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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta August10-16, 2014

Blues for the soul!
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It's time for another bluesy week in and around Atlanta! Here's where the great music will be in the coming week:

Monday, Truett Lollis will be at Darwin's in Marietta as usual. Bill Sheeffield will be at Blind Willie's and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson hosts the jam at Loco's Bar and Grill in Alpharetta and Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. There is an open mic hosted by Alexis Vear at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday, The BooHoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. The Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern. Cooper Tisdale performs at Two Urban Licks.

Wednesday, Darwin's has the pro jam and Scott Glazer's Mojo Dojo visits Blind Willie's. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear hosts the open mic and jam at Hottie Hawgs. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Red Light Cafe' has a open mic night. Little G Weevil is at Two Urban Licks.

Thursday, Albert Castiglia is at Blind Willie's. The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Arena Tavern in Duluth has an open mic and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place in Marietta. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and Larry Griffith is at The Painted Pin. Dirty South TV hosts the Acoustic Lunch Houor with Emrah Kotan at Steve's Live Music. The After Work Blues and BBQ takes place at Town Center Amphitheatre in Riverdale from 6-9 pm with Shirley Diamond, Tomi-Bell, and Sana Blues. Billy George appears at Two Urban Licks.

Friday, Dennis Gruenling & Doug Deming appear at Darwin's. Delta Moon is at Blind Willie's and Beverly "Guitar" Watkins is at Fat Matt's. Delta Moon and Mudcat appear at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival at Atlantic Station. Dirty South TV's Electric Lunch Hour features Hey! Alligator at Dixie Tavern in Marietta. The Hollidays are at Nik's Place and Mudcat has a Bon Voyage Party along with Shannon's Birthday Bash at Northside Tavern. The Rainmen are at Steve's Live Music and Dry White Toast is at Two Urban Licks. The Rockaholics appear at Hottie Hawgs.

Saturday, Donna Hopkins is at Darwin's and The Breeze kings are at Blind Willie's with special guest Sandra hall. Little G Weevil is at Fat Matt's. Donna Hopkins also appears at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival and Mudcat does as well. Mudcat continues his Bon Voyage party at Northside Tavern Truett Lollis appears at Steve's Live Music and Dry White Toast is at Two Urban Licks.

Sunday, The Atlanta Blues Challenge takes place from 1 to 9 pm at Hard Rock Cafe'. Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Bill Sheffield is at The Family Dog and The Timo Arthur Trio appears at Two Urban Licks. Locals in Acworth has the Sunday Night Jam.

That's it for a literally jam-packed week! Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

Blind Willie's Blues Club
828 N Highland Ave
Atlanta, GA

Darwin's Blues Club
1508 Roswell Rd
Mariettta GA

Fat Matt's Rib Shack
1811 Piedmong Ave NW
Atlanta GA

Northside Tavern
1058 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta GA

Nik's Place
645 Whitlock Ave
Marietta GA

Locals Bar and Grill
6380 Bells Ferry Rd
Acworth GA

Steve's Live Music
234 Hildebrand Dr
Sandy Springs, GA