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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta December 2-8, 2013

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I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and that all our Jewish friends are enjoying Hanukkah as well. The holiday season is fully upon us and there is plenty of great blues going on to help you celebrate ! Here is what is happening this week.

Monday, Brandon Reeves is at Blind Willie's and Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's and Marshall Ruffin is at Nik's Place in Marietta. Lola hosts the blues jam at Northside Tavern.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and Burning Time is at Fat Matt's. Locals in Acworth has a Tuesday night jam and Nathan Nelson and Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, Darwin's hosts the Pro Jam and The Georgia Flood is at Fat Matt's. Alexis Vear and Stephen "BluesDude" Duncan host the open mic at Hottie Hawg's and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern.

Thursday, The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's and Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's. Tab Benoit is at The Georgia Theatre in Athens. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and Brandon Reeves is at North River Tavern. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern and Steve's Live Music has the monthly blues jam.

Friday, Nick Moss is at Blind Willie's and Motor City Josh and Harper are at Darwin's. Rumble Fish is at Fat Matt's and the Barry Richman Band is at Nik's Place. Tab Benoit and Sol Driven Train are at Smith's Olde Bar and Chicago Joe has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. The Carolina Chocolate Drops come to the Variety Playhouse.

Saturday, Mudcat is at Darwin's and The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Fat Matt's The Cazanovas are at Good Ol' Days in Cumming and Little G Weevil is at Gulf Coast Grill in Suwanee with Tamara Nicolai. Rockasaurus is at Locals in Acworth and Col. Bruce Hampton is at Northside Tavern. Heather Lutrell is at Steve's Live Music. Bryan Gullette is hosting a Groovy Holiday Jamboree at The Roswell Tap in Roswell.

Sunday, the Atlanta Blues Society has its Christmas Party at Blind Willie's. The BIlly George Duo hosts a blues brunch at Cypress Street Pint and Plate and Snake Legs is at Fat Matt's. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Little G Weevil is at Nik's Place.

That's it for now! Have a great week and keep on bluesin'!

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