1992/2004 – Bluestime

From Wiki – In 1992, Magic Dick re-united with his old friend and band mate Jay Geils and formed the band Bluestime. Bluestime featured Steve Ramsey on drums, Jerry Miller on guitar, and Roy McCloud on bass. McCloud was later replaced by Michael “Mudcat” Ward, who played with the band for several years before leaving to pursue other interests. Ward was subsequently replaced by bassist John Turner. The band was a fusion of Chicago blues and classic jazz.
Bluestime toured heavily up to at least 2004, as both a solo act and as part of B.B. King’s Bluesfest.



The band released two records on the Rounder Records label:
Bluestime (1994)
Little Car Blues (1996)



Bluetime: Tour Dates 1992 – 2004 (Thanks to Gilles at 1000Dances)

October 1992
10/23/92 – Bluestime @ The Paradise – First Bluestime Concert (Seth Justman, Danny Klein and Stephen Jo Bladd watched the show from the bar)

November 1992
11/19/92 – Bluestime @ The Maximus Ballroom

December 1992
12/31/92 – Bluestime @ The Paradise

February 1993
02/13-14/93 – Bluestime @ The Annual Harpers Ferry Blues Festival
02/20/93 – The Sting, New Britain, CT (Ticket)
02/26/93 – Hadley, MA

April 1993
04/16/93 – Bluestime @ Groton’s Dunstable Performing Arts Center

May 1993
05/05/93 – Magic Dick & J. Geils, Bevrijdingsfestival, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
05/07/93 – Bluestime @ De Lantaarn, Hellendoorn, The Netherlands
05/08/93 – Bluestime @ Rhythm & Blues Night, De Oosterpoort, Groningen, The Netherlands (Poster)
05/16/93 – Bluestime @ Patronaat, Haarlem, The Netherlands
05/19/93 – Bluestime @ Drie in een Blues Festival, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands & Doornroosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Performance at Utrecht was 30 minutes)
05/20/93 – Bluestime @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Poster)

July 1993
07/04/93 – Bluestime @Old Orchard Beach, Maine - w/ Southside Johnny And The Asbury Dukes and Clarence Clement (Ticket)
07/09/93 – Bluestime @ The House Of Blues, Boston

September 1993
09/01/93 – Bluestime @ Provincetown II Cruise Ship – “Music On Board” show by the Bay State Harbor Cruise Company
09/05/93 – Southside Johnny/Magic Dick & Jay Geils (Bluestime) @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H

November 1993
11/02/93 – Bluestime @ the Orpheum w/ Robert Cray, John Hammond & Johnny Clyde Copeland

May 1994
05/21/94 – Pearl Street – Northampton, MA

July 1994
07/10/94 – The North Atlantic Blues Festival (Cutting)

October 1994
10/08/94 – Pearl Street – Northampton, MA (Flyer)
10/30/94 – Solano Beach, CA, USA

December 1994
12/23/94 – Sit N Bull, Maynard, MA
12/03/94 – The TLA – Philadelphia, PA

March 1995
03/11/95 – Bottom Line New York, NY

May 1995
05/02/95 – Fleetwood’s – Alexandria, VA
05/04/95 – W.C. Handy Awards – Memphis, TN
05/05/95 – Beal St. Blues Fest – Memphis, TN
05/06/95 – Rounder Riverboat Cruise – Memphis, TN
05/10/95 – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA
05/11/95 – Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, FL
05/12/95 – The Backroom – Delray, FL
05/13/95 – Club Detroit – St. Petersburg, FL
05/19/95 – Johnny D’s – Somerville, MA
05/20/95 – Jay Geils @ The 20th Century Guitar Show – Long Island, NY

July 1995
07/01/95 – Sit N Bull, Maynard, MA

August 1995
08/15/95 – Fiddlers Green, Boulder, CO with B.B. King’s Blues Festival
08/20/95 – B. B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, Etta James, Elvin Bishop, Bluestime @ Great Woods
08/23/95 – Fox Theatre,  Blues Music Festival '95 - B. B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, Etta James, Elvin Bishop, Bluestime (Cutting)
08/27/95 – E-Centre – Camden, NJ with B.B. King’s Blues Festival

October 1995
10/07/95 – Bluestime @ Sit ‘n’ Bull, Maynard

December 1995
12/02/95 – Old Vienna, Westboro, MA
12/16/95 – Stanhope House, Stanhope, NJ

January 1996
01/07-14/96 – Rhythm and Blues Cruise

June 1996
06/30/96 – Bluestime @ The City of Presidents Blues Festival in Quincy

July 1996
07/17/96 – Bluestime @ The House Of Blues, Boston
07/07/96 – Bluesfest, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

