The Red Planet at FTCJohn Hurley performing with the Red Planet band at FTCPeter Blossom performing with the Red Planet band at FTCJB Sutherland and Patrick Haddon performing with the Red Planet band at FTCThe Red Planet performing at FTC

THE RED PLANET

John Hurley, guitar & vocals

Pete Blossom, guitar & vocals

Patrick Haddon, bass

JB Sutherland, drums

The Red Planet does a straight-up, no-nonsense jam that covers a variety of classic tunes from The Dead, Dylan, and The Band to Johnny Cash and other roots-based, country-fied, Americana-type, standards. Their laid-back, sittin’-on-the front porch, let’s-have-fun attitude gives way to tightly worked out performances, rich with interwoven instrumental unity, guitar pyrotechnics, vocal harmony, group dynamics, and flat-out enthusiasm—all delivered with a genuine working-for-the people, non-showbiz kinda presence. It’s hard not to have a good old time, hangin’ out when they do their thing.

Where in the
World . . .

The Red Planet came together sometime around 2010. SInce then, they have played hundreds and hundreds of shows—including well over 230 times just at New Haven’s Owl Shop. They have had a Tuesday night residency there since April of 2014.

Below are just some of the places they’ve played in the last ten years:

BRYAC Black Rock – Black Rock, CT
Fairfield Theater Company – Fairfield, CT
The Acoustic – Black Rock, CT
The Owl Shop – Shelton, CT
Soupstock 2018 – New Haven, CT
Stony Creek Brewery – Branford, CT
Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT
Stella Blues – New Haven, CT
The Tipping Chair Tavern – Southington, CT
The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
The Norden Club – Black Rock, CT
Rothbard Ale + Larder – Westport, CT
TruNorth – Black Rock, CT
The Spotted Horse Tavern – Westport, CT
Smokin’ with Chris – Southington, CT
The Little Stone House – Guilford, CT
Sheppard’s Tavern – Guilford, CT
Paradise Hills Vineyard – Wallingford, CT
Stone’s Throw – Seymour, CT
Beef and Barley’s – Newtown, CT
New England Cider Company – Wallingford, CT
Old Post Tavern – Fairfield, CT
Brennan’s Shebeen – Black Rock, CT
The Tautog Tavern – Black Rock, CT
The Hops Company – Derby, CT
Trinity Bar – New Haven, CT
Sam the Clam’s – Southington. CT
Hoptoberfest – Shelton, CT
Taste of Guilford – Guilford, CT
Center Street Public House – Darien, CT
Mike’s Blue Collar Bar – Wallingford, CT
Wheeler’s Taproom – Woodbridge, CT

  • The band at Stony Creek Brewery
  • John Hurley
  • JB Sutherland plays the drums
  • Close up of Les Paul guitar