Calendar of Events
Upcoming Events and Food Truck Schedule (we currently do not sell 12 or 16 oz bottles)
We’re open on Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Come by for a Pint and at the same time fill up a growler for your Thanksgiving Celebration.
Get ready for Thanksgiving early – because we’re closed on Turkey Day!! Have your favorite beer right at home or at your Thanksgiving party. Fill those growlers and grab a pint! We’re open from 2:00 to 7:00!
Ramblin’ Dan Stevens plays finger style Blues, Slide, Early Jazz, popular songs and originals. Dan was a finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis and has been inducted into the CT Blues Hall of Fame. Join us for some Blues and Brews.
At the young age of sixteen, Dan Stevens’ romantic streak was igniteted by his first guitar teacher in small town central Pennsylvania who told him stories about the lives of traveling blues musicians like Mississippi John Hurt and Fred McDowell. After being inspired by Woody Guthrie’s book, “Bound for Glory”, the magnetic lure of the road captured his imagination and with a driving passion he hitchhiked and hopped freight trains guitar in hand across the United States five times, eventually covering over 100,000 miles.
Always seeking diverse experiences, he has worked as a teacher in Pennsylvania and Arizona, a rock-climbing instructor in New Mexico, broke his collarbone riding bulls in Colorado and sailed schooners for a living on the Eastern seaboard. He lived full time on his own wooden sloop in Mystic CT for a couple of years while performing solo up and down the East Coast. A high-light of this period was sailing throughout Central and South America as mate aboard David Crosby’s (Crosby, Nash, and Young) sailboat, the Mayan.
Ramblin’ Dan Stevens performs a mix of traditional finger style blues,
americana and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the United States, Germany,
UK, Canada and US Virgin Islands. His unique style of “bottleneck” slide playing popularized by early Mississippi Delta bluesmen includes use of a homemade, three stringed “Cigar Box Guitar” and one stringed “Diddly Bow”, both primitive blues instruments. A finalist in the International Blues Challenge on Beale St. in Memphis TN and protege of the legendary folk and blues icon Dave Van Ronk, Dan has been lauded as a raconteur and for the authenticity of his approach. Dave’s career has recently been highlighted by the release of the the Coen Brothers movie, “Inside Llewyn Davis”, set in the Greenwich Village scene in the sixties. Also, Dan plays regularly in the New York City Subway System in locations such as Times Square and Grand Central Terminal.
The Podunk Throwbacks are a “throwback” to a time when songwriters did not “lure” listeners with familiar covers and slip their own works in between, but believed in their songs enough to allow them to stand on their own….& that’s exactly what they do. Their music combines lyrics of life experience with a diverse & energetic sampling of different musical styles, providing a little something for everyone to relate to. Together, the Podunk Throwbacks take front-man & songwriter, Todd Skilton’s musical perceptions of life and “throw them back” with a unique sound, no “gimmicks” or formulation & an energy that keeps the audience engaged.
The Podunk Throwbacks started as a duo in 2012, and have evolved into a 5-piece band over the years. They have taken their 3 hours of originals from coffeeshops and hardware stores to the Goshen Stampede, the Elm City Folk Festival &most recently, the Podunk Bluegrass Festival Acoustic stage. They have performed in venues all over CT, MA, NY & RI, & are currently working on their first cd.
What some folks are saying:
“The Podunk Throwbacks are an artistic force to reckoned with. Heartfelt • savvy • so artistic ; their music is perfect for any event. Their somber yet energetic sounds floated up MainStreet, Water St., Franklin Street and around the corner to E. Main Catch them at O’Connors and all points beyond. If they’re not overbooked by August, they’ll be back for arts walk again! We would be soooo lucky to welcome them back”
— Torrington ARTSWALK, Torrington Artswalk Facebook page
“MCC on Main: Urban StoryTellers Review No artistic event would be complete, however, without a bit of music, and the Podunk Throwbacks were happy to oblige. A lively acoustic trio, the Podunk Throwbacks consist of Todd Skilton on guitar and vocals, Amy Jones on violin, and Chris Morales on various hand percussion instruments. They brought the evening together perfectly with an upbeat set of original songs, all composed by Skilton, and all with a fresh sound not often heard in the mass-produced, pre-packaged, over-electronic cookie cutter music spewed out by the modern music industry. Though they are, at times, reminiscent of many acoustic rock groups through the ages, the honesty and rarity of their sound made for a nice breath of fresh air and fit in flawlessly with the creativity and flow of the other performers of the evening.”
— Max Anaximenes, MCC LiveWire
At Plant Nite, we honor the creative spirit in everyone. We turn
every night into an opportunity to do something new and escape the norm.
We help reconnect friends and reboot souls by making something with our hands, not our mouse.
Above all, we invite you to create, share, and get messy. Bring your curiosity and fun-loving friends and we’ll provide everything else.
It’s your nite. Dig it!
Orb Mellon is the blues moniker of Mike Malone, founder and guitarist of the seminal 1990s indie rock band and Sony/Epic recording artists Dirt Merchants.
Orb Mellon’s blues mines the raw energy of 20th Century American roots music, particularly whiskey fueled house party delta blues. Influenced by the likes of Bukka White and Junior Kimbrough, Orb Mellon performs pure, sonically aggressive original blues, free from any quaintness or historicism, prompting one early reviewer to identify Orb Mellon’s work simply as “blues in all its primeval glory.” He has performed extensively around the eastern United States sharing the stage with such diverse acts as David Johansen (NY Dolls), Daddy Long Legs and Charlie Parr in addition to being a long time touring partner of Brownbird Rudy Relic. In 2015, the Orb Mellon Trio was formed with harpmaster Dave “Kosher Kid” Robbins and drummer Mark Hennessy.
Orb Mellon has released 3 full length albums as well as 3 EPs and his work has been featured in regional, national and international press. His music has been included in feature films and television. His songs “Long Way Home”, “What I’m Gonna Do with You” (both from his album Love Above) and “Gonna Find It” (from his album Moan) were featured in seasons 3 and 4 of the FX network hit crime drama “Justified” and in the feature film “Kill For Me.” “Aberdeen” (from Love Above) was included in the 2012 season of the HBO drama “True Blood.” Most recently, his song “Born A Long Time Ago” (from his album Love & Violence) was included in two episodes of the 2015 season of the CBS / Spielberg produced Sci-Fi drama “Extant” staring Oscar winner Halle Berry.