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August, 2016

Wednesday, August 31

Johnny Nicholas and Hell Bent featuring Cindy Cashdollar

 8 pm $12


Hottest blues band in Austin Texas! 'The Fresh Air' CD release Tour.




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September, 2016

Thursday, September 1

Chris Duarte

 8 pm $15

The high energy and exciting guitarist returns with his amazing show!

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Friday, September 2

Charles Neville and the New England Nevilles

 8 pm $20


Please know that Jeff Pitchell is having a minor surgery and will return to Chan's in the fall.

Charles Neville and the New England Nevilles will be performing. Charles Neville and his two sons, Khalif Neville on keyboard, Talyn Neville on drums with special guest, Josiah Reibstein on Tuba and Samirah Evans on vocals.

A member of the New Orleans musical royalty, the great  saxophonist  Charles Neville bring his exciting big easy sounds to Chan's tonight. Get ready to let the good times roll.

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Saturday, September 3

Ricky King Russell & the Cadillac Horns

 8 pm $12

One of New England’s blues legends returns! Harvard University has bestowed upon him an honorary "Doctorate of the Blues."

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Wednesday, September 7

Coco Montoya

8 pm $25, 10 pm $20, Both $30

Show Times


Coco returns to Chan’s and is always a Chan’s crowd favorite pick! Coco never disappoints.

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  Rhode Island Music Masters Weekend
Friday, September 9

Duke Robillard

 8 pm $25


We're kicking off the weekend with the royalty of blues guitarist the great Duke Robillard and a Blues- Full Circle CD release party.  Featuring Mark Texeira - drums, Bruce Bear - keys & Brad Hallene on bass.

Duke Robillard and his all-star band will be introducing their new long awaited Stony Plain CD Blues - Full Circle September 9th at Chan's. Duke's inspirational new album features 10 original Duke songs. 7 newly penned ones plus 3 never recorded before Duke compositions from as far back as the early 70s when he's was frontman, guitarist, leader and songwriter for Roomful of Blues. As if that's not enough, there are 3 highly respected artists guesting on the CD including Jimmie Vaughan, Sugar Ray Norcia and Kelley Hunt! Those of you not aware of Kelley should rectify that immediately by purchasing several of her CDs. Critics and music fans who have heard the new release say This may be Duke's finest blues album to date! This promises to be a big night with possibly a special guest or two. Mark it on your calendar now folks! You don't want to miss this one!

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Saturday, September 10

Scott Hamilton

 8 pm $25


Concord Records Recording artist. Join this Jazz Icon known all over the world for an evening of great music. Hailing from Providence, RI –Scott now makes his home in Italy and travels the world playing great Jazz. Not to be missed!

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Sunday, September 11

Duke Meets Scott: Scott Hamilton and Duke Robillard

 7 pm $30


This special meeting of two dear friends who grew up listening to Scott's father RISD painting professor Robert Hamilton's jazz record collections. Scott moved to New York City in the mid 1970's and became an instant hit with his rich, warm tones from his tenor sax playing. Duke started the legendary jump blues band with a powerhouse horn section called Roomful of Blues (47 years ago). This rare meeting of these 2 masters happen about once every decade ... not to be missed otherwise, you might have to wait another decade when all the stars are in line again.

Duke: Website | YouTube

Scott: Website | YouTube


Thursday, September 15

Jay Stollman Band with special guest Matt Schofield

 8 pm $15

Jay's vocals are a dynamic fusion of Blue Eyed Soul and Rock and Roll. Along with great performance ability and stage presence, a Jay Stollman show is always guaranteed to rock the house. Special guest British blues guitarist Matt Schofield.

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Friday, September 16

Victor Wainwright and Wild Roots

 8 pm $15


VICTOR WAINWRIGHT WINS B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and his band The Wildroots win Band of the Year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, Tennessee for 2016​

B.B. King Entertainer of the year is especially prestigious & includes luminaries like BB King, Bobby Rush, Buddy Guy​, ​Tab Benoit, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Little Milton, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown & Bobby ‘Blue” Bland."


Victor Wainwright, the piano-playing Georgia native and Memphis resident, won the coveted Blues Music Award for BB King Entertainer of the Year, & the Wildroots recieved Band of the Year, and Victor was Nominated for Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year.

Victor is a master entertainer and a two-time World Champion Blues Music Award winner for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year; 2013-2014! This is the highest award available to blues musicians, and winning back-to-back Blues Music Awards is extremely rare. He has again been nominated for three BMA's for 2015. 1. Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year. 2. Band of the Year (Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots) and 3. BB King Entertainer of the Year. We are very proud to see this young and talented musician wow audiences and garner such rave reviews!

