The Renovators

Sunday - August, 06 @ 7:00pm

The Renovators…What kind of name is that for a band? Good question. Most likely because Bob Rasero made a living building and fixing houses and it sounded good at the time and stuck. Hey, it could have been the Carpenters, but it is what it is .
Just like a good old house with good bones, they’re still around and seven albums later, are still rockin and writing fun, funky, topical, bluesy tunes. Songs about the power of love and the power of money. Songs asking for truth and others critical of the wacky political scene and the creeps that wrap flags around everything… And even one about Rodney King. Why can’t we just get along anyway?
But there’s also fun songs about kids and family, good ole girls and going fishing for the big one.
Songs about little gardens and lonesome whistles.
Mellow tunes about movin’ along because it must be love..
Others about going to work with these hands and coming home to the girl you thought you knew.
So try not to do without this band. They’ve played every function and venue up and down the east coast, city to suburb, country club to country blues. Opened for and backed up the greats with too many stories to remember…
All that’s left is the blues…


Upcoming Events

Colleen Clark’s BLUE CHRISTMAS

Sunday, December 17th

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Songwriter’s Lounge

Monday, December 18th

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Portland Comedy Co-op presents ‘WORST DAY OF THE WEEK’

Monday, December 18th

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jenny Van West & Friends

Tuesday, December 19th

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Big World

Tuesday, December 19th

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Genevieve’s Night of Folk

Wednesday, December 20th

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM


650A Congress Street, Portland ME

Mon-Sat: 5PM-Close
Sun: 6PM-Close

Blue has won Portland’s Best Jazz Venue for several years in a row and dedicates every Saturday night to Jazz at Blue.

Unless the show is ticketed we are always No Cover and we let you decide how much to Donate to the Musicians if you are so inclined.