Anthony Gomes will play a special Sunday evening blues show with his band Oct. 16, beginning 6 p.m.; and the regular 7 p.m. Monday night blues show Oct. 17 at the downtown Time Out Pub, 275 Main St. Admission either night is $15 at the door.

The popular Toronto-born singer/guitarist has not played the Midcoast in a couple of years and is sure to pack the dance club with admirers. The ax-wielding, soulful blues-writing powerhouse, born to a mother from Quebec City and a Portuguese father, played the North Atlantic Blues Festival in 2012.

A No. 1 Billboard Blues Artist, Gomes has been creating virtuosic, burning blues since his recorded debut in 1998. Twelve releases and numerous awards later, his latest CD, “Electric Field Holler,” crackles with bare-wires passion. Gomes’ commitment to the blues is body, soul and mind — his University of Toronto master’s degree thesis was titled “The Racial Evolution of Blues Music.”

Note that Monday night’s show originally was a double-header with Joanna Connor. She had to cancel, due to a movie shoot, but will play sometime in the future. And another show has been added this month: a Kenny Neal Family Fundraiser set for Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. Neal is flying to Maine and will play with local musicians to raise funds; Baton Rouge floods damaged and destroyed many of his family's homes. Minimum donation is $20. The following evening, he will play an acoustic house party at series producer Paul Benjamin’s house. This show is limited to 20 people, $50 donation; call Benjamin at 596-6055.

Rounding out this month in the Monday night series are, Oct. 24, the Regina Bonelli Band ($10); and an Oct. 31st Halloween Party with Harper ($15). For more information, visit and click on the Time Out Blues link; call 596-6055 or email