The Monday Night Blues series continues Feb. 1 with Matthew Stubbs and Sax Gordon at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $10 for the CD release party, which also will mark Stubbs’ birthday.

Stubbs currently is performing with the legendary Charlie Musselwhite Band as well as his own band, The Matthew Stubbs Band. He was named the 2009 Outstanding Guitarist from Blues Audience Magazine and was a 2009 Boston Music Award Nominee for Blues Act of the Year. As a bandleader and composer, Stubbs has earned himself a reputation for penning soul-drenched roots and blues guitar instrumentals. His well-crafted songs are melodic and original, echoing the sounds of historic greats such as Booker T and the MGs, Earl Hooker, Lonnie Mack and Freddie King. Stubbs released his first solo record “Soul Bender” in August 2008 and his latest, “Medford & Main,” is on its way.

Known as “Sax” Gordon, Gordon Beadle is one of the most sought after saxophone players in the United States and Europe. He has established a widespread reputation for his hard blowing, gutsy sax style and his ability to excite an audience in recording studios, clubs and concert halls worldwide. “Sax” Gordon has been featured as a soloist on both the tours and recordings of such highly-respected artists as Duke Robillard, Jay McShann, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Jimmy Witherspoon, Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson and Roomful of Blues. His flamboyant solos have appeared on award-winning recordings by legendary R&B pioneers and he has been called upon to play live with many of the great artists of blues, jazz and soul.

Next up in the Monday Night series is Lil Dave Thompson on Feb. 8. For more information, send e-mail to series producer Paul Benjamin at

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