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This weekend: Blues all around Atlanta March 31-April 1

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Happy Easter! That means only two things I know of on Sunday but Friday and Saturday are packed! Check out the listings below!

Friday

The Jess Goggans Band is at Darwin’s and Blind Willie’s celebrates its 32nd Anniversary Weekend with Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Steve James, and The Shadows. Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns are at Northside Tavern. Big C is at Fat Matt’s and 808 is at Nik’s Place. Ravenshine visits MoonShadow Tavern. Seminole Jackson is at Two Urban Licks. There is an open jam with the Tom Hill Band at Buckeye’s Getaway and The North Mississippi Allstars continue at Eddie’s Attic. Frankie’s Blues Mission is at Maxwell’s Cigar Bar in Woodstock and The Larry Griffith Band is at The Painted Duck.

Saturday

The MuddBuggs & Music Festival takes place at Duluth Town Green, featuring Zydefunk, Trey Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband, and Machine Kid. Wavetree is at Darwin’s and Blind Willie’s continues to celebrate its 32nd Anniversary. Garrett Collins is at Fat Matt’s and Uncle Don’s Band is at MoonShadow Tavern. DynaGroove is at Nik’s Place Seminole Jackson are at Two Urban Licks. SaturDAY Drinking with Fatback Deluxe takes place at 2 pm at DJ Rockin’ Road Trip in Decatur.  David T & Friends are at Smith’s Olde Bar and The Kerry Hill Band is at the Utopia Bar, in John’s Creek.

Sunday

Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.  Bean & Bear and  Hey!Alligator are at Darwin’s.

That’s it! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!

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Video: Heather Luttrell at Darwin’s Blues Club

We saw Heather Luttrell and Possum Den at Darwin’s on Saturday August 26. I had not seen her in a  while and had forgotten how good she really is! She was playing with Possum Den which consists of her daddy on guitar and a friend about her daddy’s age on bass. The woman has a great voice and she sings a mixture of blues, country and rock that really is Americana, a term that is not always used  so accuratelyI got this one originally on FacebookLive and posting it here for you to enjoy.  If there is no sound right click and “unmute.”

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This weekend: Blues around Atlanta, Feb. 19-21

Have you been working hard all week? Feel like getting out of the house and having some fun? Well,what you needissomeliveblues1

There’s some great stuff going on this weekend.. one important thing to checkoutisthe Atlanta Blues Society annual membership meeting. If you are reading this, you need to find out more about the blues society if you are not already a member, and think about joining!The annual meeting is a great place to do that and you get to se eand hearMudcat and the Atlanta Horns as well!

Here’s some other great goings-on for you:

Friday

Bruce Katz is at Darwin’s with Catafish & Co and Francine Reed is at Blind Willie’s. Rough Draft is at Fat Matt’s. The 12th Annual Atlanta Blues Festival is at the Fox Theatre with Theodis Ealey, Lattimore, Sir Charles Jones and Calvin RIchardson, Lenny Williams, and Terry Wright. Mike Veal is a Nappoleon’s Grill in Decatur and Barry Richman and Friends have a jam at Steve’s Live Music in Sandy Springs Roger “Hurricane” Wilson is at Subourbon Bar and Social Club in Kennesaw, followed by The Way Back Band.

Saturday

Sandra Hall is at Blind Willei’s and TRY is at Darwin’s. The Wid Hares are at Fat Matt’s and Mudcat is at Durango Wood Fire Grill in Duluth.The Phil Harmoncss are at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker and Bugsy and The Viceroy are at Napoleon’s Grill. The Caznovas are at Northside Tavern and The Yonrico Scott Band are at Steve’s Live Music. The Breeze Kings are at Subourban Bar and Social Club and Diane Durrett & Soul Suga are at Venkman’s.

Sunday

TThe Atlanta Blues Society has its annual membership  meeting at Blind WIllie’s ith Mudcat and the Atlanta Horns as host band. The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate and John Hammond appears at Eddie’s Attic. Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan is at Fat Matt’s and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Highlands Bar & Grill in Marietta has a blues jam.

That’s it for this week!Have fun and keep on blueisin’!

P.S. Want to learn more about Georgia blues, pastand present?  You need my book, Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues.Click  the title to lean more!

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This weekend: Love and blues all around Atlanta


This weekend is all about love with Valentines Day on Sunday, and the blues have a whole lot to say about love, good, bad and potential. The re are a whole lot of options for taking your loved ones out to hear the blues, too. If you don’t have a sweetheart, show some love for your friends or love yourself and take yourself out to hear one of these great shows!

