In the coming week, August changes to September. Already there are signs that fall is near. Well, seasons change, but the blues remain the same! We are blessed with the opportunity to go out any day of the week and be part of a unique blues experience that will never happen in the same way again. That is the glory of live music. Whether you see a local group or a well-known traveling act, in a small club or a big amphitheater, a festival or one of the many jams all around the Atlanta area, the music and the company of other blues lovers will always make you feel good! So get out and support the musicians and the venues this week. It’s good for you and good for them!
Since a new month does start on Tuesday, my information for some clubs (such as Blind Willie’s) gets spotty after that as the information has not yet come in. If your favorite club is not listed please call for information.
Here are some great shows for this week:
Blind Willie’s has a 70th birthday tribute for Van Morrison with Domino. Truett Lollis is at Darwin’s in Marietta and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt’s. The Hard Rock Cafe hosts a Rust Magazine Showcase with Fred Geillen, Jr. and The Georgia Flood is at Paddy’s in Kennesaw. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco’s in Alpharetta and Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern.
The Landon Jordan Band is at Darwin’s and 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. There’s an open mic with Paul Sanner & John Gipson at Arena Tavern in Duluth and an acoustic open mic with Bones at Nik’s Place in Marietta. The Red Light Cafe has an Americana open mic with Beedle Andrews.
Darwin’s has the Pro Jam and The Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt’s. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Zaib Kahn hosts an open blues jam at Nik’s Place.
The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin’s and Cickenshack is at Fat Matt’s. The Larry Griffith Band is unplugged at Montana’s in Alpharetta and Lilac Wine is at Napoleon’s Grill in Decatur. Nathan Nelson has an acoustic show at Nik’s Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Taven. Jericho Woods is at Red Light Cafe. The Seminole Jackson Trio hosts a blues jam at Cafe 1711 in Snellville and Wavetree hosts an open jam at Highlands East Cobb. Lady D has a Musician’s Jam at Lavish Bistro in Decatur.
The Texas KGB is at Darwin’s and Jon Sosebee is at Fat Matt’s. Mike Veal is at Napoleon’s and The Barry Richman Band is at Nik’s Place. Lola is at Northside Tavern. It may not be metro but JP Blues is at Branch House Tavern in Flowery Branch.
Larry Mitchell is at Darwin’s and Willy Jackson is at Fat Matt’s. The mike Veal Band is at Napoleon’s and Opex is at Nik’s Place . Randy Chapman has his annual Birthday Bash at Northside Tavern. The Way Back Band is at Pizza Shack in Dallas. Again, these shows may be slightly beyond Metro but Little G Weevil is at Gulf Coast Grill in Suwanee, The Retro Rock-Its are at the Gainesville VFW and Brandon Reeves is at Avocados in Gainesville.
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 Northside Tavern. Zac Cannales is at Nik’s Place.
That’s it for the coming week! Have fun and keep on bluesin’!
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