August 1996
08/25/96 – Bayou Bluesfest at Groton Point Park, West Chester, NY

September 1996
09/07/96 – Bluesfest, Framingham, MA
09/13/96 – Bluestime @ Johnny D’s
09/17/96 – Slippery Noodle – Indianapolis, IN
09/28/96 – San Francisco Bluesfest at Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA

May 1997
05/10/97 – Bluestime @ The sixth annual Boston Brewers Festival at the Bayside Expo w/Matt “Guitar” Murphy and the Shaboo Allstars

June 1997
06/06/97 – New Haven, CT – w/Toad’s Place
06/20/97 – St. Petersburg, FL

July 1997
07/04/97 – Mississippi Valley Bluesfest – Davenport, Iowa
07/18/97 – Novi, Michigan

August 1997
08/22/97 – Universal Amphitheater – Universal City, CA with B.B. King’s Blues Festival
08/23/97 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountainview, CA with B.B. King’s Blues Festival
08/29/97 – Fox Theater – St. Louis, MO with B.B. King’s Blues Festival

September 1997
09/01/97 – Mill City Music Fest - Minneapolis, Minnesota
09/07/97 – Great Woods – Mansfield, MA with B.B. King’s Blues Festival
09/10/97 – Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
09/18/97 – Arena Theater, Houston, TX with B.B. King’s Blues Festival
09/21/97 – Riverwest Festival Park – Tulsa, OK – with BB King’s Bluesfest

October 1997
10/18/97 – Mahar Regional High School, Orange MA

November 1997
11/12/97 – Newport Blues Cafe, New Port, RI
11/26/97 – Sit N Bull – Maynard, MA

January 1998
01/16/98 – Winter Bluesfest, Globe Theater – Norwalk, CT

May 1998
05/30/98 – Bluestime @ MusicFest ’98, Maynard’s Alumni Field

July 1998
07/02/98 – Waterfront Bluesfest, Tom McCall Waterfront Park – Portland, OR

November 1998
11/07/98 – Downtown Disney, FL

January 1999
01/23/99 – The Call – Providence, RI

August 1999
08/22/99 – Bluestime @ The Fourth Annual North River Blues Festival

November 1999
11/26/99 – Crowne Plaza – Pittsfield, MA

January 2000
01/25/00 – Company Theater- Norwell, MA
01/28/00 – Bluestime @ Sit ‘n’ Bull, Maynard

April 2000
04/06/00 – Tap Room – Buffalo, NY
04/08/00 – Rosebud Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA

June 2000
06/17/00 – Bodles Opera House – Chester, NY
06/18/00 – Stephen Talk House – East Hampton, NY
06/19/00 – The Bayou – Mount Vernon, NY

January 2001
01/27/01 – Royal Oak Music Theater – Detroit, MI

May 2001
05/05/01 – Stephen Talk House – East Hampton, NY

July 2001
07/05/01 – Springfield, MA
07/06/01 – Bubba Mac’s – Somers Point, NJ
07/21/01 – NY State Bluesfest

August 2001
08/10/01 – Bodles Opera House – Chester, NY
08/31/01 – Sit N Bull – Maynard, MA

November 2001
11/07/01 – Bluestime @ Vincent’s In Randolph
11/10/01 – Turning Point – Piermont, NY

December 2001
12/10/01 – The Cellar, Struthers, OH

January 2002
01/12/02 – Bluestime @ Johnny D’s

April 2002
04/27/02 – Daffodil Fest – Meriden, CT

May 2002
05/24/02 – Mayfair Festival – Allentown, PA
05/25/02 – Cole Muffler Court at State Fairgrounds – Syracuse, NY

September 2002
09/14/02 – Suffolk Downs Racetrack – Boston, MA

October 2002
10/05/02 – Kimball’s Farm, Blues N Brews Fest – Westford, MA

December 2002
12/31/02 – The Bullrun – Shirley, MA, USA

April 2003
04/19/03 – Sit N Bull Maynard, MA

July 2003
07/26/03 – Earlville Opera House, Earlville, NY

August 2003
08/17/03 – Riverfront Bluesfest – Wilmington, DE

December 2003
12/05/03 – Sugarloaf, ME
12/31/03 – The Bullrun – Shirley, MA, USA

December 2004
12/31/04 – The Bullrun – Shirley, MA, USA – It could be the last Bluestime show, as Jay wants to focus on jazz

1 comment:

  1. I will definitely come check this place again with some other awesome friends of mine! It's one of best LA event venues for having a good time with a joyous feeling. And it fascinates me with its great style and vibrant atmosphere.

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