The Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., will continue Monday, June 17, from 7 to 10 p.m. with the Peter Novelli Band. Admission is $10.

Peter Novelli wowed the crowd in his local debut last fall and is back as part of his Louisiana Roots and Blues Tour, named for his band’s most recent recording. The Peter Novelli Band from New Orleans dishes up an original blend of swampy, funky roots and blues-rock with a twist of zydeco and Cajun.

The guitarist has shared stages and/or studios with some of the who’s who of blues, rock, R&B and roots music including Dr. John and Sammy Kershaw; and has collaborated and co-written songs with several Grammy-winning artists and songwriters. Novelli performs around New Orleans and tours extensively. He also performs solo guitar, does session work, composes music and guests with numerous other bands and performers.

Next up, on June 24, is Chris Duarte ($15). For more information on the weekly series, visit, which also has the scoop about this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 13 and 14; headliner is the great Mavis Staples. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or