Monday, August 31, 2015

Blue Sign

Blue is a bar and restaurant on Congress Street that just recently has expanded. It was a small venue before, pretty cramped for both musicians and patrons, but they have taken down the wall next door and expanded into the that site, just about doubling the size of the room. I haven't been in yet, but I did take a look through the windows. Now at least the band won't be crushed into about 10x6 foot stage. That can't be fun for the performers. I've been meaning to stop by and sample their Irish Music night every Wednesday. The place has been recently voted the best jazz venue in the city. Saturday night is all jazz all the time. Coming soon: British singer and songwriter, Holly Golightly (Smith) and the Brokeoffs will be appearing at Blue on October 29. And yes, Holly's mom named her after the protagonist in Truman Capote's Breakfast At Tiffany's.
Love this Lucinda Williams's song.
"Am I Too Blue"
Enjoy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSGmJb6be4c

15 comments:

  1. I bet that Irish music night is pretty lively!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Holly Golightly? That can't be true... but I'm sure it is!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like my kind of place and reminds me a bit of Olivia's Coffee House in Eustis, Florida.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wednesday sounds like a good time for a visit!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well music or no music, I'm feeling blue.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great name for a place that features music. But, being from Chicago, I might expect the hear the Blues, but nothing wrong with jazz.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Jazz is always a welcome kind of music to me.

    ReplyDelete
  8. 10'x6' sounds like a very "intimate" setting--maybe a tad too intimate, I think. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds like my kind of place! Thanks for the link to the song too. I really enjoyed it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Irish music night sounds fun to me :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. In southwest Florida, many of the "dating bars" for seniors have Blue or Blu in their names. Maybe they are owned by the same folks. Irish music on Wednesday? I'll be there.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Neat angle! I like the font and color.

    ReplyDelete
  13. A popular venue deserves more space.

    ReplyDelete