One of the most exciting piano performers on the roots music scene today, Wainwright has been making a very big name for himself. Known for his raucous, high-octane boogie-woogie performances, Victor is a crowd pleaser with Memphis soul to spare. As American Blues News put it, "he is always entertaining and madly talented. You will never see Victor play a room and not go over with the crowd in a big way." He's backed by the firepower of WildRoots, one of the tightest smokin' bands around.

Victor Wainwright - Lead Vocals and Keyboards
Terrence Grayson - Bass Guitar and Vocals
Patrick Harrington - Guitar and Vocals
Billy Dean - Drums and Vocals

Website | YouTube | Facebook | Reverbnation


Saturday, September 17

Frank Potenza

 8 pm $20


Special guest saxophonist Dan Moretti.

Capri recording artist and educator Frank Potenza is a protégé of the late, great Joe Pass
and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit. In addition to his
extensive freelance recording experience he has performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, George Van Eps, Joe Pass, Bud Shank, Mose Allison, James Moody and Harry "Sweets"

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Friday, September 23

8 pm $12

Bruce Katz Band


CD Release Party featuring Chris Vitarello on guitar and vocals, Ralph Rosen on drums.

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Saturday, September 24

Greg Abate

 8 pm $20


Special tribute to Phil Woods. The Prince of Bebop pays tribute to one of the greatest jazz
saxophonist. The late great Phil Woods.

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Friday, September 30

Jimmy '2 Suits' Capone and the Chan Clan All Stars

 8 pm $25


The All Star Chan Clan Band. This all-star fun filled show returns! A Chan’s crowd favorite as Jimmy “2 suits” pulls out all the tricks for a very entertaining evening of fun and great music. Features Ed Scheer- Love Dogs, Big Jack Ward-Luther “Gtr Jr.” Johnson, Randy Bramwell-Commander Cody Band, Johnny
Juxo- Racky Thomas Band. Mario Perrett –Mighty Sam McClain Plus Doc Chanonhouse- Rick Russell & the Cadillac Horns.

October, 2016

Saturday, October 1

Daryl Sherman

 8 pm $20


(Daryl's annual homecoming)  Boots Maleson, bass, Ted Casher, reeds, Dave Sherman, trombone & more!

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Friday, October 7

Evenfall Quartet

 8 pm $12


Featuring Mark Earley on tenorsax, Joe 'Sunny' Barbato on piano, Brad Hallen on bass and Jerzy Glod on drums.

The Evenfall Quartet consists of Bassist Brad Hallen, Mark Earley (tenor sax), Joe “Sonny” Barbato (piano), and Jerzy “Jurek” Glod (drums). The band performs a collection of American Songbook favorites and an original song by Lucky Thompson, recorded in the style and manner of the staples of the small group catalogues of the late 40s and 50s.

Brad Hallen explains, “In those days you'd bring the band into a studio and pick some songs you all knew and enjoyed playing together, made arrangements on the spot with input from everyone, and just played – you might do several takes
of each tune, but you'd pick the best one and go with it, without any editing. If something went wrong you'd just do it again. But this is exactly how we played these songs that day.”

All jazz fans know that Miles Davis brought his band in to record for Prestige in 1955 and finished four LPs worth of performances in two days (and Brad and the band nod to those sessions here with their version of ”If I Were a Bell”). But
this was no rare happenstance – literally hundreds of small group jazz sessions were made like this in the middle of the last century – celebrations of the working lives of musicians who had learned a body of songs that allowed them to come together and play their hearts out without a bulky book of charts that glued their eyes to a piece of paper. It was the common language, and years of playing honed their abilities to make their own versions of familiar standards on the spot, speaking in their own unique musical voices.

The Evenfall Quartet brings us back to that kind of music making and camaraderie. Eschewing the possibilities of modern recording technique, which allows everyone to go back and polish a performance to a fare-thee-well, this group keeps the spontaneity to the fore. They recorded the whole CD in a day, and what comes through is the personality of the players – how they present their personal versions of these familiar songs, which bring with them echoes of the great players and performances of jazz recorded history. Knowledgeable fans will hear the influences of sessions from Gene Ammons, Stanley Turrentine, Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins, Errol Garner, and of course Oscar Pettiford and Lucky Thompson, whose “The Plain But the Simple Truth” is memorably recast here. But make no mistake – these are seasoned, expert players speaking in their own accents. The recording approach allows them to do that with a maximum of freedom and personal authority.

The Evenfall Quartet is truly a worthy continuance of the best of jazz performance tradition.

