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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Terra Blues

Many small music clubs have closed down over the years - rising rents in Manhattan is certainly one of the major factors. And hit hardest are those clubs featuring less popular genres such as the blues. Important venues like Chicago Blues and Manny's Car Wash have closed. The only real blues venue left in Manhattan is Terra Blues (B.B. King has a blues room). Terra Blues is one flight up at 149 Bleecker Street (click here for 2nd photo) - one of the most touristy and well known streets in the Village. However, this club is authentic and gets serious acts. And unlike many remaining music clubs in the city, it is quite reasonable - the cover charge varies; many weeknights there is no cover or minimum. If you like blues at all, I highly recommend it. Check the calendar on their website. One of my favorite blues musicians is harmonica player Jason Ricci. Here's a link to his mypace site and his website. Jason has started playing at Terra Blues - keep an eye out for him ...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's great to know about a good, real, reasonable place for Blues in NYC...

luggi said...

How sad.

Brian said...

Yes, it is sad and not encouraging for the future of the arts in NYC.
Brian