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Thursday, April 26, 7pm

John Chan & Mike Renzi Hall of Fame Celebration

$10 advance, $15 Door

Karaoke Fridays, 9 - 12 midnight.

February, 2018

Saturday, February 24


8 pm $18 advance,  $20 door


Not to be missed! Simo is an American rock band which formed in Nashville, Tn. The group is notable for having virtuoso guitarist JD Simo as the centerpiece and namesake.

Rise & Shine, SIMO’s new album, widens their sound, as the band stretched beyond preconceived notions and produced a nuanced record reflecting their views, talents and ultimately their growth.

The album began taking shape on the road, where SIMO’s three bandmates — singer, guitarist and namesake frontman JD Simo; drummer Adam Abrashoff; and bassist Elad Shapiro — spent most of 2016 on tour. They played 215 shows that year, leaving behind their Nashville headquarters and traveling to nine different countries in support of their Billboard Top 10 blues album, Let Love Show the Way. The trio worked on new music along the way, hashing out chord changes in hotel rooms and tweaking song arrangements during soundcheck. It was a time of growth and self-improvement for everyone, and they became better friends, better musicians, and better people. At the same time, the outside world was changing. Political pundits were screaming at one another. Elections were pitting candidate against candidate, party against party, neighbour against neighbour. The need to write music that truly meant something — music that not only demonstrated the band’s explosive chops, but also sent a clear message — was greater than ever.


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March, 2018

Friday, March 2

Lil Ed and the Blue Imperials

8 pm $25 advance,  $28  door



"Rough and ready blues played with unmitigated intensity…Swirling, snarling, riveting slide….The Blues Imperials pound out riffs and rhythms like they're overdosing on boogie juice. Scorching and soulful, joyous and stomping." --Living Blues

Alligator recording artists Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator CD, THE BIG SOUND OF LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS, will perform at Chan's in Woonsocket on Friday, March 2, 2018. MOJO magazine included the new CD in their influential Top Ten Best Blues Albums Of 2016. Currently celebrating 30 history-making years together, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor's edge. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed Williams and his Blues Imperials -- bassist (and Ed's half-brother) James "Pookie" Young, guitarist Mike Garrett and drummer Kelly Littleton -- deliver gloriously riotous, rollicking and intensely emotional blues. Ed guested on TBS Television's CONAN, with Conan O'Brien proclaiming Lil' Ed as "the man who taught me to play the blues". The band recently won the coveted 2017 Blues Music Award for Band Of The Year, the same honor they received in 2009 and 2007. They received the Living Blues Award for Best Live Performer three times in five years. In 2017 they were named Blues Band Of The Year by Blues Blast Magazine.

THE BIG SOUND OF LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS is musically electrifying, emotionally intense and downright fun. It features Lil' Ed Williams' incendiary guitar playing and soulful, passionate singing, with the ragged-but-right Blues Imperials cooking like mad alongside him. Produced by Williams and Alligator president Bruce Iglauer, it is a tour-de-force of authentic, deeply rooted Chicago blues. Williams wrote or co-wrote all but two of album's 14 songs (those two being written by Lil' Ed's legendary uncle, Chicago slide guitar king and master songwriter J.B. Hutto).

Born in Chicago on April 8, 1955, in the heart of Chicago's tough West Side, Ed grew up surrounded by music. He was playing guitar, then drums and bass, by the time he was 12. Growing up, Ed and his half-brother Pookie received lessons and support from their famous uncle, who taught the boys how to feel, and not just play, the blues. "J.B. taught me everything I know," says Ed. "I wouldn't be where I am today without him."

Adding to the legend is Ed's storybook rise, taking him from working at Chicago's Red Carpet Car Wash to entertaining thousands of fans all over the world. A two-song recording session for Alligator in 1985 quickly turned into an on-the-spot full album contract (and 28 more songs) when the band floored Alligator president Bruce Iglauer with their raw and raucous sound. Twelve of those songs became the band's debut album, Roughhousin', released in September of 1986.

Since then, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials have toured virtually non-stop, have been celebrated by press and radio, and have earned new fans -- known internationally as "Ed Heads" -- with every performance. They have even made multiple appearances on Late Night With Conan O'Brien. According to The Chicago Tribune, "Williams represents one of the few remaining authentic links to pure Chicago blues."

