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Great night last night with Joe Louis Walker, Greg Sherrod & The Cobalt Rhythm Kings at The Ballroom at The Outer Space in Hamden! What a night! Three great bands. Tributes to Muddy Waters on his 100th Birthday from JLW ("Rock Me, Baby") and The CRKs ("Mean Disposition"). Both JLW and Greg Sherrod out in the audience without mics! What fun! Thanks to everyone who came out. Here's a snippet of JLW doing Tampa Red's "Sugar Mama Blues"... Happy Easter, y'all!
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Please come join Mark Naftalin and the rest of us at the Pequot Library Mid Winter Book Sale 2/16-2/18 Saturday (and Sunday!) at 1 p.m. If you can't make it in person, tune in to WPKN Radio 89.5-FM -- or www.wpkn.org...

Featuring Mark Naftalin of the The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on piano, with Paul Gabriel, JD Seem and Daniel Jacoubovitch on guitars and vocals, Manny Foglio of The Mojomatics and Mark Zaretsky of The Cobalt Rhythm Kings and Black Snake Boots on harmonica and vocals, Crispin Cioe of The Uptown Horns on sax, Peter Menta of Washboard Slim and the Bluelights on washboard, harmonica and vocals, David Anastasia of The Mojomatics on bass and Barry Urich (like Gabriel, formerly of Blue In The Face) on drums, plus a special guest appearance by Chance Browne...

Come join The Cobalt Rhythm Kings and special guest Travis Moody this Saturday, Feb. 17 at The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market in Branford! There's going to be some tasty stuff, all the way around...

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SORRY - This gig has been CANCELLED due to forecast snow. look for another date soon.

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings at the demolition of the New Haven Coliseum, 11 years ago this weekend...

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings playing on Jan. 20, 2007 opposite the New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum -- just prior to the Colieum's demolition and implosion. T...
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Happy New Year from The Cobalt Rhythm Kings and our sister band, 2017 Connecticut Blues Challenge finalists Black Snake Boots! Keep that New Year glow going and start 2018 off with some blues 'n soul! Come see Black Snake Boots — and eat killer barbecue and Cajun treats — Saturday at Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar in Hartford...!!

(Also, feel free to drop a "like" at Black Snake Boots -- we all appreciate your support!)

The fun doesn't stop on Jan. 1! Come start the New Year right -- with plenty of killer blues and succulent barbecue -- on Saturday, Jan. 6 when 2017 Connecticut Blues Challenge finalist Black Snake Boots makes its full-night debut at Black-Eyed Sally's Southern Kitchen & Bar in Hartford...

Come rock out with our sister band -- featuring The Cobalt Rhythm Kings founding members, George Lesiw, George Mastrogiannis and Mark Zaretsky with Mike Nunno on bass!

Come JAM with us this Sunday night -- the cafe nine blues jam with your host band: George Lesiw, Tommy Nagy, Mike Nunno and Mark Zaretsky! Grab a cocktail, sign up if you're a player and let's rock! We start at 8:30 p.m...

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Sun 8:30 PM ESTcafe nineNew Haven, CT

Home for the holidays? Come JAM with us TONIGHT (Sunday) at cafe nine -- or just come have a drink or two, forget about the holiday hustle for awhile and share some fun with friends...

Your house band: Mark Zaretsky of The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, founding Cobalt guitar player George Lesiw, former Cobalt drummer Tommy Nagy and Mike Nunno of Black Snake Boots on bass...

NOV26
Sun 8:30 PM ESTcafe nineNew Haven, CT
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Come on out Thursday, groove to The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, drink some fine Stony Creek Beer, eat some tasty The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market barbecue and raise some money for the good work that Capital for Change, Inc. does! Tickets available in advance. Click for details...

NOV9
Thu 5:30 PM ESTStony Creek BeerBranford, CT

Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday night to see Black Snake Boots at Alfas Bar in Milford (Devon) -- and especially to all our friends who showed up to support us and sit in, including Greg Benn of The Cobalt Rhythm Kings, Kathy Casey and Patrick Casey of the Kathy Thompson Band and Jd Herzog. What a great night! No BSB gigs for a few weeks, but The Cobalt Rhythm Kings will perform on Thursday at a cool fundraiser at Stony Creek Beer for Capital for Change, Inc. There's great music, a good cause and ALL THE AWESOME BBQ YOU CAN EAT from our friends at The Stand: Roadside BBQ & Market! Tickets available in advance. Come join us -- and thanks Carolyn Gonzalez and Bob DAprile for the opportunity!

NOV9
Thu 5:30 PM ESTStony Creek BeerBranford, CT

Lookin' for some fun? Come see Black Snake Boots TONIGHT at Alfas Bar in Milford...

This show is going to COOK! Join Jj Thamesand our sister-band Black Snake Boots TONIGHT AT cafe nine...

NOV2
Thu 8:30 PM EDTcafe nineNew Haven, CT
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Holy smokes! Will you give a listen to Jj Thames​ do "I'd Rather Go Blind"!! This is the real stuff, folks -- straight out of Detroit by way of Jackson, Mississippi! She's playing Thursday night at cafe nine​. Black Snake Boots opens (using the Cobalt rhythm section for this gig.) We start at 8:30...

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10 ème Edition Bain de Blues Festival Avril 2016 Bain de Bretagne (35) France Vocal : JJ Thames Guitar : Fabrice Joussot Drums : Fabrice Bessouat Bass ; Anto...
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Come join our sister band, Black Snake Boots for their first gig at the legendary Alfas Bar -- and bartender Crystal's birthday! Alfa's Bar -- attached to Alfa's Pizza, is a great little watering hole and juke joint at 54 Naugatuck Avenue in Milford, a few steps from Walnut Beach. It's a friendly bar where people love good music. The pizza next door is good -- so get there early and eat something!
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Jj Thames is a blues & soul force of nature -- and she's playing at cafe nine on Thursday, Nov. 2 with our sister band, CT Blues Challenge finalist Black Snake Boots -- for this gig featuring the Cobalt rhythm section -- opening the show!! Put this on your calendar and reserve your tickets now...!!

NOV2
Thu 8:30 PM EDTcafe nineNew Haven, CT
29 people interested

Jj Thames is a blues & soul force of nature -- and she's playing at cafe nine on Thursday, Nov. 2 with our sister band, CT Blues Challenge finalist Black Snake Boots, opening the show!! Put this on your calendar and reserve your tickets now...!!

NOV2
Thu 8:30 PM EDTcafe nineNew Haven, CT
29 people interested