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The week ahead: Blues around Atlanta Dec. 21-27

Merry Christmas to all my readers who celebrate the day! Many of the clubs are closed on Friday and Blind Willie’s and Fat Matt’s are closed on Thursday as well. Pleasea double check with all the clubs Thursday-Saturday. This information is aurate a s far as I know.


Midnight Revival is at Blind Willie’s and Truett Lollis is at Darwin’s in Marietta. Dry White Toast entertains  at Fat Matt’s and Cody Matlock is at Two Urban  Licks. Lola hots the jam at Northside  Tavern and Make Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta.


Michael Preston is at Darwin’s and The Hollidays are  at Blind Willie’s. Burnin’ Time comes to Fat Matt’s and The Larry Griffith Band is at Hook Line & Schooner in Smyrna. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers. are at Northside Tavern  and Atlanta Boogie is at Two Urban Licks. Nik’s Place has an acoustic open mic with Bones.


The Elecctromatics are at Blind Willie’s and Darwin’s has McKnight’s Pro Jam. The Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt’s and Brandon Reeves is at Johnnie MacCracken’s. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern.  Little G Weevil is at Two Urban Licks. Joy Montcalm and Loco D host an open mic at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker and Zaib Kahn hosts the open blues jam at Nik’s Place.


The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin’s and Nathan Nelson is acoustic at Nik’s Place. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Billy George is at Two Urban Licks. Wavetree hosts a jam at Highlands East Cobb and The Sminole ackson Trio hosts the jam at Cafe 1711  in Snellville. Lady D has a Musician’s Jam at  Lavish Bisrto in Decatur.


The Hollidays are at Nik’s  Place and Mudcat is solo at Northside Tavern.


George Hughley is at Blind Willie’s and Darwin’s hosts an All Star Jam for Autism featuring the Landon Jordan Band. The Mike Veal Band is at Napoleon’s in Decatur and Marty Manous is at Nik’s Place. Mudcat & The Atlanta Horns are at Northside Tavern and Brandon Reeves is at the Ritz Carlton in Buckhead at 5:30 pm. Glenn Phillips is at Steve’s Live Music in Sandy Springs and Sa Na and Fiends are at Two Urban Licks.


The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Snake Legs is at  Fat Matt’s and Uncle Sugar is at Northide Tavern. Chapman & Roper are at Two Urban Licks.

Peace and joy to  you all! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!

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I am the author of a number of books, including Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues, T;Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do, about blues women, The Irish Slaves, a non-fiction work about Irish History, and Haunted Marietta, a nook from the History Press about my hometown of Marietta, GA and its ghosts. I am a member and sponsor of The Atlanta Blues Society.

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