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New Haven Advocate Grand Band Slam


 Best Blues Band!

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Welcome to the home of The Cobalt Rhythm Kings!

-- One of New Haven, Connecticut's best-kept secrets . . .

-- One of New England's top Chicago and jump blues bands!


  Sunday, Sept. 21:

Harpo & Slim!

 Connecticut Blues Society Solo-Duo Challenge

 Pine Loft - 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT.

Cobalt blues harp player Mark Zaretsky will team up for the first time in 15 years or so with his old buddy Mike Jeronimo, guitar player and co-front man in Mark's first band, Automatic Slim, back when both were students at UC Santa Cruz. Mike is flying in from Oregon for the occasion. Make him welcome!

 We'll be the last of six acts that begin at 5 p.m. We'll be playing a 25 minute set starting at 8:20 p.m. Also playing are John & Corrina at 5 p.m., Danny Sugarman Draher at 5:40 p.m., Atlantis Red at 6:20 p.m., Joel Blumert at 7 p.m. and Richard Badowski & Michael St. George at 7:40 p.m. Free admission and good pizza! For more info, go to or call 860-828-9797.

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                       Greg Benn           Wendell Jones                  Tom Smith          Mark Zaretsky


        Ain't that a man!

What a night!

photo by Erik Remec

Cobalt harmonica player Mark Zaretsky, second from right, jammed onstage with former Muddy Waters Band membersPinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and "Steady Rollin' " Bob Margolin on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at the Fairfield (Conn.) Theatre Company's Stage One!

 Now that's the blues!

From l to r: Pinetop, Ms. Marci Chevian-Hooper of eastern CT's Ms. Marci and the Lovesick Hounds, NY blues singer Nikki Armstrong, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Margolin, New Haven bluesman Rocky Lawrence, Mark Zaretsky, Mookie Brill.      








N e w  H a v e n

  C O L I S E U M

    Gone But Not Forgotten

What was the last band ever to play the Coliseum?

The Cobalt Rhythm Kings!

Check out this video of The Cobalt Rhythm Kings   doing  "Cross-Eyeded Mama" in front of 15,000 people OUTDOORS in the MIDDLE OF JANUARY atop the Temple Street Garage in downtown New Haven  at 7 A.M. on Jan. 20, 2007, just before the Coliseum's implosion!        A few minutes later. . .  

KABLOOEY ! ! ! !

























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