Live, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials simply can't be beat as Ed breaks out the deepest back-bends, the highest toe-walks, and the most authentic electric slide-guitar blues being played today. Garrett's risk-taking rhythm guitar work and Littleton's unpredictable, old school drumming perfectly complement Lil' Ed's and Pookie's rambunctious playing. Their energetic and spontaneous live show remains legendary among blues fans worldwide.

They have played the Chicago Blues Festival multiple times, and have appeared at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Portland's Waterfront Blues Festival, The Tampa Bay Blues Festival, The San Diego Blues Festival, The Pennsylvania Blues Festival and dozens of other festivals around the country. Satisfying worldwide demand, they have performed at festivals in Canada, Great Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Japan, Australia, India, Turkey and Panama.

With THE BIG SOUND OF LIL' ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS (the group's ninth Alligator release), the band continues to bring their blistering Chicago blues to "Ed Heads" new and old. After almost three decades, Lil' Ed, Pookie, Mike and Kelly have seen sports stars and presidents, musical fads and fashion trends come and go. Meanwhile, their fiery music has more than stood the test of time. "We're not band members," says Williams, "we're family, and families stay together." Night after night, gig after riotous gig, the musical family called Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials bring their big, dynamic sound to fans across the country and around the world.

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Saturday, March 3

Love Dogs

8 pm $15 advance,  $18  door


This talented pack of fun loving musician is lead by the multi talented top dog Eddie Sheer. Come and party after all, it is the Year of the Dog

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Sunday, March 4

Lucky Peterson

7 pm $17 advance,  $20 door

Lucky Peterson is a Triple threat contemporary blues musician fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll on guitar and keyboard. Featuring his lovely and talented wife Tamara on vocals.





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Friday, March 9

Delta Generators

8 pm $15 advance,  $18 door

2017, the band recorded the audio for their sold out show at The Spire Center in Plymouth, MA, which they then used to release their first live album, “Delta Generators Live At The Spire.” This release followed in the footsteps of their four studio albums, “Devil In The Rhythm” (2008), “Hard River To Row” (2009), “Get On The Horse” (2014), and “Hipshakers and eartbreakers”

Delta Generators sees Brian Templeton (formerly of The Radio Kings) on vocals and harmonica, Charlie O’Neal on guitar, Rick O’Neal on bass, and Jeff Armstrong on drums. “Delta Generators Live At The Spire” is the band’s first album with Templeton, who joined the group in 2016. The album features originals written by both Templeton and Delta Generators, as well as a few cover songs, and was recorded by Gary Sjolin and Kevin Marshall, mixed by David Minehan of Woolly Mammoth Studios and mastered by Dana White of Specialized Mastering.

Since forming in 2008, Delta Generators have won several awards including the Boston Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2008 and have placed in the top ten at The International Blues Challenge in 2009 (See more awards below). In the last few years, the band have shared the stage with such acts as Robert Cray, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Three Dog Night, Jimmie Vaughn, and Sonny Landreth, among others.

Delta Generators is:
Brian Templeton vocals/harmonica
Jeff Armstrong drums
Charlie O’Neal guitar
Rick O’Neal bass

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Saturday, March 10

Anthony Gomes

8 pm $25 advance,  $30 door


Two nights of Anthony Gomes. AG will captivate you with his exciting and high energy showmanship. You'll be glad you came.

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Sunday, March 11

Anthony Gomes

7 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

A double header of Anthony Gomes' Rocking Blues to satisfy your musical soul.

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Friday, March 16

Johnny Hoy & the Bluefish

8 pm $13 advance,  $15 door


Island dance party to shake out the winter blues with MV #1 dance band.

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Saturday, March 17

Popa O'Chubby

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

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at O'Chan's with the Superman of the blues the great Popa Chubby.

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Friday, March 23

Nick Moss

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


Chan's welcome the return of Alligator recording artist Nick Moss a giant in Chicago blues as he and his talented band play selections from his excellent CD 'High cost of low living'. Featuring Dennis Gruenling
"the High Cost of Low Living." 

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Saturday, March 24

Sarah Potenza

8 pm $20 advance,  $22 door


Home coming party for R.I. native and The Voice contestant Sarah P brings her power-house voice to Chan's.