Aside from our always awesome locals, my recommendations for this week are Anders Osborne at Center Stage and The Scissormen at Darwin’s. Yes, I know they are on the same night in different places. You have to figure that one out. I;m going to see The Scissormen but I love Anders Osborne too

Friday

George Hughley is at Blind Willie’s and Dark buy i loe Water Rising is at Darwin’s in Marietta. Sole Traelers are at Fat Matt’s and The Larry Griffith Band is at The Martini Bar in  WOodstock. Escape Velocity is at Moon Shadow Tavern in Tucker and Mike Veal appears at Napoleon’s Grill in Decatur. Ralph Ellis joins THe Breeze Kings at Northside Tavern and Barry Richman is at Subourbon Social Club and Bar in Kennesaw.

Saturday

Ted Drokowski’s Scissormen are at Darwin’s and Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie’s. Seminole Jackson is at Fat Matt’s and Tribute is taThe Alamo in Newnan. .Anders Osborne appears at Center Stage with Amy Helm and he Handsome Strangers.. The Breeze Kings are at Durango Wood Fire Grill in Duluth and Garrett Collins & Brooks Mason are at Monkey’s Uncle in Griffin. The Rainmen are at Napoleon’s grill and Ike Stubblefield & rriends are at Northside Tavern. The Larry Griffith Band is at The Painted Pin .Roger “Hurricane” Wilson is at Subourbon Bar in Kennesaw from 5 to 8 pm and The Retro-Rockets are at the VFW in Lawrenceville. The Vintage Boogie Band has a Valentine’s party at Red’s Timbers in Smyrna.

Sunday

Diane Durrett & Junebug Massey are at acoustics at Oaks End, whch is taking place at The Amerrican Legion Post 160 in Smyrna.  The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. and Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan is at Fat Matt’s. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Highlands Bar & Grill has a blues jam in Marietta.

That’s it! Happy Valentine’s Day, I love you, and keep on bluesin’!

P.S. If you would like to show me a little love, my new book Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues is available on Amazon and for Kinle or ask me about it if you see me around town!

 

 

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This weekend: Blues in and around Atlanta

What a musical weekend! A major opportunity for a very special experience is Lazer Lloyd, Israel’s King of the Blues, at Crossroads in Peachtree City. If  you haven’t seen him I promise you will be energized, uplifted, inspired and thoroughly rocked by this amazing artist!

Delta Moon is also in town at Blind Willie’s this weekend and Mudcat and The AtlantaHorns promise a good time at Darwin’s, where you can also see their shiny new Keeping the Blues Alive award!. Franine Reed is at Eddeie’s Attic and The Blind Boys of Alabama are appearing at Roswell Cultural Center.

February means Mardi Gras and Zydefunk celebrates with their annual King Cake party at Northside Tavvern.

So if you want something fun to do, it’s all there for you this weekend, plus all these other great shows:

Friday

Sandra Hall is at Blind WIllie’s. The Donna Hopkins Bandis at Darwin’s and The Hollidays are at Fat  Matt’s. The Georgia Flood is at Celtic Taern in Conyers and the Larry Griffith Band is at The Fpa’s 5th annual Mardi Gras & Casino Night in Roswell. The  Breeze kings are at Meehan’s Public House in Sandy springs and Zydefunk has their annual King Cake party at Northside Tavern. Non stop Blues Band is at Red hare Brewing Company and Semonile Jackson and the New  Dixie Blues Band is at Rock n Taco in Sandy Springs. Roger “Hurricnae” Wilson is at Subourbon Social Club and Raw Bar in Kennesaw.

Saturday

Lazer Lloyd is at Crossroads Bar & Grill in Peachtree City. Delta Moon is at Blind Willie’s and Medcat and the Atlanta Horns are at Darwins. Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt’s. The Vintage Boogie Band is at MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker and Heather Luttrell is at Napoleon’s Grill in Decatur.Tribute ice;ebrates the Allman Brothers at Northsie Tavern and Funky Bluester isat The Pointe in Conyers. The Blind Boys of Alabama are at Roswell Cultural Center and The Mar-Tans are at Venkman’s. Fuve Long Years are at Wild Wing Cafe in Suwanee.

Sunday

Francine Reed is at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur. The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate and Stephen “Blues Dude” Duncan is at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack.Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. There’s a blues jam at Highland’s Bar & Grill in Marietta.

That’s it! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!

P.S. Don’t forget you can buy my new book, Southern Crossroads: Georgia Blues on Amazon in print or for Kindle or ask me about me if you see me around!