Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Live blues music in Detroit

Thornetta Davis
Looking for some good blues music to help bring in the new year?

On New Year's Eve, Mark "Pazman" Pasman heads an impressive lineup including Johnnie Bassett and Bobby Murray at  Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills (see previous post).

Other great NYE choices include Mystery Train with guitarist Jim McCarty at The Blue Goose, 28911 Jefferson Ave. in St. Clair Shores (586-296-0950); and singer Thornetta Davis at The Harbor House, 440 Clinton St. in Detroit (313-967-9900).

Additional NYE options include RJ's Rhythm Rockers at Howell's Bar in Dearborn (313-565-6322),  the Carl Henry Band at The Treehouse in Taylor, and The Delta Five Blues Band at All That Jazz River Club in Detroit (313-331-1012).

If you're looking to lay down some licks to bring in 2011, check out the Open Blues Jam at Kellys Bar in Hamtown and the Full Tilt Boogie Blues Band Jam Session at Timber Wolf Tavern in Redford (313-937-1218).

There's plenty of blues leading up to the big party night too.

Tonight, catch Carl Henry at Sneakers Pub and Grill, 22628 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.

On Thursday, enjoy the great jump blues and swing band The Millionaires at Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills.

The fun continues in the new year.

On Saturday, Carl Henry performs a 1 p.m. show at Butcher's Inn, 1489 Winder St. in Detroit, and in the evening Champagne and The Motor City Blues Crew are at Bert’s, 2727 Russell St. in Detroit (313-567-2030).

On Sunday, Pete "Big Dog" Fetters performs a solo acoustic show at Dylan's Raw Bar, 15402 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Park (313-884-6030).

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