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Friday, March 30

Gary Hoey

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


Gary's debut at Chan's was a sell out ... don't get left out ... reserve early!

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Saturday, March 31

Fat City Band

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door


A good time guarantee as the fabulous Fat City Band leads the dance party.

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April, 2018

Friday, April 6

Blue FO's

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door


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Saturday, April 7

John Primer

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


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Tuesday, April 10

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers

8 pm $28 advance,  $30 door


CD Release party for the great Tommy Castro. “Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar" – The Washington Post

"An inspired blend of high-energy blues, R&B and roadhouse rock…soulful, celebratory vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar” —Blues Revue

Over the course of his career, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro – a six-time Blues Music Award-winner – has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers -- bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown -- plays music that is guaranteed to fill the floor and raise the roof. With seemingly telepathic musicianship, the Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. Delivering the songs from his brand new Alligator release, Stompin’ Ground, Castro both looks back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, melding contemporary lyrics with blistering blues-rock. No Depression says, “Castro plays gritty, string bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.”


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Saturday, April 14

Paul Nelson

8 pm $14 advance,  $16 door


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Thursday, April 19

Quinn Sullivan

8 pm $34 advance,  $38 door

Brilliant guitarist Quinn Sullivan played to a standing room only audience on his Chan's debut.  We look forward to welcome the New Bedford native and Buddy Guy's protégé back.

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Friday, April 20

John Sutton Band

8 pm $10 advance,  $12 door


High energy rockin' blues from Nashville.

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Saturday, April 21

Albert Cummings

8 pm $35, 10 pm $30  Both $40

Show Times

Prince Albert of Williamstown return to Chan's with a new recording and ready to let the good time roll and scorpion bowls roll.


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Friday, April 27

Duke Robillard

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame member and world-renowned guitar virtuoso. One of Chan's most popular performers.

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Saturday, April 28

Biscuit Miller & the Mix

8 pm $15 advance,  $17 door

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May, 2018

Friday, May 11

Jimmy "2 Suite" Capone and the Chan Clan All Stars

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


Saturday, May 12

Luther 'Guitar Jr.' Johnson and the Magic Rockers

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

Luther's 79 Birthday bash!

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Friday, May 25

Chris Duarte

8 pm $15 advance,  $20 door

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June, 2018

Saturday, June 2

Greg Abate & Friends

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

Tribute to tribute to the father of bebop Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. 

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Saturday, June 9

Commander Cody

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


Never have too much fun with the Commander at the wheel of that Hotrod Lincoln.

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Saturday, June 23

Diane Blue & the Ladies of the Blues

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door

Boston's DIANE BLUE is the newest member of Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, touring as lead singer with the legendary band.

Ms. Blue is a soul-stirring vocalist, skillful harmonica player and a crowd-pleasing entertainer. Voted "Outstanding Female Singer" in The Blues Audience 2015 and 2011 Readers' Polls, Ms. Blue is a soulful and sassy performer with a strong and energetic delivery, serving up her own spin on soul, blues and R&B. Ms. Blue and her band won the 2010 Massachusetts Blues Challenge, earning the honor of competing at the 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nominated "Best Blues/R&B Act" and "Best Female Vocalist" in 2007 by the Providence Phoenix and also nominated "Best Local Blues Act" by Motif Magazine in 2007. Diane has played harmonica and/or sung with guitarist extraordinaire Ronnie Earl, as well as international performers Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson (former sideman for Muddy Waters), Big Jack Johnson (of Clarksdale, Mississippi) and Irma Thomas (the Soul Queen of New Orleans), among others. Ms. Blue tours in the U.S. and abroad as a featured performer, in addition to her duties with the Broadcasters.

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July, 2018

Friday, July 6

Rocking Johnny Burgin

8 pm $12 advance,  $15 door


Talented rocking Chicago Blues guitarist. 

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Friday, July 13

Slam Allen Band

8 pm $20 advance,  $25 door


Blues legend Slam Allen debuts with his all star band.

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Saturday, July 14

Mud Morganfield

8 pm $32 advance,  $35 door


Pay tribute to his father blues legend the great Muddy Waters. Featuring Dave Robbins-harp, Ricky King Russell - guitar, Anthony Geraci-piano, Bob Worthington - bass and Ken Gardner - drums.

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