Hi, all! It's a big week with Valentine's Day and there's lots of blues to help you celebrate with your sweetie or even if you're only loving yourself! Either way, there's no reason not to come out this week because the blues are buzzing!
Here's some great choices this week:
Monday, The Truett Lollis Trio is at Darwin's in Marietta. Timo Arthur is at Blind Willie's and Little G Weevil and Adam Goodhue are at D.B.A. Barbecue. Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's and The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.
Tuesday, Blind Willie's celebrates Mardi Gras with The Bob Page Trio and D.B.A. Barbecue shares Fat Tuesday with The Ruby Velle Trio. The Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's and Darwin's has the acoustic jam with Bill Sheffield.
Wednesday, Little G Weevil is at Darwin's. The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and there's an open jam with McKnight and Co. at Nik's Place in Marietta. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's and Lola Gulley is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint.
Thursday, Sandra Hall and the Shadows are at Blind Willie's. The Cazanovas host the blues jam at Darwin's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's, there's an open jam with Nathan Nelson at Nik's Place, and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Llittle G Weevil and Tamara Nicolai are at Two Urban Licks and the incomparable Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.
Take a breath after all that!
Friday, Thomas Wynn and The Believers are at Darwin's. Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's, Sana Blues are at Fat Matt's, and the Little G Weevil Trio is at The Intercontinental Buckhead.
Saturday, the Chris Duarte Group with Liz Melendez is at the 120 Music Hall and Tavern and I hope to be covering JP Blues at Darwin's, so hi if you see me there. Little G Weevil is scheduled to continue at the Intercontinental and to appear at Nik's Place. Francine Reed is at Blind Willie's and Eddie Harris and The Contents are at Fat Matt's.
Sunday, the Atlanta Blues Society has a meeting at Blind Willie's at 3 PM. It's a great time to join if you haven't already! Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Francine Reed sings at The Family Dog.
What an amazing week! Get out somewhere and hear somebody! Accept a lot of love for Valentine's Day from your Blues Examiner and keep on bluesin'!