Blues are all around us as usual this coming weekend in the Atlanta area. As hard as it is to believe, we are at the end of September and October begins on Thursday. That means that there isn’t information yet for some of our favorite venues, like Fat Matt’s and Blind Willie’s, for the later part of the week. They just haven’t made the next month’s schedule available yet. So if you don’t see your favorite clubs listed after Wednesday, call the venues for information!
One special treat among the numerous great shows this week is Lucinda Williams’ two-night stint at Variety Playhouse. The chance to see this marvelous singer/songwriter in this beloved venue could add up to something unforgettable.
Also, this week, pay attention to The Georgia Flood at Fat Matt’s on Wednesday. This young group is starting to get the attention they deserve and playing around town and elsewhere more and more. Even though the younger of the two brothers in the group, Brooks Mason, is still in his late teens, this group has the stage presence and skill of much older musicians. They are a group that helps show that the future of the blues is in good hands.
Here are the shows I know for the coming week!
Truett Lollis entertains at Darwin’s in Marietta and Barrelhousie Bob Page is at Blind Willie’s. The Pork Bellys are at Fat Matt’s and Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta. Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Skye Paige hosts an open mic at Little Vinyl Lounge.
Lucinda Williams visits Variety Playhouse. The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie’s and the Landon Jordan Band is at Darwin’s Burnin’ Time is at Fat Matt’s Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern and the Larry Griffith Band is unplugged at Two Urban Licks. Nik’s Place has an open mic with Bones and Paul Sanner & John Gipson host the open mic at Arena Tavern in Duluth
Lucinda Williams has a second night at Variety Playhouse. Darwin’s has the Pro Jam and The Electromatics are at Blind Willie’s. The Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt’s and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. Laney Strickland hosts the 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 The Breeze Kings are probably at Northside Tavern, but please confirm.
Areta Woodruff & The Revue Band and Blueberry Wine are at Darwin’s and The Luxury Kings are at Steve’s Live Music. Diane Durrett, Caroline Aiken and Melissa Junebug are at Tunes by The Tracks in Stone Mountain Village.
Doug Deming, Dennis Gruenling and The Jewel Tones are at Darwin’s Steve’s Live Music has a Benefit for the Atlanta Community Food Bank with Michael Levine and Steve & Friends.
The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Eddie’s Attic hosts a Gospel Brunch with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Harold Holloway and Company and Mudcat. Diane Durrett does an acoustic set at Pine lake Festival in Pine Lake.
That’s what ‘s ahead for the nex week! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!