It's time for another blues week in and around Atlanta with Labor Day weekend at the end of it! Here's what's happening in local live blues this coming week:
Monday, it's the Truett Lollis Trio at Darwin's in Marietta as always. Lola Gulley hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Barrelhouse Bob Page is at Blind Willie's and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's. Barry Richman hosts the open mic at Dixie Tavern in Marietta and Rod Hamdallah is at Nik's Place in Marietta.
Tuesday Timo Arthur is at Blind Willie's and Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. Truett Lollis is at 120 Tavern and Music Hall in Marietta. The Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern while The Bob Page Trio is at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint and The Breeze Kings acoustic du appear at Two Urban Licks.
Wednesday,John McKnight hosts the Pro Jam at Darwin's and The Cazanovas are at Blind Willie’s. Dickey Betts appears with Outlaws and Wet Willie at Chastain Park Amphitheatre and Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's. The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint and Billy George & Mo’ Lightnin’ are at Two Urban Licks.
Thursday, Heather Luttrell is at Blind Willie’s and The Cazanovas host the blues jam at Darwin's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Taverh and Beverly "Guitar" Watkinsm is at Steve's Live Music.
Friday, Sandra Hall and The Shadows are at Blind Willie’s and the Junk Yard Dawgz are at Darwin’s. The Timo Arthur Trio is at Fat Matt's. Delta Moon is at Henry's Louisiana Grill in Acworth and The Cazanovas are at North River Tavern in Sandy Springs.
A very special event takes place Friday at the Sweet Auburn Roof Garden when Sweet Auburn Blues on the Roof names Beverly "Guitar" Watkiins "Queen of the Georgia Blues!" Come out for cocktails and honor a great woman!
Saturday, Lola comes to Darwin's. Houserocker Johnson & the Shadows are at Blind Willie’s. Billy George & Mo’ Lightnin’ aooear at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Ron Cooley & The Hard Times are at Fat Matt's. Randy Chapman has his Birthday Bash at Northside Tavern. JP Blues is at Friends Sports Bar in Suwanee.
Sunday, Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's while Uncle Sugar entertains at Northside Tavern and Bob Page hosts the brunch at Two Urban Licks.
Looking ahead just a bit to Monday, which is Labor Day, I want to remind you of WRFG's annual Blues BBQ, this year honoring The Breeze Kings. There will be performances by Chris Duarte, Little G Weevil, The Casanovas, and Sweet Betty with the Chicago Joe Jones Band.
That's it for the coming week! Have a great time and keep on bluesin'!