Swing into November the right way—and that includes some live music. Great shows are happening all month long on Long Island with a nice mix of down home blues, Deadhead jams and roots rock reggae music. It doesn’t hurt that the sounds are taking over some favorite spots on the island either.
4 LI Towns for Music Lovers
Nov. 8–Harmonica Bill & The Marked Deck
This rowdy outfit, fronted by a harp player who can definitely bring the house down, specializes in Chicago and West Coast style blues. The group has been making some heavy noise on the local scene lately giving music lovers more of a reason to check them out.
Nov. 11–Shecky & The Twangtones
Grey Horse Tavern, Bayport
Expect to be in the midst of a great show once you enter the Grey Horse Tavern and hear this remarkable jam band. As the evening goes on, get ready to hear retro surf music, whiskey-infused blues mojo along with a taste of improvisational jams a la Deadhead. These guys know how to really rock the house!
Nov. 19–The Cedar Beach Blues Fest “Keeping the Vibe Alive”
89 North, Patchogue
Calling all blues maniacs, be sure to check out this celebration that captures the essence of the burgeoning Long Island blues scene. On hand will be a stellar lineup of the best local blues players including Kerry Kearney, Blue Roots, the Johnny Mac Band and Carrie & the Cats. These groups are sure to keep you jamming all night long.
Nov. 24–Inner Roots
Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett
If you’re looking to take a break from the stress of the holiday season, this show is a great place to start. Inner Roots, a Bronx-based dance combo, combines the lively elements of reggae, R&B and world music in a way that defines the term “rock roots reggae.”