Monday, September 17, 2012

DOWNTOWN BLUES BAR & GRILLE - What goes down every Sunday, in a BIG BLUES way in Palatka Florida!

FINALLY made it by for ONE (they run an acoustic pass-the-guitar from 2pm-5pm, AND then SUNDAY LIVE & OPEN MIC" Brian Warden from 5-whenever every Sunday!) of the Sunday open mic/jams at Downtown Blues Bar & Grille in Palatka. Easy to find, easy parking and mighty comfortable inside!  We timed our entry just right - the start of a break of course, which allowed us to catch up with Billy & Gay Ennis (proprietors) and meet some new friends before the music got going again. These guys might have been there for a long day of playing, but they certainly didn't show it in the set we caught!

Before you 'cuse me of having too much fun... take a look around the room!

Hardly a cloud in the sky... and it is SUNDAY ...

Of couse you need a glass of wine and a cigarette to channel Janice properly....

Billy "Downtown" & Gay Ennis - Keeping the blues mo' & betta than just alive!

The second most important important person in the house!
Treat Stephanie nice, or you will hear about it from the friendly folks here...

Who let the long-hair in here?

BIG blues band!
(See below for who's-who...)

How cool is this?

Need a gong?

Every Sunday!

Upcoming great shows! Listing below and on their website.
See you back here soon!

Downtown Blues Bar & Grille: 714 St John's Ave, Palatka FL 32177
(L-R in most pics)
Bass #1 - Mike Hamm
Bass #2 - Billy "Downtown " Ennis
Guitar - Wayne Ess
Sax - Dominic Peterson
Drums - Mike Barady
Guitar - Brian Warden ( of Tropical Whiskey Band)
Guitar - Jeffy Arrington
Keys #1 - Jimmy DeSoto
Keys #2 - Danny (ZZ) Benz
Vocals - Myra Guess
Bartender - Stephanie Williams (386)325-5454. The Best Blues Venue in North East Florida with real blues on every SMOKE FREE Saturday night w/ occasional special events (all shows are 'No Cover' except special events). Events are subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise stated: Saturday shows start at 8:30. "The Weekend Starts on Wednesdays" features local talent with a mix of genre's from 6 to 9 PM, "The Garage Band 1*4*5 Jam every Friday at 8 PM with an exception for occasional Special Events. Acoustic Pickin Circle every Sunday at 2 PM and Hosted 1*4*5 Jam Sunday's at 4 PM. Full PA, Bass Rig, Guitar Amps, Keys, Drums, just show up and jam! For information call (386) 325-5454. CALENDAR LISTINGS - Sept 
16: at 2 PM - "PASS THE GUITAR" Acoustic Circle, $1.75 selected long necks all day; 16: at 5 PM - "SUNDAY LIVE & OPEN MIC" Brian Warden $1.75 selected long necks all day; Sept 22: Swinging Harpoons; Sept 28: Little Jake & The Soul Searchers; 29: Tropical Whiskey; Oct 13: Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton; Oct 27: Franc Robert and the Box Car Tourists; Nov 3: JP Soars & The Red Hots($5 advance/$10 door); Nov 17: Swinging Harpoons; Nov 18: Blues Lightning; Dec 15: Damon Fowler ($7 advance/$12 door).

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