“This is a smooth, all-instrumental collection of American songbook classics. Listening to it, one gets the nostalgic feeling of a ’40’s-’50’s small jazz group session. The music here is spontaneous with no overdubs; the cats just go into the studio and play. You can hear the excitement of the moment.. How cool is this? Very.” By A.J. Wachtel The Noise

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 3:07 PM, Jack Gauthier wrote:

“…this is simply an album full of great playing that works throughout. With the glory days of labels that gave jazz greats a home for a late career bounce fading from view, this is how the vibe is kept alive. Killer stuff that comes at you right down the middle.” By Chris Spector

On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 3:05 PM, Jack Gauthier wrote:

“The key to this album’s success is that it captures the spontaneity of a live performance…. the band laid down all the tracks in a single day. The natural jazz reflexes convey each spur-of-the-moment decision and each member of the quartet shines through the shared experience.” By Greg Victor Parcbench


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Friday, October 14

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $20

2 great nights of music with this high energy and amazing guitarist/vocalist. Anthony has become not only a Chan’s Crowd Favorite but a favorite all over the globe.

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Saturday, October 15

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $20

2 great nights of music with this high energy and amazing guitarist/vocalist. Anthony has become not only a Chan’s Crowd Favorite but a favorite all over the globe.

Website | YouTube

Saturday, October 22

Jay Geils Quintet

 8 pm $35  10 pm $25  Both $40

Show Times


The legendary guitar virtuoso Jay Geils of the J. Geils Band will be playing some of his favorites from blues to be bop. Featuring an ensemble of world class musicians Billy Novic on reeds, Bruce Bear - piano, Jesse Williams - bass, Marty Richards - drums and leader the great Jay Geils on guitar and trumpet.

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Saturday, October 29

Love Dogs

8 pm $15


Take one red-hot horn section down and dirty. Add liberal amounts of barrelhouse boogie-woogie piano and stinging Fender guitar. Pour over a funky and swinging rhythm section that Blues Review magazine called "the best in the business" and top it all off with a crazy and charismatic front man with one of the biggest blues voices around and you got one of the best jump swing/blues bands around. Celebrating over 20 years strong!

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November, 2016

Friday, November 11

Paul Nelson Band

 8 pm $15


Paul Nelson has toured with countless worldwide acts and performed live and or on recordings alongside a list of today's top artists such as, Eric Clapton, Debbie Davies, Joe Louis Walker and Susan Tedeschi. Nelson has been featured in every major guitar magazine and news publication from Guitar World to Rolling Stone and is credited as being a composer/performer for music heard on international and national television broadcasts such as NBC, TNN, UPN, for the WWF.

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Saturday, November 12

Commander Cody Band

 8 pm $20


The legendary and great Commander lands safely in Woonsocket to once again rock the House of Chan!

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Saturday, November 19

Willie J. Laws & Roberto Morbioli w/special guest trumpeter Doug Woolverton

 8 pm $15


It’s a spaghetti western of guitarist in this guitar slingers rodeo! Texas guitar slinger, songwriter and vocalist Willie J. Laws creates music that is a soulful mixture of South Texas blues/funk, classic R&B, country, rock & roll.
Roberto Morbioli joins us from Verona Italy while on his New England Tour. Roberto is a passionate and commanding guitarist, a great groove in every song he plays. Each note comes straight from his heart. As a singer, Roberto’s powerful voice recalls the styles and tones of Sam Cook, O.V.
Wright, and Little Milton!

Laws: Website | YouTube

Morbioli: Website | YouTube



Wednesday, November 23

Lone Star Golden State Blues Revue

 8 pm $25


Two great bluesmen from California and Texas - Mark Hummel and Anson Funderburgh…This is
authentically, real blues music. if this doesn’t get you fist pumping and jumping around, you better check your pulse to make sure you still
have one. With Mark Hummel and Anson Funderburgh leading the charge, you know you’re in good hands...Hot stuff throughout!

