, ME 04101-2425
Feb
14
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Feb 14 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Feb
15
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Feb 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Feb 15 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Feb
16
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 16 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
17
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Feb 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
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
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Yeahman @ Blue
Feb 18 @ 10:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
20
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 20 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Feb
21
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Feb 21 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Feb
22
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Feb 22 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Feb
23
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
24
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Feb 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
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
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Samuel James @ Blue
Feb 25 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Feb
26
Sat
2022
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
Feb
27
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Feb 27 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Feb
28
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Feb 28 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Mar
1
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Mar 1 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 1 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Mar 1 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Mar
2
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 2 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
3
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Mar 3 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 3 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
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
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
5
Sat
2022
Michael Beling Ensemble @ Blue
Mar 5 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
6
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 6 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Mar
7
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Mar 7 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Mar
8
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Mar 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 8 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Mar 8 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Mar
9
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
10
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Mar 10 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 10 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
Bluegrass Jam Hosted by Cumberland Crossing @ Blue
Mar 10 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Time NotesJam every 2nd Thursday
Jam Run ByCumberland Crossing - Erica Kingston (bass) Bill Holden (dobro, vocals) Ronnie Gallant (guitar, vocals) Taylor Smith (mandolin, vocals
NotesCUMBERLAND CROSSING kicks off with a short set of contemporary bluegrass and then opens up the stage for a good ol' fashioned BLUEGRASS JAM SESSION
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
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 11 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
El Malo @ Blue
Mar 11 @ 10:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
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VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101

Mar
13
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 13 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
A.O. & the K.O.s. @ Coals Pizza Portland
Mar 13 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
207 747 5747
Website
VenueCoals Pizza Portland
Address118 Preble St, Portland, ME 04101-2425
Mar
14
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Mar 14 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Mar
15
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Mar 15 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
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Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 15 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Mar 15 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Mar
16
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 16 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
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VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
17
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Mar 17 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 17 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
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
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 18 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Yeahman @ Blue
Mar 18 @ 10:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
Website
Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
20
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 20 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Mar
21
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Mar 21 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Mar
22
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Mar 22 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101
East Bayside Bluegrass Collective @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 22 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Ave. Portland ME. 04101
Jazz Sesh (Open Jazz Jam) @ Blue
Mar 22 @ 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
NotesAttention jazz players of Portland and the surrounding area! Come one come all for the weekly open jam session! Informal and fun for both those playing and listening! There will be a house band, of course! Musicians of various backgrounds converge to play tunes from the American Songbook of jazz standards. Sit in, call a tune, "bring your axe and blow". Hosted by Jordan Bicki (gigging guitarist & bassist; degree in jazz performance from The HART School) *if you are under 21 and wish to participate in the session you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Mar
23
Wed
2022
Open Mic @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 23 @ 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Mar
24
Thu
2022
Jason St. Pierre Trio @ Anthony's Italian Kitchen
Mar 24 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-8668
Website
VenueAnthony's Italian Kitchen
Address151 Middle St Portland, ME 04101
Day Night w/ King Day @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 24 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland
NotesKris Day with a different band every week playing Swing, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Country, and Soul music.
Mar
25
Fri
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ The Dogfish Bar & Grill
Mar 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-5483
Website
Facebook
VenueThe Dogfish Bar & Grill
Address128 Free St, Portland, ME 04101
Samuel James @ Blue
Mar 25 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Contact
(207) 774-4111
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Facebook
VenueBlue
Address650 Congress St # A, Portland, ME 04101
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
Mar
27
Sun
2022
Friends of E. Bayside Bluegrass collective Sunday Strings @ Maine Craft Distilling
Mar 27 @ 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Contact
207 699 4447
Website
VenueMaine Craft Distilling
Address123 Washington Avenue, Portland, ME
Mar
28
Mon
2022
Gina & The Red Eye Flight Crew @ Portland House of Music
Mar 28 @ 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Contact
(207) 805-0134
Website
Facebook
VenuePortland House of Music
Address25 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101
NotesTickets are $7 in advance | $10 day of show Doors at 8 pm | Music starts at 9 pm. 21+ All of our tickets are paperless. Purchased tickets will be at will call at the door. All you need to do is arrive with your ID and enjoy the show! ——
Mar
29
Tue
2022
Travis James Humphrey @ Gritty's Portland
Mar 29 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Contact
(207) 772-2739
Website
Facebook
VenueGritty's Portland
Address396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101