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

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June, 2016

It’s Rhode Island Music Legends Weekend Friday & Saturday with 2 Rhode Island iconic blues bands.
Saturday, June 25

Sugar Ray & the Bluetones

8 pm $18

The second round of our multi award winning, Rhode Island music legends. This is the blues at its best!

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Sunday, June 26

Nikki Hill

7 pm $15


If you haven’t heard Nikki Hill yet, prepare to be knocked over by this Southern Fire Ball. Nikki’s unique voice—with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past will leave you breathless!

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July, 2016

 Friday, July 1

Lois Greco Band

8 pm $10




LOIS GRECO is an Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Actress who’s riveting stage presence, powerful soulful vocals and searing guitar, draws the audience into each performance and brings the house down!” -Wide World of Blues

Lois has written & sung for TV & Feature Films aired on HBO, Cinemax, USA and Showtime. Her acting credits include, ”Days of Our Lives”, “General Hospital” and the lead role in "Grease" on Broadway. She won the “Most Outstanding Female Singer Award” in the “Blues Audience Reader’s Poll” and The Lois Greco Band was voted “Best Blues/R&B Act” in the 2014 WMRC Music Awards.

Together with an All-Star Band, including her brother Earl Greco on bass known internationally for his advanced bass technique recorded on the “Star Licks Video Series”, the amazing Jody Briggs on keys and the powerful Alec Antobenedetto on drums, they create some heart-stoppin’, soul rockin’, rhythm & blues!

Don’t miss The LOIS GRECO Band’s debut at Chan’s!

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 Saturday, July 2

Bucky Lewis

8 pm $12


Hilarious musical comedy. Bucky return with new materials.




 Friday, July 8

Darrell Nulisch Band

8 pm $15


Featuring the soulful Texas blues singer & harmonica ace Darrell Nulisch, Nick Adams on guitar, Mike Law on bass and Chris Anzalone on drums.

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 Saturday, July 9

Johnny Watson & The Watson Blues Band

8 pm $10


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Tuesday, July 12

Devon Allman

8 pm $25, 10 pm $20, Both  $30

Show Times

The multi-talented vocalist, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter Devon Allman returns with his high level, high energy and exciting band stops here at Chan’s during his summer cross
country tour. Not to be missed.

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Thursday, July 14

Mike Zito & the Wheels

8 pm $25


High energy and very exciting Mike Zito with Jimmy Carpenter – sax and guitars; Rob Lee – drums; and Scot Sutherland – bass

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Friday, July 15

Jane Lee Hooker

8 pm $15

This all girl blazing blues/punk/rock tour-de-force is not just some girl cover band! These women do more than just pay tribute to John Lee Hooker, they take everything they've learned about him and other blues legends such as Muddy Waters, 'Big Mama' Thornton, and Johnny Winter, then mix in elements of punk and classic rock to give them such a distinct and unique sound that will indeed rock the roof off the House of Chan playing the blues with some rock
n roll attitude! Not to be missed!

...A blazing blues/punk/rock tour-de-force...They are not just some girl cover band. They are a caucus of chicks hell bent on paying homage to the blues classics they grew up on, and doing it their way, with not a single apology."
- American Blues Scene

"These women do more than just pay tribute to [John Lee] Hooker. JLH takes everything they've learned about him and other blues legends as Muddy Waters, 'Big Mama' Thornton, and Johnny Winter, then they mix in elements of punk and classic rock to give them such a distinct, hard-edged sound."
- Guitar Girl Magazine

"This is serious business. Jane Lee Hooker are playing the blues with some rock n roll attitude. Close your eyes for two seconds while you're listening and you’ll see the history of blues and rock flying by....I haven’t listened to blues this good in a long time, this is one tight band."

"Black-clad New York blues revivalists Jane Lee Hooker ripped the balls out of Muddy Waters’s Mannish Boy."
- Evelyn McDonnell, Populism


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Saturday, July 16

Johnny A

8 pm $25


This incredible guitar virtuoso returns to thrill the Chan’s crowd with his amazing talents.

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Sunday, July 17

Quinn Sullivan

7 pm $30


Don't miss the debut of teenage guitar sensation and Buddy Guy's protégé the sensational Quinn Sullivan.

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Friday, July 22

Rick Estrin & the Nightcats

8 pm $25


Infectious, captivating, powerful – Intense Chicago-style harp playing, witty songs and tough-as-nails grooves.

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Saturday, July 23


8 pm $15


Not just an Allman Brothers tribute band, it is an Allman Brothers experience!

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Friday, July 29

George McCann

8 pm $12


George is a guitar player's guitar player - fluid, articulate, emotive - a melodic story teller. He will grab you from the first note, his mastery of touch and tone immediately evident, and hold
you transfixed until the show is over.

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Saturday, July 30

Through the Doors

8 pm $18

This hometown favorite plays the music of Jim Morrison & The Doors and they play it well. So walk Through the Doors and get some Road house Blues!




August, 2016

Friday, August 5

Debbie Davies

 8 pm $15

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Saturday, August 6


 8 pm $10


CD release party the music of the Beatles. Beautifully arranged by 2 talented musicians John Anter and Marty Ballou.

JAMBa began in 2010 as a collaboration of studio musicians, headed by John Anter and Marty Ballou. Their first album, “If You Need Me” featured the world’s most recorded drummer, Bernard Purdie.

