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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta April 7-13, 2014

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It's time to find the blues in and around Atlanta for the coming week!

Monday, Bill Sheffield comes to Blind Willie's. Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta and Dry Wnite Toast is at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta. Marshall Ruffin is at Nik's Place and Lola hosts the blues jam at Northside Tavern while Alexis Vear hosts the open mic at Steve's Live Music.

Tuesday, the Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Bill Sheffield is the host of the acoustic jam at Darwin's. JT Speed is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Tad Robinson visits Blind Willie's and Darwin's has the Pro Jam. The Hollidays are at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear and Stephen"TheBulesDude" Duncan host the open mic and jam at Hottie Hawgs. MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker also has an open mic night and so does Red Light Cafe'. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Little G Weevil is at Two Urban Licks. The Robert Cray Band comes to Variety Playhouse.

Thursday, Deacon Bluz & the Holy Smoke Band at Blind Willie's and The Cazanovas host the blues jam at Darwin's. Chikenshack is at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch live at Darwin's at noon.

Friday, The Breeze Kings are at The Alamo in Newnan and Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's. Nathan Nelson is at Darwin's and Lady D is at Fat Matt's. The Donna Hopkins Band is at MoonShadow Tavern. Randall Bramblett is at Steve's Live Music with Hank Barbee opening. Chicago Joe has a student jam at
Tin Roof Cantina. The Stooge Brothers are at Two Urban Licks.

Saturday, Little G Weevil and Mac Arnold & Plate Full of Blues are at Darwin's. Francine Reed is at Blind Willie's and Lady T is at Fat Matt's. The Gold Standard Band is at Greater Good BBQ in Tucker. The Funky Kings is at Nik's Place. The Stooge Brothers are at Two Urban Licks. Katie Martin hosts the afternoon jam at Darwin's as well.

Sunday, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson is at the free Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw. Brandon Reeves is at Corner Tavern in East Point. The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Fat Matt's and Locals in Acworth has the Sunday Night Jam. Francine Reed & The Jez Graham Trio are at the Family Dog and Little G Weevil is at Nik's Place. The Kerry Hill Band are one of the many performers at 500 Songs for Kids at Smith's Olde Bar and Odd Man Out performs at the Corvette Show at Jim Ellis Chevrolet.

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


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