What some critics are saying about GOLDEN STATE - LONE STAR BLUES REVUE:

"they just might be the best blues band going." (Kent Wolgamott/Lincoln Journal-Star)

"a stunning piece of work from start to finish…There is no jockeying for position here despite the formidable talent…Hummel handles lead vocals and is the featured soloist more often than not, but Baty's swinging, sophisticated guitar lines…and Funderburgh's more aggressive and stinging--but always tasteful--approach anchor every song on which they appear. From the swinging, mid-tempo 'Midnight Hour'…to the closing 'End Of The World', an extended slow blues with ominous undertones that are reinforced by the sound of police sirens looping in the background, these artists display a chemistry that evinces their decades of experience touring and performing with some of the top names in the genre…rhythm section deserves special mention…They seem to have scratched the surface of their creative potential--here's hoping this collaboration will endure well into the future." (Roger Gatchet/Living Blues)

"harmonica monster Mark Hummel, of the Blues Survivors, and Little Charlie Baty, monster guitar man from the Nightcats, have teamed up with some other monsters. Anson Funderburgh of the legendary Texas band, the Rockets, an all star Austin rhythm section. The result is a California Texas super band...Tasty yet nasty, smooth yet rough, suave boogie woogie for every kind of bootie." (BluesMobile)

"The road from Texas to California runs right through T-Bone Walker, no detours about it. Since Walker packed his guitar and moved there in the 1940's, what is termed as West Coast Blues revolves around a style he defined. Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue is a blues ensemble founded by harmonica player and singer Mark Hummel, featuring guitarists Anson Funderburgh, and Little Charlie Baty. All respected instrumentalists in their own right, this collaboration is a premium showcase of West Coast Blues. ...the guitar interplay is tasteful and they give each other room. The spotlight of course will shine on Hummel as vocalist, but he wisely integrates himself in the band for the reliable blues band situation. As this music continues its generational journey, the Golden State Lone Star Blues Revue represent the contemporary keepers of the flame, assuring the blues will never die." (James Nadal/All About Jazz)

"Harp heavyweight Mark Hummel has assembled a blues supergroup and the 14 titanic tracks here, recorded at Kid Andersen’s Greaseland Studio in San Jose, Ca., will knock your socks off. Joining Hummel for these invigorating performances are guitar greats Anson Funderburgh and Little Charlie Baty, plus drummer Wes Starr and bassist R.W. Grigsby. Romping through a variety of blues styles, there’s joy and exuberance in every measure...Pure gold." (Paul Freeman/Pop Culture Classics)

"Though described as a blues 'supergroup', this fivesome-plus refreshingly displays none of the showboating or excess such a tag can suggest. With guitar giants Anson Funderburgh and 'Little' Charlie Baty in tow, master blues harp craftsman Mark Hummel fronts a lineup which lays down a set of blues as rock-solid as each of their individual resumes...Hummel’s originals, including 'Cool To Be Your Fool”', 'Lucky Kewpie Doll' and the haunting 'End Of The World' mesh well with well-selected covers such as Mose Allison’s 'Stop This World'. Keyboardist Jim Pugh stands out as a guest artist." (Duane Verh/Roots Music Report)

"Baty’s fast fingered jazz style of playing is pitted against Funderburgh’s smoother, fluid lines and the two play off each other wonderfully...The results are not as much a series of spotlighted solos or a guitar heaven that you might have envisioned. You can expect to hear that live (and I just did recently) but here the playing is more democratic and ensemble oriented with short, crisp solos. ...These guys are all veteran bluesmen playing what noted critic Dick Shurman dubs 'Real Deal Blues.'" (Jim Hynes/Elmore)

"the guys have a sound as big as their combined resumes that shines on cuts like a buoyant cover of Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown's 'Midnight Hour,' Lowell Fulson's sassy 'Check Yourself' and Hummel originals like the swinging 'Cool to Be Your Fool,' the twangy and appropriately '50s-leaning 'Lucky Kewpie Doll' and the very slow and smoky 'End of the World.' Guest players on sax, piano and organ help out the all-stars throughout." (Kevin Wierzbicki/antiMusic)

"...Top notch from start to finish, skip this one at your peril." (Mark Smith/Music Revue)

"This is a terrific revue and reports of their shows seems consistent with the music here. The performances are marvelously performed and backed by an excellent rhythm section. Fans of real deal blues are in for a treat with this gem." (Ron Weinstock/In A Blue Mood)

"true blues supergroup crackling with energy and artistry." (B.J. Huchtemann/The Reader)

"Pick Hit...the music here lives up to my lofty expectations... a fine, fine album." (Bill Mitchell/BluesBytes)

"terrific! ...This is an excellent release with more joint contributions and only a few individual blow out solos making it walk like a silent giant." (Bman's Blues Report)

"great bluesmen from California and Texas - including Mark Hummel and Anson Funderburgh…This is authentically, real blues music. Dig it!" (Joe Wolfe-Mazares/Ear To The Ground)

"A total modern blues super group, if this doesn’t get you fist pumping and jumping around, you better check your pulse to make sure you still have one. With Mark Hummel and Anson Funderburgh leading the charge, you know you’re in good hands...Hot stuff throughout." (Chris Spector/Midwest Record Review)

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