November is here and it’s time to start the month dedicated to gratitude by showing your appreciation for the great musicians and venues that work so hard to entertain you with the blues!
Since it is the beginning of the month, information is a bit scarce in places. For instance, after Monday you will need to contact Blind Willie’s to find out who is playing there until Saturday.
On Saturday, The Atlanta Blues Society is having a very special event at Blind Willie’s. “Blues Stotts” honors the memory of Larry Stotts, who was a founding member of the society. It features some of the best local talent, and special guests JP Soars and The Red Hots. It is going to be a fabulous afternoon and evening of music. Frankly, any event that includes both The Cazanovas and The Breeze Kings is worth the entry price to me, and this one offers a whole lot more! All proceeds will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, too, so you can be proud to support a good cause with your $15 entry fee.
Brandon Reeves is at Blind Willie’s and Truett Lollis is a at Darwin’s in Marietta. The Pork Bellys entertain at Fat Matt’s and Marshall Ruffin is at Nik’s Place in Marietta. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers are at Smith’s Olde Bar. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta and Northside Tavern has Lola’s jam.
The Cody Matlock Band is at Darwin’s and Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt’s. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern. There’s an open mic with Paul Sanner & John Gipson at Arena Tavern in Duluth. and Nik’s Place has an acoustic open mic with Bones.
Darwin’s has the Pro Jam and Frankie’s Blues Mission is at Fat Matt’s. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Zaib Kahn hosts the open blues jam at Nik’ Place.
The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin’s and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt’s. John Godwin and Friends are at Moonshadow Tavern and Mike Veal & Barry Thrasher are at Napoleon’s Grill in Decatur. Nathan Nelson is acoustic at Nik’s Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and the Way Back Band is at Sixes Tavern in Cartersville. Peter Karp and Sue Foley come to Steve’s Live Music in Sandy springs. Seminole Jackson hosts the jam at Cafe 1711 in Snellvillle and Wavetree hosts the open jam at Highlands East Cobb. Lady D has a musician[s jam at Lavish Bistro in Decatur.
The Charlie Wooten Project is at Darwin’s and Willy Jackson is at Fat Matt’s. Mike Veal is at Napoleon’s and The Barry Richman Band is at Nik’s Place. Robert Lee Coleman appears with the Breeze Kings at Northside Tavern.
The Atlanta Blues Society presents “Blues Stotts” at Blind Willie’s with Bob Page Eddie Tigner, The Electromatics, The Hollidays, The Cazanoas The Breeze Kings, and JP Soars and the Red Hots. The Jeff Jensen Band is at Darwin’s and Rough Draft is at Fat Matt’s.
The Billy George Duo hosts the Blues Brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Stephen “Blues Dude’ Duncan is at Fat Matt’s and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern.
That’s it! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!