The weekly Monday night blues series continues Aug. 22 with a another double-header at the downtown Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Gracie Curran and Albert Castiglia will bring their bands to town for a show that starts at an earlier time, 6 p.m. Admission is $20 at the door.

Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band, founded in 2009, continues to turn in powerful performances and a contagious enthusiasm as one of the most exciting young bands on the roots scene today. In 2014, Gracie Curran & The High Falutin' Band won the Boston Music Award for Best Blues Act, as well as getting a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist. This year, the band that started out in Boston and now calls Memphis home, is touring and working towards a second album, "Come Hell or High Falutin'."

Florida’s Castligia — pronounced kah-STEEL-yah — is a high-energy blues guitarist who toured with Junior Wells and Sandra Hall before striking out on his own. After five acclaimed albums and decades of blazing blues-rock shows, he has released “Big Dog,” produced by 2016 North Atlantic Blues Festival standout Mike Zito, an album of raw, rocking blues self-penned originals, cherished covers and co-writes. Castiglia played in the 2012 blues fest and Time Out the following year but hasn’t been back since, so it’s high time this dog has his day.

Next up in the weekly series is, Aug. 29, Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones ($10). There will be no show on Labor Day, but blues fans are reminded that this summer North Atlantic Blues Festival will be re-broadcast over the holiday weekend on Maine’s KISS-FM radio stations. For more information, visit and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055 or email