For the OFF WHITE project (our salute to The BEATLES), we recruited studio veterans Bruce Bartlett, Sonny Barbato, Dave Zinno, Joe Klimek and, once again, Bernard Purdie.

JAMBa will be at Chans, sans Purdie, to officially release and perform the music from the Off White CD as well as new music that's in the works for a future recording. This will be a great "not to be missed" nite of music that we hope you'll be a part of.


Saturday, August 13

Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson and the Magic Rockers

 8 pm $20

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Sunday, August 14

JoAnne Shaw Taylor

 New date is August 14, 7 pm for $18. Purchase below.

You may request a refund by notifying us by email or call 401-765-1900.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


With killer guitar licks, soaring solos and heart-wrenching vocals’ This British Queen of the blues has enough soul to compete even with the best that the Mississippi Delta has to offer!

** Those that had purchased seats/tickets
to Joanne’s previously cancelled show at
Chan’s and did not request a refund your
tickets will be honored for this show.



Tuesday, August 16

Buckwheat Zydeco

 8 pm $35


Boogie to the Buckwheat beat "Louisiana's hottest music" with the legendary Buckwheat Zydeco.

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Friday, August 19

Sugar Blue

 8 pm $15


Debut of Chicago harmonica legend Sugar Blue. One can still hear Sugar Blue's historic recording with the iconic Rolling Stones.

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Saturday, August 20

Sari Schorr

 8 pm $20


Sari Schorr is a stunning vocalist, powerful, energized and engaging. Come listen to one of the hottest raising stars of the blues. NY based
soulful singer Sari and her brand new recording.

Come listen to one of the hottest raising star of the blues. NY based soulful singer Sari and her brand new recording.

“New York vocalist Sari Schorr has the effortless range and sense of drama to give any song real purpose and tonight she connects with her showcase crowd as if delivering a personal message face to face.”
Pete Fenestra for Get Ready to Rock

“So, how far will Sari go? Somewhere towards the top of the glass ceiling of the Blues, for certain, as she is a genuine talent.”
Darren Weale for WRC

“Sari Schorr is the embodiment of the best the blues and beyond has to offer. Sari is definitely the next big blues diva that will sweep through the blues scene”
Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine

AWARDED: 2012 Best Performance by a Blues Singer In A Band by Broadway World – “The sensational Sari Schorr who channeled Janis Joplin and Tina Turner during the show by the Joe Louis Walker Band at B.B. King’s in August.”

” A Phenomenal and Beautiful Singer who I like to say, “let’s all her passion and artistry come out through her amazing voice.”
Trevor B. Power for WNTI

“Bodacious-voiced new front singer Sari Schorr, whose power vocals are a hybrid of Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, with a touch of a contemporary female blues singer like Janiva Magness. Walker and Schorr reached an orgasmic climax on this section of the show with the Willie Dixon’s classic “I Just Want to Make Love to You,”…and Schorr transitioning from a whisper to a wail like a car going from zero to 60 in eye blink.”
Stephen Hanks for Broadway World

“Sari Schorr is a stunning vocalist, powerful, energized and engaging…. Sari Schorr and other members of the band took the song to church and made believers of us all.”
Jimi Patricol for Blues 411

“…the very talented Sari Schorr, who has the raw vocal power of Lydia Pense [Cold Blood].”
Dan D. Harrell for Blueswax

“(Mike) Zito called up New York City’s blues ambassador Poppa Chubby and singer Sari Schorr. Schorr contributed husky come-hither vocals to a rollicking “Sugar Coated Love…”
Debra Devi for American Blues Scene Magazine

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Friday, August 26

James Montgomery Blues Band

 8 pm $20


The legendary James Montgomery returns to Chan’s. High energy, high entertainment and great blues!

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Saturday, August 27

Joe Louis Walker

 8 pm $25

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Sunday, August 28

Gray Sargent Quintet

 7 pm $20


Jazz guitar virtuoso Gray Sargent has been accompanying the great Tony
Bennett (90 years young on August 3) for the last 18 years. Tonight's concert
is a special home coming for Gray and the fabulous bassist Marshall Wood (7
years with Tony Bennett). Rounding out this magnificent quintet is Arnie
Krakowsky on tenor sax, Jeff Stout on trumpet and Jim Gwin on drums.

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September, 2016

Friday, September 2

Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood

 8 pm $20



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Friday, September 9

Duke Robillard

 8 pm $25


We're kicking off the weekend with the royalty of blues guitarist the great Duke Robillard. Featuring Mark Texeira - drums, Bruce Bear - keys & Brad Hallene on bass.

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Saturday, September 10

Scott Hamilton

 8 pm $25


Tenor saxophonist and jazz giant-
Concord Records Recording artist

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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). 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


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

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Saturday, September 17

Frank Potenza

 8 pm $20


Special guest saxophonist Dan Moretti.

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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

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October, 2016

Friday, October 1

Daryl Sherman

 8 pm $20


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Friday, October 14

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $20

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Saturday, October 15

Anthony Gomes

 8 pm $20

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November, 2016

Friday, November 7

Evenfall Quartet

 8 pm $12


Featuring Mark Earley on tenorsax, Joe 'Sunny' Barbato on piano, Brad Hallen on bass and Jercy 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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