The weekly Monday night blues series continues Oct. 3 with the Gene Taylor Band at the downtown Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. The show starts at 7 p.m., and admission is $15 at the door.

There will be blues, rock and boogie-woogie afoot as keyboardist and singer Gene Taylor takes the stage with his band. A professional player since his mid-teens, Taylor learned his trade in those early years with the likes of Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson and Pee-Wee Crayton. During this time, he met both James Harman; and Phil and Dave Alvin, who later, with Taylor, formed The Blasters. Before they blasted, though, Taylor was a member of Canned Heat and the Downchild Blues Band (inspiration of The Blues Brothers); and after The Blasters, he was in The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Taylor works as a solo artist, front man, trio member and more all around the world; Belgium is his European base and Texas, the USA’s. Right now he’s on a New England swing, so Midcoast blues fans will want to take advantage of the opportunity.

Upcoming in the weekly series are: Oct. 10, double show with 24th Street Wailers and Jason Ricci bands ($20, starts 6 p.m.); Oct. 17, double show with Anthony Gomes Band and Joanna Connor Band ($15, starts 6 p.m. — note this follows a special Sunday, Oct. 16, show by Gomes, also $15/6 p.m.); Oct. 24, Regina Bonelli Band ($10); and another Halloween Party with Harper Oct. 31 ($15).

For more information, visit northatlanticbluesfestival.com and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055 or email bluesman@midcoast.com.