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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta April 21-27, 2014

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It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta during the coming week. Here we go:

Monday, Blind Wlllie's will be closed for a private party. Truett Lollis and friends entertain at Darwin's in Marietta as always and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern and Alexis Vear hosts the open mic at Steve's Live Music.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and Blues Station is at Blind Willie's. JT Speed is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo is at Blind Willie's and John McKnight hosts the Pro Jam at Darwin's. The Hollidays are at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear and Stephen "TheBluesDude" Duncan host the open jam/mic at Hottie Hawgs. Red Light Cafe' and Moonshadow Tavern in Tucker have open mic nights as well. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Little G Weevil is at Two Urban Licks.

Thursday, Dirty South TV presents the Acoustic Lunch Hour at Darwin's with Marty Manous. In the evening The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's. Heather Luttrell is at Blind Willie's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern.

Friday, Francine Reed is at Blind Willie's and Katie Martin is at Darwin's with Hot Soss, Marie Robertson & heY!ALLigator. Sana Blues is at Fat Matt's and The Breeze Kings are at Martinis & IMAX at Fernbank Museum. Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina and Johnny Scales is at Two Urban Licks. Mudcat's Big Dang Band featuring The Atlanta Horns is at Northside Tavern.

Saturday, The Isaac Bramblett Band is at Darwin's and Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's. The Sweet & Salty Blues Band is at Fat Matt's and Count M'Butu and the Mar-Tans perform at the Inman Park Festival at 6:45 pm. JP Blues is at Moonshadow Tavern and the Marty Manous Band is at Nik's Place in Marietta. Johnny Scales continues at Two Urban Licks.

Sunday, Boz Scaggs is at the Atlanta Symphony Hall. The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate and Fat Back Deluxe is at Fat Matt's. The Atlanta Blues Society has its monthy meetin and jam at Greater Good BBQ with acoustic music from Stephn "TheBluesDude" Duncan, Veronika Jackson and Brandon Reeves. The Electromatic and Jimmy Hall & Friends are at the Inman Park Festival. Locals has its Sunday Night Jam in Acworth and Roger "Hurrican" wilson & The Shufflejunkies are at Taste of Marietta on the square in Marietta.

That's it for the coming week! Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

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