The weekly Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., will warp up its year Dec. 6 with Andrew Jr. Boy Jones. The music will run from 7 to 10 p.m. in the upstairs music room; admission is $10 at the door for the annual Blues Year Eve dress-up party.

Jones began his professional career at age 16 playing with Freddie King’s backing band, the Thunderbirds. In 1967, he joined R&B/soul singer Bobby Patterson and the Mustangs. During this time, he saw and met session guitar great Cornell Dupree, who used to sit in with Jones and the other musicians. In 1973, blues great King asked Jones to join his band again and they toured excessively with rock groups such as Grand Funk Railroad, Rare Earth, Tower of Power and the Marshall Tucker Band. In the 1980s, Jones played with an eclectic variety of musicians including Charlie Musselwhite, whose band Jones joined for three albums. Jones began recording his own albums and was nominated for a W.C. Handy award (now the Blues Music Awards). Last year marked the fifth CD for this hard-working bluesman, who has toured Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Chile, England, France, Italy, Lebanon, Monaco, Switzerland and more.

Although the Monday night series will be on hiatus until sometime in January, there will be a special Thursday show Dec. 9 by Anthony Gomes ($15). And blues lovers can ring in 2011 with Johnny Rawls, 2010 winner of the Best Soul Blues  Album Blues Music Award, Friday, Dec. 31 at the Trade Winds Motor Inn, 2 Park Drive. Cost is $199 plus tax per couple and includes room, dinner, dance, party favors, champagne toast, breakfast and use of the pool and hot tub. Space is limited; for more information or to sign up, contact Paul Benjamin at 596-6055.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to