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Please note that ALL SALES ARE FINAL except for show cancellations.

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September, 2016

Starting on September 22, Thursday "Karaoke Party with Stu" from 7-10 pm
Join the fun with friends and co-workers after work.

Friday, September 30

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

 8 pm $20


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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Saturday, October 8

Dan Moretti & the Hammond Boys w/special guest vocalist Michelle Wilson

 8 pm $20


Featuring vocalist Michelle Willson “Evil Gal” Soul-Jazz and Blues with Marty Richards-Drums, Marty Ballou-Bass, Bruce Bears-Keys Mike Williams - Guitar

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Wednesday, October 12

Bobby Rush

 8 pm $30

CD release party for Rounder recording artist and blues legend the amazing Bobby Rush

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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.

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Friday, October 21

Blue FO's

 8 pm $12


They are back, bigger and better than ever! Great music in a high energy setting!

The Blue F.O.’s have performed around the world and around the corner. In April of 2010 they released their first live CD recorded right here at Chan’s. That same summer one of the songs on that CD (a cover of Coco Montoya”s “Back in a Cadillac” made it to the number one spot in only 17 weeks on Cashbox Magazine’s Roadhouse Blues and Boogie charts. They held that position for 3 weeks remaining on the top 40 for a total of 26 weeks. Since that time new comer Sarah Mielbye has joined the band. Sarah brings a new dimension adding covers of Bonnie Raitt, Nora Jones, Adele, Susan Tedeschi to name a few.

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Saturday, October 22

Sugar Ray Norcia Trio

 8 pm $10

Three time Grammy nominee and Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame inductee Sugar Ray Norcia teams up with guitar ace Ricky King Russell and bassist Bob Worthington for a memorable evening of jazz and blues.

Presented in an intimate and most refreshing format of Sugar Ray’s soulful vocals and tasteful harmonica licks supported by a stripped down rhythm section of only guitar and stand up bass this show promises to be a most pleasant, memorable and quite unique musical experience.

Ray has selected a list of material that encompasses some of his favorite jazz and blues songs that he has recorded over the past four decades.You will hear selections from his recordings with Roomful of Blues, Porky Cohen,Doug James,Duke Robillard and of course his award winning touring band Sugar Ray and the Bluetones as well as a few jazz standards such as “Dont Get Around Much Anymore”,”River Stay Away From My Door” and “September In the Rain”.

“In this day and age of noise and confusion come and spend a few hours with Rick, Bob and myself and give your ears a break and uplift your soul”….Sugar Ray Norcia

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Thursday, October 27

Royal Southern Brotherhood

8 pm $25


A super group to end all super groups.

ddddddCyril Neville (percussion/vocals)
Bart Walker (guitar/vocals)
Tyrone Vaughan (guitar/vocals)
Yonrico Scott (drums)
Darrell Phillips (bass/vocals)

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Friday, October 28

Delta Generators

8 pm $12


Featuring vocalist Brian Templeton.

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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 4

Diane Blue & Myanna with the Ken Clark Organ Trio

 8 pm $18


An explosive evening of high-energy funk, blues, jazz and old-school R&B.

Boston's DIANE BLUE is a soul-stirring vocalist and harmonica player whose powerful delivery of Soul, Blues and R&B is captivating. Her performances are charismatic and heartfelt, whether fronting her own world-class band or singing alongside master Bluesman Ronnie Earl.
“Blue is a multi-talented performer who's equally at home belting out a blues standard or cutting loose with a ferocious harmonica solo.” - Bill Van Siclen, Providence Journal

“Captivating and emotive.” – Jeff Johnson, Downbeat Magazine

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MYANNA is one of the hottest and most soulful saxophonists to be based in Massachusetts. She plays music that mixes together jazz improvisation with funky rhythms, expressive playing and catchy tunes. Her music, whether it is an original or a cover tune, is colorful and infectious, and she is a consistent crowd pleaser.

“To hear Myanna live is very exciting. She's full of power and energy and in control of her instrument." – Eric Jackson, Boston Globe

Myanna Website | Myanna YouTube

KEN CLARK ORGAN TRIO is Ken Clark on Hammond B3 and vocals (playing bass lines with his foot pedals), Mike Mele on jazzy, funky guitar, and Steve Chaggaris on drums.

“Clark controls the B3 like a master: hip bass lines, sizzling chordal washes, feel-good riffs, funky blues lines and syncopated accents figure in the mix.” – Jazz Times

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Saturday, November 5

Fat City Band

 8 pm $15


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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.

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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Friday, November 18

Loretta LaRoche

 8 pm $60 (including buffet)


'Love, Laughter and Noodles' (Dinner show with dinner buffet (include tax not tips) and a whole lot of laughter and fun with the queen of comedy the fabulous Loretta LaRoche). Reserve early limited seating!

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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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Friday, November 25

Popa Chubby

 8 pm $25 10 pm $20
Both $30

Show Times


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Saturday, November 26

Neal Vitullo and the Vipers

 8 pm $12


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Friday, December 2

The Fat City Band

8 pm $15


Reserve your Christmas Party early with this exciting, fun and a good time guaranteed band ... The fabulous Fat City Band.

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Friday, December 9

Ricky King Russell and the Cadillac Horns

 8 pm $15

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Saturday, December 10

Jeff Pitchell and Texas Flood

 8 pm $20

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Friday, December 30

James Montgomery Blues Band

 8 pm $20


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