Music: CornBread brings acoustic blues on Wed., Oct. 2, at 8 PM

CornBread_Outer_Space_WebCornBread brings their take on acoustic country blues to the Best Video Performance Space on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover charge is $5.

Drawing on traditional roots music from the early to mid twentieth century, CornBread is a five piece acoustic country blues band formed in 2005. The players have known each other for years, often through affiliations with other bluegrass, jazz and swing bands. The group uses up to three guitars, supplemented or traded off with mandolin, Dobro and resophonic guitar, a harmonica and a standing bass.

Marty Brennan, lead vocals and guitar, came up with a first hand acquaintance with the NY urban blues players of the ‘60s. Next in line is Frank Pergola, vocals, guitar and mandolin, a veteran of regional blues and rock bands, most notably the Sofa Kings. Rich (Patches) Patchkofsky is the premier finger picker in the area. Backing up the group on harp is Tim Quinn, a regular player with area blues groups, and Louis Audette, who started on bass with bluegrass outfits like the Greenbrier Boys and now keeps the beat with several swing, jump and dance bands in southern Connecticut.

CornBread has played standing monthly gigs at the Café Taste in Ansonia, CT , the Kasbah Garden in New Haven and still plays at the Thomaston Opera Coffee House and the Outer Space. The band plays for festivals, concerts, radio spots, restaurant and bar bookings, and has been a featured act at NOMAD, the Northeast Festival of Music and Dance. CornBread opened the 2009 season of the Branford Folk Music Society.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SPACE EVENTS:

• Wednesday, Oct. 2. ACOUSTIC BLUES: CORNBREAD

• Thursday, Oct. 3. PARKER’S TANGENT: ROCK

• Monday, Oct. 7. FILM SCREENING: “THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES”

• Wednesday, Oct. 9. ACOUSTIC ROCK: HENRY SIDLE

• Thursday, Oct. 10. GARAGE SOUL: BRONSON ROCK

• Monday, Oct. 14. FILM SCREENING: “PARADISE NOW”

• Wednesday, Oct. 16. ACOUSTIC ROCK: JAMES VELVET & THE LONESOME SPARROWS

• Thursday, Oct. 17. INDIE ROCK: ZOO FRONT

• Monday, Oct. 21. FILM SCREENING: “FURY”

• Wednesday, Oct. 23. CLASSICAL: RAVENNA MICHALSEN & ALEXANDER SMITH

• Thursday, Oct. 24. INDIE ROCK: THE STREAMS

• Monday, Oct. 28. FILM SCREENING: “CAPE FEAR” (Original version)

• Wednesday, Oct. 30. LOCAL LEGENDS/NEW WAVE: THE FURORS

• Monday, Nov. 4. FILM SCREENING: “IN THE BEDROOM”

• Wednesday, Nov. 6. SINGER-SONGWRITER: ESTHER GOLTON

• Thursday, Nov. 7. GARAGE FOLK: ELISON JACKSON

• Wednesday, Nov. 13. WINE TASTING with BOB FEINN FROM MT. CARMEL WINE & SPIRITS

• Monday, Nov. 11. FILM SCREENING: “THE SEARCHERS”

• Thursday, Nov. 21. APOCALYPTIC POP: THE GRIMM GENERATION