Jan14

Homesick John Tribute Hosted by WSBL

10seldon, 10 Selden St., Woodbridge

Save the date!

Washboard Slim and the BlueLights are proud to present a concert featuring WSBL and a reunion of the Homesick John O'Leary band. Homesick John was a legendary CT singer-songwriter, drummer and multi-instrumentalist famous for his songs like "Beat Your Head Against the Wall" and "The Running Game" (and the book by the same name) as well as his runs for president and CT governor. The band will include Bernie Soroko, Bobo Lavorgna, Mat Kastner - all members of the Homesick Band - and Peter Menta, who frequently played with John, with Brooks Barnett on piano.

The concert will take place Saturday evening, Jan 14, at 10selden in Woodbridge CT. More details forthcoming on the WSBL web site and Facebook page.

Previous events

May7

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WATCH OUT FOR RESCHEDULING INFO.

We're happy to be back at Best Video, playing lots of great jug band music! This is an indoor show so proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required. The band for this show is Peter Menta (aka Washboard Slim), Howie Horn, John Pendergast, Brooks Barnett, and Mat Kastner. The cover is $15.

Hubby Jenkins with WSBL at Cafe Nine

Cafe 9, 248 State St, New Haven

Take a trip back in time with WSBL and the talented multi-instrumentalist Hubby Jenkins. Sunday April 3rd - part of the East Rock Concert Series at Cafe Nine, starting at 4pm. Jenkins brings the African American historical experience back into traditional American ragtime, blues, country and the gospel of the rural South. Get your tickets: fernandopintopresents.com .

Hubby Jenkins is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has been an integral part of the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops (2010-2014) and an active touring and recording member of the Rhiannon Giddens band, makes his solo debut performance live in-person at East Rock Concert Series.

Dec4

WSBL at Best Video

Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517

*** Washboard Slim & The Bluelights play the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck on Sat., Dec. 4, starting at 6:30 PM. The cover is $15. This is an indoor show so attendance is 30 max. Proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.

After 40 years of playing together, Washboard Slim and the Bluelights has evolved into one of the country's most versatile and original of jug bands incorporating pure Americana instruments like tub bass, washboard, jug, banjo, harmonica, and fiddle. Adding drums and powerful vocal harmonies, this band rocks sold-out concerts, dance halls and family shows. Playing their own compositions as well as original arrangements of traditional gospel, blues, country and early rock n’ roll, their music is by turns playful, haunted and uplifting.

The band for this show is Peter Menta (aka Washboard Slim), Howie Horn, John Pendergast, Brooks Barnett, and Mat Kastner. ***

Previous events

Previous events

Sep11

Jug Band Music on the Deck

Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517

We're playing another "slimmed down" Washboard Slim and the Blue Lights show on the deck at Best Video - Pete, Brooks, Howie, Johnny and Mat. Of course, the show will depend on the weather. Please respect social distancing - masks are optional since we'll be outside. No cover charge but there will be a musicians' tip jar. Parking is available behind Best video and on Thornton Street.