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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta, February 10-16, 2014

Hearts for the blues
Hearts for the blues
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February is all about heart and soul and so is the blues! Celebrate love month with great live blues at the following venues:

Monday, Brandon Reeves is at Blind Willie's. Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's and Mike Watson & Friends host the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta. Art Holiday is at Nik's Place at Marietta. Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Alexis Vear hosts the open jam at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's. The Boo Hoo Ramblers are at Blind Willie's and Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern and A Pari O' Kings is at Two Urban Licks.

Wednesday, Little G Weevil and Adama Goodhue are at Blind Willie's. The Pro Jam takes place at Darwin's. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear and Stephen "The BluesDude" Duncan host the open mic at Hottie Hawgs. MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker has an open mic and Mudcat is at Northside Tavern. Oskar Blues has an Open Mic Shootout at The Red Light Cafe' and The Breeze Kings are at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint with Tommy Brown. Burning Time is at Two Urban Licks.

Thursday, The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's and Deacon Bluz & The Holy Smoke Band are at Blind Willie's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and The Breeze Kings is at Northside Tavern. Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place and Tony Joe White is at Smith's Olde Bar with Jonah Tolchin and the Scott Little Band. The Unusual Suspects are at Steve's Live Music and Billy George & Mo' Lighnin' are at Two Urban Licks. For a very special treat Buddy Guy is at Atlanta Symphony Hall with Ana Popvic opening!

Friday,Happy Valentine's Day! Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's and Mile Train is at Darwin's. The Johnny Scales Trio is at Fat Matt's. Stoney Brooks is at Northside Tavern. Chicago Joe's Rock and Blues Camp has a student jam at Tin Roof Cantina. The Larry Griffith Band is at Two Urban Licks.

Saturday, The Little G Weevil Band is at Blind Willie's and Delta Moon is at Blind Willie's. Sly Dogs is at Fat Matt's and Mojo Hand is at Nik's Place. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. The Larry Griffith Band is at Two Urban Licks and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings are at Variety Playhouse.

Also on Saturday, there will be a benefit at Suwanee Mountain Music for Good Ol' Days in Cumming who suffered an electrical fire redcently. This is to help with the everyday expenses of the employees while they are out of work. Among the groups performing will be The Cazanovas and others to be announced.

Sunday, it's the ABS Meeting and Jam at Blind Willie's. It is hosted by the Sweet and Salty Blues Band and this is the perfect time to join or pay your annual dues! The Billy George Duo hosts the blues brucnh at Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's Rib Shack and Little G Weevil is at Nik's Place. Locals in Acworth hosts a Sunday jam and Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern. Set It Off is at Two Urban Licks.

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

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