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The week ahead: Find the blues in and around Atlanta February 17- 23, 2014

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It's time to look at what's happening in the blues in Atlanta in the coming week. Here we go:

Monday, Truett Lollis is at Darwin's in Marietta. Barrelhouse Bob Page is at Blind Willie's and Dry White Toast is at Fat Matt's. Mike Watson and Friends host the jam at Loco's in Alpharetta and Lola hosts the jam at Northside Tavern. Alexis Vear hosts the open mike at Steve's Live Music in Sandy Springs.

Tuesday, Bill Sheffield hosts the acoustic jam at Darwin's and the Crosstown Allstars are at Fat Matt's. The Hollidays are at Blind Willie's and Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers are at Northside Tavern.

Wednesday, John McKnight hosts the Pro Jam at Darwin's and The Electromatics are at Blind Willie's. Frankie's Blues Mission is at Fat Matt's and Alexis Vear and Stephen "BluesDude" Duncan host the jam at Hottie Hawgs BBQ. MoonShadow Tavern in Tucker also hosts an open mic and so does The Red Light Cafe'. Mudcat is at Northside Tavern and Burning Time is at Two Urban Licks.

Thursday, Sweet Betty is at Blind Willie's and The Cazanovas host the jam at Darwin's. Chickenshack is at Fat Matt's and Nathan Nelson is at Nik's Place in Marietta. The Breeze Kings are at Northside Tavern. Donna Hopkins hosts a jam at Steve's Live Music and Billy George & Mo' Lightnin' are at Two Urban Licks.

Friday, Francine Reed is at Blind Willie's and Sal's Soulful Sinners are at Darwin's. Funky Bluester is at Fat Matt's and Mudcat starts off a Big Dang Band weekend at Northside Tavern. Michelle Malone is at Steve's Live Music and Chicago Joe Jones is at Two Urban Licks. Delbert McClinton comes to Variety Playhouse.

Saturday, Sandra Hall is at Blind Willie's and Bobby Messano is at Darwin's. Fat Back Deluse is at Fat Matt's and the Sweet and Salty Blues Band is at MoonShadow Tavern. Marty Manous is at Nik's Place and Mudcat continues the Big Dang Band weekend at Northside Tavern. The Lefty William Band is at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth with Zangaro and others. Chicago Joe continues at Two Urban Licks and G Love and Special Sause visit Variety Playhouse.

Sunday, the Billy George Duo hosts brunch at Cypress St. Pint & Plate. Francine Reed is at Eddie's Attic and Tony Bryant is at Fat Matt's. Uncle Sugar is at Northside Tavern and Set It Off is at Two Urban Licks for brunch. Locals in Acworth hosts a Sunday Night Jam.

So there you have it, a full week of blues to help make up for being housebound a few days this week! Have fun and keep on bluesin'!

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